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.
- On Monday, Jan. 6, crews shifted US 101 traffic onto a 1.2-mile segment of the new highway alignment between Barr Road and the Peninsula Septic Tanks business. Motorists are driving on a temporary road surface that will re-paved in warmer weather. The traffic shift was needed so crews can build the second of two new bridges over McDonald Creek. More traffic shifts will occur during the summer.
- Although mainline traffic has been shifted to the new alignment, the existing business along the corridor are still easily accessible and open for business.
- Motorists should expect short-term traffic shifts and occasional 2-minute closures for utility relocations and hanging utility lines across US 101. 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.
How can I get more information?
Jerry D. Moore
WSDOT Project Engineer
Olympic Region Communications
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