Hood Canal Bridge closures begin Saturday

SHINE — Contractors for the state Department of Transportation will begin permanent repairs to the Hood Canal Bridge on Saturday, according to a DOT press release.

As previously announced, the bridge will be closed to vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians overnight for four days during the upcoming week.

The bridge will be closed for 12 hours from 10 p.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday.

The bridge also will be closed from 11 p.m. Monday through 4 a.m. Tuesday; from 11 p.m. Tuesday through 4 a.m. Wednesday; and from 11 p.m. Wednesday through 4 a.m. Thursday.

The bridge will be open for traffic on Sunday night into Monday morning.

The repairs are part of the center lock rehabilitation project.

They will be repeated at these times and dates:

• May 20-24 (10 p.m. Saturday, May 20, to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 21; 11 p.m. Monday, May 22, to 4 a.m. Tuesday, May 23; 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, to 4 a.m. Wednesday, May 24; and, 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, to 4 a.m. Thursday, May 25)

• June 10-14 (10 p.m. Saturday, June 10, to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 11; 11 p.m. Monday, June 12, to 4 a.m. Tuesday, June 13; 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, to 4 a.m. Wednesday, June 14; and, 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, to 4 a.m. Thursday, June 15)

• June 17-June 21 (10 p.m. Saturday, June 17, to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 18; 11 p.m. Monday, June 19, to 4 a.m. Tuesday, June 20; 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, to 4 a.m. Wednesday, June 21; and, 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, to 4 a.m. Thursday, June 22).

Additional work on the project is set to begin Monday, Sept. 10, and may also require night-time closures.

For more information on the rehabilitation, visit https://wsdot.wa.gov/construction-planning and click on “search projects.”

Real-time traffic information is available at https://wsdot.com/travel/real- time or on the WSDOT app.

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