Here is a list of fish barrier projects and more detail on other construction planned on the Peninsula.
• U.S. 101 Jefferson and Clallam counties fish barrier removal: This $41.6 million project will remove fish barriers at six locations under Highway 101 between Sequim and Discovery Bay in Jefferson and Clallam counties from 2023 to 2025.
At Eagle Creek, just west of Chicken Coop Road, Highway 101 will be reduced to a single lane around the work zone. Alternating one-lane traffic will be in place controlled by a signal for four days sometime in August.
At all other locations, two-lane temporary bypasses around work zones will be in place. Highway 101 will have reduced speed limits in place throughout the corridor to accommodate the work zones.
• Leland Creek bridge and unnamed tributaries culvert replacement: Traffic is being diverted around the bridge construction, which began Thursday.
At the northern and southern tributary sites, corrected barriers will produce nearly 4 miles of upstream habitat. At Leland Creek specifically, a new concrete girder bridge will allow nearly 14 miles of upstream habitat to improve migration for Chinook, coho salmon, steelhead, and bull trout.
At the north and south unnamed tributaries, box culverts will be replaced, one at a time, over a period of 25 consecutive calendar days. The closures will begin no earlier than July 16 and be complete no later than Aug. 19.
Traffic will detour onto Center Drive during those replacements. Freight haulers will detour around the construction zone via US 101, SR 3 and SR 105 as the Little Quilcene River Bridge has load weight restrictions in place.
The timeline for the $9 million project is late winter 2023 to late winter 2024.
• May Creek in the vicinity of Dowans Creek Road removal of fish barrier: This $9 million project on Highway 101 south of Forks is expected to begin in the fall and continue through the fall of 2025.
• Shine Creek, Swansonville Creek, on state Highway 104: This $8 million project will feature at Shine Creek a temporary two-lane bypass road around the work zone with a reduced speed limit. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained while installing the new culverts.
The Swansonville Creek project will feature one 10-day continuous closure sometime between Sept. 5-30. Travelers will detour on Center Drive during the closure.
The project timeline is summer 2023 to fall 2023.
• SR104 Paradise Bay Road and Shine Road Intersection Improvement: This $4.6 million roundabout construction project will feature shifted lanes around the work zone and intermittent lane closures.
Flaggers may be present at times.
One lane will be maintained in each direction as much as possible.
Short-term closure of Highway 104 access from Shine Road at milepost 14 will occur over a period of two weeks.
The timeline is spring 2023 to early winter 2023.
• SR104 and state Highway 19 Intersection Improvements: This $4 million construction project will feature shifted lanes around the work zone and temporary lane closures while crews work in phases on the roundabout.
Any closures will be announced in advance.
Short term closures of Highway 104 access onto Highway 19 will occur over a period of three weeks.
The time frame is from late spring to early winter this year.
• State Highway 20 and Kearney Street Roundabout: This project, as yet not contracted, will feature temporary detours around the work zone, each lasting a few weeks.
It is expected to be done this spring.
• US 101 Elwha River Bridge Replacement: The $36 million project possibly could begin in mid-March and last into late winter 2025.
Traffic will be maintained during construction. A full nine-day closure will be required at the very end of the work, with detours on state highways 112 and 113.
The project will produce a 40-foot-wide bridge with 12-foot travel lanes and eight-foot shoulders. Then the old bridge will be demolished.