Paving and street crossing improvements on US 101 in South Bend begins Monday, June 18


The highway leading travelers along Washington’s Pacific Coast will soon have a smoother ride as work to repave sections of US 101 in South Bend begins next week.  

On Monday, June 18, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will improve sections of US 101 between D Street and Water Street in South Bend. Crews will also improve sidewalk curb ramps throughout the project area.

“Folks who travel this stretch are all too familiar with the cracks and potholes on the roadway,” said WSDOT project engineer Colin Newell. “Paving will extend the life of the highway and prevent additional deterioration that could lead to costly emergency repairs.”      

The end result

In addition to preserving the roadway surface, this work improves street crossings for people of all abilities. 

Construction details

WSDOT’s contractor, Granite Construction, Inc., is scheduled to work daily, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. During paving, travelers should expect daytime, alternating, single-lane closures and delays of up to 20 minutes through the work zone. People using the sidewalk will be directed safely around the area.

This project is scheduled for completion this fall.