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The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for July 31 through Aug. 7, 2015.

WSDOT has numerous projects to improve safety, ease congestion and maintain infrastructure. View the region-wide interactive map  to learn more.

Use the WSDOT GeoPortal tool to locate specific locations on state highways.

View Clallam County summer construction map (pdf 214kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 101 Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road
Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: See information below:  
DESCRIPTION: This project widened US 101 from two lanes to four in Clallam County from Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road.
LOCATION: Both directions from mileposts 265 to 261.
EXPECT: Most work on this project is complete. Motorists may still encounter single-lane closures and shoulder closures as crew complete final tasks.  
 
US 101, S of Mansfield Rd to W of Shore Rd - Paving, Forks and Port Angeles
Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: See below:
DESCRIPTION: Highway preservation in three sections of US 101.

  • Mileposts 189.3 to 192, south of Forks
  • 249.6 to 251.6, Port Angeles
  • 254.8 to 256.9, east of Port Angeles

Crews also will upgrade sidewalk curb ramps to current ADA standards, upgrade several traffic signals, and other improvement work.
LOCATION: Various locations as listed above.
EXPECT: Depending on the location, drivers may encounter single-lane closures, shoulder closures, one-way alternating traffic with flaggers and lane shifts.

MAINTENANCE

US 101, Port Angeles
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 3-6.
DESCRIPTION: Roadway sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 232 to 281.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

US 112, Joyce
Claudia Bingham Baker, 360-357-2789
TIME/DAYS: See below.  
DESCRIPTION: Loads over legal weights are prohibited from crossing the Lyre River Bridge located four miles west of Joyce. The restriction was put in place after WSDOT bridge engineers discovered damage to a wooden bridge pile.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 23.5.
EXPECT: From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m through Wednesday, Aug, 5, motorists can expect delays and one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 112, Port Angeles
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 3-6.
DESCRIPTION: Roadway sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 38 to 61.1.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

SR 117, Tumwater Truck Route
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 pm. P.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 3-6
DESCRIPTION: Slope stabilization.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost .9 to 1.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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Grays Harbor County


View Grays Harbor County summer construction map (pdf 160 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 101 - Hoquiam River - Simpson Avenue Bridge - Bridge Painting
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8500
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below.
DESCRIPTION: This project cleans and repaints the Simpson Avenue Bridge.
LOCATION: Southbound US 101 at milepost 87.9.
EXPECT: Drivers will encounter night single-lane closures across the bridge. The pedestrian walkway is closed until further notice; pedestrians are detoured over the Riverside Bridge. 

US 101, US 101 N of Salmon Creek Bridge Stabilize Slope, Rock Crusher Hill
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will create a permanent fix for this section of US 101. 
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 72.5 to 72.7.
EXPECT: Drivers are using a temporary one-lane detour road until the project is complete this fall.

What drivers can expect

  • An automated signal will control one alternating lane of traffic.
  • The speed limit on the detour road is 25 mph.
  • Overwidth vehicles are not allowed.


MAINTENANCE

US 101, Hoquiam
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Lubricate Riverside Bridge lift cables.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 87.3 to 87.4.
EXPECT: Single lane closures.

US 101, Humptulips
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 103 near Larson Brothers Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 105, Bottle Beach
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 5-6.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 34.5 to 35.3.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 107, Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Culvert enhancement.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 1.5 near Lempi Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 107, Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5.
DESCRIPTION: Tree maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 1.8 near Lempi Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Moclips Highway
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 32.4.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map (pdf 214kb)


CONSTRUCTION

US 101/ 2.2 miles South of Beacon Pt Road – Emergency Slope Stabilization
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: Around-the-clock lane closure until further notice.
DESCRIPTION: Rain-damaged northbound shoulder.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 316.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic.

MAINTENANCE

US 101, Quilcene to Triton Cove State Park
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 295 to 315.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure for mobile operation.

SR 104, Shine
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 3-6.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 4 to 10.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
TIME/DAYS: See below.
DESCRIPTION: Seasonal restrictions for private marine vessels.
LOCATION: Hood Canal Bridge.
EXPECT: Between May 22 and Sept. 30, private vessels are prohibited from marine openings (that close the bridge to vehicles) between 3 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. daily. The hours correspond to peak afternoon traffic. Federal law requires marine openings for commercial and Department of Defense vessels regardless of time of day. Additional information about the Hood Canal Bridge is located on the Common Questions page.

