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PLEASE NOTE: Most activities are subject to good weather conditions and work plans are subject to weather-related adjustments.

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


 
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The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for July 25 through August 1, 2014. 

It is a busy year for construction on roadways in the Olympic Region. WSDOT has several 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 4:30 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: On Friday, June 20, crews shifted US 101 onto a mile-long segment of the new highway between Kitchen-Dick Road and Cliff Robinson Road. Traffic impacts should be minimal.  The traffic shift was needed as crews will begin earth moving and culvert related work on the existing roadway.

Substantial completion of the project is expected by early fall. At that time, crews will conduct final paving.

MAINTENANCE

US 101, Port Angeles at Benson Road

Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 28-31.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Eastbound US 101 at Benson Road, milepost 245.5.
EXPECT: Eastbound traffic will be re-routed into the center turn lane.
 
US 101, Sequim at River Road
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 28-29.
DESCRIPTION: Signal revision.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 at the River Road off ramps, milepost 263.
EXPECT: Traffic will be controlled by flaggers while signals are revised.


SPECIAL EVENTS


SR 112, Port Angeles
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 2
DESCRIPTION: Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival Grande Parade
LOCATION: State Route 112 from milepost 49.2 to 51.2.
EXPECT: Signed detours in place.

US 101, Diamond Point Road to Port Angeles
TIME/DAYS: Tuesday, August 5
DESCRIPTION: The RAW Cycle
LOCATION: US 101 from milepost 273 to 246.9.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the highway.

SR 112, Elwha River Rd. to SR 113 
TIME/DAYS: Wednesday, August 6
DESCRIPTION: The RAW Cycle
LOCATION: SR 112 from milepost 59 to 23.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the highway.

SR 113, SR 112 to US 101 
TIME/DAYS: Wednesday, August 6
DESCRIPTION: The RAW Cycle
LOCATION: SR 113 from milepost 9.9 to 0.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the highway.

US 101, from SR 113 to Sol Duc Way
TIME/DAYS: Wednesday, August 6
DESCRIPTION: The RAW Cycle
LOCATION: US 101 from milepost 203 to 192.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the highway.

US 101, Forks to Lake Quinault High School
TIME/DAYS: Thursday, August 7
DESCRIPTION: The RAW Cycle
LOCATION: US 101 from milepost 191 to 123.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the highway.


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


CONSTRUCTION 

SR 108, N of Curran St. to S of Little Creek Casino - Chip Seal
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: This project provides improvements to SR 108 in both Mason and Grays Harbor counties.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1.2 to 4.2 (McCleary) and again to 10.9 to 11.5 (near Little Creek Casino).
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 8, S. of E. Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge to S. of Cooper Rd. - Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: No work scheduled for the week of July 28.
DESCRIPTION: This project re-paves the outside eastbound lane of SR 8 from milepost 4 near the East Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge to milepost 10.5 at the Grays Harbor & Thurston County line near Cooper Road. This week, contractor is installing construction signs and performing pavement repairs.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 8 from milepost 4. to 10.5.
EXPECT: No work is scheduled for the week of July 28.

MAINTENANCE

SR 8, near Straddleline ORV Park
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays from July 28-31.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install utility poles.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 9.3 to 9.8.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 8, McCleary
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 6.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install communications lines.
LOCATION: Both directions near milepost 9 at the intersection of East Mox Chehalis Road.
EXPECT: Estimated 7 minute rolling slowdown for both direction of SR 8. The eastbound on-ramp to SR 8 and median crossing will temporarily close.

US 12, Elma to Grand Mound
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 28-31.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 12 from Elma to Grand Mound, milepost 21 to 46.
EXPECT: Mobile single lane closure with minimal impacts to traffic.

US 12, Aberdeen to Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 28.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 12 between Aberdeen and Montesano, milepost 1.7 to 9.5.
EXPECT: Mobile right lane closure.

US 12, Central Park
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays from Aug. 4-22.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate power lines.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 1.7 to 2.2.
EXPECT: Eastbound right lane closure.

US 101, Hoquiam
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Feb. 2015.
DESCRIPTION: Contractor will prepare area for water pipeline replacement project.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 89.9 to 94.2 near Ocean Beach Road.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures and intermittent one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Rock Crusher Hill
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 29.
DESCRIPTION: Slope repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 at Rock Crusher Hill, milepost 72.5 to 72.6.
EXPECT: Alternating one way traffic controlled by flaggers. Motorists should expect minor delays.

