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Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates

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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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The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for Jan. 23 through Jan. 30, 2015.

WSDOT has numerous 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: See information below:  
DESCRIPTION: This project widened US 101 from two lanes to four in Clallam County from Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road.
LOCATION: Both directions from mileposts 265 to 261.
EXPECT: Although two new US 101 lanes are now open to traffic, the project is not yet complete. The remaining work, including final paving of the new lanes, will occur after warmer and drier weather returns in 2015. Until that time, crews will conduct plantings, landscaping, guidepost installation and erosion control.

Left-turn feature
With the opening of the two new lanes, drivers will also notice a change in the way they access adjacent streets from US 101. This safety feature, called an “indirect left turn,” uses small loop roads that allow drivers to make U-turns instead of turning left directly on or off the highway. The indirect left turns reduce the potential for intersection collisions, especially “T-bone” and rear-end crashes.

The indirect left turns are located at four US 101 intersections: Shore, Barr, Dryke/Pierson and Kitchen-Dick roads. Although uncommon features, indirect left turns are not new to drivers on US 101. In 1979, WSDOT built two indirect left turns between Deer Park Road and Bagley Creek Road east of Port Angeles.
 
MAINTENANCE

US 101, Port Angeles
Ken Lakey, 360-570-2374
TIME/DAYS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26.
DESCRIPTION: Installation of conduit under roadway.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 255.1 to 254.3 near weigh station.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 101, Indian Valley
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 28-29.
DESCRIPTION: Ditch debris removal and shoulder maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 235.
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

US 12, Aberdeen
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 26-27 and again Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 27-28.
DESCRIPTION: Utilities will remove, replace, install, and transfer aerial infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions near Sargent Boulevard from milepost 1.7 to 2.2.
EXPECT: Traffic reduce to one lane in each direction. Expect periodic traffic stops.

US 12, Elma to Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30.
DESCRIPTION: Signs washing and guidepost repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 9.4 to 21.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 101, Hoquiam
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 27-29.
DESCRIPTION: Debris removal.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 89 to 91.8.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Hoquiam
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Feb. 
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
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: Until further notice.
DESCRIPTION: Roadway settlement.
LOCATION: Both directions from at milepost 72.6 at Rock Crusher Hill.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers and reduced speed.

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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map (pdf 362kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 20, Discovery Bay
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 27-29.
DESCRIPTION: Storm debris removal.
LOCATION: Eastbound at milepost 3.2.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 116, Port Hadlock
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 27-29.
DESCRIPTION: Storm debris removal.
LOCATION: Eastbound at milepost 2.1.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 116, Port Hadlock 
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 27-29.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 2.3
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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View Kitsap County summer construction map (pdf 422kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 160, Port Orchard
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26.
DESCRIPTION: Hillside stabilization.
LOCATION: Eastbound at milepost 4.6 near Brasch Road Southeast.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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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: See schedule below.
DESCRIPTION: Crews working for Belfair Water District No. 1 will relocate water lines in preparation for an upcoming WSDOT widening project.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.4 to 26 from NE Straub Hill to NE Romance Hill Road.
EXPECT:  Drivers could encounter daytime shoulder closures.

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23-24.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install electrical infrastructure.
LOCATION: State Route 3 at milepost 26.5 at Clifton Lane.
EXPECT: Southbound right turn lane to northbound Clifton Lane will close.

US 101, near Mason-Jefferson County line
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: Around-the-clock lane closure until further notice.
DESCRIPTION: Rain-damaged northbound shoulder.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 316.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic and speed limit reduced to 25 mph.

SR 106, Union
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during weekdays, until Jan. 30.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will rebuild existing power line.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 6 to 6.8.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 302, Allyn
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27.
DESCRIPTION: Debris removal.
LOCATION: Westbound at milepost 3.2.
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 135.2.
EXPECT:  Drivers on the southbound Interstate 705 exit to northbound I-5 may notice daytime heavy equipment and construction material deliveries. Those deliveries are scheduled to occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, Jan 26-29. Drivers can expect short delays to allow the trucks to safely enter and exit the construction zone.

Lane and ramp closures:

From 11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, to 6 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30 and again 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, crews will close the left lane of northbound I-5 between M Street and Portland Avenue.

At 11 p.m. beginning Monday, Jan. 26 through Thursday, Jan. 29, the northbound I-5 Collector/Distributor lane (from State Route 16 and 38th Street to State Route 7, Interstate 705, and City Center) will close. In addition, the South 38th Street and eastbound State Route 16 on-ramps to northbound I-5 will also close. The roadway and ramps will reopen at 4 a.m. each following morning.

