Kitsap County Citizens are urged to plan ahead this summer as The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has scheduled multiple closures for the Hood Canal Bridge beginning the weekend of May 13.
May 13 to May 18
• 10 p.m. Saturday, May 13, to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 14
• 11 p.m. Monday, May 15, to 4 a.m. Tuesday, May 16
• 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, to 4 a.m. Wednesday, May 17
• 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, to 4 a.m. Thursday, May 18
Olympic Peninsula residents primarily depend on access to the peninsula via the Hood Canal Bridge. Barring any unforeseen emergency, US 101 is expected to be open during the overnight closures of the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge. There will be alternating one-way traffic in place for the Leland Creek fish barrier removal project, but no detour in place.
Olympic Peninsula residents are strongly urged to reschedule any plans they had that would have necessitated them to cross the Hood Canal Bridge during the times and dates and notify any guests from out of the area planning to visit during those dates.
The center lock system overnight closures for May and June are published here:
Travelers can get information about the Hood Canal Bridge via: Hood Canal Bridge status webpage: https://wsdot.com/travel/real-time/hoodcanalbridgestatus
WSDOT email alerts(GovDelivery):
WSDOT app: https://wsdot.wa.gov/travel/mobile-app-and-twitter
WSDOT statewide travel map: https://wsdot.com/Travel/Real-time/Map/
If weather becomes an issue preventing scheduled work to be completed in the timeframes listed above, weekend closures could be prolonged.
According to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the bridge sits in a salt, corrosive environment and needs continual maintenance and construction. Crews will be refurbishing critical elements at the center of the bridge and is necessary to ensure the bridge can continue to operate, serving both vehicle and marine traffic.
More work on the bridge is scheduled for the month of September, but dates have not yet been announced. Residents are encouraged to stay informed about the status of the bridge during the planned closure dates.