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Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates

 

PLEASE NOTE: Many activities 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 April 29 through May 6, 2016.


View Clallam County construction map (pdf 270 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled construction impacts

MAINTENANCE

US 101, Lake Crescent to Discovery Bay
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday through Thursday through May 12.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 228 to 282.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures.

US 101, Olympic National Park
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 2-5.
DESCRIPTION: Sign installation.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 154.1 to 166.7.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Port Angeles
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday through Thursday through May 19.
DESCRIPTION: Catch basin debris removal.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 228 to 281.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures.

SR 112, Port Angeles
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday through Thursday through May 12.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 38 to 61.
EXPECT: Right shoulder and lane closures.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Brian’s Run Relay
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 20.
DESCRIPTION: Pedestrians and bicyclists on areas of SR 19 and US 101.
LOCATION: Areas of US 101 between Port Townsend and Port Angeles.
EXPECT: Runners and support staff on shoulders.

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Grays Harbor County

View Grays Harbor County construction map (pdf 193 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No construction related activity that will impact traffic.

MAINTENANCE


US 12, Elma to Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 5.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 9.5 to 21.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

US 12, Elma to Grand Mound
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 4-5.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 21 to 46.5
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

US 12, Central Park
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 9-10.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1.9 to 5.5.
EXPECT: Right lane closure in each direction and brief traffic stop.

US 101, Lake Quinault
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, May 3-5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 129.3 near Haas Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Grass Creek
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 9.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 6.4.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Copalis River
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 10.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 21.3.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Gillis Slough
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 10.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 10.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Humptulips River
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 11.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 10.2.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Pacific Beach
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 12.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 29.1 at Joe Creek.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map  (pdf 270kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled construction activity.

MAINTENANCE

SR 19, Port Townsend
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday through Thursday through May 12.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1 to 13.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures.

SR 20, Port Townsend
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday through Thursday through May 12.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1 to 12.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

SR 104 from US 101 to Hood Canal Bridge
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday through Thursday, through May 12.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1 to 14.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures.

SR 116, Port Hadlock
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday through Thursday through May 12.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1 to 14.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Brian’s Run Relay
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 20.
DESCRIPTION: Pedestrians and bicyclists on areas of SR 19 and US 101.
LOCATION: Areas of US 101 between Port Townsend and Port Angeles.
EXPECT: Runners and support staff on shoulders.
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View Kitsap County construction map (pdf 414kb)

CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 - SR 303 ET AL Bremerton Area Curb Ramps - ADA Improvements
Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
TIME/DAYS: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. See more specifics below:
DESCRIPTION: Crews will make series of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades to sidewalk curb ramps at numerous intersections in Bremerton and Kitsap County.
LOCATION: Most of the work will occur on Warren Avenue and Wheaton Way (State Route 303). Some curb ramps will also be replaced on State Route 3 in Gorst and State Route 310 near SR 3 in Bremerton. Specific information as to where crews are working is posted on the project web page.
EXPECT: Shoulder and curb closures.

SR 305 - Suquamish Way Intersection Improvement
Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
TIME/DAYS: Daytime work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Overnight hours are from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Work will continue into summer 2016.
DESCRIPTION: This project will build a separated right turn lane for northbound SR 305 drivers exiting onto Suquamish Way North East. In addition, crews will build a pedestrian/bicyclist island, additional sidewalks and install flashing lights that signal drivers when bicyclists are present on the Agate Pass Bridge.
LOCATION: SR 305 at the Suquamish Way NE intersection.
EXPECT: Monday through Friday, drivers could encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. Drivers may also encounter shoulder and turn-lane closures as well as lane shifts.  In addition, drivers will see daytime work off the roadway that will have minimal impacts to traffic.

MAINTENANCE 

No scheduled maintenance related closures.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Armed Forces Day 5k Run
TIME/DAYS: 7:20 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. Saturday, May 21
DESCRIPTION: Pedestrians using Bremerton Ferry Tunnel on SR 304.
LOCATION: State Route 304.
EXPECT: Runners using roadway.

