Work to open access to 21 miles of Chico Creek fish habitat near Bremerton begins this month

Washington State Department of Transportation

Work to help return Chico Creek under State Route 3 to a more natural state is about to get underway. As soon as Monday, Sept. 20, contractor crews working for the Washington Department of Transportation will install orange signs in and around the Chico Way interchange near Bremerton to notify users that construction is imminent.

“There’s a lot of work ahead for us to open 21 miles of fish habitat,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Lone Moody. “To do this, we will replace the culvert with a new bridge that will carry both directions of SR 3 over Chico Creek.”

Keeping traffic moving during construction
Travelers using both directions of the highway will see lanes shifted to the outside shoulders of SR 3. This will allow crews to create work zone to build a new SR 3 bridge over Chico Creek.

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