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PLEASE NOTE: Most activities are subject to good weather conditions and work plans are subject to weather-related adjustments.

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Map of Olympic Region area


The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for September 26 through October 3, 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: Crews have shifted traffic at the east end of the US 101 work zone that extends between Shore Road and Kitchen-Dick Road.

The change will allow crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation to pave the segment of US 101 currently used by drivers. Crews also will build new median access points along the corridor.

MAINTENANCE

US 101, Forks
Steve McIntyre, 360-357-2655
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail replacement.
LOCATION: Both directions near Calawah Way from milepost 191.8 to 192.8.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Forks
Steve McIntyre, 360-357-2655
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail replacement.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 193.8 to 194.8.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Forks
Steve McIntyre, 360-357-2655
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail replacement.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 197.9 to 198.9.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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


CONSTRUCTION 

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE

SR 8, Elma Safety Rest Area
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30
DESCRIPTION: Maintenance related closure including septic tank repair and hazard tree removal.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 8 two miles away of Elma.
EXPECT: The Safety Rest Area will close from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30.  

SR 8, near Grays Harbor/Thurston County line
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, until October 24.
DESCRIPTION: Grays Harbor PUD # 1 will work on power lines along SR 8.
LOCATION: Both directions near Mox Chehalis Road in separate locations between milepost 10 to 11.2.
EXPECT: Right lane closures in each direction as needed.

SR 8, Elma to US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Roadway sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from Elma to US 101 merge from milepost 0 to 20.6.
EXPECT: Alternating right and left lane closures for mobile operation.

US 12, Central Park/Aberdeen
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays to Oct. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate aerial power lines.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 1.7 to 2.2.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 12, Malone
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.8 to 25.3.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 12, Gibson Creek
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 29.7 to 29.3.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 12, Montesano to Grand Mound
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 1-2.
DESCRIPTION: Roadway sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 9.4 to 46.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation. Drivers could experience slight delays.

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 90.7 to 93.5 near Ocean Beach Road.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures and intermittent one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Artic
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to Sept. 26.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate power poles.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 75 to 75.8.
EXPECT: Occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Cosi Hill
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30
DESCRIPTION: Road sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 77 to 80.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.

SR 105, Grayland
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Oct. 3. 
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, north of Artic
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays from Oct. 6-31.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure for communication lines.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost .4 to 1.1.
EXPECT: Northbound right shoulder closure and occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Copalis Beach
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Contractor will install residential access point.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 19.5 to 20.5.
EXPECT: Occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers or right shoulder closure.

SR 109, Moclips
Randy Moody , 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 29-Oct.2.
DESCRIPTION: Ditch maintenance.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 33.4 to 34.6.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 115, Ocean Shores
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Grays Harbor County PUD will install fiber optic cable.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost .1 near North Beach School.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure. No impacts to traffic.


SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 105, Grayland
TIME/DAYS: October 11 from 8 to 9 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Cranberry Harvest Festival Parade
LOCATION: SR 105 at milepost 27.
EXPECT: Traffic will be detoured for parade.

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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.

MAINTENANCE

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
A reminder that the USCG CFR 117.1045(b) opening restriction to pleasure craft from May 22nd to September 30th between the hours of 3:00 PM and 6:15 PM daily has ended. The Hood Canal Bridge has resumed conducting pleasure craft openings during those hours.

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge

Mark Wargo, 360-697-4194
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Oct. 3. 
DESCRIPTION: Annual inspection of Hood Canal Bridge 
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 104 at milepost 14.
EXPECT: Annual inspections on the Hood Canal Bridge will involve possible multiple daily openings to inspect various bridge components. Most openings are expected to be short duration. Every effort will be made to minimize the impact to motorists. 

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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.
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 single lane and shoulder closures.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 3, Keyport
Eliza Donley, 360-357-2753
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Install Motorist Information Sign panels.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 47 to 50.
EXPECT: Shoulder closures. 
 
SR 3, Bremerton
Dawn Lindsey, 360-704-3227
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Sign installation.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 38 to 40.
EXPECT: Shoulder closure.

