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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, Sept. 23, through Friday, Sept. 30 2016.


View Clallam County construction map (pdf 270 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 101 Swanson Creek Remove Fish Barrier, Iverson Rd

Highway: US 101  Region: Olympic  County: Clallam  Location: Milepost(s) 196.8 to 197.4
Contact: Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
Description: Replace the existing culvert that carries Swanson Creek beneath US 101 to improve fish passage. The work consists of grading, excavation, and installing a stream diversion, a precast reinforced concrete split box culvert, placing streambed aggregates, and surfacing
Work schedule: Around the clock one-way alternating traffic.

SR 112 Jansen Creek Remove Fish Barrier 

Highway: SR 112   Region: Olympic   County: Clallam County Location: Milepost(s) 5.2 to 5.3
Contact: Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
Description: Culvert replacement.
Work schedule: Traffic shift and around the clock one-way alternating traffic.

SR 112 Joe Creek Remove Fish Barrier 

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam County  Location: Milepost(s) 33
Contact: Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
Description: Fish barrier removal.
Project web page
Work schedule: Daytime one-way alternating traffic.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 101  Region: Olympic   County: Clallam  Location: Milepost(s) 262
Contact: Rafael Reyes, 360-570-6743
Description: Utility crews will install a new sewer line under the Dungeness River Bridge.
Work schedule: Around-the-clock single-lane closure of the westbound right lane.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 273
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Ditch and culvert maintenance.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 eastbound US 101 will have alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s)60 to 38
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Asphalt repair.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 through Thursday, Sept. 29. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 0-23
Contact: Tim Roening, 360-565-0686
Description: Vegetation management
Work schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 & Tuesday, Sept. 27. Drivers can expect a mobile operation for this work.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Highways:
US 101, SR 112, SR 117 Region: Olympic  County: Clallam
Location: Various areas on above listed highways.
Description: On Saturday, Sept 24, drivers can expect bicyclists and runners using highways.

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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: Series of improvements at this intersection intended to reduce the potential for collisions.
Project web page
Work schedule: North side of Schouweiler Road between US 12 and Schouweiler Tract Road has reopened to all traffic. Drivers can expect occasional night lane closures on US 12.

US 12 - W of Porter - Emergency Slope Stabilization

Highway: US 12  Region: Olympic  County: Grays Harbor  Location: Milepost(s) 26.9 to 27.1
Contact: Gaius Sanoy, 253-365-6750
Description: Hillside stabilization.
Project web page
Work schedule: One-way alternating traffic will be in effect each Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through early October.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 - 20.6
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Vegetation management between Elma and US 101.
Work schedule: From 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, drivers can expect a mobile right shoulder closure and intermittent mobile right lane closures.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 6.2 - 7.4
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Mowing on the shoulder of eastbound SR 8 near McCleary.
Work schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. Drivers can expect a left lane closure.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 21 – 9.4
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Vegetation management on both directions of US 12.
Work schedule: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. Drivers can expect a mobile right shoulder and intermittent mobile right lane closure.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 21.3 – 35
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility company will perform vegetation management under existing powerlines on westbound US 12 between Oakville and Elma.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 19 to Oct. 28. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 1.3 – 7
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Asphalt repair on eastbound US 12 near Central Park.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. Drivers can expect intermittent right and left lane closures.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 86.7
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Bridge inspection on the Simpson Avenue Bridge.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, the Simpson Avenue Bridge will close to traffic. A detour route will be provided across the Riverside Bridge.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 77 - 80
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Asphalt preservation on Cosmopolis Hill.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic using flaggers and a pilot car.

Highway: SR 105 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 44.4 - 45.5
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility work.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 27-29. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation.

Highway: SR 115 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 1 - 1.5
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Asphalt repair near Ocean Shores.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers and a pilot car.

