Work starts today near the Pacific County line to begin a culvert replacement on State Route 6, and drivers should expect some delays.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is advising anyone using SR 6 near Salmon Creek, west of Pe Ell, that work today will shift drivers to a temporary detour road to get around construction as part of the work.
According to WSDOT, contractor crews will be continuing work to replace a 6 ft. by 8 ft. box culvert that cross under State Route 6 with a new wider, 24 ft. span, four-sided box culvert , with the hope to provide for improved fish passage under the highway.
During the work, anyone traveling the road will be shifted onto a temporary road around the clock, with an automated signal directing traffic flow.
The speed limit will be reduced to 25-mph, throughout the work zone. Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, and may encounter intermittent, daytime, single-lane closures.
Shifting traffic to a temporary single-lane road allows travelers to safely bypass construction, and reduces delays.
Real-time roadway and weather information is available 24/7 via the WSDOT mobile app, by following the Southwest Region Twitter account or by visiting the Southwest Region travel advisory page.