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PLEASE NOTE: Most activities are subject to good weather conditions and work plans 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 July 18 through July 25, 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 4:30 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: On Friday, June 20, crews shifted US 101 onto a mile-long segment of the new highway between Kitchen-Dick Road and Cliff Robinson Road. Traffic impacts should be minimal.  The traffic shift was needed as crews will begin earth moving and culvert related work on the existing roadway.

Substantial completion of the project is expected by early fall. At that time, crews will conduct final paving.

MAINTENANCE

US 101, Lake Crescent
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through July 24.
DESCRIPTION: Pavement repair.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 232 to 221.
EXPECT: 1 mile segments of one-way alternating traffic with a pilot car.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 112, Port Angeles
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 2
DESCRIPTION: Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival Grande Parade
LOCATION: State Route 112 from milepost 49.2 to 51.2.
EXPECT: Signed detours in place.
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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 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 8, S. of E. Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge to S. of Cooper Rd. - Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.
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, contractor is installing construction signs and performing pavement repairs.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 8 from milepost 4. to 10.5.
EXPECT: From 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, crews will close the right lane of SR 8 in 2-mile increments from milepost 4 to 10.5. In those 2-mile increments, speed limits will be reduced to 35 mph.

MAINTENANCE

SR 8, near Straddleline ORV Park
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays from July 23-30.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install utility poles.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 9.3 to 9.8.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

US 12, Aberdeen
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 18.
DESCRIPTION: Utility will relocate aerial power lines.
LOCATION: Eastbound and westbound from milepost 1.7 to 2.2.
EXPECT: Occasional right lane closures.

US 12, Elma to Grand Mound
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 23-24.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 21 to 46.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

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

US 12, Elma to Grand Mound
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 21-24.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 21 to 46.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

US 12, Central Park
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1.7 to 9.5.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.

US 12, Elma
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct maintenance on electrical infrastructure.
LOCATION: Westbound at milepost 24.4 near Dunlap Road. 
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Hoquiam
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Feb. 2015.
DESCRIPTION: Contractor will prepare area for water pipeline replacement project.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 89.9 to 94.2 near Ocean Beach Road.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures and intermittent one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Hoquiam to Queets
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 21-23.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 89.3 to 152.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

US 101, Failor Lake Road
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24.
DESCRIPTION: Slope and ditch stabilization.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 98.6 near Failor Lake Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Aberdeen
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 22-24.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will use equipment to install railing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 83.2 to 83.4.
EXPECT: Northbound followed by southbound single lane closure.

SR 105 and 105 Spur, Westport
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays from July 21-31.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct power line maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.7 to 30.7.
EXPECT: Occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 105, O'Leary Creek
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 39.6 to 39.7.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 105, Grayland
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 18.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate existing power poles and lines.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 25.7 to 30.4.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Pacific Beach
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23.
DESCRIPTION: Culvert repair.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 29.4.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Pacific Beach
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 22-24.
DESCRIPTION: County crews will locate utility.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 30 to 33.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 115, Ocean Shores
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will access manhole for utility work.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 1.9 near Quinault Beach Resort.
EXPECT: Northbound lane shift around utility vehicle.
COMMENTS:

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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: Located in northwest Jefferson County, 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 116, Chimacum Creek

Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 21.
DESCRIPTION: Culvert debris removal.
LOCATION: Eastbound at milepost 0.3.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


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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 through July 25.
DESCRIPTION: This project provides road surface improvements.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 3 from milepost 36.6 to 46.1.
EXPECT: Shoulder and single lane closures.

MAINTENANCE

SR 3, Bremerton
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 21-22.
DESCRIPTION: Roadway crack sealing.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 36.7 to 39.
EXPECT: Left lane closure.

SR 3, Poulsbo
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 23-24.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt rehabilitation.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 54.4.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
 
SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 305, Bainbridge Island to Poulsbo 
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center LOCATION: State Route 305 from milepost 5.2 to 8.8.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway and across Agate Pass Bridge. Please use caution.

SR 303, Silverdale
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center LOCATION: State Route 303 at milepost 6.5.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway. Please use caution.

SR 3, Bremerton
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center LOCATION: State Route 3 at milepost 41.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway. Please use caution.

SR 3, Gorst
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center LOCATION: State Route 3 at milepost 34.2.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway. Please use caution.

