Olympic National Park’s eight-mile Obstruction Point Road will close for the season on Monday, Sept. 23, to allow the park road crew to complete a major resurfacing and repair project before fall rains arrive, park officials said last week.
The project includes hauling and placing about 600 tons (or 60 dump truck loads) of gravel to restore the road. This process is then followed by grading and compaction of the new road surface using a motor grader and compaction rollers. All work will be done by the Olympic National Park road crew.
The Deer Park Road will remain open through mid-October, weather permitting.
Get current road information by calling Olympic National Park’s recorded information line at 565-3131 or online at nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/current-road-conditions.htm.