Overnight closures of Hood Canal Bridge begin Tuesday

SHINE — The Hood Canal Bridge will be closed to vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians overnight for three days beginning Tuesday.

Contractors for the state Department of Transportation will remove 16 light poles and upgrade 34 others during the closures.

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

The existing lamps will be replaced with more energy-efficient light-emitting diode lamps that will be oriented to illuminate the road surface while minimizing spillover onto the water and beaches that surround the bridge.

The lamp upgrades are expected to save the department more than $28,000 in operational and utility costs annually.

The bridge span will be locked in place during the light pole replacement, and bridge crews will be able to escort first responders across for emergencies.

Work on the center lock will resume June 10 with overnight closures from 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.

The bridge will be closed to all traffic during these closures.

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

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