Thanks to Rich James, Senior Transportation Planner for Clallam County, and Penny Wagner of the National Park Service for getting this detailed update out to us regarding impacts at and around East Beach Road, near Lake Crescent:
The first four-hour delay on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent is scheduled for Thursday September 7, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
During this four-hour period, Highway 101 eastbound will be open to the turn for Barnes Point where Lake Crescent Lodge, Storm King Information Station, NatureBridge, and the trailheads are located. Highway 101 westbound will be closed near mile marker 229 where the current rock scaling operation is underway.
Travelers should plan ahead to drive through the construction zone before 9:00 am or wait until after 1:00 pm. Due to heavy truck traffic, a pilot car will lead all traffic on Highway 101 between mile marker 225 and 228 (located west of Barnes Point) during this four-hour period and travelers should expect 15-30 minute delays.
Travelers on Highway 101 around Lake Crescent should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday through Friday during work hours. Weekday work hours from April 1 through September 23 are restricted to two hours after sunrise to two hours before sunset. Traveling in the morning before 8:00 am and after 6:00 pm can help travelers avoid the half-hour delays. After work hours and on weekends expect short delays for alternating single-lane traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals.
East Beach Road
East Beach Road has reopened to through traffic now that the replacement of the Log Cabin Creek culvert is complete. The new culvert allows for fish passage.
Paving operations on East Beach Road are scheduled to begin after Labor Day.
On September 6, paving patches will begin between the Lyre River Trailhead for the Spruce Railroad Trail and the intersection of Joyce-Piedmont and East Beach Roads. There will be limited access between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm. Travelers should expect 30 to 60-minute delays.
On September 7, paving operations between the Lyre River Trailhead for the Spruce Railroad Trail and the intersection of Joyce-Piedmont and East Beach Roads will restrict access to the area from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Following this period, paving patches will begin on East Beach Road with 30-minute delays until 6:30 pm. East Beach Road paving patches will continue during work hours on Friday, September 8 with 30-minute delays.