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SR 108 - Little Skookum Creek - Remove Fish Barrier - Complete October 2016


June 2017

  • This project is complete.

Why is WSDOT replacing the culvert under State Route 108?
WSDOT has installed a new 20 foot-wide box culvert under SR 108 to improve fish habitat in Little Skookum Creek. Replacing the culvert will make the stream more maneuverable for salmon, extending usable habitat.

This work is part of WSDOT's Fish Passage Barrier Removal Program, which identifies and removes barriers to fish passage caused by culverts under state highways.

In 2013, a federal court injunction required the state to significantly increase the state’s efforts in removing state-owned culverts that block habitat for salmon and steelhead.

WSDOT has a responsibility to be a good environmental steward. This culvert runs under a state highway. It must be replaced to eliminate the barrier it poses to fish.

The End Result
The new box culvert under SR 108 will improve fish habitat and fish passage in Little Skookum Creek.

Project Benefits
This project replaced an outdated culvert that is a barrier for fish with a culvert that is built wider than the existing stream channel. The new 20-foot wide culvert and restored creek channel simulates what is found in a natural stream bed.

What is the project timeline?

  • Summer 2016 - Construction begins.
  • All in-stream work will occur in late summer to meet environmental requirements and accommodate fish windows.
  • Oct. 2016 - Project complete.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 310810A
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $2,796
CWA $0
Total $2,796

Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.

How can I get more information?
Claudia Bingham Baker 
Communications Manager
WSDOT Olympic Region

Steve Busche
WSDOT Project Engineer

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