Rehabilitation of Highway 62 West, Crater Lake National Park, Klamath County, Oregon
ALTERNATIVE B: RESURFACING, RESTORATION, AND REHABILITATION
Three existing turnouts would be modified to improve resource conditions or visitor use. Currently, at the western boundary (see figure 2), the turnout is only partially paved. The unpaved portion would be obliterated, re-ditched to improve runoff, and revegetated, thus reducing erosion problems at this site. The paved portion would be resurfaced with an asphalt overlay like the roadway.
The turnout at milepost 66.4 (labeled turnout A on figure 2; a kiosk is currently being installed and a vault toilet will be installed at a later date) would be rehabilitated. A small portion of the turnout, approximately 33 by 50 feet (10 by 15 meters) would be removed and revegetated. Removing the perpendicular park area of the turnout at the old West Entrance eliminates parking that is incompatible with the remainder of the turnout and improves circulation and egress.
A turnout on the south side of Highway 62 West at milepost 67 (labeled turnout B on figure 2) is seldom used and would be obliterated and revegetated. The turnout to the east on the north side of the road would be rehabilitated.