Delays expected on Highway 101 near Siebert Creek

PORT ANGELES — Construction to improve fish passage along U.S. Highway 101 at Siebert Creek between Sequim and Port Angeles is expected to cause traffic delays this week.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, contractor crews working for the state Department of Transportation will set six 175-foot-long concrete bridge girders at Siebert Creek. Heavy machinery near the travel lanes will require crews to alternate traffic through the work zone with flaggers.

During the scheduled work activities, drivers should plan for delays of up to 20 minutes and consider alternate routes.

A restored Siebert Creek is projected to produce nearly 34 miles in potential habitat gain for migratory fish species. The westbound bridge is on track to be finished later this year.

Crews will work at both Bagley and Siebert creeks through late fall.

For more about the project, see tinyurl.com/PDN-BagleySiebertWork.

Olympic Peninsula travelers are encouraged to sign up for email updates at public.govdelivery.com.

Real-time traffic information is available on the WSDOT app (tinyurl.com/PDN-WSDOTapp) and WSDOT regional Twitter account (twitter.com/wsdot_tacoma).

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