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US 101 - Shore Rd. to Kitchen-Dick Rd. - Widening

This project is under construction
Project vicinity between Sequim and Port Angeles.
Project vicinity between Port Angeles and Sequim. See larger map.

US 101 at McDonald Creek
US 101 at McDonald Creek.
 
This project widens the last two-lane section of US 101 between Sequim and Port Angeles.

Status

October 2014

  • On Sept. 18, crews shifted traffic on US 101 between Port Angeles and Sequim.
  • The change will allow crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation to pave the segment of US 101 currently used by drivers. Crews also will build new median access points along the corridor.
  • Existing business along the corridor are remain accessible and open for business.
  • 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. 

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.

Project Benefits

  • 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 Information

Financial Data for PIN 310107B, 310169B
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $60,477
Total $60,477

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

 

How can I get more information?
Contact:
Jerry D. Moore
WSDOT Project Engineer
360-565-0620

Claudia Bingham-Baker
Olympic Region Communications
360-357-2789


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