Late-night closures for Hood Canal Bridge

SHINE — The Hood Canal Bridge will be closed during the late evening and early morning for several hours early next week. Drivers are advised to have an alternate route prepared.

The bridge will be closed to all traffic during the follow times: 10 p.m. Sunday, July 22, to 4 a.m. Monday, July 23; 10 p.m. Monday, July 23, to 4 a.m. Tuesday, July 24; and 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, to 4 a.m. Wednesday, July 25.

The closures differ from previous weeks where the road would be opened periodically to ease traffic. But in this case, the bridge will remain closed throughout the night and early morning. They are necessary in order for crews to perform tests on the recently replaced components for the bridge’s drawspan operations.