Work to repair five state bridge decks kicks off in early June

Crews will restore structures in Grays Harbor, Mason, Jefferson and Kitsap counties

OLYMPIA – As warmer conditions arrive in the Pacific Northwest, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will repair five bridges in Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason counties. Work will begin in early June. The project will repair areas of the driving surfaces which are showing signs of wear and tear.

“Drivers will see a combination of lane closures with flaggers to total bridge closures with a signed detour in place,” said Project Engineer Casey Fraisure. “Our team will provide advance information about what travelers can expect.”

WSDOT’s contractor, Massana Construction Company from Gig Harbor, will work in phases. Crews will address one bridge at a time. Work on the $1.5 million bridge preservation contract is expected to begin as soon as Monday, June 6. Crews will start work at the eastbound US 12 bridge over State Route 8 in Elma and the westbound US 12 Satsop River Bridge.

Work locations:

Grays Harbor County

  • Westbound US 12 Satsop River Bridge at milepost 15.8
  • Eastbound US 12 bridge over SR 8 in Elma at milepost 21.3

Mason County

  • Both directions of US 101 over Shelton-Matlock Road in Shelton.

Jefferson County

  • US 101 Big Quilcene River Bridge in Quilcene at milepost 296.7

Kitsap County

  • Both directions of Warren Avenue Bridge (SR 303) in Bremerton.
     

WSDOT will work to keep people moving. Crews need daylight hours to do some portions of the work. This type of construction can be noisy and some of the work may take place at night. There may be times where it appears there is little work activity when lanes are closed. This is due to the time needed for new concrete time to harden.

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

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