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Tag: SR 7

July
8th

Drivers headed to Mount Rainier should be aware of SR 7 detour

People planning to drive along state Route 7 to reach Mount Rainier National Park and other outdoor recreation opportunities in the Elbe-Ashford area should be aware of a detour.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is closing a 5-mile stretch of highway between La Grande and Alder.

The work is being done to install permanent debris barriers in a location where a slide closed the road in April 2012.

Reporter Stacia Glenn has the details here.

May
4th

State Route 7 to close Monday; take an alternate route to Mount Rainier

I was at Mount Rainier National Park Thursday and en route saw signs warning of the pending closure of a portion of state Route 7.

The closure, from milepost 21 to 27, will take place from Monday through May 11.

The stretch being closed runs from the Alder Cutoff Road north to the intersection with state Route 161.

With the closure, Tacoma area residents headed to the Nisqually entrance to the park will have to take a detour through Eatonville using state Route 161 and the Alder Cutoff Road.

A scenic but longer option for Olympia area residents would

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