7-hour night closures on SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge start May 13

Crews set to complete bridge's center lock rehabilitation project

SHINE – Travelers who use the State Route 104 Hood Canal Bridge overnight should prepare for a series of overnight closures in May and June as construction resumes on the bridge.

The Hood Canal Bridge will close to all travelers overnight between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. most weeknights over a four-week period.

The first set of overnight closures will begin 10 p.m. Monday, May 13 and continue each night through Saturday, May 18. The closures will continue during most nights each week with the final one scheduled for June 10.

Each night of work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled. Real time information is available via the WSDOT Hood Canal Bridge web page and the WSDOT app.

SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge closures each night 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Monday, May 13, through Saturday, May 18.
  • Monday, May 20, through Thursday, May 23.
  • Tuesday, May 28, through Friday, May 31.
  • Monday, June 3, through Saturday, June 8.
  • Monday, June 10.

Due to the nature of the work, the bridge will not open for any traffic, including emergency response.

The bridge will be open to traffic Memorial Day weekend.

During the seven-hour overnight closures construction crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will replace worn shock absorbers on the bridge. The shock absorbers are an essential feature of the bridge that help keep both halves of the span connected. The preservation work will help keep the bridge in good working order.

Brief daytime closures also planned

In addition to the overnight work, crews will also work during the day to replace the center locks that hold the bridge together. However, this work can be done with the bridge open to traffic. It only requires short 30 to 40-minute test openings during weekday daytime hours. This is about as long as a typical inspection opening.

These test openings are scheduled for some time between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. May 6-7, May 24, May 28-29 and June 14.

This is the final phase of the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge Center Lock Rehabilitation project. The Hood Canal Bridge sits in a salty, corrosive environment and needs continual maintenance and construction. Crews working for WSDOT are refurbishing critical elements at the center of the bridge. This project is necessary to ensure the bridge can continue to operate, serving both vehicle and marine traffic.

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