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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, Dec. 15, through Friday, Dec. 22.


View Clallam County construction map (pdf 270 kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

US 101 - Elwha River Bridge
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 238.7 to 239.5
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
Description:  US 101 Elwha River bridge is open around the clock with no restrictions.

Crews continue to monitor the bridge. For more information, please visit elwhariverbridge.com.

Lake Crescent Highway Rehab Project
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam
Contact: Olympic National Park; Penny Wagner, 360-565-3005
Description: The National Park Service & Federal Highway Administration will rehabilitate 12 miles of Highway 101 around Lake Crescent and 4 miles of East Beach Road to address safety and long‐term maintenance issues.
Work schedule:  Drivers expect up to half-hour delays during weekday work hours. Traveling in the morning before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. may help travelers avoid the half-hour delays.


MAINTENANCE

Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 257
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Cable installation across US 101. Single lane alternating traffic with minor slowdowns for both directions of US 101. 
Work Schedule: 12 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 250 to 272
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Slow moving vehicle in both directions for sweeping operation.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 18-21.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 255 to 255.5
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description:  Eastbound right lane or shoulder closures for ditch debris removal.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 19-21.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 250 to 275
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Shoulder closures in both directions for guardrail repair.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Dec. 18-21.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 244 to 231
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Ditch debris removal. Single lane alternating traffic controlled by flaggers on both directions of US 101. Drivers can expect up to a 5 minute delay. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 19-21.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 61 to 38
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Debris removal. Alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagger on both directions of SR 112.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 18-21


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Grays Harbor County


View Grays Harbor County construction map
(pdf 209 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

SR 8 - Middle and East Forks Wildcat Creek - Remove Fish Barriers
Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 4.3 to 7.5
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews will remove barriers to fish by constructing bridges across the Middle and East Forks of Wildcat Creek.
Project web page
Work schedule:  Drivers are temporarily using the right lanes of both westbound and eastbound SR 8.

Crews within the next month will reconfigure the eastbound lanes to accommodate both directions of traffic.

Like the first half of this project, crews will shift traffic to create room to build two remaining bridges. The highway will remain in that configuration for approximately 12 months.

The intersection of SR 8 and SR 108 in McCleary remains closed to all traffic around the clock. Drivers can detour via the Mox Chehalis Road interchange.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 22 to 22.3
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers or shoulder closures for utility installation.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday Dec. 18-28 except Christmas, Dec. 25.

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 27.5 to 28.5
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8530
Description: One-way alternating traffic for private development.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday through Friday, Dec. 29 excluding holidays.

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Jefferson County

 

View Jefferson County summer construction map  (pdf 225kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

SR 104 – Hood Canal Bridge – Special Repair
Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 13.9 to 15.4
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3000
Description:  Crews are replacing the internal mechanics of the Hood Canal Bridge draw span.
Project web page 
Work Schedule: No scheduled construction.

Drivers are strongly advised to sign up to receive automated messages for up to date bridge information. 


MAINTENANCE 


Highway: SR 19  Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) .01 to 9
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic for ditch debris removal.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 18-21.

Highway: SR 19 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 9 to 13.8
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Slow moving vehicles for vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 18-21.

Highway: SR 20 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) .01 to 9
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic for ditch debris removal.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 18-21.

Highway: SR 20 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) .01 to 10
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Slow moving vehicle for vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 18-21.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 281 to 294
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for ditch debris removal.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 18-21.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 281 to 294
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Slow moving vehicle for vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 18-21.

Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) .01 to 9.2
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description:  Right lane and shoulder closure for mowing operation.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 18-21.

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View Kitsap County construction map (pdf 436kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

SR 104 – Hood Canal Bridge – Special Repair
Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 13.9 to 15.4
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3000
Description:  Crews are replacing mechanics that operate the Hood Canal Bridge draw span.
Project web page
Work Schedule:  No scheduled construction. Drivers are strongly advised to sign up to receive automated messages for the latest information.

SR 305 – Olympic Drive Non-Motorized Improvements  –  Sound to Olympics Trail 
Highway: SR 305 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) .01 -.23 and .23 - .97
Contact: City of Bainbridge Island, 206-842-2016
Description: Crews working for the City of Bainbridge Island have two separate projects that will have traffic impacts between High School Road and the Bainbridge Island Ferry terminal.
Project web page


MAINTENANCE 

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 32.5 to 33.9
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect single-lane and shoulder closures.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Dec. 29.

Highway: SR 3 and SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 15.9 and 58.3
Contact: Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
Description:  A slow moving oversized load will travel from southbound SR 104 at milepost 15.9 (Wheeler Street Northeast) to SR 3 at milepost 58.3 (Scenic Drive Northeast). During the roughly two mile journey, the oversized load will occupy both lanes and travel at just 5 mph.
Work Schedule: 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 to 5 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 57.1 to 59.3
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect shoulder closures in both directions and occasional one-way alternating traffic.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday through Thursday, Dec. 29.

Highway: SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 16 to 18.7
Contact: Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
Description: Barrier repair on westbound SR 16 at two locations, repaired one at a time. Drivers can expect a single lane closure. Work will begin at milepost 16.1 in Pierce County. Second repair location is at milepost 18.5 in Kitsap County.
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18

Highway: SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 27.3 to 28.7
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Eastbound single-lane and shoulder closures for vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 11:59 p.m. Friday Jan. 5 - 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 and 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 - 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 

Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 20.5
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility installation. 
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 through 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19.

