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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 October 24 through October 31, 2014. 

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: 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 that had been used by drivers. Crews also will build new median access points along the corridor.

MAINTENANCE

SR 112, Twin
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday to Oct. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from 38 to 50.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.


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


CONSTRUCTION 

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE

SR 8, near Grays Harbor/Thurston County line
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 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, Summit Lake
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Eastbound at milepost 17.4 near Winslow Drive Southwest.
EXPECT: Left lane closure and occasional rolling slowdowns.

US 12, Rochester
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install service.
LOCATION: Eastbound at milepost 39 near Anderson Road Southwest.
EXPECT: Right shoulder 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 90.7 to 93.5 near Ocean Beach Road.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures and intermittent one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Cosi Hill
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair and jersey barrier realignment.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 78.3 to 78.4.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101 junction with SR 107
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4-5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install fiber optic line.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 77.
EXPECT: Northbound right lane (truck climbing lane) closure.

SR 105, Grayland
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 27-30.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 26 to 29.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 105, Grayland
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays through Nov. 7. 
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace utility poles.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 105 from milepost 25.7 to 26.9.
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 through Nov. 7.
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, Hoquiam
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28.
DESCRIPTION: City of Hoquiam crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1.7 to 3.3.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.


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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map (pdf 362kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled construction activities that will impact traffic this week.

MAINTENANCE

US 101, Big Quilcene River
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 310.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Duckabush Slough and Fulton Creek
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspections.
LOCATION: Both directions at Duckabush Slough and Fulton Creek at mileposts 309 and 313.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday to Nov. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Maintenance work will close Hood Canal Bridge to vehicles.
LOCATION: SR 104 at Hood Canal Bridge.
EXPECT: Up to 20 minute drawspan openings that will close the bridge to vehicular traffic.
 
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 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. daily has ended. The Hood Canal Bridge has resumed conducting pleasure craft openings during those hours.

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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 to Oct. 31.  
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: No impacts to traffic this week.

MAINTENANCE 


SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday to Nov. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Maintenance work will close Hood Canal Bridge to vehicles.
LOCATION: SR 104 at Hood Canal Bridge.
EXPECT: Up to 20 minute drawspan openings that will close the bridge to vehicular traffic

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 303, Bremerton
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 27-28.
DESCRIPTION: Warren Avenue Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Northbound right lane closure on Monday, Oct. 27 and southbound right lane closure on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

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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: Weekdays Nov. 3-8.
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:  At 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. The lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day. 
  
From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday, drivers can expect southbound right shoulder closures.

SR 3, Allyn
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4-5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install aerial communications line.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 22.5 to 23.3 near E Wisteria Lane and SR 302.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers and right shoulder closure. Drivers also can expect brief all-way stop when crews reach intersection of SR 3 and SR 302.

SR 3, near E. Pickering Road
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays to Nov. 21. No work on Veterans Day.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will place fiber optic line.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 10.6. to 12.2, before and after East Pickering Road.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.


US 101, north of Shelton
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Mason County PUD #3 will repair fiber optic line.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 343.8 near North Shelton Springs Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 300, Belfair

TIME/DAYS: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.
DESCRIPTION: North Mason Music Booster Club parade.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 300 from Sand Hill Road to Clifton Lane.
EXPECT: Motorists will follow detour.

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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: During the week of Oct. 27, motorists will encounter overnight double-lane closures beginning at 8 p.m. on southbound I-5 from M Street to Portland Avenue. All lanes will reopen each following morning by 6 a.m. In addition, the following closures are scheduled.

City of Tacoma
From 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 to 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic on South 30th Street between South Fawcett Avenue and Pacific Avenue.

I-5, Interstate 705, State Route 7
• Monday, Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 28
• State Route 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. both nights.
• Northbound collector/distributor on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. both nights.
• From 11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 to 4 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, crews will close the left lane of the northbound I-5 collector/distributor on-ramp to SR 7 and northbound I-705.

Other construction impacts:

  • The southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 is closed around the clock until mid-November.
  • 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:  Northbound and southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane at the intersection of Berkeley Street in Lakewood during the overnight hours on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Two lanes in both directions will be closed from 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 to 4 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.
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: 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:
Thurston County:
No work scheduled.

Pierce County
Beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, crews will begin reducing traffic to one lane on southbound I-5 at Gravelly Lake Drive so they can apply paint stripes and pavement markings. Motorists should expect short-term ramp closures at the Gravelly Lake Drive, Thorne Lane and Berkeley Street intersections of southbound I-5. All ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.

On Friday, Oct. 31, crews will continue their work on southbound I-5 from the Berkeley Street interchange to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord main gate interchange. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane starting at 7 p.m. Short-term overnight ramp closures will also take place at the JBLM main gate interchange. The lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

As long as the weather cooperates, work will continue overnight on Saturday, Nov. 1 from the JBLM main gate interchange to the southbound I-5 Mounts Road exit in DuPont. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane starting at 7 p.m. Short-term overnight ramp closures will take place at the JBLM main gate, Steilacoom-DuPont Road and Center Drive interchanges. The lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 2.

