NEWS BRIEFS: Highway 101 lane closure is expected; flight operations scheduled

DISCOVERY BAY — Drivers can expect delays on U.S. Highway 101 just south of the state Highway 20 junction near East Uncas Road this week.

State Department of Transportation road crews will repair a damaged guardrail on an unspecified day, according to a news release.

The specific day of the work will depend on availability of crews and resources, according to the release.

One-way alternating traffic with flaggers will be in place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the work zone when a day is selected.

DOT encourages travelers to plan extra time to reach their destination, especially those heading to the Port Townsend ferry terminal.

For more information about state highway roadwork, visit

Flight operations

COUPEVILLE — There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at Ault Field from night to late night/early morning today through Thursday.

Operations are also slated for Friday mid-afternoon.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to the station’s comment line at 360-257-6665 or via email at [email protected]

All other questions can be directed to the public affairs office at 360-257-2286.

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