Highway: SR 160 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 1.5 to 5
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday from Monday, Dec. 18 through Monday, Jan. 12.

Highway: SR 303 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 3.7 to 3.8
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description:  Southbound single-lane closures for utility maintenance.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18.

Highway: SR 307/SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 51 to 5.2 on SR 307 and milepost 20.5 on SR 104
Contact:  Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility installation.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 -  6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19.


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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map  (pdf 436kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled construction activities.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 4.9 to 11.8
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect to one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Friday, March 2.

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Pierce County


View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 187kb)


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
Work Schedule: See schedule below.

Monday, Dec. 18
• All lanes of southbound I-5 will detour through the collector/distributor. Lane closures begin at 9 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, Dec. 19
• Southbound Interstate 705 ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday.
• All lanes of southbound I-5 will detour through the collector/distributor. Lane closures begin at 9 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Wednesday.
• State Route 7 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.
• Pacific Avenue ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.
• Northbound I-5 collector/distributor ramp to I-705 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, Dec. 20
• Southbound I-705 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.
• SR 7 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.
• Pacific Avenue ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.
• Northbound I-5 collector/distributor ramp to I-705 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Thursday, Dec. 21
• Northbound I-5 exit #136A and #136B to Port of Tacoma Road and 20th Street will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.

Long-term ramp closure:
The southbound I-5 ramp to SR 7 is closed around the clock through the end of 2017 and into early winter 2018. Drivers who use the SR 7 ramp are being detoured using northbound I-705, the SR 509 interchange and southbound I-705. During the closure, crews are reconstructing the ramp so it matches the new alignment of I-5. Crews are also building permanent retention ponds, installing drains and electrical components, and advancing work on the McKinley Way overpass.

I-5 Mounts Rd to Center Dr. - Auxiliary Lane Extension
Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 116.3 to 118.5
Contact: Jon Keeth, 253-365-6700
Description: Crews will build a new auxiliary lane on northbound I-5 between Mounts Road and Center Drive.
Project web page.
Work Schedule:  No work scheduled for the week of Dec. 18.

I-5 Mounts Rd Vicinity VMS Install
Highway:
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 116.2
Contact: Jon Keeth, 253-365-6700
Description: Crews are installing a new variable message sign on northbound I-5 before Mounts Road.
Work Schedule: No work scheduled until January 2018. 

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: Janet Matkin, 360-705-7966 
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.
Sound Transit Project Web page
WSDOT Point Defiance Bypass web page

Beginning Monday, Dec. 18: This train route will be permanently used by 14 daily passenger trains traveling up to 79 mph. Trains will travel in both directions and most will pass through this area between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. However, delays in schedules make it important to stay alert and expect trains at any time, day or night. Drivers who cross the tracks should be prepared for minor delays that occur as trains pass through the intersections.

SR 16, Union Ave to Jackson Ave. - ADA Ramps
Highway:
SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 1.9 to 3.5
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3000
Description: Crews will replace existing curb ramps and upgrade crosswalk signs. No current impacts to traffic.

SR 162, SR 410 to S 96th ST E- Paving and ADA Compliance
Highway: SR 162 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 0.0 to 4
Contact: Jon Keeth, 253-365-6700
Description: Asphalt preservation. Crews will also perform bridge repairs and bring curb ramps and pedestrian push buttons at five intersections up to current ADA standards.  
Work schedule: No work scheduled.

MAINTENANCE  

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 115
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Northbound left lane closure for guardrail repair.
Work Schedule: 3 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18. 

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 116
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair on southbound I-5. Drivers can expect a shoulder closure.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19.

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 130 to 110
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Rolling slowdowns on both directions of I-5 for pothole repairs.
Work Schedule: 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 through 4 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 

Highway: SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 16 to 18.7
Contact: Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
Description: Barrier repair on westbound SR 16 at two locations, repaired one at a time. Drivers can expect a single lane closure. Work will begin at milepost 16.1 in Pierce County. Second repair location is at milepost 18.5 in Kitsap County.
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18

Highway: SR 162 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 19
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Repair guardrail on eastbound SR 162. Drivers can expect single lane traffic controlled by flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21.

Highway: SR 167 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 3
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair on southbound SR 167. Drivers can expect a right lane closure.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Highway: SR 512 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 3
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair on eastbound SR 512 near Golden Given Road. Drivers will see a right lane closure.
Work Schedule: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18 into Tuesday, Dec. 19.

Highway: SR 705 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 1.2
Contact: Tony Kilmer , 360-357-2763
Description: Mobile right and left lane closures for sign installation on southbound SR 705.
Work Schedule: 10 p.m. to 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 through Sunday, Dec. 17.

Highway: SR 706 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 6.1 to 10.1 and 1 to 2
Contact:  Chris Ehresmann 360-570-6749
Description: One-way alternating traffic for vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each weekday through Wednesday, Dec. 22.

Highway: SR 706 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 7.4 to 8.4
Contact: Chris Ehresmann 360-570-6749
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Dec. 18-22.

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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map  (pdf 249kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

No scheduled activities.

MAINTENANCE 


Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 115
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Northbound left lane closure for guardrail repair.
Work Schedule: 3 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17.

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 130 to 110
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Single-lane closures in both directions for asphalt repair.
Work Schedule: 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 through 4 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 106 to 105
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Southbound left lane closures for storm drain cleaning.  
Work Schedule: 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 through 2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18.

Highway: SR 121 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 6 to 7.5
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Vegetation management. Right lane or shoulder closures for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 and Tuesday, Dec. 19. 


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 December 15, 2017