HOQUIAM - There's good news for Grays Harbor County travelers who use the State Route 109 Grass Creek Bridge between Hoquiam and Ocean Shores. Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews from Rognlin's, Inc., reopened the bridge today, Friday, Jan. 13, four weeks ahead of schedule.
During the closure, crews installed new pilings and support beams at three of the bridge piers. This work has restored the bridge’s weight carrying capacity and use of the southbound lane. The original speed limit of 50 mph has also been reinstated.
Additional slope repair work on horizon for SR 109
Another closure of SR 109 closer to Hoquiam is needed. This emergency project will remove trees from the hillside next to the highway and just west of the SR 109 Spur.
WSDOT will provide more information including closure dates in the coming weeks.