Road and Parking Lot Construction at Lava Beds

 Image by: J. Stephen Conn ( Flickr )

Image by: J. Stephen Conn (Flickr)

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Tulelake, Calif. - Beginning the week of My 7th through July 2nd, Lava Beds National Monument will begin a pavement preservation project with the Department of Transportation. The Lava Beds National Monument roadway improvements are part of a 3.9 million dollar federally funded project to improve accessibility, safety, and visitor experience withing our National Parks. 

The Lava Beds work consists of resurfacing and new striping of the existing roadways and visitor parking areas. The project will extend roadway service life, reduce maintenance costs, and provide increased safety to the travelling public. 

During the project visitors should expect up to 15 minute delays, and various parking areas maybe temporarily closed during periods of paving. The main park road will remain open during construction; however one lane traffic with pilot cars will be setup as needed. The campground will also remain open. Work will occur on weekdays between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm. No construction work will take place on weekend or holidays. 

Lava Beds National Monument thanks visitors for their cooperation during this project, which will benefit all park visitors for years to come. The park will provide updates as the construction project proceeds on their Facebook page ans will announce when the work has been completed. 

Press release provided from Lava Beds National Monument.