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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map  (pdf 270kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled activities.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 160 – 174
Contact: Tim Roening, 360-565-0686
Description: Vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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View Kitsap County construction map (pdf 414kb)


CONSTRUCTION

SR 16/Anderson Creek Tributary to Sinclar Inlet – Fish Barrier Removal

Highways:
SR 16, SR 166 Region: Olympic   County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 28 to 28.5
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description:  Replace existing culverts that carry Anderson Creek beneath SR16, SR 166, and Anderson Hill Road to improve fish passage. 
Project web page
Schedule:  Both lanes of eastbound SR 16 have been shifted into the highway median. Through traffic on eastbound SR 16 should use the two left lanes. The speed limit on eastbound SR 16 will be reduced from 60 mph to 40 mph through the work zone.  Access from SR 16 to Anderson Hill Road is closed into mid-October.

SR 104 - E of Balmoral Pl NE to Kingston Ferry – Paving

Highways: SR 104  Region: Olympic   County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 22.7 to 24.5
Contact: Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
Description: Crews will resurface a section of State Route 104 in and around Kingston. In addition, 19 sidewalk ramps will be upgraded to meet current ADA standards.
Project web page
Schedule: Night lane closures.

MAINTENANCE 

No scheduled maintenance activities at this time.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Highways: SR 3, SR 104, SR 305, SR 307 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap
Location: Various
Description: Kitsap Color Classic.
Schedule: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, bicyclists will use the above listed state highways.

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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 108, Little Skookum Creek – Remove Fish Barrier project

Highway: US 101  Region: Olympic    County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 11.8 to 11.9
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews will remove and replace a culvert beneath SR 108 near US 101 in Kamilche.
Project web page
Schedule: Shoulder closures only. West Kamilche Lane near SR 108 is closed to all traffic through project completion. Speed limit reduced to 25 mph throughout project duration.

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: Both directions of the highway will be closed around the clock from Saturday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 14. The work and associated closure is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 344
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility work.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 27-30. Drivers can expect a southbound right shoulder closure between Shelton Springs Road and Sanderson Way.


Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 336
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility work.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each weekday through Friday, Oct. 14. Drivers can expect occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers


SPECIAL EVENTS

Highway: US 101   Region: Olympic   County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 343.8
Description: Oysterfest
Schedule: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, drivers can expect slowing vehicles turning into and out of Sanderson Field.

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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 
Contacts:
Brenden Clarke, 253-365-6700
Description: This project demolishes and 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 - 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

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 M Street and the Port of Tacoma Road.


10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • Closing Interstate 705 on-ramp to southbound I-5, State Route 16 and South 38th Street.

11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, to 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28

  • Closing northbound I-5 collector/distributor. Eastbound SR 16 traffic headed to northbound I-5, and traffic from South 38th Street to northbound I-5, will be detoured through the South 56th Street interchange and back onto mainline northbound I-5.

10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, to 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29

  • Closing I-705 on-ramp to southbound I-5, SR 16 and South 38th Street.

11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, to 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30

  • Closing I-705 on-ramp to southbound I-5, SR 16 and South 38th Street.

Saturday, Oct. 1
12:01 a.m. – 6 a.m.

  • Closing southbound I-5 exit to I-705 and East 26th Street.
  • Closing I-705 on-ramp to southbound I-5.

1 a.m. – 5 a.m.

  • Closing mainline northbound I-5. I-5 traffic will be detoured via I-705, State Route 509 and Portland Avenue.

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: The 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:  The full closure of North Thorne Lane Southwest has been postponed until mid-October. Starting as early as Thursday, September 29, drivers can expect daytime and night time work along the at-grade railroad crossing at 41st Division Drive South. Work is anticipated to last until the morning of Monday, October 3. There will be a full road closure at 41st Division Drive during this work. During the closure, the southbound I-5 off-ramp to Lewis North and the southbound 41st Division Drive on-ramp to SB I-5 will be closed. Access to JBLM Main Gate will remain open.

SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Paving

Highway: SR 16  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 7.2 - 8.4
Contact: Gaius Sanoy, 253-365-6750
Description: Crews will install new pavement on both SR Tacoma Narrows Bridges.
Project web page
Work schedule:  No scheduled impacts to traffic.

