Race Street Complete Design and Construction Phase One [TR0209]

Race Street Complete Street Conceptualization

Project Overview

The Race Street Corridor is an important gateway for the City of Port Angeles, and one of the City’s most active arterials. Through grant funding, the City will soon begin constructing the initial phase of a two-phase project to improve this corridor (TR0209 in the City's Capital Facilities and Transportation Improvement Plan), connecting the Olympic Discovery Trail and Port Angeles’ waterfront to the Olympic National Park Visitor Center. Through this project, the City will develop multi-modal connections along Race Street and improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, vehicles, and transit users.

Phase One construction will occur on Race Street, from the intersection of Race & East 8th Streets to Olympus Avenue. 

Project enhancements include: 

  • Installation of a shared-use trail for pedestrians and other non-motorists 
  • Enhancements to pedestrian safety, including ADA ramp and crossing upgrades to reduce crossing times, traffic calming measures, curb extensions, pedestrian lighting, sidewalk widening and access improvements
  • Concurrent water line replacement to upgrade the aging water utility main and connections running within the Race Street right-of-way
  • Placement of stormwater infrastructure and conveyance
  • New landscaping features and pavement

Additional segments along Race Street will be completed in the future as part of Phase Two. Learn more about the Race Street Complete Street Initiative


ActionDate Anticipated Traffic Impacts 
Project Begins February 21, 2023 
Short-Term Road Closure May 18-19, 2023 

Portions of Race Street and 8th Street will be temporarily closed to thru traffic beginning Thursday, May 18th at approximately 5:00 p.m. to Friday, May 18th at approximately 3:00 .a.m. 

During this time, Race Street will be closed from 5th Street to  9th Street. Additionally, 8th Street will be closed from S. Francis Street to S. Chambers Street.  Local access will be provided to residents during this closure.  

Project CompletedFall 2023 / Winter 2024


The Port Angeles City Council approved a Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) design grant on October 20, 2015. Additionally, a FLAP construction grant was secured for $2.0M. The City also received $113,000 in Highway Improvement (HIP) Funds, $68,000 in Surface Transportation Program Funds (STP) Design,  and $500,000 in STP Funds for construction. Also, $485,000 in funding for construction from the Federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TA) and $364,500 from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Washington Wildlife Recreation Program Trails (RCO WWRP Trails) grant for construction to cover the matches of the previously mentioned federally dispersed funds. An additional $550,000 has been awarded through STP. 

The total cost of Phase I Construction is $4.9M. 

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Learn More                      

View the City's Capital Facilities Plan and Transportation Improvement Plan (CFP/TIP) to learn more about this project and all other City of Port Angeles capital facilities projects. For additional questions, please contact Project Manager Jeremy Pozernick at jpozerni@cityofpa.us.