Upper Hoh River Emergency Repair

Project Description

Upper Hoh River road washed out in November 2016 during a high water event. The washout damaged approximately 250 linear feet of road at approximately milepost (MP) 17, just short of the Visitor Center and Ranger Station. The Park, in response to the washout, placed riprap along the bank to preserve the remaining portion of road.

Project Partners

  • Federal Highway Administration – Western Federal Lands – Highway Division (FHWA)
  • Olympic National Park
  • Hoh Tribe

Scope of Work

The design will consist of placing log/riprap measures in the river as a permanent structure – replacing and/or working with the existing riprap that was placed after the high water event. The structure will allow the roadway to be rebuilt as a paved two-lane road. In this area there is one pipe that will need to be replaced. The road will be closed for four weeks to complete the work.

Park will supply logs and/or root wads to be that need to be included in the permanent repair. They are stockpiled and available at the Elwha pit along Olympic Hot Springs Road.

Anticipated Timeline

Project Chartered - February 2017
Project Planning - April 2017
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) - June 2017
Plan-In-Hand Design - June 2017
Project Delivery - March 2018
Contract Advertisement - April/May 2018
Contract Award - June 2018
Notice to Proceed - August 2018
Start Ground Disturbing Work - August 2018
Construction Complete - October 2018

Project Photos

Interim Repair

Interim Repair.

Existing lane restriction

Existing lane restriction.

Washed out road

Washed out road.

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Project Details
Project # WA NPS OLYM 107(1)
Project Name Upper Hoh River Emergency Repair
Location Near Forks
Status In Development

Contact Information

Kirk Loftsgaarden, Project Manager
(360) 619-7547
Email: kirk.loftsgaarden@dot.gov

Federal Highway Administration
Western Federal Lands Highway Division
610 East Fifth Street
Vancouver, WA 98661-3801