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


 
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The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for September 12 through September 19, 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 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: This project widens US 101 from two lanes to four in Clallam County from Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road. Crews are clearing, grubbing, constructing roadway and driveways, and installing drainage along with constructing a new bridge over McDonald Creek.
LOCATION: Daytime work is in both directions of US 101, Shore to Kitchen Dick Road, mileposts 265 to 261.
EXPECT: Beginning Monday, Sept. 22, crews will shift traffic on US 101 between Port Angeles and Sequim. A specific time for the traffic shift has not yet been determined. The change is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled due to inclement weather. The lane shift had originally been scheduled to occur at the end of this week.

Once complete, drivers will notice shifted traffic at the east end of the US 101 work zone that extends between Shore Road and Kitchen-Dick Road.

The change will allow crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation to pave the segment of US 101 currently used by drivers. Crews also will build new median access points along the corridor.


MAINTENANCE

SR 112, Twin to US 101
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, Sept. 15-25.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repairs.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 41 to 61.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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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 through Friday, Sept. 15-19.
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: Isolated areas of one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures while crews perform punch list work.

SR 8, S. of E. Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge to S. of Cooper Rd. - Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sept. 15-19. 
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, the contractor is installing pavement markings and performing punch list work.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 8 from milepost 4. to 10.5.
EXPECT: Isolated single lane and shoulder closures during working hours.

MAINTENANCE

US 12, Central Park/Aberdeen
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays to Oct. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate aerial power lines.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 1.7 to 2.2.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 101, Hoquiam
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through Feb. 2015.
DESCRIPTION: Contractor will prepare area for water pipeline replacement project.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 90.7 to 93.5 near Ocean Beach Road.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures and intermittent one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Artic
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to Sept. 26.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate power poles.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 75 to 75.8.
EXPECT: Occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 105, Grayland
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3 through Oct. 3. 
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace utility poles.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 26 near Pirates Alley.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 105, Charlie Creek
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 15-18.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 43 to 47.7.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 105, Charlie Creek
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 15-16.
DESCRIPTION: Pavement crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 46 to 47.7.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 105 Spur, Westport
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 105 from milepost 32.5 to 34.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation.

SR 105, Ocosta
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17.
DESCRIPTION: Pavement crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 34 to 36.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 107, Chehalis River Bridge
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 16-18.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair on the Chehalis River Bridge deck.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 6.8 to 7.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
 
SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 105, Grayland
TIME/DAYS: October 11 from 8 to 9 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Cranberry Harvest Festival Parade
LOCATION: SR 105 at milepost 27.
EXPECT: Traffic will be detoured for parade.

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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 19, Discovery Bay
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 15-18.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 19 from milepost 0 to 14.
EXPECT: Mobile operation with minimal impacts to traffic. Crews will pull over to let traffic pass when it's safe to do so. 

SR 20, Discovery Bay
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 15-18. DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 20 from milepost 0 to 12.
EXPECT: Mobile operation. Crews will pull over to let traffic pass when it’s safe to do so.

US 101, Diamond Point to Quilcene
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 15-18.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from milepost 270 to 295.
EXPECT: Mobile operation. Crews will pull over to let traffic pass when it’s safe to do so.

SR 104, Discovery Bay
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 15-18.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 104 from milepost 0 to 14.
EXPECT: Mobile operation. Crews will pull over to let traffic pass when it is safe to do so.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 101, Quilcene
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Quilcene Fair and Parade
LOCATION: US 101 at milepost 294.3.
EXPECT: Traffic will be detoured for parade.

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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.
DESCRIPTION: This project provides road surface improvements.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16 from milepost 20.5 to 25.91, and southbound SR 3 from milepost 36.6 to 46.1. 
EXPECT: Night single lane and shoulder closures.

MAINTENANCE 
No maintenance items are scheduled this week for Kitsap County.

SPECIAL EVENTS
 
State Routes 3, 104, 305 and 307
TIME/DAYS: Sunday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Kitsap Color Classic Bike Ride
LOCATION: SR 3, 104, 305 and 307 in Port Gamble, Kingston, Hansville, Indianola, Suquamish and Poulsbo.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the roadways. Please use caution. 

SR 305, Poulsbo
TIME/DAYS: Sunday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Poulsbo Marathon
LOCATION: SR 305 at milepost 9.7
EXPECT: Runners on road. Please use caution and be prepared to stop.

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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. Monday through Friday, Sept. 15-19.
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: Isolated areas of one-way alternating traffic control during working hours while crews perform punch list work.

