Project vicinity between Port Angeles and Sequim. See larger map.
US 101 at McDonald Creek.
This project widens the last two-lane section of US 101 between Sequim and Port Angeles.
- At 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, crews will block access to/from Sherburne Road at US 101.
Once access is blocked, crews will begin placing fill to build the new eastbound US 101 alignment. The new eastbound alignment ultimately will be up to 10 feet higher than the existing highway.
On completion of that work, crews will reopen Sherburne Road access to US 101. That date is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8.
- Through January all Sherburne Road motorists will turn east onto a new section of US 101, and continue to the Cliff Robinson Road intersection. Motorists wishing to go west will turn left at that intersection and onto westbound US 101. Eastbound motorists will turn right at the Cliff Robinson Road intersection onto US 101. This traffic switch is the first of several that will occur as crews move lanes around to create new construction zones.
- Another traffic shift is scheduled to take place in December 2013 or January 2014. The timing of the shift will be governed by work progress and weather conditions. More information about that traffic switch will be forthcoming.
- Motorists should expect short-term traffic shifts and occasional 2-minute closures for utility relocations and hanging utility lines across US 101. Crews are also working on bridge construction at McDonald Creek. No nighttime work is scheduled.
- Until further notice, the speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph on US 101 between Blue Mountain Road and the intersection of Carlsborg and Hooker Roads.
- Contractor Scarsella Bros. is also doing earthwork and drainage work.
Why is WSDOT
widening US 101?
To increase safety and relieve congestion, we are widening the last remaining section of two-lane roadway between Sequim and Port Angeles.
The End Result
The end result is a continuous four-lane divided highway between Sequim and Port Angeles. The new four-lane roadway will have two lanes in each direction and a wide median.
In 1993, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) titled “SR 101 O’Brien Road to Palo Alto Road” identified four transportation improvement projects; this project is the third to be constructed.
- Increased safety - Wide median reduces the potential for head-on collisions. County road intersections improved to meet current highway safety standards. Left turns limited to county road intersections.
- Congestion relief - Additional lanes reduce traffic congestion and move more vehicles.
What is the project timeline?
Construction began January 2013 and will continue through December 2014.
|Financial Data for PIN 310107B, 310169B
||Amount ($ in thousands)
|2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
|2005 Gas Tax (TPA)
|Pre-Existing Funds (PEF)
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
This project is funded from the following sources:
- Federal - $46,178,900
- State - $8,011,890
- Bond - $14,390
Total Funding Available From All Sources - $54,205,180
How can I get more information?
Jerry D. Moore
Olympic Region Communications
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