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Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates

 

Please note: Many activities are subject to weather-related adjustments. If a highway is not listed below, there are no scheduled closures at this time, although 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. 9, through Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.


View Clallam County construction map (pdf 270 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No active construction projects are occurring at this time.

MAINTENANCE

Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 239
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
Description: Elwha River Bridge monitoring.
Work schedule: The bridge is open to traffic. For more information about the bridge or to see alternatives being considered for the future, please visit elwhariverbridge.com
 
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 201.7
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure.  Drivers can expect northbound shoulder closures.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12-13.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 197
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect northbound shoulder closures.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 13-15.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 173.9
Contact: Lyric Winn, 360-565-0680
Description: Debris removal. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 160.8 to 160.9
Contact: Lyric Winn, 360-565-0680
Description: Debris removal. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic.
Work schedule: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 40.7
Contact: Lyric Winn, 360-565-0680
Description: Guardrail repair. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic.
Work schedule: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 36.7
Contact: Lyric Winn, 360-565-0680
Description: Ditch debris removal. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic.
Work schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Highway: SR 113 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 4.8 to 3.7
Contact: Lyric Winn, 360-565-0680
Description: Debris removal. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15.

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Grays Harbor County

View Grays Harbor County construction map (pdf 193 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 12 - Schouweiler Rd Intersection Improvements 

Highway:
US 12  Region: Olympic  County: Grays Harbor  Location: Milepost(s) 17.8 - 18.4
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500 
Description: Improvements at this intersection are intended to reduce the potential for collisions and improve traffic flow.
Project web page
Work schedule:  No scheduled traffic impacts.

MAINTENANCE

No scheduled impacts.

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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map  (pdf 270kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No active construction is scheduled.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 277
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Guardrail repair. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14.

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View Kitsap County construction map (pdf 414kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled impacts.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 43.5
Contact: Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
Description: Guardrail repair. Drivers can expect left lane closure in each direction.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Dec. 12-15.

Highway: SR 307 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) .09 to 1.2
Contact: Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
Description: Guardrail repair. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic and delays of up to 5 minutes.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Highway: SR 307 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) .04 to .07
Contact: Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
Description: Guardrail repair. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic and delays of up to 5 minutes.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14.


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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map  (pdf 414kb)


CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 - Belfair Area - Widening and Safety Improvements

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

SR 302 - N of E Victor Rd - Culvert Replacement

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

MAINTENANCE 

Highway
: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 11.2
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic and occasional brief traffic stop.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 335 to 337
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Dec. 5-9. 

Highway: US 106 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 2.6 to 5
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each Monday through Friday through Dec. 9. 

Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 2.6 to 5
ContactJames Narramore, 360-570-6747
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Dec. 9.

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Pierce County


View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 236kb)


CONSTRUCTION

Tacoma/Pierce County HOV Program

I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue - HOV

Highway:
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 132.8 - 134.4 
Contact:
Brenden Clarke, 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: Brenden Clarke, 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: Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
Description: This project builds new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and Fife, and a new northbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge. 
Project web page

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

Work schedule: Lane and ramp closures are listed below. 

Lane closures
Drivers can expect weeknight single- and double-lane closures in both directions of I-5 between Port of Tacoma Road and L Street.

Ramp closures
Northbound I-5 collector/distributor exits to Interstate 705 and State Route 7
• 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, until 4 a.m. the following morning.

East 27th Street/Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5
• 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, until 5 a.m. the following morning

Southbound I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5
• 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 12-14, until 4 a.m. each following morning.
• 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, until 4 a.m. the following morning.
• 11:59 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Southbound I-5 exit to State Route 7
• 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 12-14 until 6 a.m. each following morning.
• 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, until 6 a.m. the following morning.
• 11:59 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, until 6 a.m. the following morning.

Northbound I-5 exit to northbound State Route 167 (River Road)
• 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, until 7 a.m. the following morning.

East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5
• 11:59 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, until 6 a.m. the following morning.

20th Street East in Fife (pdf 111 kb): A segment of this road is closed to all traffic until spring 2017.


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


Highway: I-5   Region: Olympic    County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 125 - 116 
Contact: Corrie Adams (Sound Transit), 206-903-7414
Description: Point Defiance Bypass Project will reroute passenger trains to an inland rail line along the west side of I-5 through south Tacoma, Lakewood, and DuPont.
Web page
Work schedule: 

  • Overnight single-lane closures on northbound and southbound I-5 near the Thorne Lane interchange (exit 123) will take place on weeknights. Southbound I-5 lane closures will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Northbound I-5 lane closures will take place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Overnight single- and double-lane closures on northbound I-5 between the rail bridge and Mounts Road. Lane closures will begin at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.


MAINTENANCE  

Highway: I-5  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 136
Contact: Claudia Bingham Baker, 360-357-2716
Description: Spill cleanup.
Work schedule: During night hours, contractor crews will close the Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to northbound I-5 for clean-up efforts following a previous spill from a tanker truck.

  • The ramp will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • No detour will be signed.
  • Drivers are advised to use alternate routes to reach northbound I-5.

Highway: SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 0.0 to 1
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Sweeping. Drivers in both directions will encounter lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 to 4 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15.

Highway: SR 161 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 24  
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will maintain infrastructure. Drivers can expect right lane closures in each direction.  
Work schedule: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each weeknight through Friday, Dec. 16.

Highway: SR 165 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 10 to 17.
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will do routine vegetation management. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic.
Work schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday through Dec. 30.

Highway: SR 507 Region: Olympic County: Pierce/Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 29.8 to 31.1
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install communications line. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures as needed.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Dec. 28. No work scheduled Dec. 26.

Highway: SR 509 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 0.0 to 3
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Sweeping. Drivers in both directions will encounter lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 10:30 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Dec 10-12, until 4 a.m. each following day.

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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map  (pdf 220 kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 17.1 to 19.8
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews will install guardrail and rumble strips.
Work schedule: No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 366.5
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Westbound drivers can expect right shoulder closures
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Dec. 28 excluding holidays.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 366 to 367
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair. Southbound drivers will encounter single-lane closures.
Work Schedule: 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 through 4 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13. 

Highway: SR 121 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 3.8 to 4.2
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12-13.

Highway: SR 507 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 6 to 11
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures in each direction.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Dec. 12-16.

Highway: SR 507 Region: Olympic County: Pierce/Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 29.8 to 31.1
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect shoulder closures in both directions as needed.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Dec. 28 excluding holidays.



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 09, 2016