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Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates

 

Please note: Activities may be subject to weather-related adjustments. If a highway is not listed below, there are no scheduled closures. Please note emergency lane closures may still occur.

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


 
Map of Olympic Region area


The following activities are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 20, through Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.


View Clallam County construction map (pdf 270 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled impacts.

MAINTENANCE

Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 238.7 to 239.5
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
Description: Elwha River Bridge monitoring.
Work schedule: No scheduled impacts. For more information about the bridge or to see alternatives being considered for the future, please visit elwhariverbridge.com
 
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Grays Harbor County

View Grays Harbor County construction map (pdf 193 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled impacts.

MAINTENANCE

No scheduled impacts.

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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map  (pdf 270kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

No scheduled impacts.

MAINTENANCE 

No scheduled impacts.

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View Kitsap County construction map (pdf 414kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled impacts.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway:
SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap County Location: Milepost(s) 59 to 59.5
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect shoulder closures in each direction and occasional one-way alternating traffic.
Work Schedule:  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, Jan. 23-27.

Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap County Location: Milepost(s) 22
Contact: Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
Description: Asphalt testing. Intersection of SR 104 and Miller Bay Road will be controlled by flaggers. 
Work Schedule: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 through 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25

Highway: SR 303 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap County Location: Milepost(s) 4.5
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility infrastructure maintenance. Drivers can expect left turn lane closures in each direction.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 to 4 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24.


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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map  (pdf 414kb)


CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 - Belfair Area - Widening and Safety Improvements

Highway:
SR 3   Region: Olympic   County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 25.3 to 27
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description: This widening project will extend the center turn lane and provide paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of SR 3. The improvements are intended to be built in two separate stages.
Project web page
Work schedule: Drivers can expect one-lane alternating traffic with flaggers each weeknight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

SR 302 - N of E Victor Rd - Culvert Replacement

Highway: SR 302 Region: Olympic County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 4.5
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description: Crews will replace two failing culverts and install infrastructure to help stabilize the highway.
Project web page
Work schedule:  This project remains on standby due to weather. Work requires seven consecutive days of dry weather.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 3 to 8.5
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday through Jan. 27. 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 343.8 to 344
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect shoulder closures in both directions and alternating one-way traffic as needed.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Jan. 26.

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Pierce County


View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 236kb)


CONSTRUCTION

Tacoma/Pierce County HOV Program

I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue - HOV

Highway:
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 132.8 - 134.4 
Contact:
Gaius Sanoy, 253-365-6700
Description: This project rebuilds Pacific Avenue and McKinley Way bridges spanning I-5. It builds a new northbound SR 7/I-705 bridge, and widens I-5 to accommodate northbound and southbound HOV lanes from M Street to the vicinity of the L Street bridge.
Project web page

I-5 - SR 16 Realignment - HOV Structure and Connections
Highway(s):
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) SR 16 0.1 to .7 I-5 130.9 to 133.5 

Contact: Gaius Sanoy, 253-365-6700
Description: This project is the final of a three stage effort to rebuild the Nalley Valley interchange. During the final phase, crews will build ramps that create new HOV lanes between I-5 and SR 16. The project will also realign I-5 to accommodate HOV ramps.
Project web page

I-5 - Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road - Northbound HOV

Highway:
I-5  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce  Location: Milepost(s) 134 - 136
Contacts: Brenden Clarke, 360-412-3420
Description: This project builds new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and Fife, and a new northbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge. 
Project web page

Temporary but significant changes are underway for drivers who use the eastbound State Route 16 on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma. The change will allow crews to continue efforts to extend HOV lanes into Tacoma.

Work schedule: 
Friday, Jan. 20
• Bay Street on-ramp to northbound State Route 167 (River Road) will close from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 exit to SR 167 (River Road) will close from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day.
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
Saturday, Jan. 21
• Southbound I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Monday, Jan 23 and Tuesday, Jan. 24
• Northbound I-5 Collector/Distributor exits to I-705/SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following day
Wednesday, Jan. 25
• Southbound I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
Thursday, Jan. 26
• Northbound I-5 Collector/Distributor exits to I-705/SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 Exit #136B to Port of Tacoma Road will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• Southbound I-5 exit to East 27th and Bay Street will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
• Southbound I-5 exit to Port of Tacoma Road will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
Friday, Jan. 27
• Northbound I-5 Collector/Distributor exits to I-705/SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

I-5, Point Defiance Bypass - Sound Transit Track and Signal, BNSF Railroad Bridge

Highway: I-5   Region: Olympic    County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 125 - 116 
Contact: Corrie Adams (Sound Transit), 206-903-7414
Description: Point Defiance Bypass Project will reroute passenger trains to an inland rail line along the west side of I-5 through south Tacoma, Lakewood, and DuPont.
Web page
Work schedule:  No I-5 lane or ramp closures scheduled. Train testing along the Point Defiance Bypass train tracks begins the week of Jan. 16. Test trains will travel at speeds up to 40 mph in January, and up to 79 mph in February and March.

MAINTENANCE  

Highway:
SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 8
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Sweeping. Drivers in both directions can expect right or left lane closures for mobile operations.
Work Schedule: 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 through 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23. 

Highway: SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 4 to 9
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Sweeping in both directions of SR 16. Drivers can expect mobile right or left lane closures.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23. 

Highway: SR 161 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 33.2
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: City crews will install infrastructure. Drivers will encounter northbound shoulder closure.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 26-27.

Highway: SR 162 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 7
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will conduct infrastructure maintenance. One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work schedule: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Highway: SR 167 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 6 to 10
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Sweeping. Drivers in both directions can expect right or left lane closures for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 to 5 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22.

Highway: SR 512 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 2.6 to 3.1
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair. Eastbound drivers directions can expect right lane closures.
Work Schedule: 10:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Highway: SR 702 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 9.3
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install communications line. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures as needed.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through March 17. 

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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map  (pdf 220 kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 18.6 to 19.5
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews will install guardrail and rumble strips. Westbound drivers can expect right shoulder closures.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Jan. 23-27.


MAINTENANCE 

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 43.5 to 44
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday through Jan. 27.

Highway: SR 507 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 29.9 to 30
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work schedule: 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23.

Highway: SR 510 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 9.4 to 10
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect westbound shoulder closures.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Jan. 20.


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

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Last revised on January 20, 2017