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Plan for weekday delays on SR 103 and US 101 along the Long Beach Peninsula this summer

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 11:37

Tamara Greenwell, communications, 360-905-2056

Work to resurface nearly 20-miles of highway along this popular destination begins July 13

LONG BEACH – Paving work this summer will smooth nearly 20-miles of highway along State Route 103 and a short section of US 101 in Pacific County through Seaview, Long Beach, Ocean Side, Ocean Park and Oysterville.

Beginning Monday, July 13, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s contractor Doolittle Construction, LLC will strategically remove and replace patches of pavement, seal cracks along the roadway surface and coat sections of the highway with chip seal.

“Over time, a combination of traffic and coastal weather conditions have caused the pavement to deteriorate, causing cracks and ruts,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Joanna Lowrey. “Resurfacing work will preserve the roadbed and extend the life of these highways, providing smooth and safe travel for all.”

Construction details

  • Travelers should expect single lane closures with alternating one-way traffic, with delays of up to 20 minutes, and sidewalk closures.
  • To reduce construction delays for travelers to this popular summer destination, work will be done Monday through Thursday.
  • Travelers should slow down, be kind, stay calm and pay attention through work zones.
  • People who live along these stretches of highway may encounter delays getting in and out of their driveways, which intersect with county roads.

Construction on this $2.5 million project is scheduled to continue throughout the summer and is scheduled for completion in fall 2020.

Before heading out the door, travelers can get up-to-date traffic information with the WSDOT mobile app and the WSDOT Travel Alerts page.

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