US 101, Cosi Hill
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, July 28.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Northbound US 101, at Cosi Hill, milepost 77.1 to 77.4.
EXPECT: Right lane closure. Motorists should expect some delays.

US 101, Chehalis River Bridge in Aberdeen
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 29-31.
DESCRIPTION: Handrail installation on the Chehalis River Bridge.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 at the Chehalis River Bridge, milepost 83.2 to 83.4.
EXPECT: Single lane closures, first in the northbound direction, then the southbound direction.

SR 105 and 105 Spur, Westport  
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays from July 21-31.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct power line maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.7 to 30.7.
EXPECT: Occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 105 Spur (Forrest Avenue), Grayland
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays from Aug. 4-15.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews conduct maintenance on power lines.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.7 to 30.4 and 30.6 to 30.7.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Hoquiam to Taholah
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 109 from Hoquiam to Taholah, milepost 3.3 to 40.
EXPECT: Mobile lane and shoulder closure. Motorists should expect minor delays.

SR 109, at Valley Road
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 29.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 109 at Valley Road, milepost 4.4 to 6.1.
EXPECT: Single lane traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot car.

SR 109, Ocean City to Moclips
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 30-31.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder repairs.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 109 from Ocean City to Moclips, milepost 18 to 30.
EXPECT: Alternating one lane traffic controlled by flagging operation at multiple locations.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

US 101, Forks to Aberdeen
TIME/DAYS: Thursday and Friday, August 7-8
DESCRIPTION: The RAW Cycle
LOCATION: US 101 from milepost 191 to 83.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the highway.

SR 105, Aberdeen to US 101/Raymond 
TIME/DAYS: Friday, August 8
DESCRIPTION: The RAW Cycle
LOCATION: US 101 from milepost 48 to 0.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the highway.

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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map (pdf 362kb)


CONSTRUCTION

US 101, Hoh River Erosion Site 2 - Bank Stabilization
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
DESCRIPTION: This project provides protection against erosion from the Hoh River. The contractor is installing eight engineered log structures as river bank protection. The log structures will diffuse and deflect the flow of the river to reduce the forces of flow acting upon the shoulder of the highway, and will provide beneficial in stream and riparian habitat for fish and wildlife.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 at milepost 175.7 to 175.9.
EXPECT: Expect occasional one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures as needed.

MAINTENANCE

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Mark Wargo, 360-697-4194
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday July 30 to Thursday, July 31.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 104 on the Hood Canal Bridge.
EXPECT: Openings of the Hood Canal Bridge could delay traffic up to one hour. Marine traffic could also be affected. The openings will allow crews to perform necessary maintenance work on equipment required to open and close the drawspan. 

US 101, Queets
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 31.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from milepost 144 to 151.
EXPECT: Mobile single lane and shoulder closure. Motorists should expect some delays.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 20, Port Townsend
TIME/DAYS: Tuesday, August 5
DESCRIPTION: The RAW Cycle
LOCATION: State Route 20 from milepost 0 to 6.2.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the highway.

US 101 at SR 20
TIME/DAYS: Tuesday, August 5
DESCRIPTION: The RAW Cycle
LOCATION: US 101 from milepost 282.5 to 279.8.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the highway.

US 101, Forks to Lake Quinault High School
TIME/DAYS: Thursday, August 7
DESCRIPTION: The RAW Cycle
LOCATION: US 101 from milepost 191 to 123.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the highway.

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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 through August 1.
DESCRIPTION: This project provides road surface improvements.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 3 from milepost 36.6 to 46.1.
EXPECT: Shoulder and single lane closures.

MAINTENANCE

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Mark Wargo, 360-697-4194
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday July 30 to Thursday, July 31.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 104 on the Hood Canal Bridge.
EXPECT: Openings of the Hood Canal Bridge could delay traffic up to one hour. Marine traffic could also be affected. The openings will allow crews to perform necessary maintenance work on equipment required to open and close the drawspan.

SR 303, Silverdale
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 31.
DESCRIPTION: Sign repair.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 303 from milepost 8.4 to 8.5.
EXPECT: Right lane closure. 

SR 303, Bremerton
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 28-29.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge joint repair.
LOCATION: North and southbound SR 303 from milepost .73 to 1.
EXPECT: The northbound bridge joint repair will take place overnight Monday, July 28. The southbound bridge joint repair will take place overnight on Tuesday, July 29. During this time, SR 303 will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction. 
 
SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 166, Port Orchard
TIME/DAYS: Sunday, August 10 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: The Cruz - Saints Car Club
LOCATION: State Route 166 near milepost 2.6 (Kitsap Street) to 3.1 (Rockwell Ave.)
EXPECT: SR 166/Bay Street will be closed between Kitsap Street and Rockwell Avenue. Motorists should use alternate routes.

SR 305, Bainbridge Island to Poulsbo 
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
LOCATION: State Route 305 from milepost 5.2 to 8.8.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway and across Agate Pass Bridge. Please use caution.

SR 303, Silverdale
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
LOCATION: State Route 303 at milepost 6.5.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway. Please use caution.

SR 3, Bremerton
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
LOCATION: State Route 3 at milepost 41.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway. Please use caution.

SR 3, Gorst
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
LOCATION: State Route 3 at milepost 34.2.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway. Please use caution.

SR 16 SPUR, Gorst
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
LOCATION: State Route 16 from milepost 29.1 to 28.8.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway. Please use caution.

SR 16, Gorst
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
LOCATION: State Route 16 from milepost 28.8 to 28.03.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway. Please use caution.

SR 160, Port Orchard
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
LOCATION: State Route 160 from milepost 2.6 to 2.5.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway. Please use caution.


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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map (pdf 422kb)


CONSTRUCTION

SR 108, N of Curran St. to S of Little Creek Casino - Chip Seal
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: This project provides improvements to SR 108 in both Mason and Grays Harbor counties.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1.2 to 4.2 (McCleary) and again to 10.9 to 11.5 (near Little Creek Casino).
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

MAINTENANCE

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Monday, July 28.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will place aerial communications line on existing poles.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 3 at milepost 24.9.
EXPECT: Southbound right shoulder closure on SR 3 and westbound right shoulder closure on SR 106.

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, July 31.
DESCRIPTION: Utility work.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 25.5 to 26.4.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Friday, August 8.
DESCRIPTION: Utility work.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 3 from milepost 24.9 to 26.3.
EXPECT: Northbound right shoulder closure in areas. 

US 101, Brinnon to Hoodsport
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Sept. 15.
DESCRIPTION: Utility contractor will perform vegetation management near existing power and communication lines. The work will take place consecutively in three locations.
Milepost:

  • 303 to 306.1 (near Brinnon)
  • 313.3 to 322.4 (near Mason-Jefferson County line)
  • 327.4 to 333.7 (Hoodsport area)

LOCATION: Both directions milepost 303 to 333.7.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 106, Alderbrook
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Eastbound near milepost 7.3 near Alderbrook Resort.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 3, Belfair
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: North Mason Rotary Club's Taste of Hood Canal
LOCATION: State Route 3 at milepost 26.5, near Clifton Lane.
EXPECT: Clifton Lane at SR 3 will be closed. Use alternate routes.

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View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 443kb)


CONSTRUCTION
 
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:  Motorists 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, 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: Construction crews will close the Center Drive on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 and the Mounts Road weigh station.
 
Ramp closure schedule:

8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 to 4 a.m. Wednesday, July 30
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 to 4 a.m. Thursday, July 31
10 p.m. Thursday, July 31 to 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1

The northbound I-5 Mounts Road weigh station will also close each night for the same hours the ramps are closed.

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/SR 16, Eastbound Nalley Valley Project
Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
TIME/DAYS: See below for specifics.
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 are completing 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: 

  • At 9 p.m. on Monday, July 28, crews will close the left southbound lane of I-5 near the interchange for drainage work. The lane will reopen by 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 29.
  • At 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, crews will close the South 38th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 and the City Center for striping. The ramp will reopen by 4 a.m. Thursday, July 31.
  • At 11 p.m. on Thursday, crews will close two ramps: South 38th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 and the City Center; and
    northbound I-5 exit (#133) to the City Center. Signed detours will be provided for the closed ramps. Both ramps will reopen by 4 a.m. Friday, August 1.

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 Driver NW and Olympic Drive NW itself.
EXPECT: Beginning Monday, August 4, motorists will encounter weeknight single-lane closures on west and eastbound SR 16 approaching Olympic Drive NW, and on Olympic Drive NW itself. The westbound SR 16 lane closures are scheduled Monday through Friday, August 4-8, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Eastbound SR 16 lane closures are scheduled for the same nights between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. Olympic Drive NW itself will be reduced to two lanes, one lane in each direction, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

SR 161, Lynch CR Road to South CR Bridge Paving and Chip Seal, Eatonville
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: Chip seal project through late July.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 3.3 to 12.8. The project also will include pavement repair on SR 161 near 314th Street East.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with pilot car in smaller increments within the project area.

