Since summer of 2019, contractor crews have continued efforts to replace three outdated culverts under State Route 302 (Key Peninsula Highway) near Purdy for improved fish migration. Work also included repaving nearly eight miles of the highway.
Work at Minter Creek wrapped up in summer 2021. Crews will return in spring 2022 to replace two outdated culverts at Little Minter Creek. Work at Little Minter Creek will require up to an 8-day around-the-clock closure. The dates of the future closure will be announced as they are scheduled.
What to expect
Minter Creek bridge construction is complete.
Beginning spring 2022, contractor crews will remove two outdated culverts at Little Minter Creek. During construction, travelers can expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures. The speed limit between mileposts 10 and 11 will be temporarily reduced from 45 mph to 25 mph.
Beginning spring 2022, crews will return to Little Minter Creek near Purdy in Pierce County to replace outdated culverts under the highway.