Rehabilitate Staircase Road

Project Description

The project is located immediately adjacent to the stream that feeds Lake Cushman at the end of the Staircase Road. The road leading up to the project is gravel and travels through the Olympic National Forest. It can be characterized as a narrow, low speed, and curvy road. The road has some subgrade issues where the road is cracking or has sunken relative to locations adjacent to it. The drainage capacity appears to be sufficient, and has not been reported as a problem. Approximately one (1) mile from the end the road, the road is paved, and there is an Olympic National Park sign and a gate; this is the beginning of the project.

Project Partners

  • Federal Highway Administration - Western Federal Lands - Highway Division
  • National Park Service - Pacific West Region
  • Olympic National Park

Scope of Work

The proposed project would rehabilitate one mile of Staircase Road, also known as Route 207, and preform pavement preservation of the campground roads and the paved parking area in the Staircase developed area. The roadway work includes multiple locations where the subsurface of the pavement is in need of minor repair or reinforcement and several small walls need repair. In additional to the repair location, several culverts will be replaced and a new asphalt layer will be placed. The project will also include placing a utility trench with conduit for future utilities and paving of the existing aggregate trailhead parking. Fog lines will be painted on the new asphalt.

Anticipated Schedule

Project Chartered - February 2016
Project Planning - April 2017
National Environmental Policy Act - June 2017
Preliminary Design - July 2017
Plan-In-Hand Design - February 2018
Final Design - June 2018
Plan, Specification & Estimate Delivery - September 2018
Contract Advertisement - December 2018
Contract Awarded - March 2019
Notice to Proceed - April 2019
Start Ground Disturbing Work - April 2019
Construction Complete - June 2019

Project Photos

Current road at entry station

Current road at entry station.

Unpaved parking area at Staircase Trailhead

Unpaved parking area at Staircase Trailhead.

Unpaved parking area at Staircase Trailhead

Unpaved parking area at Staircase Trailhead.

Paved section of road to be repaved

Paved section of road to be repaved.

View a larger interactive map of the project area.

Project Details
Project # WA NPS OLYM 207(1)
Project Name Rehabilitate Staircase Road
Location Near Hoodsport
Status In Development

Contact Information

Project Manager: Kirk Loftsgaarden
Email: kirk.loftsgaarden@dot.gov

Federal Highway Administration
Western Federal Lands Highway Division
610 East Fifth Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
360-619-7700