Hood Canal Bridge one-hour closures to start early June 7; could impact delivery of newspapers

SHINE — One-hour closures of the Hood Canal Bridge have been rescheduled and will now begin in the early morning hours Wednesday, June 7.

The bridge will be closed to motor vehicles several times between 12:01 a.m. and 4 a.m. June 7 and Thursday, June 8, during work on the drawspan, the state Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.

Closures had previously been scheduled for Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.

The closures could cause some delay in deliveries of the Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum.

This could impact delivery of June 7 and 8 PDN newspapers, as well as the Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum on June 7.

The PDN, Gazette and Forum are printed in Everett and brought back over the bridge in the early morning hours.

Crews working for the state Department of Transportation will replace mechanical components of the drawspan in a $5.2 million project awarded to Northbank Civil and Marine Inc. in October.

To help traffic move through the area, the bridge will reopen to traffic for at least 30 minutes between closures.

Crews will replace the gear boxes and hydraulic hoses and adjust and align the guide rollers that are responsible for operating the drawspan for marine traffic.

Advance information for highway construction and maintenance is available at the Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates webpage at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-traffic updates.

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