Olympia, WA - Olympic National Forest Supervisor Dale Hom announced today that several projects designed to improve roadway conditions and restore aquatic species habitat will begin in the near future. To ensure public safety as well as the safety of contract personnel while these projects are underway, it will be necessary to implement four separate road closures. The following closures may be extended depending on weather conditions and contractor progress.
Closures on the Pacific Ranger District (west side of the Olympic Peninsula):
North of Lake Quinault and off of FS Road 21 (Boundary Road)
A culvert replacement will occur on FS Road 2160 at milepost 2.4. FS Road 2160 will be closed just before mile post 2.4, from July 15 through August 31.
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Closures on the Hood Canal Ranger District (east side of the Olympic Peninsula):
In the Lake Cushman Area
The Nomad Creek Culvert Replacement project will take place on Forest Service (FS) Road 24. The road will be fully closed from the intersection of FS Road 24 and FS Road 2419 to the intersection of FS Road 24 and FS Road 2441. The closure will begin on July 26 and last through August 31.
Off of the Skokomish Valley Road and Forest Service Road 23
The Fir Creek Bridge Construction project will occur on FS Road 2350. The road will be fully closed from the intersection of FS Road 23 and FS Road 2350 to the intersection of FS Road 23 and FS Road 2351. The closure will begin on July 19 and last through October 15.
North of Quilcene, WA and off of County Road 3427 on Forest Road 2850
The Snow Creek Culvert Replacement project will take place on FS Road 2850 at mile post 0.38. The road will be fully closed in the entire vicinity of the project area. The closure will begin on July 15 and last through September 15.
For general information on the Olympic National Forest, visit http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic