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.
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.
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.