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Counties: Clallam | Grays Harbor | Jefferson | Kitsap | Mason | Pierce | Thurston


 
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The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for August 22 through August 29, 2014. 

It is a busy year for construction on roadways in the Olympic Region. WSDOT has several projects to improve safety, ease congestion and maintain infrastructure. View the region-wide interactive map .


View Clallam County summer construction map (pdf 362kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 101 Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road
Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: This project widens US 101 from two lanes to four in Clallam County from Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road. Crews are clearing, grubbing, constructing roadway and driveways, and installing drainage along with constructing a new bridge over McDonald Creek.
LOCATION: Daytime work is in both directions of US 101, Shore to Kitchen Dick Road, mileposts 265 to 261.
EXPECT: Expect short term traffic shifts throughout the project for relocation of utilities along with very short term 1 to 2 minute closures during the day.

The Contractor is building grade on the southern lanes between Dryke Road & Kitchen-Dick Road along with continuing work on the two box culverts and the pedestrian crossing that are just west of Kitchen-Dick Road. Other work will include construction of the indirect left turn lanes and reconstruction of Pierson Road. New asphalt will continue to be placed throughout the week in areas that will not interfere with traffic.

Scarsella's subcontractor is continuing work on the new bridge at McDonald Creek which will carry the two west bound lanes when completed.

Although mainline traffic has been shifted, businesses along the corridor are still easily accessible and open for business.

MAINTENANCE

SR 112, Elwha River to Twin River

Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 25-28.
DESCRIPTION: Chip seal patching in various locations along SR 112. This work will help preserve the asphalt.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 112 from milepost 38 to 61.
EXPECT: Alternating traffic controlled by flagging operation.

SR 112, Port Angeles, Joyce, Sekiu
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 25-28.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management near guardrail. 
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 112 from milepost 1 to 61.
EXPECT: Motorists should expect minor slowdowns during mobile operation. Traffic will be slowed until there is a safe location to pass.

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View Grays Habor County summer construction map (pdf 270kb)


CONSTRUCTION 

SR 108, N of Curran St. to S of Little Creek Casino - Chip Seal
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 25-28.
DESCRIPTION: This project provides improvements to SR 108 in both Mason and Grays Harbor counties.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1.2 to 4.2 (McCleary) and again to 10.9 to 11.5 (near Little Creek Casino).
EXPECT: Isolated areas of one-way alternating traffic control during working hours while crews perform punch list work. No impacts to traffic on Friday, Aug. 29.

SR 8, S. of E. Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge to S. of Cooper Rd. - Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m..
DESCRIPTION: This project re-paves the outside eastbound lane of SR 8 from milepost 4 near the East Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge to milepost 10.5 at the Grays Harbor & Thurston County line near Cooper Road. This week, the contractor is installing pavement markings and performing punch list work.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 8 from milepost 4. to 10.5.
EXPECT: Isolated single lane and shoulder closures during working hours. No impacts to traffic on Friday, Aug. 29.

MAINTENANCE

SR 8, Elma to Mudbay
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, Aug. 25-28.
DESCRIPTION: Mowing.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 8 from milepost 0 to 20.5.
EXPECT: Mobile right lane closure with minimal impacts to traffic.

US 12, Aberdeen, Heron Street Bridge
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 27-28.
DESCRIPTION: Electrical repair.
LOCATION: Eastbound US 12 at the Heron Street Bridge from milepost .08 to .13.
EXPECT: Single left lane closure.

US 12, Central Park/Aberdeen
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays from Aug. 25 to Sept. 12. No work will occur Friday, Aug. 29 or Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day).
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate aerial power lines.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 1.7 to 2.2.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 101, Hoquiam
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through Feb. 2015.
DESCRIPTION: Contractor will prepare area for water pipeline replacement project.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 91.8 to 93.5 near Ocean Beach Road.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures and intermittent one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. No lane closures are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 29 or Monday, Sept. 1 for the Labor Day weekend.

US 101, Neilton
Randy Moody , 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 25-27.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from milepost 106 to 129.
EXPECT: Alternating one lane traffic controlled by flagging operation.
 
