SHELTON — Travelers who use the U.S. Highway 101 Shelton-Matlock interchange will notice orange signs and construction activities beginning Monday. Design-build contractor Parsons/Scarsella will begin efforts to remove fish barriers along Coffee Creek and rebuild two ramps at the 101/Shelton-Matlock Road interchange.

WSDOT officials said crews will improve fish habitat by realigning Coffee Creek on a relatively parallel path west of 101, under West Shelton Matlock Road and into Goldsborough Creek.

While the initial work will have little effect on travelers, drivers are encouraged to watch for trucks entering and exiting the construction zone.

The Washington State Department of Transportation encourages drivers to slow down and pay attention when they are near any work zone.

As work progresses, the project later will require a temporary traffic shift on Shelton-Matlock Road west of 101 near the interchange, a WSDOT news release stated.

WSDOT will provide advanced notification of the changes via email updates and the Kitsap and Mason County construction and travel updates web page.

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