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View Kitsap County summer construction map (pdf 415kb)

CONSTRUCTION

SR 303, S of WM E Sutton Rd to Silverdale Way - Paving

Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will rehabilitate portions of SR 303 (NE Waaga Way) and highway interchanges. Crews also will make improvements to sidewalk and conduct traffic signal work at interchanges.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 303 from milepost 5.2 to 8.5.
EXPECT: Night lane closures and one-way alternating traffic with flaggers at interchanges. Drivers may also encounter daytime shoulder closures as needed.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
TIME/DAYS: See below.
DESCRIPTION: Seasonal restrictions for private marine vessels.
LOCATION: Hood Canal Bridge.
EXPECT: Between May 22 and Sept. 30, private vessels are prohibited from marine openings (which close the bridge to vehicle traffic) between 3 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. daily. The hours correspond to peak afternoon traffic. Federal law requires marine openings for commercial and Department of Defense vessels regardless of time of day. Additional information about the Hood Canal Bridge is located on the Common Questions page.

SR 303, Silverdale
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will inspect infrastructure.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 4.7 to 4.8 near Northeast Winters Road.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

SR 305, Poulsbo
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 5-6. All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day.
DESCRIPTION: Turn-lane safety enhancement.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 8.5 to 8.8 from Totten Road Northeast to just west of George Lane Northeast.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SRs 305, 303, 3, 16 
TIME/DAYS: Various times during Saturday, Aug. 8.
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride.
LOCATION: Various locations on above state routes.
EXPECT: Watch for bicyclists on the road. Law enforcement officers will control some intersections. A bicycle is a legal road vehicle, just like a car.

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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map (pdf 415kb)


CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 - Belfair Area - Widening and Safety Improvements
Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below: 
DESCRIPTION: Extend the center turn lane and provide paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of SR 3.
LOCATION: From milepost 25.3 to milepost 27 between Theler Center and Ridge Point Boulevard.
EXPECT: Daytime traffic shifts and night one-way alternating traffic.

US 101/ 2.2 miles South of Beacon Pt Road – Emergency Slope Stabilization
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502 
TIME/DAYS: Around-the-clock one-way alternating traffic.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will repair the hillside below US 101 after heavy rains damaged the northbound land and shoulder.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 316.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic.

MAINTENANCE 


SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 3-4.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install communications line.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 23.3 to 23.7 from SR 302 to North Mason High School.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install water services.
LOCATION: Both directions from north of Old Belfair Highway to north of NE Clifton Road, mileposts 26.3 to 26.7.
EXPECT: From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, drivers can expect shoulder closures in both directions as needed. From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Mondays through Thursdays, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic and/or a traffic shift. 

From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 10-14, crews working for Belfair Water District 1 will move one direction of traffic into the center turn lane from milepost 26.2 to 26.5 roughly from Northeast Belfair Street to Clifton Lane. Left turns from both directions within the work zone will be prohibited.

Drivers can expect up to 15 minute delays, especially during afternoon hours.

Most utility relocation work has been done at night when traffic volumes are low. The utility relocation project has reached a stage where the work must occur during the day.

Drivers can help themselves by planning ahead:

  • Plan extra time to reach destinations.
  • Travel early in the morning or later in the evening.
  • Consider rescheduling discretionary trips.

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 6-7.
DESCRIPTION: Utility will install communications line.
LOCATION: Both directions from 27.3 to 27.9 near Belfair Yard Road.
EXPECT: Northbound left lane closure and southbound lane shift.

US 101, Hoodsport
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday Aug. 5-6.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 315 to 331 from Hoodsport to the Mason-Jefferson County line.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure for mobile operation.

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View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 456kb)

CONSTRUCTION


I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue - HOV  & I-5 - Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road - Northbound HOV
M Street to Portland Ave - Jon Deffenbacher, 253-365-6700
Portland Ave to Port of Tacoma Rd - Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
TIME/DAYS: See details below
DESCRIPTION: These two projects lay the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and northbound into Fife.
LOCATION: Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St. to Portland Ave. from milepost 132.8 to 135.2, and on northbound I-5 between East Portland Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road.
EXPECT:

Lane closures
Drivers can expect overnight single- and double-lane closures in segments of both northbound and southbound Interstate 5 between M Street and the Port of Tacoma Road.

Ramp closures

Wednesday, Aug. 5 to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 6

  • From 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, crews will close the northbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes exit to State Route 7.
  • From 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, crews will close the northbound SR 7 and southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5.

Thursday, Aug. 6 to Friday, Aug. 7

  • From 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, crews will close the Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5.

Friday, Aug. 7

  • From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, crews will close the northbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes exit to SR 7.
  • From 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, crews will close the northbound I-705 and the southbound SR 7 on-ramps to northbound I-5.