MAINTENANCE

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and again 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mondays through Friday, Sept. 15-26.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will relocate utility infrastructure in advance of an upcoming WSDOT project.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.5 to 26.4.
EXPECT:
Daytime work: Southbound right shoulder closures. Several brief traffic stops between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Nighttime work: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


US 101, Potlatch
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace a water main.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 334.5.
EXPECT: Brief occasional traffic stops.

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 108, Kamilche
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions near Skookum Creek Bridge from milepost 6.4 to 6.6.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
 
SPECIAL EVENTS

US 101, Shelton
TIME/DAYS: October 11 from 8 to 9 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Shelton Oyster Fest
LOCATION: US 101 at milepost 344.
EXPECT: Traffic congestion.

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View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 443kb)

CONSTRUCTION

I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue - HOV
Jon Deffenbacher, 253-365-6700
TIME/DAYS: See details below
DESCRIPTION: This project lays the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma.
LOCATION: Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St to Portland Ave from milepost 132.8 to 135.2.
EXPECT: The closures are scheduled as follows:

9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 15-16
• Closing single right lane of northbound I-5 from milepost 132.4 to 135.2.
• Lane will reopen by 5 a.m. each following morning.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

• 8 p.m. - closing single southbound right lane near M Street;
• 9 p.m. - closing single northbound lane near McKinley Street, and also at M Street (two separate lane closures).
• 10 p.m. - closing several facilities:
o second southbound right lane
o southbound I-5 exit to northbound Interstate 705 and to southbound State Route 7
o Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5
o State Route 167 on-ramp to southbound I-5
• All lanes and ramps will reopen by 6 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, Sept. 18

• 9 p.m. – closing southbound I-5 single left lane near M Street
• 11 p.m. – closing second southbound I-5 left lane
• All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Friday.

Friday, Sept. 19

• 10 p.m. – closing southbound I-5 single left lane near M Street
• midnight – closing second southbound I-5 left lane
• All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Saturday

Other construction impacts:

  • The A Street on-ramp to northbound Interstate 705/Interstate is closed until December for nearby stormwater pond excavation work. Drivers will follow a signed detour.
  • Southbound I-5 between Yakima Street and State Route 16 is reduced from four to three general-purpose lanes around the clock for approximately six weeks. Crews have closed the left lane so the median can be rebuilt to carry traffic through the area during future traffic shifts


 
I-5, SR 510 to SR 512 Congestion Management  
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: In this project , crews will install "smart highway" devices that help WSDOT manage traffic and communication traffic conditions to the public. Hardware includes ramp meters, variable-message-signs and closed-circuit TV cameras.
LOCATION: Both directions of I-5 from Hawks Prairie in Lacey to Lakewood, from mileposts 111 to 127.
EXPECT:  Motorists will want to pay particular attention to the I-5 lane closures scheduled Wednesday night, Sept. 17, and Thursday night, Sept. 18. At 11 p.m. on Wednesday, crews will reduce southbound I-5 to one lane at Thorne Lane, and redirect that one lane through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange. On Thursday night, the same lane closures and one-lane redirect will occur in the northbound direction at the same interchange. All I-5 lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. each following morning.

In addition to those closures, the following closures are scheduled. Note all closures are scheduled to occur between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Adjacent ramps will be closed consecutively, not concurrently. The work will be a moving operation, so numerous ramps will close each night for short durations.

Monday, Sept. 15

Both directions of I-5 will have single- and double-lane closures. In addition the Bridgeport Way on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

The following ramps will close for short durations overnight:
• Mounts Road to southbound I-5
• Center Drive to southbound I-5
• JBLM Main Gate to northbound I-5
• JBLM Main Gate to southbound I-5
• Gravelly Lake Drive to northbound I-5
• Gravelly Lake Drive to southbound I-5
• Eastbound State Route 512 to southbound I-5
• Westbound SR 512 to southbound I-5

Wednesday, Sept. 17

The following ramps will close for short durations overnight:
• DuPont-Steilacoom ramp to northbound I-5
• Berkeley Street to southbound I-5
• Bridgeport Way to northbound I-5

Thursday, Sept. 18

The following ramps will close for short durations overnight:
• DuPont-Steilacoom on-ramp to southbound I-5
• Thorne Lane to southbound I-5
• Westbound SR 512 to southbound I-5
• Berkeley Street to northbound I-5


Motorists can also expect shoulder closures during daytime hours and single and double lane closures during overnight hours in both directions of I-5 through the project limits.


