Clallam, Jefferson & Grays Harbor construction and travel updates

All scheduled work is subject to available crews and weather conditions. 

Last updated: Tuesday, Feb. 18.

 
Clallam County

US 101 - Elwha River Bridge
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 238.7 to 239.5
Contact: JoAnn Schueler, 360-357-2798
Description: WSDOT will replace the 1926, 388-foot concrete arch bridge over the Elwha River after successfully serving the community for more than 90 years in Clallam County. The new bridge will be 40 feet wide and sport two 12-foot lanes and two-8 foot shoulders. Additionally, improvements will be made to the US 101/Hot Springs Road intersection alignment including added illumination and turn lanes. View our latest video spotlighting the proposed new crossing. Travelers are encouraged to stay informed with bridge inspections or construction announcements.

For more information about upcoming construction and the status of the project, please visit elwhariverbridge.com or call WSDOT's toll free information hotline: 1-888-633-4005 (this phone does not accept messages).

US 101 - Bagley Creek and Siebert Creek - Remove Fish Barriers

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 253.1 to 256.9
Contact: Dan McKernan, 360-565-0623
Description: Beginning as early as April, crews will remove and replace outdated culverts under the highway between Port Angeles and Forks at Bagley and Siebert Creeks with bridges and larger, more modern culverts for improved fish passage. Drivers will encounter shifted lanes and reduced speeds as crews work to complete this important work. Any road closures will be announced in advance. Travelers are encouraged to sign up for email alerts concerning WSDOT construction activities in Clallam County.
Work Schedule: Expect weekday, daytime construction around-the-clock through fall of 2021.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 255.9 to 256.4
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Westbound shoulder closure for utility work.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday through Friday, Feb. 21.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 31.6
Contact: Charles Parker, 360-963-2391
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for pavement repairs. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. 

 

Grays Harbor County

US 101/N of SR 107 - Stabilize Slope
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 78.9 to 79
Contact: Karen Boone, 360-538-8500
Description: This section of US 101, also known as Cosi Hill, has a history of slides reoccurring under the highway. It has become not cost-effective to continue repaving the roadway until further earthwork can be done. This project aims to address just that. Crews drilled nearly 500 6' diameter holes up to 55' deep and filled remaining sections with rock in an effort to stabilize this stretch of highway. 
Work Schedule:  A single lane is each direction will remain open to drivers through fall of 2020 while slope stabilization efforts are underway. The speed limit is reduced to 25 mph. A majority of the work takes place off the roadway, however construction equipment at times will enter/exit the roadway. 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 78.6
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8530
Description: One-way alternating traffic in place following recent roadway settlement. WSDOT will continue to monitor the roadway for further settlement issues. Loads are restricted to no wider than 14 feet to provide clearance. A contract to repair the roadway following widespread damages throughout Washington due to natural disaster is currently underway.
Work Schedule: Around-the-clock until further notice.

SR 107 - Chehalis River Bridge - Structural Rehabilitation and Bridge Painting 
Highway:
US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 6.9
Contact: Karen Boone, 360-538-8500
Description: This project replaces damaged and deteriorating timber on the south approach of the 1958 SR 107 Chehalis River Bridge near Montesano. The project will install modern safety rails and paint the steel bridge. The project will reduce overall maintenance costs and preserve the bridge against corrosion. See more on the project page.  

WSDOT will allow Rognlin's Inc. crews up to three weekend closures (which will be announced in advance) to conduct deck repairs and raise the arched portals on the existing steel structure. During any scheduled closure, vehicles will be detoured along with overweight and overheight vehicles using US 101 (Cosi Hill) and US 12. 

Around the clock

  • The speed limit has been reduced from 40 mph to 25 mph between milepost 6.9 and 7.1.
  • No oversized loads on the bridge with a width restriction of 9 feet maximum.  

US 101 - 5th St to S H St Paving and ADA Compliance
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 87.5 to 91.5
Contact: Karen Boone, 360-538-8500
Description: Beginning in February, travelers should expect weekday, daytime shoulder closures as crews reconstruct sidewalks and repave a nearly four-mile stretch of US 101 between Aberdeen and Hoquiam. Pavement repairs will be done at night when traffic volumes are lower. This phase will be done mid-summer and last approximately eight weeks, weather permitting. Drivers should expect a single lane closure through the work zone during paving operations. In addition, crews will replace worn expansion joints on the US 101 Hoquiam River Simpson Avenue Bridge. All work is expected to wrap up in fall 2020.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each weekday beginning Feb. 24 through late fall 2020.

Maintenance

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 2
Contact: Cliff Whitehill, 360-538-8530
Description:  The eastbound SR 8 Elma Rest Area restrooms will close for septic services. Parking and RV dumping services will remain available. Crews will provide portable toiletsl during the repairs.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. 

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 12
Contact: Roger Elliott, 360-357-2763
Description:  Single lane closure for bridge flushing and cleaning to the US 12 Wynoochee River Bridge.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18.

 

Jefferson County

US 101 - West Jefferson County - Remove Fish Barriers
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) Multiple locations between 146.7 and 162.6
Contact: Karen Boone, 360-538-8500
Description: WSDOT will replace three outdated, damaged culverts that run under US 101 at Steamboat Creek, Harlow Creek and Fisher Creek between Queets and Kalaloch. The damaged culverts will be replaced with concrete girder bridges and are expected to open up nearly nine miles of potential fish habitat.
Work Schedule: A 25 mph speed limit reduction is in place around the clock. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic with a traffic signal at each culvert site. Any roadway closures will be announced in advance. View project web page.

SR 104 - Paradise Bay- Shine Road - Intersection Safety Improvement Project
Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s)  13.74 to 13.78
Contact: Joseph Perez, 360-357-2798
Description: The intersection of SR 104 and Paradise Bay/Shine Roads in Jefferson County just west of the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge has a history of serious injury-collisions for the nearly 17,000 travelers that frequent this stretch of highway each day. View a video of the proposed safety improvements. WSDOT plans to improve safety by installing roundabouts at the intersection of SR 104/Paradise Bay-Shine Road and SR 104/Beaver Valley Road (SR 19). Both projects are anticipated to begin construction sometime between 2021-2023.

Work Schedule: View project webpage for answers to common questions and continued project updates.

SR 116 - Kilisut Harbor - Remove Fish Barrier 
Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 4.7
Contact: Dan McKernan, 360-565-0620
Description:  Cascade Bridge LLC crews will build a 440-foot, two-lane concrete girder bridge spanning Kilisut Harbor near Marrowstone Island. The goal of this project, spearheaded by the North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC) and funded by its partners, is to restore historic tidal channels and fish runs between southern Kilisut Harbor and Oak Bay in Jefferson County by creating approximately 2,300 acres of productive habitat in Puget Sound. Project web page. 
Work Schedule: See below: 

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 and again 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 11-13
Up to four 20-minute closures each day at the Kilisut Harbor Bridge. Backups are likely, so travelers are encouraged to consolidate or cancel discretionary travel if possible during the daytime work.

Around-the-clock
One-way alternating traffic

Maintenance

Highway: SR 20 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 0.1 to 10
Contact: Calvin Appel, 360-385-4063
Description: Single lane closure in both directions for guardrail repairs.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 through Thursday, Feb. 20. 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 60-38
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Single lane closure in both directions as utility crews for Clallam County PUD repair a switch.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays beginning Feb. 14-21.