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Tag: Washington State Department of Transportation

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.

Oct.
17th

Rock slides close section of Highway 101

A rock slide has forced the closure of Highway 101 near Lake Crescent.

Here’s the statement from Olympic National Park:

A rock slide at Milepost 228 has closed Highway101 along Lake Crescent. All through traffic has been detoured from the Lake Crescent area to Highway 112.

Temporary detour signs are being placed by Washington State Department of Transportation employees at the Highway 101-Highway 112 intersection at Laird’s Corner just west of Port Angeles and at the Highway 101-Highway 113 intersection at Sappho.

A rock scaling and cliff bolting project has been ongoing at Milepost 228 since October 5.  The rock slides began late yesterday and have

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