CLALLAM BAY — A four-month construction project along 62 miles of state Highway 112 that begins today is expected to cause some traffic delays.
“This one won’t close the road, but Bill Riley said maybe it will require stopping traffic for a while,” said Sande Balch, secretary of the Strait of Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway Association.
Riley is the maintenance and operations supervisor at the state Department of Transportation’s Port Angeles office, which oversees Highway 112, which carries the scenic byway designation.
“So there’s just going to be some delays, but those shouldn’t be for a long period of time,” Balch said.
With the work beginning today, the $2.6 million project is scheduled to finish by the first week of October.
The work will include installing guardrails, flattening slopes off the road, improving drainage and posting new warning signs.
It also will include installing flashing beacons to warn drivers of a sharp curve in the highway near Hoko-Ozette Road.