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 eases congestion by adding lanes and managing access. Improvements for the first phase includes adding one through-lane each direction from 24th Street to Milton Way (1.2 miles), as well as sidewalks, and 4-foot shoulders to accommodate bicycles. Additionally, driveways to the highway will be consolidated and defined. A new traffic signal will be built at the intersection with 16th Street. Crews are grading, constructing earth walls, electrical, sidewalk, and erosion control work.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 161 from milepost 32.1 to 33.3
EXPECT: Short term traffic stops for trucks and equipment entering and exiting the construction site.

SR 167, Puyallup River Bridge - Bridge Replacement
Brenden Clarke, 360-357-2606
TIME/DAYS: Weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will construct a temporary alignment east of the steel truss bridge. Crews will move the bridge to the new route to allow construction of the new bridge. 
LOCATION: SR 167, 4th Street, and Levee Road under the Puyallup River Bridge.
EXPECT: On weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic on 4th Street.

Now that the northbound bridge has been relocated, crews will begin to build a new bridge in its place. Construction of the new bridge is scheduled to be complete by late 2015.

The WSDOT would like to thank the public for altering their travel plans to help reduce congestion in the area during this phase of the project.


SR 509 Wapato Creek to Norpoint Way NE – Paving
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6752
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, July 28-Friday, Aug. 1,  and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday through July 17.
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: Motorists can expect to encounter single-lane closures on SR 509 between Alexander Avenue East and Norpoint Way during the following timeframes. Although WSDOT tries to minimize impacts to traffic during construction activities, the closures have caused delays. Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible. 


I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving 
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 16-18.
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 in both directions of I-5 in Pierce and Thurston counties from Tumwater Boulevard to Gravelly Lake Drive.
EXPECT: At 10 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, July 27, 28 and 29, crews will close the:
• northbound US 101 on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5; and
• southbound I-5 exit to 2nd Avenue Southwest.

At 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 29, 30 and 31, crews will close the:
• southbound I-5 exit to Trosper Road Southwest; and
• Trosper Road Southwest on-ramp to southbound I-5.

A signed detour will be provided for the US 101 ramp closure to I-5. Detours will not be provided for the other ramp closures and motorists will need to use alternate routes.

All ramps will reopen at 6 a.m. each following morning.

The work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.

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.

SR 410 - East of Chinook Pass - Rock Scaling 
Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
TIME/DAYS: Starting July 21 through October, crews will close State Route 410 for 30 to 40 minutes to remove loose rock from the slopes east of Chinook Pass. Drivers will experience delays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 6 a.m. to noon Fridays. No work is scheduled Saturdays and Sundays. Drivers can access US 12 and SR 123 as alternate routes.

MAINTENANCE 

I-5, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday into Thursday, July 30-31.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge joint repair.
LOCATION: Southbound I-5 from milepost 133.2 to 132.2.
EXPECT: The two left lanes will be closed.

SR 7, near Eatonville
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursdays through July 31.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility company is setting poles on the east side of SR 7 and working on the power lines.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 7 from milepost 33.1 to 33.4 
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers. Northbound SR 7 will be closed as needed.

SR 7, near Eatonville
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday through to July 31.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility company is setting poles on the east side of SR 7 and working on the power lines.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 7 from milepost 35.3 to 36.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers. Northbound SR 7 will be closed as needed.

SR 7, near Eatonville
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, August to Oct. 31.
DESCRIPTION: Utility work.
LOCATION: Northbound SR7, milepost 33 to 34.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic controlled by flagging operation. The northbound lane will be closed as needed. No work or traffic control on Labor Day Weekend. 

SR 7, Tacoma
Tim Marganelli, 360-561-2497
TIME/DAYS: 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Thursday into Friday, July 31-Aug. 1. DESCRIPTION: Drainage inspection and cleaning.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 7 from milepost 57.8 to 58.6
EXPECT: No impacts to traffic. 