SR 16 SPUR, Gorst
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center LOCATION: State Route 16 from milepost 29.1 to 28.8.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway. Please use caution.

SR 16, Gorst
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center LOCATION: State Route 16 from milepost 28.8 to 28.03.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway. Please use caution.

SR 160, Port Orchard
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center LOCATION: State Route 160 from milepost 2.6 to 2.5.
EXPECT: Bicycles on the highway. Please use caution.


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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 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
DESCRIPTION: This project provides improvements to SR 108 in 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: Single lane closures with one-way alternating traffic control during working hours.

MAINTENANCE

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Monday, July 28.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will place aerial communications line on existing poles.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 24.9.
EXPECT: Southbound right shoulder closure on SR 3 and westbound right shoulder closure on SR 106.

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.

US 101, near Camp Robbinswold
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt rehabilitation.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 316.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Jorstad Creek
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt rehabilitation.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 321.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


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View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 443kb)


CONSTRUCTION
 
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 can 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:  Construction crews will close the Center Drive on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 and the Mounts Road weigh station from 11 p.m. Friday, July 25 to 4 a.m. Monday, July 28. Truckers are advised that they will not be allowed access to the weigh station over the weekend. The work is weather dependent and the closures will be postponed in the event of rain.

The same closures are scheduled to occur between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Monday, July 28 through Thursday, July 31. The work is weather dependent and the closures will be postponed in the event of rain.

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/SR 16, Eastbound Nalley Valley Project
Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
TIME/DAYS: See below for specifics.
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 are completing 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: As crews are making the final push on the Interstate 5/State Route 16 Eastbound Nalley Valley project, nighttime drivers should plan ahead for a series of total night closures of eastbound SR 16 at South Union Avenue. Other closures affecting I-5 access will also take place.

The closures will allow crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation to conduct additional roadway paving and striping.

Wednesday, July 23
4 a.m.
• Reopen eastbound SR 16 and South Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16.

11 p.m.
• Close all lanes of eastbound SR 16 at South Union Avenue. Detour via South Union Avenue.
• Close South 38th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 and City Center.

Thursday, July 24
4 a.m.
• Reopen eastbound SR 16 and South Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16.
• Reopen South 38th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 and City Center.

11 p.m.
• Close all lanes of eastbound SR 16 at South Union Avenue. Detour via South Union Avenue.
• Closing northbound I-5 exit to City Center (#133).

Friday, July 25
4 a.m.
• Reopen all lanes of eastbound SR 16 at South Union Avenue and South Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16.
• Reopen northbound I-5 exit to City Center (#133).

I-5, City of Tacoma Road Work
TIME/DAYS: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 27
DESCRIPTION: city crews will chip-seal South 56th Street
LOCATION: I-5
EXPECT:
• Close northbound I-5 exits to both eastbound and westbound South 56th Street.
• Close the eastbound South 56th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5.
• Close southbound I-5 exit to eastbound South 56th Street.
• Restrict the southbound I-5 exit to westbound South 56th Street to a right-turn only.

During the closures, motorists will be detoured via the I-5/South 38th Street interchange. In the event of rain, the work will be postponed.

SR 161, Eatonville
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: Chip seal project through late July.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 3.3 to 12.8. The project also will include pavement repair on SR 161 near 314th Street East.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with pilot car in smaller increments within the project area.

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 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.  
DESCRIPTION: Crews will construct a temporary alignment east of the steel truss bridge. Crews will move the bridge to the new route to allow construction of the new bridge. 
LOCATION: SR 167, 4th Street, and Levee Road under the Puyallup River Bridge.
EXPECT: On weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic on 4th Street and Levee Road under the Puyallup River bridge.

From 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 21-23, 4th Street under the Puyallup River bridge will close.

Now that the northbound bridge has been relocated, crews will begin to build a new bridge in its place. Construction of the new bridge is scheduled to be complete by late 2015.

The WSDOT would like to thank the public for altering their travel plans to help reduce congestion in the area during this phase of the project.


SR 509 Wapato Creek to Norpoint Way NE – Paving
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6752
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, July 7 and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday through July 17.
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: Motorists can expect to encounter single-lane closures on SR 509 between Alexander Avenue East and Norpoint Way during the following timeframes. Although WSDOT tries to minimize impacts to traffic during construction activities, the closures have caused delays and frustration for drivers and they are advised to avoid the area if possible. 