SR 161 – South Creek – Remove Fish Barrier 

Highway: SR 161   Region: Olympic   County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 12.8
Contact: Dewayne Matlock, 360-570-6750
Description: Replace undersized culvert as part of fish passage project.
Work schedule: Occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 507 - Lacamas Creek Tributary to Muck Creek – Fish Barrier Removal 

Highway: SR 507  Region: Olympic   County: Pierce  Location: Milepost(s) 35.9 to 36.7
Contact: Dewayne Matlock, 360-570-6750
Description: Replace an outdated culvert with large box culvert to improve fish passage.
Work schedule: Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction through a temporary highway realignment featuring narrowed lanes and shoulders. The speed limit is reduced from 45 and 55 mph to 35 mph. 

SR 509, SR 509 - Schuster Parkway to E 11th ST - Paving

Highway: SR 509   Region: Olympic  County: Pierce  Location: Milepost 0.2 to 3.2
Contact: Gaius Sanoy, 253-365-6750
Description: Crews will install pavement along areas of SR 509 and make ADA upgrades to the sidewalk curb ramps.
Work schedule: From 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. each Monday through Thursday, drivers may encounter night single-lane and shoulder closures. 

MAINTENANCE  

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 117 – 116
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Concrete panel replacement on southbound I-5 near Mounts Road. Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane.
Work schedule: 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 132.1 – 132.3
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair on northbound I-5 near the City Center off-ramp in Tacoma. The right shoulder will be closed.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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. each Sunday through Thursday through Oct. 6. No detour will be signed. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes to reach northbound I-5.

Highway: I-5  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 117 - 116. 
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Concrete panel repair.
Work schedule: Southbound I-5 drivers near DuPont can anticipate backups and slowdowns during overnight hours while crews close lanes near Mounts Road to rer a concrete panel. Drivers will encounter single- and double-lane closures on southbound I-5. The work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled.

Highway: SR 7 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 47.3 – 53.5
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Catch basin maintenance. Drivers can expect a mobile right lane closure.
Work Schedule: 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29.

Highway: SR 7 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 51
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility work. Drivers can expect intermittent traffic stops on both directions of SR 7 controlled by flagging operation.
Work schedule: 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29.

Highway: SR 7 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 58
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Drain pipe installation on southbound SR 7. The two right lanes of SR 7 will close. The southbound SR 7 off-ramp to 38th Street West will also close during work hours.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 26-27.

Highway: SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 7.28
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Street light maintenance on the westbound SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The work requires a left lane closure.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 and Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Highway: SR 161 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 20.8 - 24
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Crack sealing on SR 161 north of Graham. This work requires a mobile right lane closure.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 27-29.

Highway: SR 161  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 21.2 to 24.7
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Catch basin cleaning.
Work schedule: 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29. Drivers can expect right lane closures.

Highway: SR 161  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 23.3 
Contact: Rafael Reyes, 360-570-6743
Description: Utility crews will install sidewalk. 
Work schedule: From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 27-30, drivers can expect occasional right lane closures.

Highway: SR 161 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 12.8
Contact: Rafael Reyes, 360-570-6743
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
Work schedule: From 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, drivers can expect one way alternating traffic with flaggers. The area is located just south of 304th Street/Kapowsin Highway East.

Highway: SR 167  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 5.7
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description:  Guardrail repair.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Drivers can expect a right shoulder closure on the northbound SR 167 on-ramp to westbound SR 512


SPECIAL EVENTS

Highway:
162 Region: Olympic County: Pierce
Location: Milepost(s) 9.5 to 9.8.
Description: Orting Red Hat Days Parade: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, drivers can expect a detour inside Orting.


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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: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Monday through Friday. Drivers can expect alternating left or right closures in both directions.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway:
SR 507 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 23.4 - 25.1
Contact:  Rafael Reyes, 360-570-6743
Description: Utility crews will rebuild power line.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 26-30. Drivers near Rainier can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

Highway: SR 510  Region: Olympic  County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 2.8 to 4.3
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550  
Description:  Catch basin cleaning.
Work schedule: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 26-27. Drivers can expect right lane closures.


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 September 26, 2016