Construction update on Nisqually to Paradise Road | Mount Rainier National Park

In the early 1900s, the Nisqually to Paradise Road was built to offer the best views possible as visitors approached the mountain.

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In the early 1900s, the Nisqually to Paradise Road was built to offer the best views possible as visitors approached the mountain.

Each year, thousands of vehicles, cycles of freeze and thaw, and falling trees take their toll on the road.

Improvements to the road are necessary to preserve its integrity as a popular and historic scenic drive.

Road construction takes place until late September 2017. Expect delays of up to 30 minutes total between Longmire and Paradise.

Work this week includes grinding, digging, and paving along the roadway. Some pullouts and parking areas may be closed for short periods of time. Expect delays at Glacier Bridge as repair work continues. The bridge is closed to pedestrians.

Paradise Valley Road will be closed 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays for work on Edith Creek Bridge.

Paradise Lower Parking Lot will be closed August 28-30 starting at 7 a.m. Any vehicles left in the closed area will be towed.

Ricksecker Point Loop road is closed for the duration of the project.

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