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Work has begun on the Hurricane Ridge Road rehabilitation project. The $12 million road rehabilitation project is a partnership between the National Park Service, the Federal Highway Administration and local contractor Lakeside Industries. When complete, the Hurricane Ridge Road will be completely resurfaced, along with the Hurricane Ridge parking lot and numerous pullouts along the road.

Also scheduled for completion during the construction period are repairs to three sections of road that were severely damaged during the December 2007 storm and installation of new conduits to carry utility lines to Hurricane Ridge.

Motorists should expect delays of up to 20 minutes during the summer months, with delays of up to 30 minutes in the spring and fall. Flaggers and pilot cars will guide motorists through the active construction areas and temporary traffic signs and signals will be installed for weekend and evening travel.

The environmental assessment (EA) on Rehabilitation of Hurricane Ridge Road was released for public review and comment in October 2004. The EA analyzed the effects of rehabilitating and resurfacing 17.6 miles of the Hurricane Ridge Road, from its intersection with the Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles to the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. The Finding of No Significant Impact was signed by Regional Director Jonathan Jarvis in March 2006.

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Public Scoping
Step 2. Development of Alternatives
Step 3. Preparation of EA
Step 4. Selection of Environmentally Preferred Alternative
Step 5. Public Review of EA
Step 6. Evaluation Public Comments
Step 7. Determine Finding
Step 8. Preparation of Decision Document
Step 9. Regional Review of Decision Document
Step 10. Signature of Decision Document
Step 11. Public Notification of Decision
Step 12. Project Initiation *

  The project is expected to be completed by this fall.