SR 7 at 38th Street West, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 56-hour ramp closure from 8 a.m. Monday, July 28 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 30.
DESCRIPTION: Drain repair.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 7 from milepost 58.2 to 58 at the 38th Street West exit.
EXPECT: At 8 a.m. on Monday, July 28, WSDOT maintenance crews will close the right lane of southbound SR 7 approaching South 38th Street, and the southbound SR 7 exit to westbound South 38th Street. Over the next three days, they will remove portions of asphalt in the closed lane, expose the drainage system and replace drains that have failed and allowed water to seep onto the roadway. When the drainage repairs are complete, they will resurface the lane and finish the job by removing roadway debris and clearing vegetation to improve motorists’ sight distance. The ramp and lane are scheduled to reopen by 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. During the ramp closure, motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

SR 16, Tacoma
Tim Marganelli, 360-561-2497
TIME/DAYS: 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday into Wednesday, July 29-30, and Wednesday into Thursday, July 30-31.
DESCRIPTION: Drainage inspection and cleaning.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16 at the Nalley Valley Interchange, milepost 0 to 1.
EXPECT: Minimal impacts to traffic.

SR 161, Graham
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 4-6.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install service to a customer.
LOCATION: Both directions near milepost 20.2 near 194th Street East.
EXPECT: Northbound and southbound right shoulder closures.

SR 162, Sumner
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday into Monday, July 27-28.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 162 from milepost 3 to 4.
EXPECT: Traffic will be controlled with a flagging operation and pilot car. Minimal impacts to traffic expected.

SR 162, Sumner to Orting 
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday into Tuesday, July 28-29.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 162 from milepost 5 to 6.
EXPECT: Traffic will be controlled with a flagging operation and pilot car. Minimal impacts to traffic expected.

SR 162, Orting
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday into Wednesday, July 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 162 from milepost 7 to 9.
EXPECT: Traffic will be controlled with a flagging operation and pilot car. Minimal impacts to traffic expected.

SR 162, Orting to Sumner
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from Aug. 5 to Sept. 5. There will be no work during Labor Day weekend.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 3 to 7.6 near 144th St. E. to SR 410.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 302, Purdy Spit
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below.
DESCRIPTION: Replacing armored slope damaged in winter storm.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 15 to 15.8.
EXPECT: A Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance project to repair a segment of rock bulkhead along the Purdy Spit on State Route 302 was completed a day ahead of schedule.

Since the work has been completed, the Thursday, July 31 overnight closure of the bridge across the waterway has been cancelled.

During the work, crews made repairs to the rock bulkhead previously damaged by fierce weather and high tides.


SR 410, Bonney Lake
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility company is replacing a failed power line.
LOCATION: Westbound SR 410 at milepost 12.4.
EXPECT: Westbound right shoulder closure.
 
SR 507, Spanaway to Roy
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday to Friday, July 30 to Aug 1.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 507 from milepost 40.2 to 39.
EXPECT: Traffic will be controlled with a flagging operation and pilot car. Minimal impacts to traffic expected.

SR 509, Tacoma to Browns Point
Tim Marganelli, 360-561-2497
TIME/DAYS: 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday into Tuesday, July 28-29.
DESCRIPTION: Drainage maintenance and inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 509 from milepost 0 to 3.9.
EXPECT: Minimal impacts to traffic.

SR 512, Puyallup
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday into Friday, July 31 to Aug. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Repair bridge joints.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 512 from milepost 11 to 11.5.
EXPECT: The Pioneer Avenue on-ramp to Eastbound SR 512 will be closed.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 16, Tacoma
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 2
DESCRIPTION: Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon
LOCATION: State Route 16 near milepost .75 to 8.7.
EXPECT: Event will take place along the Scott Pierson Trail.

SR 16, Gig Harbor to Tacoma
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
LOCATION: State Route 16 from milepost 8.7 to .06
EXPECT: Riders will stay on Scott Pierson Trail to cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

SR 509, Tacoma
TIME/DAYS: Sunday, August 10
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
LOCATION: State Route 509 from milepost 0 to .12
EXPECT: WSP escort at intersections of I-705, Port of Tacoma, Alexander Rd., and Taylor Way.

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Thurston County


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CONSTRUCTION


I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 16-18.
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 in both directions of I-5 in Pierce and Thurston counties from Tumwater Boulevard to Gravelly Lake Drive.
EXPECT: Overnight work in both directions of I-5 in Pierce and Thurston counties from Tumwater Boulevard to Gravelly Lake Drive.
EXPECT: 
Weather permitting, at 11 p.m. on Monday, July 28, crews will close northbound US 101 at the interchange with State Route 8 to install permanent striping.

Motorists will be detoured around the closure via State Routes 8 and 108. The detour is 26 miles long and adds 30 minutes to drivers’ trips. During the closure, bicyclists will be allowed to use Madrona Beach Road Northwest and Old Highway 410 Southwest.

