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October 30, 2008

Mount Rainier road in need of $11.6M fix

  • About 10 miles of Stevens Canyon Road will be repaired starting in 2011; if federal funding is secured.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Photo courtesy of National Park Service [enlarge]
    Stevens Canyon Road and its rock retaining walls and guardrails are settling. Pressure from snow and possibly subsurface water are causing the walls to push outward.

    HALF OF THE 19-mile Stevens Canyon Road in Mount Rainier National Park needs to be repaired. If federal funds come through, park officials plan to begin the $11.6 million job in 2011.

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