Hood Canal Bridge overnight closures set in early January

Last week’s closures were canceled

SHINE — The state Department of Transportation canceled overnight closures of the Hood Canal Bridge last week and have plans to try again next month.

The DOT announced on its website Thursday morning that the overnight closures of the bridge connecting the North Olympic Peninsula to parts east had been canceled due to bad weather. No one could be reached for comment Thursday or Friday.

The overnight closures are to allow work crews to continue work on a project to replace and bolster bridge equipment. The bridge will not open during the five-hour windows, even for emergency vehicles, DOT said in a press release. Crews will try again in early January. Closures are scheduled from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, Wednesday, Jan. 5 and Thursday, Jan. 6.

Unfavorable weather could lead to cancellation of those closures, the department said. Sign up for email updates at www.tinyurl.com/WSDOT-Updates.

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