Clallam, Jefferson & Grays Harbor construction and travel updates

Updated: Friday, Aug. 16.

 
Clallam County

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Construction

US 101 - Elwha River Bridge
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 238.7 to 239.5
Contact: Cheryl Scartozzi, 360-565-0622
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. Four hour delays ended Thursday, May 23 and will resume September 3 to avoid excessive impacts on summer traffic. Final work, including paving, sign replacement and striping will take approximately 5 weeks to complete according to ONP and Federal Highway Administration announcement

September 9 through late fall 2019

  • Expect 4-hour closures from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Monday through Thursday as contractor crews for the ONP replace guardrail, pave the final 2-1/2" wearing surface, conduct final striping, and sign installation.

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

 

Maintenance

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 250 to 270
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Slow moving vehicle in both directions for mobile sweeping operation along the highway.
Work Schedule: 4:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Monday through Thursday beginning Wednesday, Aug. 7 through Thursday, Aug. 29.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 267.2 to 270.6
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Tepani Underground, a private contractor for Jamestown S'klallam Tribe 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. beginning June 11 through November 4.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday starting June 10 through Oct. 18.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 260.4 to 266.9
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Single lane closure for pavement repairs in both directions. Drivers may encounter loose chips and are encouraged to proceed through the work zone slowly. During the repairs, the eastbound US 101 exit to River Road will close Monday, Aug. 19 and Tuesday, Aug 20 and reopen by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, Aug. 18 through Thursday, Aug. 22.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 14 to 14.5
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as utility crew for Clallam County PUD replace damaged power poles.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday beginning Monday, July 15 through Friday, Aug. 23.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 1 to 14
Contact: Gerald Page, 360-461-3544
Description: One-way alternating traffic with a pilot car for a mobile mowing operation. Drivers should expect a 15-minute delay. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 through Thursday, Aug. 22.

Highway: SR 113 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 0.01 to 9.8
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as Clallam County PUD replaces power poles.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each week day beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24 through Thursday, Oct. 24. 

 

Grays Harbor County

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Construction

SR 8, US 12 to W of Wilson Rd – Paving
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) .01 to 17.2
Contact: Karen Boone, 360-570-6750
Description: Crews will repair and repave several areas of SR 8 between Elma and Summit Lake in Thurston and Grays Harbor County. Drivers can expect daytime single-lane closures. The speed limit will reduce to 35 during work activities that require single-lane closures. Watch for heavy trucks entering and exiting the highway. 
Work Schedule: Expect single lane closures during daytime hours each Monday through Friday through early fall 2019. Any additional roadway or ramp closures will be announced in advance.

US 101/N of SR 107 - Stabilize Slope
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 78.9 to 79
Contact: John Romero, 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:  Drivers can now drive on recently paved asphalt; a single lane is each direction is 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. 

US 101/Chehalis River Bridge - Scour Repair
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 83.2 to 83.7
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: This project will have little to no impacts to motorists. Crews for WSDOT will work from the water to fill a scour hole beneath the concrete foundations and place loose rock around the columns to prevent further scour.
Work Schedule:  All work will occur via divers and from barges from early summer through fall 2019.

SR 107 - Chehalis River Bridge - Structural Rehabilitation and Bridge Painting 
Highway:
US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 6.9
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: This project replaces the damaged timber on the south approach of the 1958 SR 107 Chehalis River Bridge, 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 overheight vehicles using US 101 (Cosi Hill) and US 12. 

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 15.8 to 16.2
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8502
Description: A private developer for the Quinault Tribe is making improvements to local streets adjacent to SR 109 in Hogan’s Corner. This includes intersection improvements, new turn lanes and utility relocation. While work is underway through fall, drivers should expect one-way alternating traffic, intermittent lane closures and occasional delays.
Work Schedule: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Monday through Thursday through Monday, September 23, 2019. 

Maintenance

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0.08 to 0.13
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8532
Description: Eastbound US 12 right lane closure for welding and repairing broken deck panels on the Heron Street Bridge. 
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. 

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 38.7 to 38.9
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as utility crews complete relocation work in advance of the US 12 Anderson Road Safety Improvement Project.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. each weekday beginning Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 23. 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 72.6 to 76.7
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crews for Grays Harbor PUD will perform vegetation management along the highway which will require one-way alternating traffic conditions through mid-September. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, Aug. 19 through Thursday, Sept. 12. 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 87.31 to 87.40
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8532
Description: Northbound US 101 single lane closure for deck repairs on the Hoquiam River Riverside Bridge. 
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 through Thursday, Aug. 22.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 67 to 77
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8532
Description: Slow moving vehicle in both directions for routine vegetation management along the highway. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 through Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Highway: US 105 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 42.3
Contact: James Narramore, 360-538-8530
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as utility crews for Grays Harbor PUD conduct repairs to existing poles.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday Thursday, Aug. 15 through Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 9 to 10.5
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8532
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for a mobile mowing and sweeping operation. 
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 through Thursday, Aug. 22.

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 18 to 21
Contact: James Narramore, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as utility crews for CenturyLink install aerial and buried telecommunication lines.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday beginning Monday, Aug.  5 through Friday, Aug. 23. 

Highway: SR 115 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0.3 to 1.2
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as utility crews for Grays Harbor PUD relocated utility poles.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday beginning Tuesday, July 9 through Friday, Sept. 13. Work will cease at noon on Friday, Aug. 30 for Labor Day holiday and no work allowed Monday, Sept. 2.

 

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: Tina Werner, 360-704-3270
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: Tina Werner, 360-704-3270
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. On Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, WSDOT will host an open house to present a roundabout design at the intersection and discuss project benefits. The event will include a brief presentation, including trending questions from the community coupled with a video of the proposed safety improvements. Additionally, WSDOT plans to share further efforts to improve safety at the intersection of SR 104 and 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 updates.

Attendees are encouraged to submit their questions in advance to be addressed by the panel discussion guests featuring representatives from WSDOT, Jefferson County officials and the Washington State Patrol.

SR 116 - Kilisut Harbor - Remove Fish Barrier 
Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 4.7
Contact: Tina Werner, 360-704-3270
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 early August 2019 through fall 2020.  Any roadway closures will be announced in advance.

  • Weekend work is scheduled to occur Saturday, Aug. 17 and 24 as crews begin efforts to construct a temporary bypass at the site. 

Maintenance

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic  County: Jefferson Milepost(s) 288 to 289
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as maintenance crews conduct ditch repairs and reshape the roadway drainage system along southbound US 101 following an earlier collision.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 through Thursday, Aug. 22. 

Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 3
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Slow moving vehicle in both directions for a mobile mowing operation along the highway.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday beginning Wednesday, Aug. 7 through Thursday, Aug. 22.