Pacific County drivers and beachgoers can expect delays on the Long Beach Peninsula this summer.
Work to resurface nearly 20-miles of highway along State Route 103 and a short section of US 101 in Pacific County through Seaview, Long Beach, Ocean Side, Ocean Park and Oysterville began this week.
The Washington State Department of Transportation announced that the work will include removing and replacing patches of pavement, sealing cracks along the roadway surface and coating sections of the highway with chip seal.
Portions of these highways were last paved in 1993 and 2006 and WSDOT says that anywhere from 280 to 8300 vehicles a day travel on these stretches of roadway, depending on location, with the highest number of travelers going through Long Beach, and the lowest number of travelers along the northern most end of the Long Beach Peninsula. Repaving SR 103 and 101 will extend the useful life of the roadway.
Construction on this $2.5 million project is scheduled to continue throughout the summer and is scheduled for completion in fall 2020.
Before heading out the door, travelers can get up-to-date traffic information with the WSDOT mobile app and the WSDOT Travel Alerts page.