HOQUIAM – A smoother ride for travelers using US 101 between Hoquiam and Aberdeen is almost here. Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation are finishing striping and utility work along a four-mile stretch of the highway. This work requires overnight lane closures that travelers will want to plan for.
Weeknights June 21 – July 9 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each following day:
- The eastbound highway between South 5th Street and South H Street will be reduced to a single lane.
- Travelers are encouraged to watch for “wet paint” signs and not cross closed work zones.
This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled.
This project extends the life of the highway while reducing annual maintenance costs. Work is slated to wrap up mid-July.
A smoother ride along a four-mile stretch of US 101 between Aberdeen and Hoquiam is almost here. Before that can happen, crews must close the US 101 Hoquiam River Simpson Avenue Bridge over several nights for grinding and paving. Rognlin’s Inc. crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will pave portions of the highway leading up to the bridge during overnight hours when traffic volumes are less. Nearby residents may hear increased noise levels from construction activities.
8 p.m. Monday through Friday May 17- 21 to 6 a.m. each following day:
- Crews will work at the intersection of US 101/10th Street approaching the bridge.
- A signed detour will direct eastbound travelers to the US 101 Hoquiam River Riverside Bridge, where two-way travel will be temporarily allowed.
- The work and associated nightly closures could be rescheduled due to weather.
Portable message signs placed near the work zone advise travelers to plan ahead to avoid delays.
This project extends the life of the highway for years to come while reducing annual maintenance costs. Work will wrap up later this summer.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is warning anyone who plans to travel across the Simpson Avenue Bridge in Hoquiam to plan for extra time next week.
Starting 8 a.m. Monday, May 10, bridge maintenance crews will examine the structure using a special under-bridge inspection truck.
This work requires crews to close the bridge to travelers for safety
Starting April 26, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin preservation work on the US 101 Hoquiam River Riverside Bridge.
Panther Industrial Painting, LLC crews will install a containment system beneath the bridge approaches to comply with environmental regulations for the project. The 465-foot-long lift bridge needs a new protective coat around the steel girders that support the roadway above.
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