Online open house available for upcoming road projects

OLYMPIA — North Olympic Peninsula residents have an online tool to help them navigate a number of road projects across the region and planned for much of 2023.

Washington State Department of Transportation has developed an online open house previewing roadwork projects in Clallam and Jefferson counties in what state officials expect to be a busy construction season, with safety and culvert replacement projects spanning the peninsula from the Hood Canal Bridge to the West End.

Started in February, the projects — more than 20 in all — are expected to slow traffic and create delays on U.S. Highway 101 and state highways 104, 19 and 20.

The online open house — available at engage.wsdot.wa.gov/north-olympic-peninsula-2023-construction — highlights each project, offers additional resources such (project web links, maps) and other resources designed to help travelers plan for their on-peninsula and off-the-peninsula journeys.

“We recognize the number of work zones that drivers will navigate this year is more than what people are used to,” DOT Region Administrator Steve Roark said.

“This year it’s critical for travelers to plan ahead and be prepared for extra travel time.”

The online open house also provides a forum for people to ask questions. The open house offers links to sign up for updates, as DOT looks to share details about each specific project before and during construction.

Those without access to broadband service can find free, temporary internet access locations at commerce.wa.gov/building-infrastructure/washington-state-drive-in-wifi-hotspots-location-finder.

The open house is at engage.wsdot.wa.gov/north-olympic-peninsula-2023-construction.

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