Olympic Peninsula Travel Alerts

Olympic Peninsula Travel Alerts

Find out more about North Olympic Peninsula 2024 Construction & Expected Delays and other travel alerts on the WA State Department of Transportation Website.

A map of construction projects that begin in 2023 across the north Olympic Peninsula. Plan for delays through multiple areas and some closures starting in February through November. Timing of projects subject to change.

HOT SPOTS

Click the links below to read more about each project.

WA State Ferries

Hood Canal Bridge

SR 104 – Jefferson County

Hurricane Ridge – Olympic National Park

Hwy 101 – North Olympic Peninsula


WA State Ferries

Plan accordingly. The ferries can be busy in the summer, especially on weekends and holidays. LEARN MORE

Current WSF Travel Alerts

Vehicle reservations for the summer schedule (June 16 through September 21) on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route are now available to reserve.

Looking for an alternative? Here are some fun alternate routes to consider, each of which offers great things to see and do along the way (for planning purposes only; Google maps do not show real-time traffic):

Northern Route via Whidbey Island

Fjord Route along the Hood Canal

Southern Route via the Coast


Hood Canal Bridge (SR 104)

There will be a series of overnight closures of the Hood Canal Bridge in May and June as construction and repair work resumes. The Bridge will close to all travelers overnight between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. most weeknights on the dates noted below:

Overnight closures scheduled for the week of Monday, June 10, have been cancelled.

Overnight closures have been rescheduled for mid-June.

The bridge will close at 10 p.m. each of the following nights and reopen at 5 a.m. each following morning:

  • Monday, June 17 through (and including) Saturday, June 22
  • Monday, June 24 through (and including) Friday, June 28

Each night of work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled. Real time information is available via the WSDOT Hood Canal Bridge web page and the WSDOT app.

Due to the nature of the work, the bridge will not open for any traffic, including emergency response.  The bridge will be open to traffic Memorial Day weekend. Brief daytime closures are also planned.

CLICK HERE for the latest Hood Canal Bridge open/closed status.

CLICK HERE to sign up for email alerts from WSDOT.

CLICK HERE to download the WSDOT app for up-to-date information.


SR 104 – Jefferson County

Starting in June, 2024, safety improvement projects on SR 104 in Jefferson County, just west of the Hood Canal Bridge will begin. These will be in two locations: at the intersection of SR 104 and Paradise Bay – Shine Road, and also at the intersection of SR 104 and SR 19. Beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5 all access to SR 19 from SR 104 will be closed for 21 days. Area travelers will need to detour around the restriction using Center Road. Contractor crews are building a new roundabout at the SR 104 / SR 19 intersection. 

CLICK HERE for further updates.


Hurricane Ridge (Olympic National Park)

Hurricane Ridge Road is open 24/7 unless weather conditions interrupt operations.

Before traveling, call the Road & Weather Hotline at (360) 565-3131 for current information and road updates. The road’s status will also be updated HERE.

Hurricane Ridge Webcam


Hwy 101 – North Olympic Peninsula

Ongoing construction projects will be taking place around the North Olympic Peninsula for the next two years. LEARN MORE

NOTE: Construction to replace the Elwha River Bridge continues. Sometime in July 2024 (exact dates TBD), there will be a 9-day planned closure of the bridge to allow crews to complete the tie ends and final paving. During that time, travelers will be detoured using State Route 112 and SR 113.

CLICK HERE for updates.


WSDOT resources for safe travel

For real-time conditions & data and advanced notices for work that is planned:

WSDOT statewide travel map

WSDOT real-time travel data webpage

WSDOT mobile app