Road Pavement Work within Mount Rainier National Park Begins July 12

Road pavement preservation work will take place in Mount Rainier National beginning Monday, July 12, and continue through Aug. 31.

The work will include pavement patching; fog sealing pavement patches; chip seal roadway (fractured aggregate rock embedded in asphaltic oil); and painting roadway centerlines and shoulder lines. Work will take place primarily Mondays through Thursdays, with some carryover work Fridays due to anticipated weather delays.

The public can anticipate minimum delays on state Route 123, Sunrise Road, and Ohanapecosh Campground roads on the east side of the park. And, Cougar Rock Campground/Picnic area and the Paradise Picnic area on the west side of the park. There will also be activities on the Tahoma Woods Administrative, Nisqually Entrance, Longmire, and Ohanapecosh service area roads. However, activities in these areas will primarily impact park staff. There will be no work on the Nisqually to Paradise Road, Stevens Canyon Road, and state Route 410 at this time.

Updated information on this project may be obtained by calling Mount Rainier National Park at 360-569-2166. Information on this project, as well as general park information, is also available at

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