SR 104 safety improvement project in Jefferson County begins May 13

Roundabouts to be installed at SR 19, Shine Road/Paradise Bay Road

SHINE – A project intended to create safer roads and improve traffic flow on State Route 104 near the Hood Canal Bridge begins Monday, May 13.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will build two roundabouts on SR 104. One at the intersection with SR 19 and another at Shine Road/Paradise Bay Road. Crews will construct the roundabouts one at a time starting with SR 19.

SR 104 at SR 19

A single-lane roundabout will replace the existing intersection. This will reduce the severity of collisions since vehicles enter at an angle. Roundabouts also promote lower travel speeds and continuous traffic flow.

This spring and summer, travelers will see temporary changes to the intersection. The changes include turn restrictions and a 21-day closure. During the closure, travelers will detour via Center Road. A temporary signal will keep people moving through the detour.

SR 104 at Shine Road/Paradise Bay Road

Later this summer, work will begin at Shine Road/Paradise Bay Road. Crews will build a metered roundabout at this intersection. The meter will only activate during Hood Canal Bridge span openings to help alleviate backups on Paradise Bay Road and Shine Road. This fall, travelers will see temporary intersection closures on Paradise Bay Road and Shine Road.

WSDOT will provide advance notice of all temporary intersection changes on the WSDOT app and statewide travel map. Crews expect to complete work by spring 2025.

While travelers will see a lot of roadwork around the Olympic Peninsula this summer, WSDOT has tools to help everyone get where they are going. Travelers can sign up for email updates for projects in Jefferson and Clallam counties.

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