I-5, SR 510 TO SR 512 ITS and Ramp Revisions
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below
DESCRIPTION: In this project , crews will install "intelligent transportation systems (ITS)" devices that help WSDOT manage traffic and communicate real-time traffic conditions to the public. This project also widens the Mounts Road Gate access road on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) from one lane to two lanes, and revises the I-5 Center Drive interchange. 
LOCATION: Northbound and southbound I-5 from milepost 109 to 118.
EXPECT: Motorists can expect shoulder closures during daytime hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and single and double lane closures during the overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday to Saturday in both directions of I-5 through the project limits. 


I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday. See details below.
DESCRIPTION: This project grinds down the old pavement, repairs damaged areas and resurfaces segments of Interstate 5 between Tumwater and Lakewood. Specifically this project includes northbound I-5 from milepost 101.2 to 102.5, southbound I-5 from milepost 101.2 to 106.1, and southbound I-5 from milepost 116.7 to 124.2. It also includes the ramps at Tumwater Blvd. and Center Drive in Thurston and Pierce counties. The project will also repair I-5 expansion joints on the Capitol Lake Bridge in Thurston County.
LOCATION: Overnight work involving ramp and multiple lane closures on southbound I-5 in Lakewood.
EXPECT:

I-5 Bridge Joint Replacement in Olympia

During the weekend of Sept. 19, drivers can expect major traffic impacts while construction crews repair a bridge expansion joint on Interstate 5 in Olympia. The work involves numerous day and night lane and ramp closures on I-5 and US 101 over the weekend. The work will create extensive traffic congestion on northbound and southbound I-5 and on US 101 approaching I-5.


What work is taking place on Thursday night?
Beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, three northbound I-5 lanes will shift to the right to create a work zone. The northbound I-5 speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph.

From 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept 22, crews will close Deschutes Way on-ramp to northbound I-5. Drivers will use alternate routes.


What does this mean for the Friday morning commute?

The northbound I-5 speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph as three northbound lanes of traffic will be shifted towards the right. Drivers will also noticed shifted lanes for the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5. Drivers who use both northbound I-5 and the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5 are encouraged to add plenty of additional time to reach their destination on time or use alternate routes.

Southbound I-5 will not be changed during the Friday morning commute.


What does this mean for the weekend?

Drivers can expect northbound and southbound I-5 in Olympia to be reduced to two lanes during each day. The lanes in both directions will be reduced to one lane each way during the night. Both the Deschutes Way Southwest on-ramp to northbound I-5 and the Henderson Boulevard/14th Avenue Southeast on-ramp to southbound I-5 will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22.


I-5 Pierce County Paving


Sunday, Sept. 14

I-5 will be reduced to one lane between Steilacoom-DuPont Road (Exit 119) and Center Drive (Exit 118) in DuPont. The Steilacoom-DuPont on-ramp to southbound I-5 and the southbound I-5 exit to Center Drive will be closed.


Monday, Sept. 15

Southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane between Steilacoom-DuPont Road (Exit 119) and Mounts Road (Exit 116) in DuPont. Staggered ramp closures for southbound I-5 in DuPont will also take place:

• Steilacoom-DuPont Road to southbound I-5
• Southbound I-5 exit to Center Drive
• Center Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5
• Southbound I-5 to Mounts Road

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane from Center Drive (Exit 118) to Mounts Road (Exit 116). Staggered ramp closures will take place on the southbound I-5 Center Drive off- and on-ramps, and the southbound I-5 exit to Mounts Road.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane from Center Drive (Exit 118) to Mounts Road (Exit 116) in DuPont. Staggered ramp closures will take place on the southbound I-5 Center Drive off-and on-ramps, and the southbound I-5 exit to Mounts Road. Construction crews will grind and pave the southbound I-5 Center Drive off-and on-ramps.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane again through DuPont from Center Drive to Mounts Road. The same staggered ramp closures are in place as previous nights.

Friday, Sept. 19

Southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane between Center Drive and Mounts Road in DuPont. The Center Drive on ramp to southbound I-5 and the southbound I-5 exit to Mounts Road will have staggered ramp closures.