US 101, Hoquiam
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt and pothole repair.
LOCATION: Northbound US 101 at milepost 89.
EXPECT: Alternating one lane traffic controlled by flagging operation.

SR 105, Grayland
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 through Thursday, Aug. 28, Wednesday, Sept. 3 through Friday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 8 through Friday, Sept. 12. No work over Labor Day weekend.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace utility poles.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 26 near Pirates Alley.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 

SR 107, Montesano to US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 25-26.
DESCRIPTION: Mowing.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 107 form milepost 0 to 7.9.
EXPECT: Mobile single lane closure with minimal impacts to traffic. 

SR 108, McCleary to Kamilche
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 27-28.
DESCRIPTION: Mowing.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 108 from milepost 2 to 11.8.
EXPECT: Mobile single lane closure with minimal impacts to traffic. Crews will pull out to allow traffic to clear.

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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map (pdf 362kb)


CONSTRUCTION

US 101, Hoh River Erosion Site 2 - Bank Stabilization
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
DESCRIPTION: This project provides protection against erosion from the Hoh River. The contractor is installing eight engineered log structures as river bank protection. The log structures will diffuse and deflect the flow of the river to reduce the forces of flow acting upon the shoulder of the highway, and will provide beneficial in stream and riparian habitat for fish and wildlife.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 at milepost 175.7 to 175.9.
EXPECT: Expect occasional one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures as needed. No traffic impacts on Friday, Aug. 29.

MAINTENANCE

No maintenance activities are scheduled for this week.

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View Kitsap County summer construction map (pdf 422kb)

CONSTRUCTION

SR3/SR16 Vic. Burley Olalla to SR303 - Paving

Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
TIME/DAYS: 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday through August 28.
DESCRIPTION: This project provides road surface improvements.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16 from milepost 20.5 to 25.91, and southbound SR 3 from milepost 36.6 to 46.1. 
EXPECT: Night ramp and lane closures start Friday, Aug. 22 and continue through Thursday, Aug. 28 on both SR 3 and SR 16. Ramp closures will begin at 10 p.m. and will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.

State Route 3 work schedule:
Friday, Aug. 22

  • Closing the Kitsap Mall on-ramp to southbound SR 3, the southbound SR 3 exit to Kitsap Way and the Loxie Eagans Boulevard on-ramp to southbound SR 3.

Monday, Aug. 25

  • Closing the southbound SR 3 exit to Kitsap Way and the Kitsap Mall on-ramp to southbound SR 3

Wednesday, Aug. 27

  • Closing the southbound SR 3 exit to Loxie Eagans Boulevard.

Thursday, Aug. 28

  • Closing the southbound SR 3 exit to Loxie Eagans Boulevard.

During the closures, drivers will use alternate routes.

State Rouge 16 work schedule:
Saturday, Aug. 23

  • Closing the eastbound SR 16 exit to Tremont Street and the Tremont Street on-ramp to SR 16 eastbound

Each night from Monday, Aug. 25, through Thursday, Aug. 28
Closing the SR 16 exit to State Route 166. Drivers will be provided a signed detour.

During the project, crews will also pave about 8.5 miles of SR 16 and nearly 4 miles of SR 3. Most of the repaving will occur in the right lane and will require single-lane night closures.

MAINTENANCE

SR 3, Silverdale
Ken Lakey, 360-570-2374
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
DESCRIPTION: Replacement of traffic data collection sensors.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 3 from milepost 43.1 to 44.3.
EXPECT: Single right lane closure.

SR 307, Gamble Creek
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23.
DESCRIPTION: Culvert repair.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 307 from milepost 4.2 to 4.6.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation. Motorists should expect 5 min. delays. Efforts will be made to clear for ferry traffic.
 
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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map (pdf 422kb)


CONSTRUCTION

SR 108, N of Curran St. to S of Little Creek Casino - Chip Seal

Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502 
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 25-28.
DESCRIPTION: This project provides improvements to SR 108 in both Mason and Grays Harbor counties.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1.2 to 4.2 (McCleary) and again to 10.9 to 11.5 (near Little Creek Casino).
EXPECT: Isolated areas of one-way alternating traffic control during working hours while crews perform punch list work. No impacts to traffic on Friday, Aug. 29.