Northbound 101 will reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 29.

At 10 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, July 27, 28 and 29, crews will close the:
• northbound US 101 on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5; and
• southbound I-5 exit to 2nd Avenue Southwest.

At 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 29, 30 and 31, crews will close the:
• southbound I-5 exit to Trosper Road Southwest; and
• Trosper Road Southwest on-ramp to southbound I-5.

A signed detour will be provided for the US 101 ramp closure to I-5. Detours will not be provided for the other ramp closures and motorists will need to use alternate routes.

All ramps will reopen at 6 a.m. each following morning.

The work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.

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:  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: Construction crews will close the Center Drive on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 and the Mounts Road weigh station from 11 p.m. Friday, July 25 to 4 a.m. Monday, July 28. Truckers are advised that they will not be allowed access to the weigh station over the weekend. The work is weather dependent and the closures will be postponed in the event of rain.

Crews will close the northbound I-5 exit to Center Drive from 11 p.m. Friday, July 25, to 4 a.m. Saturday, July 26.

The same closures are scheduled to occur between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Monday, July 28 through Thursday, July 31. The work is weather dependent and the closures will be postponed in the event of rain.

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.

SR 510, Reservation Road Intersection Improvements
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: See specifics below:
DESCRIPTION: This project constructs roundabouts at the SR 510 intersections at Yelm Highway and Reservation Road.  
EXPECT: There will be occasional stops for 10 minutes or less throughout the day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. as needed for misc. work items.

US 101, W of Steamboat Island Rd to Black Lake Blvd - Paving
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: See specifics below:
DESCRIPTION: This project rehabilitates lanes and ramps along a five-mile stretch of northbound US 101 between Black Lake Boulevard and Steamboat Island Road. The project will require night lane, shoulder and ramp closures. Lane closure hours will vary depending on location, however in general the lane closures will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to minimize impacts to the traveling public. Ramps at several US 101 interchanges in the project limits will be closed for paving activities, and over three nights, northbound US 101 will be closed at the US 101/SR 8 interchange. Those closures will be announced as they are scheduled.
EXPECT: Northbound US 101 at State Route 8 will close on Monday, July 28 at 11 p.m. and re-open at 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 29. Motorists will be detoured via State Routes 8 and 108. The detour is 26 miles long and adds 30 minutes to drivers’ trips. 
 
Weather permitting, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will install permanent striping at the following intersections of northbound US 101 Monday through Thursday July 28-31: 
• 8 p.m. - Crews will close the northbound off-ramp to Evergreen Parkway NW.
9 p.m. - Crews will close the northbound ramps at the Mud Bay interchange.
• 9 p.m. – Crews will close the northbound ramps at Steamboat Island Road.
All ramps will reopen at 6 a.m.

Single lane closures on northbound US 101 will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, July 28 through Thursday, July 31.


MAINTENANCE

SR 8, Summit Lake
Claudia Bingham Baker, 360-357-2789
TIME/DAYS: See specifics below:
DESCRIPTION: Spill clean-up
LOCATION: Westbound SR 8, milepost 17.5 to 19.
EXPECT: On Saturday, July 26, crews will reduce westbound SR 8 to one lane between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to restripe the road in preparation for a long-term lane closure that will begin Monday morning, July 28.

Starting Monday and continuing through late August, westbound SR 8 will be reduced to one lane around the clock between mileposts 17.5 and 19 near the Summit Lake Grocery for continued clean-up activities following a fuel spill on July 10.

The remaining open lane on westbound SR 8 will be narrowed to 11 feet with two-foot shoulders, and moved toward the highway median to make room for the clean-up. Motorists should drive through the area carefully and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations. Other restrictions include the following:

• The westbound SR 8 exit to Summit Lake Grocery will be closed for construction access during daytime hours. Westbound motorists can access Summit Lake Grocery by turning right at the next exit.

• Bicyclists will be escorted through the workzone each Monday through Friday between sunrise and sunset. Outside of those hours, bicyclists are advised to use alternate routes.

• Truckers hauling cargo over 14 feet wide will not be allowed through the workzone and will be detoured onto US 101. They are advised that a chip-seal operation is occurring along the detour route that may cause additional delays. 


US 12, Elma to Grand Mound
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 28-31.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 12 from Elma to Grand Mound, milepost 21 to 46.
EXPECT: Mobile single lane closure with minimal impacts to traffic.


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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