This project removes and replaces several outdated barriers to fish migration under US 101 near Leland Valley Road NE in Jefferson County. The north and south tributaries at mileposts 290.3 and 291.8 will be replaced with larger box culverts, and the site crossing Leland Creek will be replaced with concrete girder bridge beginning in February of 2023.
What to expect
Travelers will experience one-way alternating traffic starting April 7, 2023, and continuing through August. The speed limit is temporarily reduced for traveler and crew safety.
For no more than 25 consecutive calendar days between July 16, 2023 and Aug. 19, 2023, a section of US 101 will close to replace the box culvert under the highway at the North and South Tributaries near Leland Valley Cut-Off Road. All traffic will detour around the construction sites via Center Road. Crews will replace one culvert at a time during the closure.
Freight haulers will need to detour during construction via SR 3 and SR 104 as the Little Quilcene River Bridge on Center Road has load weight restrictions in place.
Tractor trailers with 3 axles or less over 23 tons will need to follow the detour route. Commercial freight haulers with up to 7 axles over 36 tons will also need to follow the detour route.
US 101 at Leland Creek is 33% passable to Chinook, steelhead, bull trout and coho salmon.