Saturday, Aug. 8

  • From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, crews will close the northbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes exit to SR 7.
  • From 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, crews will close the Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5.
  • From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, crews will close the northbound I-705 and the southbound SR 7 on-ramps to northbound I-5.

Continued ramp closures

  • Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 through early 2016.
  • A Street on-ramp to northbound I- 705/I-5 through project completion.

Around the clock road closure:


SR 162, Puyallup River Bridge 
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will build a replacement for the Puyallup River Bridge.
LOCATION: Both directions at the Puyallup River Bridge from milepost 6.6 to 7.1.
EXPECT: Shoulder closures and short-term traffic stops.  

SR 167, Puyallup River Bridge - Bridge Replacement
Dewayne Matlock, 360-357-1408 
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below.
DESCRIPTION: Crews have built a new northbound (Meridian) bridge and associated roadway connections. 
LOCATION: SR 167, 4th Street, and Levee Road.
EXPECT: 

  • Drivers on 4th Street may encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • From 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3 to 6 a.m. Monday, Aug 10, crews will close the Levee Road under the Puyallup River Bridges.
  • From 2 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, crews will close the right lane of northbound State Route 167.
  • Northbound and southbound SR 167 Puyallup River Bridges (Meridian) will close from 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10. Drivers are encouraged to prepare now for alternate routes and delays.


SR 410/N of Meyers Rd E to 214 Ave E - Paving
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6752
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 20-24.
DESCRIPTION: Repave sections of State Route 410 north of Meyers Road and between 192nd Avenue East and 214th Avenue East. Crews also will upgrade sidewalk curb ramps to current ADA standards.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 12.7 to 15.6.
EXPECT: Eastbound SR 410 right lane closure.

SR 410 - Bridge 410/101 Bridge Elements Repair               
John Chi 206-440-4612                                                 
TIME/DAYS: No traffic impacts this week.
DESCRIPTION: In fall 2015, crews will repair the State Route 410 White River Bridge between Enumclaw and Buckley
LOCATION: Both directions at the White River Bridge.
EXPECT: Occasional weekend bridge inspections through summer will require a one-lane closure with alternating traffic.

MAINTENANCE  

I-5, Lakewood to Nisqually
Tim Marganelli, 360-561-2497
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 3-7.
DESCRIPTION: Catch inspection and cleaning.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 127 to 115.
EXPECT: Alternating right and left lane closures.

SR 165, Carbonado
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 17.8 to 18.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 509, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Jan. 31.
DESCRIPTION: Railroad contractors will upgrade track.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 3.8 to 2.9 from Taylor Way to Alexander.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures.

SR 512, Puyallup
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 11.2 to 10.9.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.


SPECIAL EVENTS

SRs 16, 509
TIME/DAYS: Various times Sunday, Aug. 9.
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride.
LOCATION: Various locations on above state routes.
EXPECT: Watch for bicyclists on the road. Law enforcement officers will control some intersections. A bicycle is a legal road vehicle, just like a car.

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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map (pdf 224kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

SR 507/Old Hwy 99 to E of Water St - Paving
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday, July 20-23
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair and paving.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 507 at various intersections from milepost 13.6 to 36.2 in Tenino, Yelm & Roy
EXPECT: Single lane closures. 
  
MAINTENANCE 

SR 507, Bucoda
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 14.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install communication lines. 
LOCATION: Southbound SR 507 from mileposts 9.4 to 6.8.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers.

SR 510, Lacey
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each Sunday through Friday through August.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install a new gas main in the roadway from Steilacoom Road to I-5.
LOCATION: Westbound from mileposts 3 to 3.3 (between Martin and Marvin Roads).
EXPECT: The left lane plus the two-way left turn lane will be closed on westbound SR 510 (Marvin Road) between Quinault Drive and Martin Way. Drivers should expect steel plates on the roadway. 

From Monday through Friday, Aug. 10-14

  • Monday through Wednesday 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. Steilacoom Road and Marvin Road.
  • Wednesday 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Quinault Drive Northeast and Marvin Road.
  • Thursday 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Quinault Drive Northeast and Marvin Road.
  • Friday 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. Quinault Drive Northeast and Marvin Road.


SR 510, Lacey
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 30. No work will occur from Sept. 4-7.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 6.4 to 7.6 and milepost 4.4 to 6.4.

SPECIAL EVENTS


SR 507, Rainier
TIME/DAYS: 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Aug 22.
DESCRIPTION: Rainier Round-Up Day Parade.
LOCATION: From milepost 22.6 to 24 from Minnesota Street Southeast to Tipsoo Drive Southeast.
EXPECT: Drivers will follow signed detour.


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.

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