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OBH Work and Delays

Posted on 30th June 2015 at 09:08

Work starts next Monday on a culvert replacement project near Cathlamet, a project that could delay traffic along Ocean Beach Highway. Starting on Monday, contract crews working for the Washington Department of Transportation will get going on the replacement of two aging culverts that link the Elochoman River Slough to the Columbia River. The work will not have an immediate impact on traffic, but we should expect some slowdowns as daytime, single-lane closures get started on Thursday, July 16th. Early in August, temporary traffic lights will be installed to alternate traffic along a one-lane stretch of highway. It’s expected that these traffic restrictions will be in place into the fall. Replacement of these culverts is expected to improve passage for juvenile salmon and steelhead moving from the Elochoman to the Columbia.