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Tag: Mount Rainier road work

Aug.
28th

Work to rebuild road embankment at Mount Rainier to begin next week

Weekday visitors to Mount Rainier National Park might have to contend with traffic delays as the park does work to protect the Nisqually Road.

Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga said a contractor will install a log-crib flood protection structure and reconstruct the eroding roadway embankment six miles east of the park’s Nisqually entrance.

The work is to begin next week.

During a December 2009 flood, a 110-foot long by 30-foot high section of the river bank was undermined and slumped into the Nisqually River. The slide came within seven feet of the roadway edge at milepost 6.0, approximately ½ mile west

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