Poulsbo Bicycle Viking Tour
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 22.
LOCATION: Bicyclists on areas of SR 3, SR 104, and SR 305.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on highway and flagger at intersection of SR 305 and LeMolol Shore/Totten Roads.

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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map  (pdf 414kb)


CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 - Belfair Area - Widening and Safety Improvements
Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. each night Monday through Friday.
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.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 3 from milepost 25.3 to 27.
EXPECT: One-lane alternating traffic with flaggers during weeknight overnight hours listed above. WSDOT has lowered the current 35 mph speed limit to 25 miles because of construction. The speed limit has been temporarily reduced between mileposts 25.3 and 26.6, which is the area near Belfair Elementary School and Northeast Clifton Lane.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 106, Twanoh State Park

Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 10.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 11.9, just west of Twanoh State Park.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 106, Twanoh State Park
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: See below:
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 11.6, just west of Twanoh State Park.
EXPECT: From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 119, Lake Cushman
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through June 24.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 7.1 to 9.2 from Camp Cushman and Recreation Park to North Cushman Cut Off Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers

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Pierce County


View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 368kb)

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: I-5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St. to Portland Ave. from milepost 132.8 to 135.2, and northbound I-5 between East Portland Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road.
EXPECT: A full weekend closure of the East Bay Street and East 28th Street intersection in Tacoma will take place from 10 p.m. Friday, April 29 through 4 a.m. Monday, May 2 so contractor crews can reconstruct the intersection. The work will also close the 28th Street on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 and access from southbound I-5 to northbound State Route 167 (River Road) over the weekend.

Detours
• Drivers wishing to reach northbound I-5 will detour via Portland Avenue and southbound I-5.
• Southbound I-5 drivers will access northbound SR 167 (River Road) via State Route 7 and northbound I-5.

These closures had previously been scheduled to occur April 22-25, but were rescheduled due to inclement weather.


Lane closures
Wednesday and Thursday, May 4-5
At 11:59 p.m. all lanes of northbound I-5 near South 38th Street will be routed onto the northbound I-5 collector/distributor and detoured via either SR 7 or I-705. All lanes will reopen at 4 a.m. the following morning.

Drivers may also encounter additional night single- and double-lane closures on northbound and southbound I-5 between M Street and Port of Tacoma Road.

Ramp closures
Wednesday, May 4
• Southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16/South 38th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers will detour via the I-5/56th Street interchange.
• East 27th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Thursday, May 5
• Southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16/South 38th Street will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers will detour via the I-5/56th Street interchange.
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Friday, May 6
• Northbound collector-distributor exit to northbound I-705 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.


Drivers may also encounter additional night single- and double-lane closures on northbound and southbound I-5 between M Street and Port of Tacoma Road.


Long-term ramp closures

  • Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 into winter 2017.
  • A Street on-ramp to northbound I-5/southbound SR 7 through project completion.

Around-the-clock road closure:

I-5, NBCD Over 41ST Division DR - Special Repair (JBLM Main Gate)
Gaius Sanoy, 253-365-6753
TIME/DAYS: See below:
DESCRIPTION: Crews will replace a damaged girder on 41st Division Drive after being struck by an over height vehicle in 2015.
LOCATION: 41st Division Drive under northbound I-5 at exit 120.
EXPECT: No scheduled impacts.

I-5, Point Defiance Bypass - Sound Transit Track and Signal, BNSF Railroad Bridge
Corrie Adams (Sound Transit), 206-903-7414
TIME/DAYS: See below. 
DESCRIPTION: Crews are rehabilitating the railroad bridge that spans I-5 in Nisqually as a component of the Point Defiance Bypass project which will route Amtrak Cascades passenger trains to an inland rail line through DuPont, Lakewood, and Tacoma.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 near Mounts Road from milepost 115.5 to 116.5
EXPECT: Drivers on northbound I-5 can expect night single- or double-lane closures beginning at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 2-5. Double-lane closures will occur at 11 p.m. All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day.

