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US 101 - May Creek in Vic of Dowans Creek Rd - Remove Fish Barrier

Project overview

This design-bid build fish barrier correction project replaces an outdated culvert along US 101 near Forks at May Creek. The existing metal pipe will be replaced with a 175-foot-long concrete girder bridge for improved fish migration.

Fall 2023 - Fall 2025
Project status
Not started
$9 Million
Project hotline

What to expect

A pre-design project will begin early summer 2022 related to May Creek. Crews will install ground anchors, conduct earthwork and complete drainage testing. Results will inform design engineers on the best solution to improve fish passage at May Creek. The two-week testing period will result in one-way alternating travel with flaggers.

During general construction at May Creek, travelers should expect reduced speeds, shifted lanes, alternating conditions with flaggers or a temporary signal while construction is underway. Any highway closures will be announced in advance. 

US 101 at May Creek is currently 67% passable and in need for correction. Once complete, the work will increase fish habitat for salmon, coho, chinook and several other species.