Fish barrier work begins near Port Ludlow

PORT LUDLOW ­— Crews contracted with the state Department of Transportation have begun building a two-lane bypass roadway around the work zone on state Highway 104 between South Point Road and state Highway 19.

It’s part of an effort to replace fish barriers on the highways.

The bypass is expected to be open July 21. Until then, travelers will see intermittent one-way alternating traffic during nighttime or off-peak hours.

Work will begin later this summer at state Highway 19 at Swansonville Creek.

Highway 19 between Egg and I and Swansonville roads will be closed for 10 days after Labor Day weekend. The state said it would announce the specific dates and times for the work later this summer.

During the closure, travelers will use Center Road to detour around the project area.

Both culverts will be replaced with 18-foot-wide, three-sided fish-passable structures.

The water will be slower and simulate a natural creek environment.

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