• Project

US 101 - Indian Creek - Remove Fish Barrier

Project overview

This project removes and replaces an outdated culvert under US 101 west of Port Angeles at Indian Creek. To keep traffic moving, crews will construct a temporary bypass near the site to allow for excavation near the stream. Contractor crews will remove the outdated culvert and replace it with a new 180-foot concrete girder bridge for improved fish migration. Once complete, the work in the channel will simulate what is found in a natural stream bed. This project restores more than 11 miles in potential habitat gain for migratory species.

Spring 2022 - Spring 2023
Project status
$16.4 Million

What to expect

During construction. travelers will encounter: A temporary bypass adjacent to the highway to keep goods and people moving. A temporary reduced speed limit near the work zone. Heavy equipment entering and exiting the work zone. 

Any highway closures will be announced in advance as they are scheduled. Remember to slow down in work zones and watch for road crews. 

A tributary to the Elwha River for salmon and other migratory species, Indian Creek has been identified by biologists as a barrier to fish passage.