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Mark Wargo, 360-697-4194
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Oct. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Annual Inspection of the Hood Canal Bridge.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 104 at milepost 14.
EXPECT: Annual inspections on the Hood Canal Bridge will involve possible multiple daily openings to inspect various bridge components. Most openings are expected to be short duration. Every effort will be made to minimize the impact to motorists.

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
A reminder that the USCG CFR 117.1045(b) opening restriction to pleasure craft from May 22nd to September 30th between the hours of 3:00 PM and 6:15 PM daily has ended. The Hood Canal Bridge has resumed conducting pleasure craft openings during those hours.


SPECIAL EVENTS
 
SR 305, Poulsbo
TIME/DAYS: Sunday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Poulsbo Marathon
LOCATION: SR 305 at milepost 9.7
EXPECT: Runners on road. Please use caution and be prepared to stop.

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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map (pdf 422kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and again 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mondays through Fridays through Oct. 10.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will relocate utility infrastructure in advance of an upcoming WSDOT project.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.5 to 26.4.
EXPECT: Daytime drivers should expect southbound right shoulder closures and several brief traffic stops between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Nighttime drivers should expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 

SR 108, Kamilche

Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 11.4 to 11.3.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 108, Kamilche
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.
DESCRIPTION: McDonald Creek fish ladder maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 8.9 to 8.8.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SPECIAL EVENTS

US 101, Shelton
TIME/DAYS: Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5
DESCRIPTION: Shelton Oyster Fest
LOCATION: US 101 at milepost 344.
EXPECT: Traffic congestion.

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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 135.2.
EXPECT: The closures are as follows: 

Monday, Sept. 29
• State Route 7/Interstate 705 on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 will close at 11 p.m.
The on-ramp will reopen at 4 a.m. the following day. Crews will also close the right shoulder of the Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 at 7 p.m. The shoulder will reopen at 6 a.m. the following day.

• At 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, crews will close the left lane of the northbound I-5 exit to I-705. The lane will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day.

• At 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 29-Oct.1, crews will close the right lane of northbound I-5 between I-705 and the Puyallup River Bridge. The lane will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day.

Wednesday, Oct. 1
• In addition to the above closures, the SR 7/I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close at 11 p.m. The on-ramp will reopen at 4 a.m. the following day.

Thursday, Oct. 2
• In addition to the lane closure on the northbound I-5 exit to I-705, crews will close the right lane on northbound I-5 between I-705 and the Puyallup River Bridge from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Friday, Oct. 3.

Friday, Oct. 3
• The on-ramp from the northbound I-5 collector/distributor (collecting traffic from State Route 16/City Center/South 38th Street) on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close at 12:01 a.m. The on-ramp will reopen at 4 a.m. A signed detour will be provided.

Saturday, Oct. 4
• The northbound I- 5 exit to SR 7 in Tacoma will close at 12:01 a.m. Drivers will follow a signed detour via I-705 and State Route 509/South 21st Street. The exit will remain closed through the weekend and will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6.

The work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled in the event of rain.


Other construction impacts:

  • The A Street on-ramp to northbound Interstate 705/Interstate is closed until December for nearby stormwater pond excavation work. Drivers will follow a signed detour.
  • Southbound I-5 between Yakima Street and State Route 16 is reduced from four to three general-purpose lanes around the clock through October. Crews have closed the left lane so the median can be rebuilt to carry traffic through the area during future traffic shifts
     

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: 

Tuesday, Sept. 30
At 10 p.m., northbound and southbound I-5 near Mounts Road in DuPont will be reduced to one lane in each direction. All lanes will reopen at 4 a.m. the following day.

Wednesday, Oct. 1
The Center Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5 and the southbound I-5 exit to Mounts Road will close at 10 p.m. Both will reopen at 4 a.m. the following day.

Thursday, Oct. 2
At 11 p.m., southbound I-5 in Lakewood will be reduced to one lane, and that one lane will be redirected through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange. All lanes will reopen at 4 a.m., Friday, Oct. 3.

Friday, Oct. 3
At 11 p.m., northbound I-5 in Lakewood will be reduced to one lane, and that one lane will be redirected through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange. All lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. Saturday.

Beginning at 8 p.m. each weeknight next week, drivers will also encounter single-lane closures in both directions between Lacey and Lakewood. All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day.


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. 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 and northbound I-5 in Tumwater.
EXPECT:

I-5 Thurston County Paving
All striping activities scheduled for this week have been cancelled due to the weather. 


