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SR 164 – Pussyfoot Creek – Fish Passage

Welcome!

WSDOT is working closely with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to reopen salmon habitat in Pussyfoot Creek this summer. Construction of a bridge over the creek to replace a culvert is scheduled to start July 5. The culvert is undersized and sections inside the existing culvert create conditions that make it very difficult or impossible for salmon and other fish to travel upstream.

This project is part of an ongoing effort to improve fish passage through the state’s highway system. To learn more and find other barrier correction projects, please visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/fishpassage

Upstream view of the culvert shows a width of about a foot.
The culvert is undersized and sections inside the existing culvert create conditions that make it very difficult or impossible for salmon and other fish to travel upstream.
Upstream view of the Pussyfoot Creek culvert.
The culvert is undersized and sections inside the existing culvert create conditions that make it very difficult or impossible for salmon and other fish to travel upstream.
Pictured is the old culvert, which is too small.
This project is part of an ongoing effort to improve fish passage through the state’s highway system.
The inlet of the Pussyfoot Creek culvert is not large enough for fish to pass through.
Construction of a bridge over the creek to replace a culvert is scheduled to start July 5.
A view of the culvert downstream shows the circular entrance.
A view of the culvert downstream shows the circular entrance.
The Pussyfoot Creek culvert is roughly a foot wide.
The Pussyfoot Creek culvert is roughly 11 feet wide, not nearly enough room for fish.

How to participate

This online open house details the project’s key features and benefits. It also provides an opportunity to share your feedback. Please visit each page to learn more about the project and make any comments on the Comments page.