Clallam, Jefferson & Grays Harbor construction and travel updates

Last Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 12.

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

 
Clallam County

View Clallam County construction map (pdf 840 kb)
 

Construction

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).

Lake Crescent Highway Rehab Project
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam
Contact: Olympic National Park; Penny Wagner, 360-565-3005
Description: The National Park Service & Federal Highway Administration will rehabilitate 12 miles of Highway 101 around Lake Crescent and 4 miles of East Beach Road to address safety and long‐term maintenance issues.
Work schedule: Crews working for Olympic National Park are conducting erosion control, milling, paving and placing new guardrail. Final work, which involves restoring the roadway width in front of the rock wall near milepost 229 and will take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete according to ONP and Federal Highway Administration announcement

Oct. 7 through mid-Nov. (or until project completion)

  • Expect 4-hour closures from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Monday through Thursday as contractor crews for the ONP restore the roadway width in front of the rock wall near milepost 229. This is expected to take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete. Outside of the 4-hour closures, drivers should expect one-way alternating traffic conditions at the site by either flaggers or a temporary signal through the end of November. 

View Olympic National Park's project webpage for up-to-the-minute announcements. 

 

Maintenance

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 267.2 to 270
Contact: Bill Trodahl, 360-565-0643
Description: A contractor for Jamestown S'klallam Tribe and the Clallam County PUD is installing a sewer line for the Sequim Connection Sanitary Sewer Force Main Project. Majority of the work is off the shoulder of southbound US 101. Some work will require alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers. Night work may require closures on Monday and Tuesday nights after 9 p.m. through November 4.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday starting June 10 through Nov. 15.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 236-239
Contact: James Hart, 360-565-0684 
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for soil sampling. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 through Thursday, Nov. 21.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 1-15 
Contact: Charles Parker, 360-963-2391 
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggesr for ditch repairs and vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday through Thursday beginning Nov. 4 through Nov. 28.

Grays Harbor County

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Construction

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 will drill nearly 500 6' diameter holes up to 55' deep and fill in the remaining sections with rock in an effort to dramatically stabilize this stretch of highway. Drivers will encounter shifted lanes and reduced speeds during this two-season construction project. Project page. 
Work Schedule:  A single lane is each direction will remain open to drivers through fall of 2020 while slope stabilization efforts are underway. Also, the speed limit has been reduced to 25 mph during construction. A majority of the work takes place below and away from the roadway, however construction equipment will be entering/exiting the roadway on a semi-frequent basis. Any further closures will be announced in advance. 

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 the damaged and deteriorating timber on the south approach of the 1958 SR 107 Chehalis River Bridge near Montesano, while installing modern safety rails and painting the steel structure on the bridge. A rehabilitated bridge will reduce overall maintenance costs and preserve the bridge against corrosion. Project page. 
Work Schedule: 

  • The speed limit has been reduced from 40 mph to 25 mph between milepost 6.9 and 7.1 throughout the entirety of the project. During the project, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic controlled by a temporary signal through fall 2020. Crews are building half of the bridge at a time. 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 over height vehicles using US 101 (Cosi Hill) and US 12. 

Maintenance

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 23-26.7 
Contact: Clifford Whitehill, 360-533-9447 
Description: One-way alternating traffic with a pilot car for pavement repairs. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Thursday, Nov. 14.

Highway: SR 105 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 43.7-46 
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746 
Description: Utility crew for City of Aberdeen will conduct water vault repairs at each bridge crossing from Newskah Creek to Stafford Creek Prison. Drivers will encounter a shoulder closure in each direction. 
Work Schedule: Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 15.

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 31.5 to 39.5
Contact: Dave Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as utility crews for the Quinault Indian Nation install telecommunications lines. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday beginning Monday, Sept. 23 through Friday, Dec. 6. 

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 4.4-5.1 
Contact: Bill Scott, 360-538-8540 
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for vegetation management and ditch repairs. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 5.1-6.1 
Contact: Bill Scott, 360-538-8540 
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for vegetation management and ditch repairs. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 16.1-21.3 
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746 
Description: Northbound single lane closure as utility crews for Grays Harbor PUD conduct hazard tree removal and vegetation management along the highway. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Monday through Friday beginning Tuesday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Nov. 22.

Jefferson County

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Construction

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 temporary 25 mph speed limit reduction is in place around the clock through fall of 2020. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic with a 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. As a funded safety improvement project that does not inherently address capacity issues at this time, WSDOT plans to improve safety at the intersection of SR 104 and Beaver Valley Road (SR 19) further west as part of this combined contract. 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 working for WSDOT began construction on Monday, Aug. 5 on a 440-foot, two-lane concrete girder bridge spanning Kilisut Harbor just west of 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: During construction, travelers should expect weekday daytime delays as well as reduced speeds with one-way alternating traffic through fall 2020.  Any roadway closures will be announced in advance.

Maintenance

Highway: SR 20 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 0.1-1.8 
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746 
Description: Utility crews for Jefferson County PUD will conduct vegetation management along the highway which will require one-way alternating traffic with flaggers during daytime hours. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday beginning Nov. 26 through Dec. 6. 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 282.7-282 
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746 
Description: Utility crews for Jefferson County PUD will perform vegetation management along the highway which will require a single lane closure. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday beginning Nov. 18 through Nov. 25. 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 293.4
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746 
Description: Shoulder closure in both directions as utility crews for Jefferson County PUD conduct repairs under the highway. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 291.9
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Shoulder closure in both directions as utility crews for Jefferson PUD conduct repairs under the highway.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 15.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 172-174
Contact: Steven Nelson, 360-374-5175 
Description: One-way alternating traffic with a pilot car for ditch repairs and vegetation management. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 176-177 
Contact: Steven Nelson, 360-374-5175 
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for debris removal and ditch repairs. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 13.9 to 15.4
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716 
Description: In preparation for winter storms, crews will conduct night training that will require intermittent closures of the SR 104 Hood Canal bridge to vehicles. Travelers may see intermittent closures that could extend up to 30 minutes.
Work Schedule: 10 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.

Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 4.8 to 8.6
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746 
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as utility crews for CenturyLink install fiber optic cabling. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday beginning Monday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 15.