PORT ANGELES – A project to upgrade traffic lights and crosswalks in Port Angeles continues. Starting Monday, there will be some key updates affecting downtown Port Angeles.

Starting Monday, June 10, traffic signal lights at the intersections of First Street & Oak Street and First Street & Laurel Street will be temporarily out of service for approximately 2-3 hours. This work will be carried out consecutively.

For the next three days, excavation work will take place at the intersection of First Street and Peabody Street between 7 AM and 5 PM. During this time, there may be a partial lane closure of the northbound turn lane.

The overall project began in April. It includes the installation of accessible pedestrian signals, featuring audible signal actuators and visual countdown signal heads. These devices will activate only when called for by pedestrians via a modern push-button system. Additionally, over 50 ADA-compliant curb ramps will be constructed along the First and Front Street Corridor between Oak Street and Del Guzzi Drive.

The city is using a Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Highway Safety Improvement Program Grant of $5.6 million to fund the project.