It is the final big push for a three-year project that opens habitat for native fish in Minter Creek and Little Minter Creek under State Route 302 near Purdy.

At 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, a 9-day closure of a section of State Route 302 at Little Minter Creek will begin. Construction crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will install 2 large culverts to improve fish migration under the highway.

Detours for passenger vehicles and semi-trucks
During the around-the-clock closure, signed detours will be in place for both passenger vehicles and oversized semi-trucks.

  • Passenger vehicles will follow a detour between 118th Avenue Northwest and 134th Avenue Northwest.
  • Semi-trucks and oversized loads will follow a separate detour using SR 302, SR 3 and SR 16, adding approximately 25 minutes of travel time.

Travelers can view the detour routes on a YouTube video prepared by WSDOT.

Once the culverts are installed and the roadway reopens at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, drivers can expect to see alternating one-way traffic resume until the project is complete.