State Road 7 (SR 7), one of the primary roads to access the Nisqually Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park, will be closed for a portion of the summer for slope stabilization work. During the closure, the Nisqually Entrance of the park is still accessible via a 15-20 minute detour though Eatonville using the Alder Cutoff Road to reconnect to SR 7 past the closure.
SR 7 Closure Dates for 2013:
July 8 - SR 7 Closes
August 9 - 12 - SR 7 open for the Loggers Jubilee Weekend
August 13 - SR 7 Closes
August 30 - September 2 - SR 7 open for Labor Day Weekend
September 3 - SR 7 Closes
Work scheduled through the end of October, final date to reopen TBD depending on the progress of the roadwork.
More information is available on the Washington Department of Transportation project page for SR 7. Also, see July 1st press release