Fairfax washout

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What’s happening

Fairfax Forest Reserve Road East between Mowich Lake Road East and Manley Moore Road East reopened Friday, May 8.

Crews will be onsite the week of May 11 to finish the shoulders and ditches. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work area.

Washout repair work

Fairfax Forest Reserve Road East was closed following a Feb. 6 washout of the road near Manley Moore Road East.

A geotechnical engineer assessed the damaged roadway Feb. 11 and provided a final report March 6. Utility relocation work was completed March 26.

The repair work started April 6. Crews excavated loose slide material and hauled it off-site. They then stabilized the area using rock fill and rebuilt the road surface. 

The road was paved May 7 and striped May 8. 


Carbon River erosion

Fairfax Forest Reserve Road East was eroded at the Mount Rainier National Park gate by high water levels of the Carbon River. 

The road remains closed at the Forest Service Road 7810 Bridge.

We are still evaluating this site and will work with the National Park Service to develop options for park access once the washout repairs are completed.

Contact Us
For road issues, contact Planning and Public Works
(253) 798-6000
Submit a Request for Action
For other issues, contact the Department of Emergency Management
(253) 798-6595