Traffic Info on US 101 - Jefferson and Clallam Counties Fish Barriers - Remove Fish Barriers
Be sure to check out this update from WSDOT about the planned replacement of fish passage barriers between Sequim and Discovery Bay beginning in 2022:
Greetings from the Washington State Department of Transportation,
We wish to inform you of preparations WSDOT is taking to correct six fish barriers under US 101 between Sequim and Discovery Bay beginning in 2022. The project is currently in design, and your feedback is important to the state and to Olympic Peninsula travelers who will be affected by the work. Earlier this week, WSDOT issued a Request for Qualifications for Design-Builders who would like to be considered for the US 101, Jefferson & Clallam Counties – Fish Barrier Removal project. The work will take place between mileposts 267 and 278 and is part of a federal court injunction requiring WSDOT to significantly improve fish migration impeded by state highways.
While still in the preliminary design process, we will keep travelers moving as much as possible and will look for opportunities to avoid closures and delays. We understand the importance of commerce to your local community and will be mindful of construction delays because of the work.
During construction, we are proposing to replace five of the six existing culverts with bridges for improved fish migration. The sixth site is proposed to be corrected with a concrete box culvert. We expect construction to begin in fall of 2022, with most work complete by fall of 2024.
We expect travelers will encounter reduced speeds and shifted lanes while construction is underway. There may be times where crews will need to temporarily pause travelers to set bridge girders, but that work should be minimal. Any temporary highway closures will be announced in advance.
More information about this important work is available online. We encourage you, your neighbors, and your constituents to sign up for project email alerts.