At 10 p.m. Monday Jan. 26 and Tuesday Jan. 27, the Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 and the southbound Interstate 705 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close until 6 a.m. each following morning.

The Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 and the southbound SR 167 exit to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 to 6 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30 and again 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31.

Continued around-the-clock closures:

  • The southbound Interstate 5 exit to State Route 7 remains closed until mid-February, 2015 for construction of a stormwater retention pond.
  • The northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 remains closed until spring 2015 for bridge construction.
  • The A-Street on-ramp to northbound I-5/southbound SR 7 remains closed until spring 2016 for bridge construction.

I-5, OR Region Wide Safety - Guardrail & Signing
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: New sign installation.
LOCATION: Both directions from Trosper Road in Tumwater to Center Drive in DuPont from milepost 102.4 to 118.4
EXPECT: Right lane closures near interchanges within the project limits.


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: Drivers also can 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 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-5800
TIME/DAYS: 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 also repaired I-5 expansion joints on the Capitol Lake Bridge in Thurston County.
LOCATION:
EXPECT: Overnight work involving ramp and multiple lane closures on southbound I-5 in Lakewood and northbound I-5 in Tumwater.

Thurston County
No work scheduled this week.

Pierce County 
No work scheduled this week. 



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:  Occasional night lane closures of westbound SR 16 and Olympic Drive.

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: No traffic impacts. 

     
SR 162, Puyallup River Bridge
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate facilities for an upcoming WSDOT Puyallup River Bridge replacement project.
LOCATION: Southbound at Puyallup River Bridge, milepost 6.8 to 7.
EXPECT: No scheduled traffic impacts at this time.

SR 167, Puyallup River Bridge - Bridge Replacement
Brenden Clarke, 360-357-2606
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below.
DESCRIPTION: Crews are building a new northbound 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: 

Weekly closures:

  • From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 4th Street will see one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
  • From 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Levee Road will have one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


MAINTENANCE  


I-5, Lakewood to Nisqually
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 127 to 116.7.
EXPECT: Shoulder closure for mobile operation.

SR 302, Purdy
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Debris removal from guard rail.
LOCATION: Eastbound at milepost 16 near 65th Ave Ct NW.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map (pdf 350kb)

CONSTRUCTION

I-5, OR Region Wide Safety - Guardrail & Signing
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, Jan. 26-30. 
DESCRIPTION: New sign installation.
LOCATION: Both directions from Trosper Road in Tumwater to Center Drive in DuPont from milepost 102.4 to 118.4
EXPECT: Right lane closures near interchanges within the project limits.

OR Region Wide Basic Safety Guardrail & Signing
SR 510, Old Pacific Highway to Lake Saint Clair
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, Jan. 26-30.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail installation.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 6.5 to 8.1.
EXPECT: Right lane closures within the project limits.

I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-5800
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: See below:

Thurston County:
No scheduled work this week.

Pierce County:
No scheduled work this week.

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: I-5 from SR 510 to SR 512.
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, Trosper Road to Marvin Road Signal Upgrade
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, Jan. 27-30.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will upgrade traffic signal controllers and cabinets.
LOCATION: See below.
EXPECT: Police officers will conduct traffic control at several intersections during the following dates.

Tuesday, Jan. 27, crews will work at the intersection of Trosper Road and the on-ramps to northbound I-5.

Wednesday, Jan. 28, crews will work at the intersection of Trosper Road and Tyee Drive.

Thursday, Jan. 29, crews will work at the intersection of Capitol Boulevard and and Lee street.


MAINTENANCE 

I-5, Maytown to Lewis County
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Left shoulder sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 95 to 85.5.
EXPECT: Left lane closure for mobile operation. 

I-5, Grand Mound to Nisqually
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 27-28.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 115 to 85.5.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure. 

SR 8, Summit Lake
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 27-29.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail installation.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 17.4 to 18.8 near Wilson Road.
EXPECT: Left lane closure. 

SR 507, Bucoda
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct maintenance on power pole.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 6.1 at the intersection of Bucoda Highway and Troy St. SE.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure and possible one-way alternating traffic. 

SR 510, Hawks Prairie
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day until Jan. 31.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crew will locate underground utilities.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost .1 to 3.3 between Interstate 5 and Steilacoom Road Southeast.
EXPECT: Shoulder and lane closures as needed.

SR 510, Hawks Prairie
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Jan. 20-24.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crew will locate underground utilities.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 510, from milepost 2.6 to 3.3 between I-5 and Steilacoom Road SE.
EXPECT: Shoulder and lane closures as needed.


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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