I-5, Madigan Access Improvements
Gaius Sanoy, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See below for specific dates and times:
DESCRIPTION: Crews will build double left-turn lanes from southbound I-5 to Berkeley Street and an additional lane across the Berkeley Street overpass (Freedom Bridge).
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 122.6.
EXPECT: 
Monday through Wednesday, May 2-4
Beginning at 8 p.m., drivers may encounter single-lane closures in both directions of I-5. Beginning at 10 p.m., drivers may encounter double-lane closures in both directions. All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day.

Berkeley Street
Beginning at 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 2-6, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic on Berkeley Street Southwest. The lanes will fully reopen at 5 a.m. each following morning.

Semi-truck restriction
Semi-trucks coming southbound I-5 are prohibited from turning left onto the Berkeley Street overpass. Semi-trucks will need to use alternate routes. All drivers can expect shoulder closures.


MAINTENANCE  

I-5, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday, May 6-7.
DESCRIPTION: Overhead electronic sign maintenance.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 near 56th Street.
EXPECT: Two northbound lanes will close at 11 p.m. Friday; a third lane will close at 11:59 p.m. All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. Saturday, May 7.

SR 7, SR 702 to 304th Street East
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday through May 31. No work will occur during Memorial Day weekend.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 36 to 39 from SR 702 to 304th Street East. 
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 7, Silver Lake
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 4.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 32.6.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 161, Graham to Clear Lake
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Monday through Friday through May 20.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 161 from milepost 9.5 to 16.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 161, Edgewood
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday, May 9
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will modify manhole.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 33.6, just north of Jovita Boulevard East. EXPECT: Right lane closure.

SR 161 (Meridian), South Hill
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, May 9-11.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 23.2 near 144th Street East.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

SR 161, South Hill
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10-11.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace infrastructure.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 24.3, just south of 123rd Street Court East.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

SR 162, Orting
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday and Monday, May 15-16
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will maintain infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 6.8 near Puyallup River Bridge.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 162, Sumner
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: See below.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost .5 near Puyallup River Bridge.
EXPECT: From 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 4-5, drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 165, Wilkeson
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each weekday through June 15. No work will occur May 27-30.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions in areas between milepost 17 and 19.5 near SR 162 and Wilkeson.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 702, McKenna
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday through Tuesday, May 31.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from SR 507 to SR 7.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 706, Ashford
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Wednesday, May 11.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will repair infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 13.2 near Murray Road East.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Tour de Paws
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25.
DESCRIPTION: Tour de Paws.
LOCATION: State Routes 410, 167 162 and multiple highway crossings.
EXPECT: Bicycle riders using highways.

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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map  (pdf 263kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

No construction activities at this time.

MAINTENANCE 

I-5, Tumwater
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 9-12.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will deliver materials and work under I-5.
LOCATION: Deschutes Way Southwest on-ramp to northbound I-5. EXPECT: Crews will close the Deschutes Way Southwest on-ramp to northbound I-5. Although a detour will not be signed, motorists are advised to use the northbound I-5 on-ramp at Trosper Road just south of Deschutes Way.

SR 507, Tenino to Rainier
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday through June 10.  No work on Friday, May 27 or Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day).
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 15 to 25.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 507, Tenino to Bucoda 
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday June 20.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 10 to 12.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 510, Nisqually Indian Reservation
Tony Berkson, Nisqually Tribe 360-456-5221
TIME/DAYS: See below:
DESCRIPTION: Crews working for the Nisqually Tribe will make a series of improvements including sidewalk, and illumination along SR 510.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 10.6 to 9.9.
EXPECT: Construction will continue into summer. Contact Nisqually Tribe for additional information.


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 May 04, 2016