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

Expect around-the-clock single-lane alternating traffic with temporary signals on US 101 at the Jefferson-Clallam county line through fall 2026. The speed limit is reduced to 25 mph between mileposts 184 and 185.

Project overview

This fish barrier removal project replaces an outdated culvert along US 101 south of Forks. A 175-foot-long concrete girder bridge will replace the existing metal pipe to improve fish migration in May Creek.

Spring 2024 - Fall 2026
Project status
$9 Million
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What to expect

Starting March 2024, travelers who use US 101 near the Clallam-Jefferson County line can expect reduced speeds, shifted lanes and alternating conditions with a temporary signal while construction is underway. Crews will build a temporary bridge to keep people moving around the work zone. Once the temporary bridge is built, travelers will alternate through a single lane controlled by a signal until the project is complete in fall 2026.

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.