I-5/SR 16, Eastbound Nalley Valley Project  
Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: This project demolished the original eastbound viaduct at I-5/SR 16, and constructed an improved eastbound viaduct. Crews have built the new eastbound bridge structure and completed the new ramps from Sprague Avenue South to both northbound and southbound I-5. Crews will work on erosion control, install a bridge barrier, and build bridge infrastructure. The work also includes drainage, signing, and lighting.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16, from milepost 131 to 132.8.
EXPECT:  From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday drivers can expect lane closures for South Tacoma Way and South Center Street, and on northbound Sprague. Drivers can expect possible daytime shoulder closures on eastbound SR 16 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
 

SR 16 – Olympic Drive NW Bridge – Special Repair
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: In this project , WSDOT is repairing the damaged bridge girder by installing a new girder on the westbound half of the bridge. In addition, the westbound lanes will be restriped to gain higher vertical clearance.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16 near Olympic Drive NW and Olympic Drive NW itself.
EXPECT: Westbound SR 16 will have a single overnight lane closure Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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 2:30 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Crews are building a new bridge. Crews moved the older SR 167 steel truss bridge to the east, so a new bridge can be built in its place. 
LOCATION: SR 167, 4th Street, and Levee Road under the Puyallup River Bridge.
EXPECT: Left lane closure on northbound SR 167 between 2 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Wednesday, Sept. 17.

One-way alternating traffic on 4th St. from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 15-19.

One-way alternating traffic on Levee Road from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 16-18.

SR 509 Wapato Creek to Norpoint Way NE – Paving
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6752
TIME/DAYS: See specifics below.
DESCRIPTION: Replace pavement and modify ADA ramps.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 509 from milepost 2.8 to 5.7 in Tacoma from Alexander Avenue to Norpoint.
EXPECT: 

Daytime work: Occasional lane closures from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15.

Nighttime work: 
Friday, Sept. 12 to Saturday morning and Saturday, Sept. 13 to Sunday morning.

Northbound and southbound single lane closures from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.

SR 302 - Key Peninsula Highway to Purdy Vicinity - Safety & Congestion
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday. See details below.
DESCRIPTION: This project includes widening portions of the road, adding left-turn pockets near 118th, widening shoulders and constructing emergency pullouts.
EXPECT: Drivers can expect weeknight shoulder closures on SR 302 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews also will work near the area of 118th from 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. There will be no initial traffic impacts near 118th. Drivers should expect alternating one-way traffic.

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: 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
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of I-5 from milepost 128.5 to 131.4.
EXPECT: Work is being done from shoulder. Drivers will see early warning truck or sign.

I-5, Tacoma and JBLM
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 15-16.
DESCRIPTION: Repair damaged fence barrier along right shoulder of highway at two separate locations.
LOCATION: Southbound I-5 from milepost 127 to 120.
EXPECT: Short duration right shoulder closure.

SR 7, Silver Lake
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Sept. 30.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will work on power lines.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 33 to 34.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 
 
SR 7, near Eatonville
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday 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.

SR 161, South Hill
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 16-19.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install aerial communications lines.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 161 (Meridian East) from milepost 21.3 to 22.7 near 176th St. E. to 152nd St. E.
EXPECT: Southbound right lane closure for mobile operation. 

SR 162, McMillian
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 to Wednesday, Oct. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews conduct maintenance on utility poles.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 4.6 to 5.1.
EXPEC: Northbound shoulder closure.

SR 410, Sumner
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday Sept. 14-17
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will inspect gas line.
LOCATION: SR 410 Near Traffic Avenue.
EXPECT: 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, to 5 a.m. Monday Sept 15, the Traffic Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 410 will close. Drivers each night will also encounter right lane closures of eastbound SR 410 near Traffic Avenue.

SR 512, Tacoma to Puyallup
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 15-18.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 512 from milepost 0 to 12.
EXPECT: Drivers will see early warning signs in place. Minimal impacts to traffic.

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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: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: This project grinds down the old pavement, repairs damaged areas and resurfaces segments of Interstate 5 between Tumwater and Lakewood. Specifically this project includes northbound I-5 from milepost 101.2 to 102.5, southbound I-5 from milepost 101.2 to 106.1, and southbound I-5 from milepost 116.7 to 124.2. It also includes the ramps at Tumwater Blvd. and Center Drive in Thurston and Pierce counties. The project will also repair I-5 expansion joints on the Capitol Lake Bridge in Thurston County.
LOCATION: Overnight work involving ramp and multiple lane closures on southbound I-5 in Lakewood.
EXPECT: Please see details below...

I-5 Bridge Joint Replacement in Olympia

During the weekend of Sept. 19, drivers can expect major traffic impacts while construction crews repair a bridge expansion joint on Interstate 5 in Olympia. The work involves numerous day and night lane and ramp closures on I-5 and US 101. The work could create extensive traffic congestion on northbound and southbound I-5 and on US 101 approaching I-5.


What work is taking place on Thursday night?
Beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, three northbound I-5 lanes will shift to the right to create a work zone. The northbound I-5 speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph.

From 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept 22, crews will close Deschutes Way on-ramp to northbound I-5. Drivers will use alternate routes.