As previously experienced, in the event of rain, this work will be rescheduled to a later date. No work is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30, due to rain in the forecast.

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: Weekday lane closures from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on South Tacoma Way and South Center Street.

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: Overnight single lane closures Monday, Oct. 27 through Thursday Oct. 30 between 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Friday, Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.


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 below.
DESCRIPTION: Local cable company will perform work in prep for an upcoming WSDOT Puyallup River Bridge Replacement Project.
LOCATION: SR 162 at the Puyallup River Bridge, milepost 6.6 to 7.1.
EXPECT: Motorists will see a shoulder closure during daytime working hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 27 – 31. During the overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27 to Friday, Oct. 31 the northbound lane of SR 162 will close. Drivers will experience alternating one-lane traffic controlled by flaggers. 


 
SR 167, Puyallup River Bridge - Bridge Replacement
Brenden Clarke, 360-357-2606
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below.
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: 
Weekly closures for Bridge Replacement project:

  • From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 3-7, 4th Street will see one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
  • From 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 3-7, Levee Road will have one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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.

MAINTENANCE 


I-5, JBLM
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 121.8 to 121.3.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure with multiple rolling slowdowns.

I-5, Mounts Road
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 117.2.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

I-5, JBLM
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Northbound near Thorne Lane at milepost 123.6.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure of Thorne Lane on-ramp to northbound I-5 and right shoulder closure of mainline I-5.

I-5, Fife
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Northbound at 54th Avenue at milepost 137.5.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure of Northbound I-5 exit to 54th Avenue.

I-5, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 exit to 72nd Street at milepost 129.5.
EXPECT: Left shoulder closure.

I-5, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Southbound I-5 exit to 72nd Street at milepost 129.6 to 129.2
EXPECT: Left shoulder closure of southbound I-5 exit to 72nd Street and 72nd Street on-ramp to southbound I-5. Right shoulder closure of mainline southbound I-5.

I-5, JBLM
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
DESCRIPTION: Fence repair.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 121.6.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 7, near Tanwax Creek
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail and shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 34 to 34.6.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 16, Gig Harbor
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 27-30.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 12.1 to 12.2.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 162, McMillin
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays through Nov. 14.
DESCRIPTION: Utility will install new infrastructure in advance of the WSDOT SR 162 Puyallup River Bridge project.
LOCATION: Both directions at mileposts 6.6.
EXPECT: Northbound right shoulder closure and occasional traffic stops.

SR 167 and SR 410, Sumner
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 167 to eastbound SR 410 at milepost 7.2.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure of southbound SR 167 and left shoulder closure of eastbound SR 410.

SR 509, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1.4 to 1.8 between North Levee Road and east of Milwaukee Way.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.

I-705, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Northbound from 15th and A Street from milepost .7 to .9.
EXPECT: I-705 exit to 15th Street 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:
Thurston County:
No work scheduled.

Pierce County:
Beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, crews will begin reducing traffic to one lane on southbound I-5 at Gravelly Lake Drive so they can apply paint stripes and pavement markings. Motorists should expect short-term ramp closures at the Gravelly Lake Drive, Thorne Lane and Berkeley Street intersections of southbound I-5. All ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.

On Friday, Oct. 31, crews will continue their work on southbound I-5 from the Berkeley Street interchange to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord main gate interchange. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane starting at 7 p.m. Short-term overnight ramp closures will also take place at the JBLM main gate interchange. The lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

As long as the weather cooperates, work will continue overnight on Saturday, Nov. 1 from the JBLM main gate interchange to the southbound I-5 Mounts Road exit in DuPont. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane starting at 7 p.m. Short-term overnight ramp closures will take place at the JBLM main gate, Steilacoom-DuPont Road and Center Drive interchanges. The lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 2.

As previously experienced, in the event of rain, this work will be rescheduled to a later date. No work is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30, due to rain in the forecast.


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: Northbound and Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane at the intersection of Berkeley Street in Lakewood during the overnight hours on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Two lanes in both directions will be closed from 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 to 4 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.

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 also 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, Nisqually
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 114.2 to 113.7.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

I-5, Olympia
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: Remove vandalized overhead sign.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 at Boulevard Road from milepost 105 to 106.6.
EXPECT: Double left lane closure.

I-5, Nisqually
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 114.2 to 113.7.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

I-5, Nisqually
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 114.3.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure for southbound I-5 exit to Nisqually. Right shoulder closure of northbound mainline I-5.

SR 8, Summit Lake
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management and shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Eastbound near Wilson Road from milepost 17.4 to 18.8.
EXPECT: Left lane closure and occasional rolling slowdowns.

US 12, Rochester
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install service.
LOCATION: Eastbound at milepost 39 near Anderson Road Southwest.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.


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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