Construction of temporary bypass at Indian Creek expected to begin Feb. 7

PORT ANGELES — Construction to replace a culvert under U.S. Highway 101 at Indian Creek will begin Feb. 7.

Scarsella Brothers Inc. of Kent will begin by constructing a temporary bypass road around the construction site.

The existing culvert, just west of Herrick Road, will be replaced with a 180-foot concrete girder bridge.

The bridge is intended to improve fish passage for an 11-mile section of Indian Creek, a tributary of the Elwha River, according to a Department of Transportation press release.

Drivers can expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures during the construction of the bypass road.

Once the bypass road is completed, drivers can expect a reduced speed limit of 25 mph and a temporary signal to control alternating, single-lane traffic.

The project is expected to be completed by spring 2023.

For more information, visit; real time traffic information is available at or by dialing 5-1-1.

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