Clallam, Jefferson & Grays Harbor construction and travel updates

 

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).

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 253.7-253.9
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Eastbound shoulder closure for utility work.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday through Friday, Jan. 31.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 223
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic storm debris removal.    
Work Schedule: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

 

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 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. 

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 over height 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.

 

Jefferson County

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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: 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 to 4 a.m. the following day, crews will close the roadway to all traffic at milepost 147.5 to make repairs to a temporary bridge deck that carries traffic over Fisher Creek. Travelers during the closure will use alternate routes.

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. 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: Weekday one-way alternating traffic as Cascade Bridge LLC crews 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: 7 a .m. to 5 p.m. each weekday.  

Highway: SR 19 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 9
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for utility work.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 176.5-183
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for Clallam County PUD utility work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday through Jan. 17.