Clallam, Jefferson & Grays Harbor construction and travel updates

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

If a highway is not listed below, there are no scheduled lane closures at this time, although emergency lane closures may still occur.

Last updated: Friday, March 27.

 
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Description: Beginning as early as April, crews will remove and replace outdated culverts under the highway between Port Angeles and Forks at Bagley and Siebert Creeks. Crews aim to remove four existing culverts; two that run underneath both directions of the US 101, one along James Page Road and one along South Bagley Creek Road as part of WSDOT’s efforts to improve fish migration impeded by state highways. Drivers will encounter shifted lanes and reduced speeds in both directions through fall of 2021. 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: No construction activities that affect travel.

Maintenance

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 255.9 to 256.4
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746 
Description: Utility crews for CenturyLink will relocate facilities for an upcoming WSDOT Fish Barrier Correction Project at Siebert Creek. Travelers will encounter shoulder closures as needed.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday through Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 253.7 to 253.9
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746 
Description: Utility crews for CenturyLink will relocate facilities for an upcoming WSDOT Fish Barrier Correction Project at Bagley Creek. Travelers will encounter shoulder closurse as needed. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday through Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 186.5
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746 
Description: Utility crews for CenturyLink will replace old utility poles.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday from Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 24.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 14 to 23
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Alternating traffic conditions as utility crews for Clallam County PUD conduct vegetation management near their power lines.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday beginning Monday, April 27 through Monday, June 8.

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 several feet of 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. A timeline for permanent repairs has not been shared yet.
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. Crews will install modern safety rails and paint the entire steel surface to protect against corrosion. A rehabilitated SR 107 Chehalis River Bridge will reduce maintenance costs and bring the south end of the bridge approach up to current standards. 

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. To do this work, the roadway will need to be completely closed to traffic. During any scheduled closure, vehicles will be detoured along with overweight and overheight vehicles using US 101 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: No construction activities that affect travel.

Maintenance

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 2.6 to 2.9
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description:  Single lane closure as utility crews for Grays Harbor County replace a water main. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday through Monday, April 13.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 118 to 122
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for hazard tree removal for sightlines.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3.

Highway: SR 115 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0.9
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description:  One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as utility crew replace damaged poles.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 30.

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.

US 101 - Lower Hoh Road - Intersection Improvements
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 167.6
Contact: Dan McKernan, 360-565-0620
Description: This project aims to improve traveler safety by constructing a westbound deceleration lane from US 101 onto Lower Hoh Road near Kalaloch as well as replacing and relocating an old illumination system closer to Lower Hoh Road. During the project, traffic will alternate through the work zone controlled by flaggers. All work is weather dependent and subject to change. 
Work Schedule: No construction activities that affect travel.

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: 

Around-the-clock
One-way alternating traffic controlled by a temporary signal.

Maintenance

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 178 to 183
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description:  One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as utility crews replace outdated poles. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17.