Jefferson Street One-Way Downhill

Starting on Monday November 26th, traffic will be one-way in the downhill direction between Taylor and Washington Street. Please use Washington to Monroe or Washington to Harrison as alternate routes to Uptown.

For questions, please contact the City of Port Townsend’s project manager, Laura Parsons, at 360-385-3000 x2191

Construction Start Up

The Jefferson Street Sidewalk Extension Project construction starts on November 13th and will continue until the end of 2018.  The project extends from the intersection of Jefferson and Taylor Street to the intersection of Quincy and Washington Street.  Due to the construction, Adams Street will be closed to vehicles between Franklin and Jefferson Street.  Pedestrian traffic will still be permitted through on this block.  There will also be no parking on the north side of Jefferson Street between Taylor and Adams Street. Construction will typically occur between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.  Traffic on Jefferson Street will be one lane with flaggers directing traffic.  To avoid delays, please use Lawrence and Monroe Street as an alternative route into downtown during construction.

October 9, 2018 Tuesday

October 9, 2018 Tuesday

Construction work has started in the Jefferson Street Project area. The initial phase of work will be completed by Shold Excavating on behalf of the Jefferson County PUD.  The PUD is undergrounding power along Jefferson Street between Adams Street and Washington Street.  This work must be completed before installation of the new sidewalk can begin.  The PUD’s first steps have been to do brush clearing and tree stump removal.  Next, they will dig a trench for placing their conduit.  They are also placing underground vaults in the sidewalk at the intersection of Adams and Jefferson Street, as well as at the intersection of Quincy and Washington Street.

September 4, 2018 Update

The project provides a sidewalk connection between Uptown and Downtown on Jefferson Street and Quincy Street. It links the sidewalk at the top of Haller Fountain stairs to Washington Street adjacent to the Bishop Hotel.

Design is completed, and the project will be going out to advertisement for bids in September. Construction is expected to start end of September and be complete prior to the end of the year. The project includes new curb ramps at Quincy and Washington and an uphill bike lane on Quincy Street and Jefferson Street from Washington Street to Taylor Street.