SR 19 near Port Ludlow to close for 10 days for fish barrier removal work

PORT LUDLOW – The quest to open new habitat for local and migratory fish continues in Jefferson County after Labor Day weekend.

At 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close State Route 19 from Egg and I Road to Larson Lake Road for 10 days to remove and replace a culvert blocking fish passage at Swansonville Creek. The roadway will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15.

Traffic will detour around the closure using Center Road and SR 104. A temporary signal will be placed on SR 104 at Center Road and the highway speed limit will be reduced from 60 mph to 35 mph between mileposts 4.08 and 4.62. Access to local roads will be maintained for local traffic on SR 19, but no one will be able to pass through the work zone.

About the project

While a portion of SR 19 is closed, crews will excavate the roadway, remove the culvert and install an 18-foot, three-sided box culvert. This will allow fish to be able to pass through the creek more easily. The water will be slower and simulate a natural creek environment.

The construction is part of WSDOT’s program to improve fish habitat under state highways.

Travelers can sign up for email alerts for construction in Jefferson and Clallam Counties. Find the latest information about highway closures on the WSDOT app and the WSDOT statewide travel map.

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