MAINTENANCE

SR 108, McCleary to Kamilche
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 27-28.
DESCRIPTION: Mowing.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 108 from milepost 2 to 11.8.
EXPECT: Mobile single lane closure with minimal impacts to traffic. Crews will pull out to allow traffic to clear.

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through August 29.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate an underground communications line in preparation for an upcoming WSDOT road project in the Belfair area.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 3 from milepost 26.7 to 27.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

US 101, north of Shelton
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 25-26.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install communication lines.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 at milepost 341.8 near E Miracle Heights Drive.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure in both directions as needed.

US 101, Brinnon to Hoodsport
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Sept. 15.
DESCRIPTION: Utility contractor will perform vegetation management near existing power and communication lines. The work will take place consecutively in three locations.
Milepost:

  • 303 to 306.1 (near Brinnon)
  • 313.3 to 322.4 (near Mason-Jefferson County line)
  • 327.4 to 333.7 (Hoodsport area)

LOCATION: Both directions milepost 303 to 333.7.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 106, Twanoh State Park
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 25-27.
DESCRIPTION: Contractor will remove debris from nearby beach.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 12 to 13.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


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View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 443kb)

CONSTRUCTION

I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue - HOV
Jon Deffenbacher, 253-365-6700
TIME/DAYS: See details below. 
DESCRIPTION: This project lays the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma.
LOCATION: Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St to Portland Ave from milepost 132.8 to 134.4.
EXPECT: Beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, crews will close one lane of northbound I-5 near M Street. At 10 p.m. construction crews will close a second northbound lane allowing them to restripe the northbound roadway, shifting lanes to the right. The lane closures will be in place overnight until 5 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27.

The same single-lane closure will take place on southbound I-5 near M Street beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. These closures will allow crews to restripe the inside lanes of southbound I-5 and build a construction zone in the I-5 median from State Route 16 to M Street. All lanes will re-open by 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. 

In addition to temporary overnight lane closures, southbound I-5 between Yakima Street and SR 16 will be reduced from four to three general-purpose lanes beginning at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Crews will close the left lane so the median can be rebuilt to carry traffic through the area for future traffic shifts. The around-the-clock left lane closure will be in place for approximately six weeks.

 
I-5, SR 510 to SR 512 Congestion Management  
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: In this project , crews will install "smart highway" devices that help WSDOT manage traffic and communication traffic conditions to the public. Hardware includes ramp meters, variable-message-signs and closed-circuit TV cameras.
LOCATION: Both directions of I-5 from Hawks Prairie in Lacey to Lakewood, from mileposts 111 to 127.
EXPECT:  Multiple overnight ramp closures are scheduled between Aug. 26 to 29 for DuPont and JBLM. See the schedule below:

10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 to 4 a.m. Tuesday, Aug.26
Close Steilacoom-DuPont Road on-ramp to southbound I-5

10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 to 4 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27
Close Steilacoom-DuPont Road on-ramp to northbound I-5.

10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 to 1 a.m. Thursday, Aug 28
Close Center Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5

10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 to 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29
Close JBLM Main Gate on-ramp southbound I-5

1 a.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28
Close Mounts Road on-ramp to southbound I-5

Motorists can also expect shoulder closures during daytime hours and single and double lane closures during overnight hours in both directions of I-5 through the project limits.


I-5, SR 510 TO SR 512 ITS and Ramp Revisions
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below
DESCRIPTION: In this project , crews will install "intelligent transportation systems (ITS)" devices that help WSDOT manage traffic and communicate real-time traffic conditions to the public. This project also widens the Mounts Road Gate access road on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) from one lane to two lanes, and revises the I-5 Center Drive interchange. 
LOCATION: Northbound and southbound I-5 from milepost 109 to 118.
EXPECT: Motorists can expect shoulder closures during daytime hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and single and double lane closures during the overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday to Saturday in both directions of I-5 through the project limits. 


