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The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for Feb. 27 through March 6, 2015.

WSDOT has numerous projects to improve safety, ease congestion and maintain infrastructure. View the region-wide interactive map .

Use the WSDOT GeoPortal tool to locate specific locations on state highways.

View Clallam County summer construction map (pdf 214kb)

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
Following the opening of 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

No maintenance activities scheduled this week.

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View Grays Harbor County summer construction map (pdf 160kb)


CONSTRUCTION 

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE

SR 8, Elma to US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing and guide post replacement.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0 to 20.6.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 12, Elma to Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March, 6.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing and guild post repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 9.4 to 21.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 101, Cosi Hill
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3-4.
DESCRIPTION: Ditch debris removal and shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 77 to 80.5.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 101, Aberdeen
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, March, 4.
DESCRIPTION: Routine bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Chehalis River Bridge at milepost 83.2.
EXPECT: Southbound right lane closure followed by northbound right lane closure.

US 101, Hoquiam
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through March 6. 
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, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.
DESCRIPTION: Hydro seeding.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 73.7 to 74.4 near Lund Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Artic
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.
DESCRIPTION: Hydro seeding.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 74.9 to 75.1 near Artic Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Amanda Park
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 5.
DESCRIPTION: Culvert repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 139.9 to 140.1.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Artic
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: Around the clock.
DESCRIPTION: Temporary repairs following previous roadway settlement.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 72.6 at Rock Crusher Hill.
EXPECT: Two-way traffic has been restored. A temporary 25 mph speed reduction will remain in place until further notice. Drivers are advised that additional rain could retrigger the slide and traffic once more could be restricted. WSDOT anticipates that construction on a permanent repair will begin this summer.

SR 107, Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, March 3-5.
DESCRIPTION: Hydro seeding.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 6.2 to 6.5 near Melbourne Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 107, Montesano
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3-4.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 6.9 to 7.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 107, Preachers Slough
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.
DESCRIPTION: Hydro seeding.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 1.8 to 2.1 near Lempie Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map (pdf 214kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

US 101, Quilcene
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 295.2 near US Forest Service building.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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 116, Port Hadlock
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8:30a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 2.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 2.6 to 2.8 at Portage Canal Bridge.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


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View Kitsap County summer construction map (pdf 415kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 16, Port Orchard
Russ Carpenter, 360-357-2672
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3.
DESCRIPTION: Sign installation.
LOCATION: Westbound at milepost 24.2.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map (pdf 415kb)


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. Monday through Friday, March 2-6.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will work on water and ground restoration.
LOCATION: Both directions from 25.4 to 26.
EXPECT: Shoulder closures.

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, March 2-6
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will repair the roadway following waterline installation.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.4 to 26 between Sweetwater Creek and Northeast Romance Hill Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
 
SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate power lines.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.5 to 26.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, March 2-6.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate communication lines for an upcoming WSDOT project.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 26.8 to 27.
EXPECT: Southbound traffic will be shifted to create a work zone.

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.

US 101, Potlatch
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 2-5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install electrical facilities.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 334.6.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure or one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Shelton
Russ Carpenter, 360-357-2672
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 2.
DESCRIPTION: Sign installation and repair.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 348.1 near West Cloquallum Road.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 108, Kamilche
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 27
DESCRIPTION: Utility will install communications line.
LOCATION: Both directions from mileposts 11.2 to 11.8 near US 101 at Little Creek Casino.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 108, Kamilche
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March, 5.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions at Skookum Creek at milepost 11.1.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 119, Lake Cushman
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 2.
DESCRIPTION: Ditch debris removal.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 5 to 6.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 456kb)

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: See below.

Ramp closures:
At 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, March. 2-4, the northbound I-5 collector/distributor lane to northbound I-705 will close. The exit will reopen at 4 a.m. each following morning.

From 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, March 6, the northbound I-5 collector/distributor lane exit to northbound I-705 will close.


