Clallam, Jefferson & Grays Harbor construction and travel updates

Updated: Friday, June 21.

 
Clallam County

View Clallam County construction map (pdf 840 kb)
 

Construction

US 101 - Elwha River Bridge
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 238.7 to 239.5
Contact: Chris Bruning, 360-565-0623
Description: WSDOT will replace the 1926, 388-foot concrete arch bridge over the Elwha River after successfully serving the community for more than 90 years in Clallam County. The new bridge will be 40 feet wide and sport two 12-foot lanes and two-8 foot shoulders. Additionally, improvements will be made to the US 101/Hot Springs Road intersection alignment including added illumination and turn lanes. Travelers are encouraged to stay informed with bridge inspections or construction announcements.

  • For more information about upcoming construction and the status of the project, please visit elwhariverbridge.com or call WSDOT's toll free information hotline: 1-888-633-4005 (this phone does not accept messages).

Lake Crescent Highway Rehab Project
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam
Contact: Olympic National Park; Penny Wagner, 360-565-3005
Description: The National Park Service & Federal Highway Administration will rehabilitate 12 miles of Highway 101 around Lake Crescent and 4 miles of East Beach Road to address safety and long‐term maintenance issues.
Work schedule: Crews working for Olympic National Park are conducting erosion control, milling, paving and placing new guardrail. Four hour delays ended Thursday, May 23 and will resume September 3 to avoid excessive impacts on summer traffic. Final work, including paving, sign replacement and striping will take approximately 5 weeks to complete according to ONP and Federal Highway Adminstriation announcement

Beginning Monday May 20 through June 13, 2019

  • Expect half-hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate one-way alternating traffic.

September 3 through late fall 2019

  • Expect half-hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate one-way alternating traffic.
  • Expect 4-hour closures from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Monday through Thursday.

View Olympic National Park's project webpage for up-to-the-minute announcements. 

 

Maintenance

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 267.2 to 270.6
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Tepani Underground, a private contractor for Jamestown S'klallam Tribe is installing a sewer line for the Sequim Connection Sanitary Sewer Force Main Project. Majority of the work is off the shoulder of southbound US 101. Some work will require alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers. Night work may require closures on Monday and Tuesday nights after 9 p.m. beginning June 11 through November 4.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday starting June 10 through Oct. 18.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 239 to 244
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Slow moving vehicle in both directions for vegetation management. Crews will pull over to let traffic pass.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, June 24 through Thursday, Aug. 1.
 
Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 4.3 to 5.55
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with a pilot car for pavement repairs.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam  Location: Milepost(s) 12.6 to 0.8
Contact: Gerald Page, 360-461-3544
Description: Asphalt repair on both directions of SR 112 at several locations. Drivers could see a 15 minute wait during the work and will be guided by a pilot car through the work zone.
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 17-21. 

Highway: SR 113 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) .01 to 9.8
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with a pilot car for pavement repairs.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27.

Special Events: 

Highway: SR 117 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 1.4
Contact: Dawn Lindsey, 360-704-3227
Description: Law enforcement will briefly stop traffic on SR 117 for a Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce cyclist event. 
Work Schedule: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 4. 

 

Grays Harbor County

View Grays Harbor County construction map (pdf 272 kb)
 

Construction

US 101/N of SR 107 - Stabilize Slope
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 78.9 to 79
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: This section of US 101, also known as Cosi Hill, has a history of slides reoccurring under the highway. It has become not cost-effective to continue repaving the roadway until further earthwork can be done. This project aims to address just that. Crews will drill 6' diameter holes nearly 50' deep and fill in the remaining sections with rock in an effort to dramatically stabilize this stretch of highway. Drivers will encounter shifted lanes and reduced speeds during this two-season construction project. Project page. 
Work Schedule:  US 101 at Cosi Hill will close to all traffic around-the-clock from 6 a.m. Monday, June 17 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 21 to construct temporary lanes near the work zone. Once complete, travelers will encounter narrowed and shifted lanes through the work zone while maintaining traffic flow during the two-year construction project. 

During the closure, travelers will follow a signed, 7.5-mile detour via State Route 107 and Blue Slough Road.

  • The intersection of SR 107 to northbound US 101 will close to traffic. Northbound US 101 drivers will detour using SR 107.
  • Southbound US 101 drivers out of Aberdeen will detour using Blue Slough Road. Access to and from the Highlands Golf Course entrance will be maintained.
  • This is the only scheduled weeklong closure of Cosi Hill during construction at this time. 

US 101/Chehalis River Bridge - Scour Repair
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 83.2 to 83.7
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: This project will have little to no impacts to motorists. Crews for WSDOT will work from the water to fill a scour hole beneath the concrete foundations and place loose rock around the columns to prevent further scour.
Work Schedule:  All work will occur via divers and from barges from early summer through fall 2019.

