Planned Micro-Surfacing of State Route 123 in Mount Rainier National Park

DATE: 8/6/12

For Immediate Release-_
Contacts: Eric J. Walkinshaw Project Manager at Mount Rainier National Park, (360) 569-6713-_
Kris Olsen, WSDOT Communications, (206) 440-4475(Seattle)-_-_
Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King, Washington State
Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration officials
announce micro-surfacing of a 7 mile section of State Route (SR) 123 from
Cayuse Pass (intersection with SR 410) south is scheduled to begin August
6, 2012 with contract completion on or before August 16, 2012.

Granite /International Slurry Seal will be performing the work and crews
will be working Mondays through Fridays, with no weekend work anticipated.

During this period visitors should anticipate 15 minute delays Mondays through Fridays.

SR 123 serves the east side of the park, extending for approximately 20
miles from the intersection of U.S. 12 to the south to the intersection
with SR 410 on the north at Cayuse Pass. SR 410 also serves the east side
of the park, extending from SR 167 near Sumner, WA. east 107 miles over the
Cascade Range at Chinook Pass to the intersection with U.S. 12, 4 miles
west of Naches, WA. SR 410 is one of five state highways that connect the
Puget Sound area with eastern Washington. SR 410 is closed at the park
boundary during the winter months, approximately early December to late

Updated information on this project may be obtained by calling Mount
Rainier National Park at 360-569-6713. Information on this project, as well
as general park information, is also available on Mount Rainier National
Park’s Intranet Homepage ( /mora).

NOTE: Drivers can now get real time traffic and weather information by
dialing 5-1-1 from most phones. This new traveler information system builds
upon the highly successful Washington State Highway hotline that manages
4.6 million calls each year. Callers can also use 5-1-1 to get statewide
construction, mountain pass conditions, and state ferry system information,
as well as toll free numbers for passenger rail and airlines. TTY users can
call 1-800-833-6388.