I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday, August 25-29. See details below.
DESCRIPTION: This project grinds down the old pavement, repairs damaged areas and resurfaces segments of Interstate 5 between Tumwater and Lakewood. Specifically this project includes northbound I-5 from milepost 101.2 to 102.5, southbound I-5 from milepost 101.2 to 106.1, and southbound I-5 from milepost 116.7 to 124.2. It also includes the ramps at Tumwater Blvd. and Center Drive in Thurston and Pierce counties. The project will also repair I-5 expansion joints on the Capitol Lake Bridge in Thurston County.
LOCATION: Overnight work involving ramp and multiple lane closures on southbound I-5 in Lakewood.
EXPECT: See below.

10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26

• Close Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5.
• Close southbound I-5 exit to Thorne Lane.
• Close Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5.
• Close southbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street.


10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. To 5 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27

• Close Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5.
• Close southbound I-5 exit to Thorne Lane.
• Close Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5.
• Close southbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street.


I-5/SR 16, Eastbound Nalley Valley Project  
Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: This project demolished the original eastbound viaduct at I-5/SR 16, and constructed an improved eastbound viaduct. Crews have built the new eastbound bridge structure and completed the new ramps from Sprague Avenue South to both northbound and southbound I-5. Crews will work on erosion control, install a bridge barrier, and build bridge infrastructure. The work also includes drainage, signing, and lighting.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16, from milepost 131 to 132.8.
EXPECT: From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday drivers can expect lane closures for South Tacoma Way and South Center Street, and on northbound Sprague. Drivers can expect possible daytime shoulder closures on eastbound SR 16 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
 

SR 16 – Olympic Drive NW Bridge – Special Repair
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: In this project , WSDOT is repairing the damaged bridge girder by installing a new girder on the westbound half of the bridge. In addition, the westbound lanes will be restriped to gain higher vertical clearance.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16 near Olympic Drive NW and Olympic Drive NW itself.
EXPECT: Westbound SR 16 will close at Olympic Drive overnight beginning at 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 through 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, and again at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 through 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Westbound SR 16 drivers will use the Olympic Drive exit and on-ramp to detour around the closure.  Eastbound SR 16 will not be affected by the work.

SR 161, Lynch CR Road to South CR Bridge Paving and Chip Seal, Eatonville
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.
DESCRIPTION: Chip seal project through mid August.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 3.3 to 12.8. The project also will include work on SR 161 near 314th Street East.
EXPECT: From 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, crews will work on SR 161 from Lynch Street East to roughly 304th Street East from milepost 3.3 to 12.8 installing reflective recessed pavement markers and other lane markers. The work had originally been scheduled to occur today but was rescheduled for tomorrow. During these improvements, pilot cars will guide a single, alternating lane of traffic through the work zone in two-mile increments at a time. Drivers are advised to be prepared for delays and to drive through the construction zone with caution.

SR 161, 24th Street East to Milton Way
Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 
DESCRIPTION: This project eases congestion by adding lanes and managing access. Improvements for the first phase includes adding one through-lane each direction from 24th Street to Milton Way (1.2 miles), as well as sidewalks, and 4-foot shoulders to accommodate bicycles. Additionally, driveways to the highway will be consolidated and defined. A new traffic signal will be built at the intersection with 16th Street. Crews are grading, constructing earth walls, electrical, sidewalk, and erosion control work.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 161 from milepost 32.1 to 33.3
EXPECT: Short term traffic stops for trucks and equipment entering and exiting the construction site.


SR 167, Puyallup River Bridge - Bridge Replacement
Brenden Clarke, 360-357-2606
TIME/DAYS: Weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Crews are building a new bridge. Crews moved the older SR 167 steel truss bridge to the east, so a new bridge can be built in its place. 
LOCATION: SR 167, 4th Street, and Levee Road under the Puyallup River Bridge.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic on 4th St. from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 25-29.

One-way alternating traffic on Levee Road from 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 to 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26.

SR 509 Wapato Creek to Norpoint Way NE – Paving
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6752
TIME/DAYS: See specifics below.
DESCRIPTION: Replace pavement and modify ADA ramps.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 509 from milepost 2.8 to 5.7 in Tacoma from Alexander Avenue to Norpoint.
EXPECT: No work scheduled for this week.



