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Tag: Nisqually


Mount Rainier National Park requesting public review of Nisqually to Paradise road project

A request for public review issued Thursday afternoon by Mount Rainier National Park:

Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King has announced that an
environmental assessment has been prepared for the Nisqually to Paradise
Road Rehabilitation project.

The roadway begins at the Nisqually Entrance and continues for 17.6 miles
to Paradise.  The road work would take place in two phases, each phase
lasting two years. The first phase extends from the Nisqually Entrance
(milepost 0.0 to milepost 6.5) and is scheduled to start as early as
2013-2014.  This phase may also include reconstruction of

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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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