Cops will maintain heavy presence on Hwy. 101 during bridge closure Posted by John de Leon If you plan to take Highway 101 during the six weeks the Hood Canal Bridge will be closed, you'd better plan on obeying all traffic laws. Several law enforcement agencies plan to maintain a heavy presence on the highway starting with Friday's bridge closure, the Peninsula Daily News is reporting. "The idea is that if we have a very high visibility, people won't try to get away with anything," Linda Pfafman, of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, tells the Daily News. "All the speed and traffic safety laws are going to be strictly enforced, and we will be there to immediately take care of it." The Sheriff's Office, State Patrol and Port Townsend police are all planning to increase their presence along the stretches of Highway 101 near Brinnon and Quilcene, Center Road between highways 101 and 104 and all of Highway 104 during the bridge closure.