I-5 Pierce County Paving
All striping activities scheduled for this week have been cancelled due to the weather.


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: Northbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane at the exit from 11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, to 4 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.  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 have a single overnight lane closure Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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 , which eases congestion by adding lanes and managing access, is focusing on general cleanup and punch list items.
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:  Drivers who use the Levee Road loop road under the north end of the State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridge in Puyallup can anticipate an extended closure. The loop road will close to all vehicles from 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, to 9 a.m. Saturday, October 4.

A signed detour will direct motorists to northbound SR 167 and local businesses.

The extended closure will allow crews to construct a new pier adjacent to the loop road.

One-way alternating traffic on 4th Street Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 29 through Oct. 1  from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Alternating right and left lane closures on southbound SR167 Monday through Thursday, Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Left lane closure on northbound SR167 on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 30-Oct 1 from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.


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 scheduled impacts to traffic.



SR 302 - Key Peninsula Highway to Purdy Vicinity - Safety & Congestion
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday 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: Drivers can expect weeknight shoulder closures and alternating one-way traffic on SR 302 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews also will work near the area of 118th from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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: 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 

SR 16, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Variable messaging sign maintenance.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 3.8 to 4.3.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

SR 7, Silver Lake
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Sept. 30.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will work on power lines.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 33 to 34.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 
 
SR 7, near Eatonville
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday 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.

SR 161, Graham
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7.
DESCRIPTION: Tacoma Power crews will install electrical service.
LOCATION: Milepost 16.9 near 244th St. E.
EXPECT: No impacts to traffic.

SR 162, McMillian
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 to Friday, Oct. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews conduct maintenance on utility poles.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 4.6 to 5.1.
EXPEC: Northbound shoulder closure.

SR 162, South Prairie
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace power pole and lines.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 19.5 near Mundy Loss Road.
EXPECT: Westbound right shoulder closure and brief closure during power line installation.

I-705, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 24-25.
DESCRIPTION: Road surface repair.
LOCATION: Southbound I-705 near 9th Street.
EXPECT: I-705 right lane closure near 9th Street. 9th Street on-ramp to southbound I-705 also will close.

I-705, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.
DESCRIPTION: Sign work.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 1 to 1.7.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

I-705, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.
DESCRIPTION: City of Tacoma crews will repair lights.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost .6 to .8.
EXPECT: Left lane closure.



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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.
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 and on northbound I-5 in Tumwater. 
EXPECT: Please see details below...

I-5 Paving in Thurston County
All striping activities scheduled for this week have been cancelled due to the weather.


I-5 Paving in Pierce County
All striping activities scheduled for this week have been cancelled due to the weather.

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:  

Tuesday, Sept. 30
At 10 p.m., northbound and southbound I-5 near Mounts Road in DuPont will be reduced to one lane in each direction. All lanes will reopen at 4 a.m. the following day.

Wednesday, Oct. 1
The Center Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5 and the southbound I-5 exit to Mounts Road will close at 10 p.m. Both will reopen at 4 a.m. the following day.

Thursday, Oct. 2
At 11 p.m., southbound I-5 in Lakewood will be reduced to one lane, and that one lane will be redirected through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange. All lanes will reopen at 4 a.m., Friday, Oct. 3.

Friday, Oct. 3
At 11 p.m., northbound I-5 in Lakewood will be reduced to one lane, and that one lane will be redirected through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange. All lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. Saturday.

Beginning at 8 p.m. each weeknight next week, drivers will also encounter single-lane closures in both directions between Lacey and Lakewood. All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day.



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.

MAINTENANCE

I-5, Olympia
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 near Capitol Boulevard from milepost 104 to 105.
EXPECT: Right lane closure. No backups expected.

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: Starting Wednesday at 7 a.m., motorists should expect intermittent rolling slowdowns throughout the day on westbound SR 8 near Summit Lake Grocery between mileposts 17.5 and 19 so crews can remove roadway barrier and install crushed rock in preparation for final paving of the lane. The rolling slowdown is in addition to the around-the-clock lane closure. 
 

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 has been 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. 

SR 8, Elma to US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Roadway sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from Elma to US 101 merge from milepost 0 to 20.6.
EXPECT: Alternating right and left lane closures for mobile operation.


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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