Traverlers heading to the north end of the Olympic Peninsual should be aware that road work has started on a 12.2-mile stretch of U.S. 101 along the southern edge of Lake Crescent. Crews will be doing road repairs today through June 18.
The work will be done weekdays between 6 a.m.-6 p.m., and includes measuring sections of the road in preparation for further repairs and chip-seal later this summer. There will be no roadwork performed this coming weekend and June 12-13.
While the repairs are being completed, motorists should expect delays of up
to 15 minutes.
Motorists may also make use of an optional detour, using state Routes 112 and
113 to travel north of the lake and bypass the scheduled roadwork.
Olympic National Park Superintendent Karen Gustin said in a news release routine road repairs like this project are typically completed during summer due to warmer
temperatures and longer, drier days.
“This project will have a positive impact on improved visitor access and
safety around the lake, so we ask for patience and understanding during
these short-term delays,” Gustin said in the release.