Temporary Changes to Shelton-Matlock Road for Fish Barrier Work

UPDATE:   Please note the opening of the temporary two-lane bypass road has been rescheduled to occur Thursday, April 2. The work was rescheduled in order to take advantage of a weather window.

Progress on a fish barrier removal project requires upcoming around-the-clock changes for travelers using the Shelton-Matlock Road near US 101.

As soon as Friday, April 3, Thursday, April 2, crews will keep travelers on Shelton-Matlock Road moving with a temporary two-lane bypass road around the work zone. Travelers can expect a reduced speed limit to 25 mph and occasional traffic stops of up to 15 minutes during work hours, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The change is weather dependent and would need to be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

The bypass road will allow crews to build a new stream channel and install an approximately 96-foot-long box culvert to eventually connect a realigned Coffee Creek under the Shelton-Matlock Road. The channel will link to a replicated natural streambed, which was previously built between Shelton-Matlock Road and the area approaching Goldsborough Creek.

WSDOT fish passage work continues in order to make progress on federal court injunction deadlines and to comply with time-sensitive fish windows for in-water work.