Snowstorm Delays Construction

The recent snowstorm has delayed progress on construction on Olympic Highway North (OHN) and the City of Shelton updated its closure schedule, extending OHN’s closure and as a result delaying the upcoming closure of Northcliff Road.

According to a news release, some of the concrete work that was scheduled for completion during the closure of OHN could not be completed due to snow. This has caused an unexpected delay in the work schedule requiring an adjustment to the planned road closure dates for OHN and Northcliff Road.

While the snowstorm has caused an unexpected delay in the work schedule on OHN, officials are still anticipating that the entire Downtown Connector Project will be completed in mid-June. Learn more about the Downtown Connector Project website.

UPDATED CLOSURE DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

OLYMPIC HIGHWAY NORTH

Olympic Highway North will be closed through Friday, April 12, 2019 between 7th Street and C Street, including nights and weekends. Signs will be on display designating the work area and directing traffic towards the recommended detour routes. Northcliff Road will continue to serve
as the primary detour route during this extended closure.

During the remainder of the closure, crews will be working to install new curbs and sidewalks, center islands, street lighting, landscaping, a rain garden next to the library on 8th Street, and new pavement between 7th Street and C Street.

NORTHCLIFF ROAD

Northcliff Road will be closed from mid-April to mid-May between W Pine Street and Poplar Street, including nights and weekends. Signs will be on display designating the work area and directing traffic toward the recommended detour routes. Olympic Highway North will serve as
the primary detour route during this extended closure. N 1st Street will be accessible from San Joaquin Ave via W Birch Street.

During the upcoming closure, the remainder of the old roadbed will be removed, the traffic circle will be constructed at 1st & Alder, and new sidewalks and streetlights will be installed.