SR 109 Grass Creek Bridge in Grays Harbor County reopens following repairs

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.

Travelers are encouraged to sign up for email updates for state highways in Grays Harbor County. Real-time traffic information is available on the WSDOT app and travel center map.

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.