• Project

SR 3 - Chico Creek - Remove Fish Barriers

From 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 and Tuesday, Jan. 9 to 6 a.m. each following day, travelers on State Route 3 southbound near Chico Way will see single-lane closures. The southbound on- and off-ramps to Chico Way will also be closed. These closures will allow contractor crews to complete guard rail repair. SR 3 northbound will have single-lane closures beginning 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 through 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. The northbound off-ramp will also be closed during this time.

Project overview

This project is part of WSDOT's ongoing Fish Passage Barrier Removal Program where construction projects remove barriers to fish. The Chico Way/SR 3 interchange has several barriers to fish under both directions of SR 3 and under the highway's southbound on- and off-ramps. This construction project will build replicated natural streambeds for Chico Creek and a tributary to Chico Creek.

Timeline
Fall 2021 - Winter 2023/2024
Project status
Construction
Funding
57.6 million

What to expect

Travelers using the Chico Way interchange can expect regular night ramp closures. The Chico Way on-ramp to southbound SR 3 closes at 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each following day. Northbound SR 3 exit to Chico Way closes at 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. each following day. During weekend mornings, ramps reopen as late at 10 a.m. SR 3 single lane closures begin as early as 7 p.m.

Location of SR 3 Chico Creek fish barrier removal project.