HOQUIAM, Wash. - This week crews are wrapping up a $5.3 million bridge replacement project on a two-mile stretch of US 101 that began last year.
Since June 2008, motorists traveling US 101 between Hoquiam and Humptulips have endured signal-controlled, one-way, alternating traffic on two temporary 15-feet-wide bridges while crews replaced two timber trestles with new single-span concrete bridges. The existing trestles were weather worn and suffering rot damage.
If the weather cooperates, beginning tomorrow, Sept. 30, both temporary signals will be removed and traffic shifts from the interim roadway to the new spans. In addition, the 12-foot width restriction WSDOT initiated while traffic was moved to the temporary bridges will be lifted.
For the next month, motorists can expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, while crews complete punch list items such as barrier painting, erosion control and roadside planting.