What does this mean for the Friday morning commute?

The northbound I-5 speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph as three northbound lanes of traffic will be shifted towards the right. Drivers will also noticed shifted lanes for the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5. Drivers who use both northbound I-5 and the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5 are encouraged to add plenty of additional time to reach their destination on time or use alternate routes.

Southbound I-5 will not be changed during the Friday morning commute.


What does this mean for the weekend?

Drivers can expect northbound and southbound I-5 in Olympia to be reduced to two lanes during each day. The lanes in both directions will be reduced to one lane each way during the night. Both the Deschutes Way Southwest on-ramp to northbound I-5 and the Henderson Boulevard/14th Avenue Southeast on-ramp to southbound I-5 will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

I-5 Paving in Pierce County

Sunday, Sept. 14

I-5 will be reduced to one lane between Steilacoom-DuPont Road (Exit 119) and Center Drive (Exit 118) in DuPont. The Steilacoom-DuPont on-ramp to southbound I-5 and the southbound I-5 exit to Center Drive will be closed.


Monday, Sept. 15

Southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane between Steilacoom-DuPont Road (Exit 119) and Mounts Road (Exit 116) in DuPont. Staggered ramp closures for southbound I-5 in DuPont will also take place:

• Steilacoom-DuPont Road to southbound I-5
• Southbound I-5 exit to Center Drive
• Center Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5
• Southbound I-5 to Mounts Road

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane from Center Drive (Exit 118) to Mounts Road (Exit 116). Staggered ramp closures will take place on the southbound I-5 Center Drive off- and on-ramps, and the southbound I-5 exit to Mounts Road.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane from Center Drive (Exit 118) to Mounts Road (Exit 116) in DuPont. Staggered ramp closures will take place on the southbound I-5 Center Drive off-and on-ramps, and the southbound I-5 exit to Mounts Road. Construction crews will grind and pave the southbound I-5 Center Drive off-and on-ramps.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane again through DuPont from Center Drive to Mounts Road. The same staggered ramp closures are in place as previous nights.

Friday, Sept. 19

Southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane between Center Drive and Mounts Road in DuPont. The Center Drive on ramp to southbound I-5 and the southbound I-5 exit to Mounts Road will have staggered ramp closures.

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 will want to pay particular attention to the I-5 lane closures scheduled Wednesday night, Sept. 17, and Thursday night, Sept. 18. At 11 p.m. on Wednesday, crews will reduce southbound I-5 to one lane at Thorne Lane, and redirect that one lane through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange. On Thursday night, the same lane closures and one-lane redirect will occur in the northbound direction at the same interchange. All I-5 lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. each following morning.

In addition to those closures, the following closures are scheduled. Note all closures are scheduled to occur between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Adjacent ramps will be closed consecutively, not concurrently. The work will be a moving operation, so numerous ramps will close each night for short durations.

Monday, Sept. 15

Both directions of I-5 will have single- and double-lane closures. In addition the Bridgeport Way on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

The following ramps will close for short durations overnight:
• Mounts Road to southbound I-5
• Center Drive to southbound I-5
• JBLM Main Gate to northbound I-5
• JBLM Main Gate to southbound I-5
• Gravelly Lake Drive to northbound I-5
• Gravelly Lake Drive to southbound I-5
• Eastbound State Route 512 to southbound I-5
• Westbound SR 512 to southbound I-5

Wednesday, Sept. 17

The following ramps will close for short durations overnight:
• DuPont-Steilacoom ramp to northbound I-5
• Berkeley Street to southbound I-5
• Bridgeport Way to northbound I-5

Thursday, Sept. 18

The following ramps will close for short durations overnight:
• DuPont-Steilacoom on-ramp to southbound I-5
• Thorne Lane to southbound I-5
• Westbound SR 512 to southbound I-5
• Berkeley Street to northbound I-5


Motorists can also expect shoulder closures during daytime hours and single and double lane closures during overnight hours in both directions of I-5 through the project limits.

I-5, SR 510 TO SR 512 ITS and Ramp Revisions 
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below
DESCRIPTION: In this project , crews will install "intelligent transportation systems (ITS)" devices that help WSDOT manage traffic and communicate real-time traffic conditions to the public. This project also widens the Mounts Road Gate access road on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) from one lane to two lanes, and revises the I-5 Center Drive interchange.
LOCATION: Northbound and southbound I-5 from milepost 109 to 118.
EXPECT: Motorists can expect shoulder closures during daytime hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and single and double lane closures during the overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday to Saturday in both directions of I-5 through the project limits.

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: Continuing through mid-September, 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 has been 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. 



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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