Olympic Peninsula chip seal project complete

60-miles of pavement repaired, new pavement markings improve safety

PORT ANGELES – There’s good news to share for Olympic Peninsula travelers who use US 101 and State Route 19. After several months of construction, work to extend the life of both roadways is complete.  No additional lane closures are scheduled.

Contractor crews from Doolittle Construction, LLC working for the Washington State Department of Transportation completed repairs early February. Work occurred in five separate work zones across Grays Harbor, Jefferson, and Mason counties.

“Chip sealing extends the life of the highway and reduces the frequency of costly emergency repairs,” said Aberdeen Project Engineer Karen Boone. “We appreciate the public’s patience while crews completed this important work.”

Crews also made repairs to six state bridges. In addition, new pavement markings will improve lane visibility for travelers on US 101 and SR 19.

Olympic Peninsula travelers are encouraged to sign up for email updates. Real-time traffic information is available on the WSDOT app and WSDOT regional Twitter account.

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as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

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