SR 302 - Key Peninsula Highway to Purdy Vicinity - Safety & Congestion
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday. See details below.
DESCRIPTION: This project includes widening portions of the road, adding left-turn pockets near 118th, widening shoulders and constructing emergency pullouts.
EXPECT: Beginning the week of August 18, drivers can expect weeknight shoulder closures on SR 302 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews also will work near the area of 118th from 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. There will be no initial traffic impacts near 118th. Drivers should expect alternating one-way traffic.

SR 706 - Mount Rainier National Park
TIME/DAYS: Through the fall of 2014.
DESCRIPTION: Nisqually to Paradise Road Rehabilitation Project
LOCATION: Mount Rainier National Park
EXPECT: Visitors traveling to the park via SR 706 and the Nisqually Entrance, Monday-Friday, should allow an extra hour round-trip, due to construction delays into early fall.

SR 410 - East of Chinook Pass - Rock Scaling  
Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
TIME/DAYS: Starting July 21 through October, crews will close State Route 410 for 30 to 40 minutes to remove loose rock from the slopes east of Chinook Pass. Drivers will experience delays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 6 a.m. to noon Fridays. No work is scheduled Saturdays and Sundays. Drivers can access US 12 and SR 123 as alternate routes.

MAINTENANCE 

I-5, Lakewood
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
DESCRIPTION: Right shoulder asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 127.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure from South Tacoma Way on-ramp to southbound I-5.

I-5, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 131.3 near 38th Street.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

I-5, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: 38th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 from milepost 132 to 133.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

I-5, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge joint repair.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 135.1 at Bay Street.
EXPECT: Bay Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close. Drivers will follow a signed detour.

SR 7, Silver Lake
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Sept. 30. No work on Labor Day weekend.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will work on power lines.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 33 to 34.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
 
SR 7, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Southbound milepost 58.2 to 57.9
EXPECT: Left lane closure from mile post 58.2 to 57.9. Expect minor delays. 

SR 7, near Eatonville
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, August to Oct. 31.
DESCRIPTION: Utility work.
LOCATION: Northbound SR7, milepost 33 to 34.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic controlled by flagging operation. The northbound lane will be closed as needed. No work or traffic control on Labor Day Weekend.

SR 161, South Hill
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 26-29.
DESCRIPTION: Utility will repair roadway following previous utility work.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 22.4 near 156th St. E.
EXPECT: Left following by right lane closures. 156th St. will close.

SR 161, South Hill
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug 28-29.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install service to customer.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 22.4 near 156th Street East.
EXPECT: No impacts to traffic.

SR 162, Alderton
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 27-28.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will connect service to a customer.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 4.5 near 103rd St. E
EXPECT: Shoulder closure as needed.

SR 162, Orting
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday through September 5.
DESCRIPTION: Asplundh Tree Expert Company working for Puget Sound Energy is trimming trees and vegetation along SR 162 beneath the existing power lines.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 162 from milepost 3.0 to 7.6.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers.
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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map (pdf 350kb)

CONSTRUCTION

I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday, August 25-29.
DESCRIPTION: This project grinds down the old pavement, repairs damaged areas and resurfaces segments of Interstate 5 between Tumwater and Lakewood. Specifically this project includes northbound I-5 from milepost 101.2 to 102.5, southbound I-5 from milepost 101.2 to 106.1, and southbound I-5 from milepost 116.7 to 124.2. It also includes the ramps at Tumwater Blvd. and Center Drive in Thurston and Pierce counties. The project will also repair I-5 expansion joints on the Capitol Lake Bridge in Thurston County.
LOCATION: Overnight work involving ramp and multiple lane closures on southbound I-5 in Lakewood.
EXPECT: See below.

10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26

• Close Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5.
• Close southbound I-5 exit to Thorne Lane.
• Close Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5.
• Close southbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street.

10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. To 5 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27

• Close Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5.
• Close southbound I-5 exit to Thorne Lane.
• Close Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5.
• Close southbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street.


