During daytime hours on Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21, Washington State Department of Transportation bridge maintenance crews will conduct a routine inspection of the US 101 Simpson Avenue Bridge in Hoquiam. During the inspection, the bridge will be closed to all traffic and drivers will detour using the US 101 Hoquiam River Riverside Bridge where one-way traffic will be in place. (Although, I am pretty sure that WSDOT meant to say Riverside Avenue will be changed to two-way traffic during this time, unless they meant one-way alternating traffic over the bridge in which case we await clarification.)

WSDOT conducts regularly scheduled inspections on all state bridges and structures. In the event of severe weather conditions, the inspection could be rescheduled.

Monday and Tuesday, May 20-21.

  • From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – US 101 Simpson Avenue Bridge will completely close to vehicular traffic. A signed detour will direct motorists to the US 101 Hoquiam River Riverside Bridge.

Real-time traffic information is available on the WSDOT mobile app. Advanced information about highway maintenance and construction activities is available on the Grays Harbor County web page.