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East Jefferson County Remove Fish Barriers

Project overview

This project will remove fish barriers at two locations: one is on State Route 104 at Shine Creek, and the other is on State Route 19 at Swansonville Creek.

At both locations, an 18-foot hydraulic opening, three-sided culvert will be constructed.

May 2023 - Fall 2023
Project status
$8 million

What to expect

Construction began on May 30. Travelers should expect to see intermittent one-way alternating traffic with flaggers during nighttime or off-peak hours.

At Shine Creek on SR 104, construction crews will build a temporary bypass around the construction site and maintain two lanes of traffic while installing the new culvert. The bypass should be open on July 21. When the temporary bypass is in place, a temporary speed reduction from 60 mph to 45 mph will be in effect.

At Swansonville Creek, the contractor is allowed one continuous 10-day closure to complete installation of the new culvert. This 10-day full roadway closure will occur sometime between Sept. 5 and Sept. 30, 2023. During the 10-day closure, a signed detour route will lead travelers around the work zone.

Travelers may also see short periods of one-way alternating traffic or traffic stops to allow for isolated construction operations such as tree falling.

This project will remove one fish barrier on SR 104 at Shine Creek, and another on SR 19 at Swansonville Creek.