I-5, SR 510 to SR 512 Congestion Management
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below 
DESCRIPTION: In this project , crews will install "smart highway" devices that help WSDOT manage traffic and communication traffic conditions to the public. Hardware includes ramp meters, variable-message-signs and closed-circuit TV cameras.
LOCATION: Both directions of I-5 from Hawks Prairie in Lacey to Lakewood, from mileposts 111 to 127.
EXPECT: Multiple overnight ramp closures are scheduled between Aug. 26 to 29 for DuPont and JBLM. See the schedule below:

10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 to 4 a.m. Tuesday, Aug.26
Close Steilacoom-DuPont Road on-ramp to southbound I-5

10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 to 4 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27
Close Steilacoom-DuPont Road on-ramp to northbound I-5.

10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 to 1 a.m. Thursday, Aug 28
Close Center Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5

10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 to 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29
Close JBLM Main Gate on-ramp southbound I-5

1 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29
Close Mounts Road on-ramp to southbound I-5

Motorists can also expect shoulder closures during daytime hours and single and double lane closures during overnight hours in both directions of I-5 through the project limits.

I-5, SR 510 TO SR 512 ITS and Ramp Revisions 
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below
DESCRIPTION: In this project , crews will install "intelligent transportation systems (ITS)" devices that help WSDOT manage traffic and communicate real-time traffic conditions to the public. This project also widens the Mounts Road Gate access road on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) from one lane to two lanes, and revises the I-5 Center Drive interchange.
LOCATION: Northbound and southbound I-5 from milepost 109 to 118.
EXPECT: Motorists can expect shoulder closures during daytime hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and single and double lane closures during the overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday to Saturday in both directions of I-5 through the project limits.

US 101, W of Steamboat Island Rd to Black Lake Blvd - Paving
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: See specifics below:
DESCRIPTION: This project rehabilitates lanes and ramps along a five-mile stretch of northbound US 101 between Black Lake Boulevard and Steamboat Island Road. The project will require night lane, shoulder and ramp closures. Lane closure hours will vary depending on location, however in general the lane closures will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to minimize impacts to the traveling public.
EXPECT: No work scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE

I-5, Nisqually
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
DESCRIPTION: Repairing bridge joints.
LOCATION: Southbound I-5 at milepost 114.5.
EXPECT: Double left lane closure.

SR 8, Summit Lake
Claudia Bingham Baker, 360-357-2789
TIME/DAYS: See specifics below:
DESCRIPTION: Spill clean-up
LOCATION: Westbound SR 8, milepost 17.5 to 19.
EXPECT: Continuing through mid-September, westbound SR 8 will be reduced to one lane around the clock between mileposts 17.5 and 19 near the Summit Lake Grocery for continued clean-up activities following a fuel spill on July 10.

The remaining open lane on westbound SR 8 will be narrowed to 11 feet with two-foot shoulders, and moved toward the highway median to make room for the clean-up. Motorists should drive through the area carefully and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations. Other restrictions include the following:

• The westbound SR 8 exit to Summit Lake Grocery will be closed for construction access during daytime hours. Westbound motorists can access Summit Lake Grocery by turning right at the next exit.

• Bicyclists will be escorted through the workzone each Monday through Friday between sunrise and sunset. Outside of those hours, bicyclists are advised to use alternate routes.

• Truckers hauling cargo over 14 feet wide will not be allowed through the workzone and will be detoured onto US 101. They are advised that a chip-seal operation is occurring along the detour route that may cause additional delays. 

US 12, Rochester
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install utility poles and power line.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 39.5 near Moon Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic and lane closures as needed.

US 101, Olympia
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
DESCRIPTION: Install Motorist Information Sign.
LOCATION: Northbound US 101 from milepost 366.7 to 366.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

US 101, Steam Boat Island Road to SR 8 junction
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 25-26.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 360 to 362.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.

SR 121, Maytown
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26.
DESCRIPTION: Earthwork for culvert replacement.
LOCATION: Southbound at mile post 4 to 4.2 near 113th Ave. SE.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

Tips for Driving Through Work Zones

Pay attention - driver inattention is the number one cause of work zone accidents.

Leave room between you and the car ahead of you - most work zone accidents involve someone running into the car ahead of them. Drive defensively - be aware of what is happening around you.

Merge into the proper lane before you reach the work zone.
Don't use cell phones or adjust your radio while driving through the work zone.

If possible, avoid work zones by using alternate routes.

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