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Mount Rainier seeks comments on Stevens Canyon Road plan

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on March 29, 2010 at 10:38 am with No Comments »
March 29, 2010 10:38 am

Mount Rainier National Park is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment for the Stevens Canyon Road rehabilitation project.

The National Park Service, working with the Federal Highways Administration, is proposing to restore and resurface just over 10 miles of Stevens Canyon Road. The work is necessary because of deteriorating road conditions caused by structural deficiencies in the roadway and embankment fill slopes.

The assessment examines two alternatives: no action and the preferred alternative.

The preferred alternative includes:

  • Roadway stabilization measures, such as embankment reinforcement and stabilization.
  • Reconstruction of the road base, plus removing and recycling asphalt.
  • Culvert cleaning, repair and replacement.
  • Rehabilitation of turnouts and elimination of informal turnouts.
  • Repair of concrete guardwall approaches and repair/paint of metal guardrail at Falls Creek Bridge.
  • Resurface deck, repair and clean concrete approach guardwalls, widen sidewalk and repair and paint the metal guardrail at the Ohanapecosh River Bridge.
  • Repair the concrete and stone masonry at the park entrance station near state Route 123.
  • Extension of the stone barrier, installation of a rock border and shoreline stabilization and restoration at Reflection Lakes.

Click here to see the assessment. From the drop-down menu choose Mount Rainier National Park.

It also is available at local public libraries. To receive more information or to request a CD copy, call the superintendent’s office at 360-569-2211, ext. 2301.

Those wishing to provide comments should submit them to:

In writing: Superintendent, Mount Rainier National Park, 55210 238th Ave. E., Ashford, WA 98304

Electronically: Go to, choosing Mount Rainier National Park from the drop-down menu.

Your comments should be postmarked or electronically date stamped no later than April 26.

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