Lane closures:


Continued around-the-clock closures:

  • The Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5 in downtown Tacoma will close until mid-March. Drivers will be detoured to I-5 via State Route 509 and Interstate 705.
  • The southbound Interstate 5 exit to State Route 7 remains closed until early March 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 - Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road - Northbound HOV
Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: This project lays the foundation for new HOV facilities that start in Tacoma and join with existing HOV lanes in Fife.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 between East Portland Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road.
EXPECT: See details below.

  • From 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 2-3, the left lane of southbound SR 167 (River Road) near I-5 will close.
  • Shoulder closures on 28th Street.
  • A segment of 20th Street East in Fife will close to all traffic around the clock for two years starting Monday, March 9, 2015.


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: During spring 2015, a series of ramp meters will be activated along Interstate 5 between State Route 510 and State Route 512.

I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8500
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. The project also repaired I-5 expansion joints on the Capitol Lake Bridge in Thurston County.
LOCATION: 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
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:  No scheduled traffic impacts.

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
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will build a replacement for the Puyallup River Bridge.
LOCATION: Both directions at the Puyallup River Bridge from milepost 6.6 to 7.1.
EXPECT: Shoulder closures and short-term traffic stops.

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: See below. 

Cranes will install 20 steel girders for the new northbound span across the Puyallup River. The process will require weeknight lane closures on the southbound and northbound State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridges (Meridian).

SR 167 lane closure specifics:

  • At 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, crews will close the left lane of northbound SR 167 at the Puyallup River Bridge.
  • At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, crews will close the left lane of southbound SR 167 Puyallup River Bridge.
  • The northbound lanes will reopen at 5:30 a.m. each following day. The southbound lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. each following day.
  • At 7 p.m. each weeknight through Friday, March 13, crews will close the left lane northbound SR 167 at the Puyallup River Bridge. A half-hour later each night, crews will close the left lane of southbound SR 167 at the Puyallup River Bridge. The northbound lanes will reopen at 5:30 a.m. each following day. The southbound lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. each following day.
  • During each night, drivers may also encounter rolling slowdowns.

4th Street and Levee Road lane closures:

Day lane 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.

Night lane closures

  • From 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, 4th Street and Levee Road will see one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


MAINTENANCE  

I-5, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.
DESCRIPTION: Sign repair.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 134.7.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 7, Parkland
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and again 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, March 2-6.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install communications line.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 49.3 near 159th Street South and 160th Street South.
EXPECT: Daytime right shoulder closures and nighttime alternating northbound and southbound right lane closures.

SR 161, South Hill
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Saturday, March 7.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will make natural gas line repairs.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 24.4 near 123rd Street Court East.
EXPECT: Northbound right lane closure. Northbound traffic will be directed into the center turn lane. 

SR 161, Alder Lake
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 17.7 to 17.9 at Alder Lake.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 165, Wilkeson
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through March 13.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate power lines.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 18.4 near 147th Street East.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 410, Sumner
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, March 2-5.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 9 to 11.6 near Traffic Avenue.
EXPECT: Left lane closure.

SR 410, Sumner
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 4-5.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 12 to 9.
EXPECT: Left lane closure.


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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map (pdf 224kb)

CONSTRUCTION


I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8500
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.  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: 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.
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: During spring 2015, a series of ramp meters will be activated along Interstate 5 between State Route 510 and State Route 512. 


MAINTENANCE 

I-5, Maytown to Lewis County
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 2-5.
DESCRIPTION: Left shoulder sweeping and other debris removal.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 95 to 85.5.
EXPECT: Left lane closure for mobile operation.

I-5, Grand Mound
Russ Carpenter, 360-357-2672
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.
DESCRIPTION: Sign installation.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 85 to 86.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 507, Bucoda
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through March 6.
DESCRIPTION: Utility will install communication line.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 6.8 to 9.4.
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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