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SR 305/Murden Creek - Remove Fish Barrier

Project overview

This project will remove barriers to fish under SR 305 on Bainbridge Island. Crews will maintain two lanes of traffic while removing an existing culvert under the highway. The culvert will be replaced with a new bridge. The work will open almost 1.5 miles of potential habitat on Murden Creek. The creek is a top salmon stream on Bainbridge Island and is a tributary to Murden Cove.

August 2022 - November 2023
Project status
$10 million
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What to expect

Traffic on SR 305 is currently moving through a two-lane bypass around the work zone. The speed limit is reduced to 35 mph.

In late March, four girders were set on the new bridge over Murden Creek during an overnight closure of SR 305. A second full overnight closure to set the remaining girders will happen sometime in August 2023.

Bicyclists can ride with traffic or follow a signed detour. The detour follows North Madison Avenue Northeast and Northeast Lovgreen Road. The detour will remain in place for the duration of the project.

See Maps and Drawings below for the detour map.

Tree removal and replacement, allows WSDOT to enhance Murden Creek. The creek is restricted to a single culvert that flows under the highway.

Crews will create room for the creek to flow naturally under a new 120-foot bridge. The tree removal also makes space for a temporary, two-lane bypass road.

Crews will plant more than twice the number of trees that are removed. Workers also will also plant 3,000 shrubs.

Crews will work at Murden Creek under SR 305 on Bainbridge Island.