SR 107 - Chehalis River Bridge - Structural Rehabilitation and Bridge Painting 
Highway:
US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 6.9
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: This project replaces the timber on the south approach of the 58-year-old, SR 107 Chehalis River Bridge, while installing modern safety rails and painting the steel structure on the bridge. A rehabilitated bridge will reduce overall maintenance costs and preserve the bridge against corrosion. Project page. 
Work Schedule: The speed limit has been reduced from 40 mph to 25 mph between milepost 6.9 and 7.1 throughout the entirety of the project. Drivers entering the work zone will encounter one-way alternating traffc controlled by a temporary signal through fall 2020. Rognlin's Inc. crews working for WSDOT installed covered signs on US 101 and US 12 in preparation for upcoming detours that will take place for overheight and overweight semis and up to three weekend closures (which will be announced in advance) while crews perform deck work and raise the portals on the existing structure. Any upcoming closures will be announced in advance. Please contact Commercial Vehicle Services to determine if an alternate route is necessary.

  • Construction will begin summer 2019 and be complete by fall 2020. 

Mox Chehalis Road Bridge Replacement
Highway:
Mox Chehalis Road (south of SR 8 near McCleary) Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 7.8 to 7.9
Contact: Grays Harbor County Public Works, 360-249-4222
Description: Crews for Grays Harbor County have begun a project to replace the Mox Chehalis Road bridge just south of McCleary. Project information. All inquires should be directed to Grays Harbor County Public Works

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 15.8 to 16.2
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8502
Description: A private developer for the Quinault Tribe is making improvements to local streets adjacent to SR 109 in Hogan’s Corner. This includes intersection improvements, new turn lanes and utility relocation. While work is underway through fall, drivers should expect one-way alternating traffic, intermittent lane closures and occasional delays.
Work Schedule: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Monday through Thursday through Monday, September 23, 2019. 

Maintenance

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 11.5
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8530
Description: Right shoulder closure for vegetation management. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 24.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 11.5
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8530
Description: Left lane closure for vegetation management. 
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 through Thursday, June 27.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 21 to 46.5
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8530
Description: Slow moving vehicle using right lane for sweeping. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 25.  


Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 2.6 to 1.8
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8530
Description: Right lane closure for vegetation management. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25. 

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 8
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8530
Description:  Slow moving vehicle using the left lane for sweeping.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 through Thursday, June 27. 

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 18.9 to 16
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Shoulder closure in both directions as utility crews for CenturyLink replace new Grays Harbor PUD poles. This work is part of of the Quinault Nation Hogan's Corner project. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday beginning Monday, June 24 to Tuesday, July 2. 

Highway: SR 115 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 2.28
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8530
Description: Slow moving vehicle in both directions for vegetation management. Crews will pull over to let traffic pass.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 24.

Jefferson County

View Jefferson County summer construction map (pdf 840 kb)

Construction

US 101 - West Jefferson County - Remove Fish Barriers
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) Multiple locations between 146.7 and 162.6
Contact: Tina Werner, 360-704-3270
Description: WSDOT will replace outdated, damaged culverts that run under US 101 at Steamboat Creek, Harlow Creek and Fisher Creek between Queets and Kalaloch. The damaged culverts will be replaced with concrete girder bridges and are expected to open up nearly nine miles of potential fish habitat.
Work Schedule: Motorists should expect daytime construction, reduced speeds with a single lane detour controlled by a temporary signal at each site beginning Monday, June 24 through fall 2020.  Any roadway closures will be announced in advance. View project web page.

SR 104 - Paradise Bay- Shine Road - Intersection Safety Improvement Project
Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s)  13.74 to 13.78
Contact: Tina Werner, 360-704-3270
Description: The intersection of SR 104 and Paradise Bay/Shine Roads in Jefferson County just west of the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge has a history of serious injury-collisions for the nearly 17,000 travelers that frequent this stretch of highway each day. Within the last year, WSDOT took action and conducted an Intersection Control Evaluation of the site which considered safety needs, operational efficiencies and area traffic volumes with the goal of identifying improvements. The study recommendation was to build a single-lane roundabout when funding becomes available.

Work Schedule: View project webpage for answers to common questions and continued updates.

SR 116 - Kilisut Harbor - Remove Fish Barrier 
Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 4.7
Contact: Tina Werner, 360-704-3270
Description: Beginning in summer 2019, contractor crews working for WSDOT will begin construction on a 440-foot, two-lane concrete girder bridge spanning Kilisut Harbor just west of Marrowstone Island. The goal of this project, spearheaded by the North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC) and funded by its partners, is to restore historic tidal channels and fish runs between southern Kilisut Harbor and Oak Bay in Jefferson County by creating approximately 2,300 acres of productive habitat in Puget Sound. Project web page. 
Work Schedule: During construction, travelers should expect daytime delays as well as reduced speeds with one-way alternating traffic beginning late-July 2019 through fall 2020.  Any roadway closures will be announced in advance.

Maintenance

Highway: SR 19 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 5.5 to 8
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for pavement repairs.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 through Thursday, June 27.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 283 to 294
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Slow moving vehicle for vegetation management. Crews will pull over as needed to let traffic pass. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 24 through Thursday, Aug. 1.  

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 285.5 to 288
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Single lane and shoulder closure with flaggers as utility crews for Jefferson County PUD perform vegetation management. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday beginning Tuesday, June 18 through Tuesday, July 2. 

Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 9.9
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Single lane closure for sign washing. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27.