Snow Creek Road Temporary Closure, Use Alternate Route To Snow Creek Trailhead

Olympia, Wash – Snow Creek Road will be closed for culvert repair just outside the Olympic National Forest boundary from August 11 to September 5. Jefferson County Department of Public Works will temporarily close the road between mileposts 3.74 and 3.82 in order to access the site of the culvert over Andrews Creek.

Snow Creek Road is used by visitors to reach the Snow Creek Trailhead on the Olympic National Forest. During the road closure, the trailhead will not be accessible from Highway 101 via Snow Creek Road. Visitors may continue to access the trailhead by taking Woods Road (which becomes FS 2850) off Highway 101 east of Sequim.

Information about the Snow Creek Trail can be found HERE.

August 6, 2014

SR 520 Floating Bridge To Close Aug. 8-11 For Construction

SEATTLE – State Route 520 Eastside Transit and HOV Project crews will be hard at work over the weekend as they place asphalt on new ramps and stripe the freshly paved lanes east of the SR 520 bridge. Beginning Friday night, Aug. 8, all SR 520 lanes across Lake Washington will be shut down in both directions between Montlake Boulevard and Interstate 405 for a weekend-long closure.

Late night drivers should also prepare for three nights of westbound closures this week, Aug. 4 to 8, between 92nd Avenue Northeast and Montlake Boulevard as crews pour concrete and put the finishing touches on the new West Connection Bridge. The structure, due for completion this fall, will connect SR 520’s existing lanes in Seattle with the highway’s new, six-lane floating bridge when it opens in spring 2016.


Algae Advisory Posted for Black Lake

Swimmers, pet owners and anglers advised to avoid contact. A blue-green algae bloom in Black Lake has recently produced enough toxin to prompt a swimming advisory for the lake that is now in effect. Swimming or water-skiing in water with algae toxins or drinking it can lead to serious illness, so people and pets are advised to stay out of the water at Black Lake, and anglers are reminded that the safest bet in algae-prone waters is to catch and release.


SR 16 Olympic Drive Overpass Work Begins Aug. 4

GIG HARBOR – Work to repair the State Route 16 Olympic Drive overpass starts next week. The overpass was struck and damaged by an over-height load in 2013.

Beginning Monday, August 4, motorists will encounter weeknight single-lane closures on west and eastbound SR 16 approaching Olympic Drive NW, and on Olympic Drive NW itself. For the first few weeks, construction crews will install temporary striping, guardrail and signs.

The westbound SR 16 lane closures are scheduled Monday through Friday, August 4-8, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Eastbound SR 16 lane closures are scheduled for the same nights between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. Olympic Drive NW itself will be reduced to two lanes, one lane in each direction, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.