Mt St Helens, Mt Rainier road closures - Sept 15, 2012

posted Sep 15, 2012, 6:24 PM by Luke Hizer   [ updated Sep 27, 2012, 9:50 PM ]
A few notes about construction closures:
  • Update 9/27/12: FR 99 and FR 25 are now open.

    At Mt St Helens, the construction work 4 miles south of Randall has started on Forest Road 25, from the release:

    Forest Road 25 will close at milepost 4 (Woods Creek) from Monday, Sept. 17 to Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Forest Road 25 road will be open on either side of the construction site but there will not be a designated detour route.

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  • At Mt Rainier National Park, there are two closures, one short-term and one long-term. First, SR 123 below Cayuse Pass will close Monday Sept 17 and Tuesday Sept 18th. From the park alert:

    Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King announces a temporary closure on State Route (SR) 123 through Mount Rainier National Park beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, September 17, 2012.

    The closure are will be from Cayuse Pass (intersection w/ SR 410) to just north of the Shriner Peak trailhead, approximately seven miles south of Cayuse Pass. Pending weather delays, it is estimated that the Monday through Tuesday closure will end at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. If extension of this date is necessary, an updated press release will be issued.

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    Long-term, the same road,  State Route 123 or Stevens Canyon Rd, east of Paradise is already closed for construction through the winter closing in November. From the release:

    From September 4, 2012 until winter closure (typically in November), Stevens Canyon Road will be closed to through traffic (vehicles and bicycles) from just east of the intersection with the Paradise Valley Road to the east tunnel portal at Box Canyon (Segment #1 on map). 

    For more information about trail access, see the full release. 

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