• 9 p.m. Friday, July 18 to 9 a.m. Saturday, July 19
• 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 21
• 7 p.m. Monday, July 21 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 22
• 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 23
• 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 to 5 a.m. Thursday, July 24
• 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24 to 5 a.m. Friday, July 25


I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving 
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 16-18.
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 in both directions of I-5 in Pierce and Thurston counties from Tumwater Boulevard to Gravelly Lake Drive.
EXPECT: At 10 p.m. Sunday, July 20, and Monday July 21, crews will close the Tumwater Boulevard on-ramp to northbound I-5 in Tumwater. The on-ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. each following day.

Drivers will also encounter overnight single- and double-lane closures on northbound I-5 from Tumwater Blvd. at milepost 101.2 to Exit 102 at milepost 102.5. Single lane closures will take place Sunday, July 20, night starting at 8 p.m. and at 7 p.m. on other nights. The double lane closures will take place between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday, July 20, through Friday, July 25.

The work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.

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: Starting July 21 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, Puyallup River Bridge
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday and Monday, July 20-21.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt rehabilitation.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 at the Puyallup River Bridge from milepost 135.1 to 135.8.
EXPECT: I-5 right lane closure. Crews will close the State Route 167/Bay Street on-ramp to northbound I-5. The on-ramp will close from 10 p.m. Sunday, July 20, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 21. Drivers will need to use alternate routes.

I-5, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 21-22.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge joint repair.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 135.2 to 135.5
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

I-5, Nisqually to JBLM
Tim Marganelli, 360-561-2497
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 23-24.
DESCRIPTION: Catch basin cleaning and inspection.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 114 to 124.
EXPECT: Left lane closure.

I-5, JBLM
Tim Marganelli, 360-561-2497
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, July 24-25.
DESCRIPTION: Catch basin cleaning an inspection.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 124 to 127.
EXPECT: Left lane closure.

SR 7, near Eatonville
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursdays through July 31.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility company is setting poles on the east side of SR 7 and working on the power lines.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 7 from milepost 33.1 to 33.4 
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers. Northbound SR 7 will be closed as needed.

SR 7, near Eatonville
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday through to July 31.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility company is setting poles on the east side of SR 7 and working on the power lines.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 7 from milepost 35.3 to 36.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers. Northbound SR 7 will be closed as needed. 

SR 7, Tacoma
Tim Marganelli, 360-561-2497
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, July 24-25.
DESCRIPTION: Catch basin cleaning and inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions SR 7 and SR 7 Extension from milepost 58.6 to 57.8.
EXPECT: Left lane closure.

SR 7, Elbe to Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Monday, July 20-22.
DESCRIPTION: Replacement of traffic markings.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 17.2 to 58.3.
EXPECT: Shoulder and lane closures for mobile operation.

SR 7, Elbe 
Kathy Hatcher, 360-569-2228
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday into Thursday, July 23-24.
DESCRIPTION: Rest Area maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 7 at milepost 17.
EXPECT: The Elbe Safety Rest Area will close overnight for maintenance.


SR 16, Gig Harbor
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday, July 23.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt rehabilitation.
LOCATION: Eastbound at milepost 12.6.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

SR 162, South Hill
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday, July 20.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will place aerial power lines over SR 162 at 128th Street East.
LOCATION: Both directions at 128th Street East at milepost 6.1.
EXPECT: Occasional all-way stops for up to five minutes.

SR 302, Purdy Spit
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below.
DESCRIPTION: Replacing armored slope damaged in winter storm.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 15 to 15.8.
EXPECT: Drivers who use the Purdy Spit on State Route 302 will encounter five total night closures of the bridge across the waterway. During the closures, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will repair a segment of rock bulkhead that was damaged by severe weather and high tides a few years ago.

During the night closures, drivers will follow a signed detour approximately 3-miles long that uses 94th Avenue Northwest, Southeast Pine Road, and Bethel Burley Road Southeast.

Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations. The closures are scheduled as shown below.

Purdy Spit closure schedule:

9 p.m. Thursday, July 24 to 5 a.m. Friday July 25
9 p.m. Monday, July 28 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 29
9 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 30
9 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, to 5 a.m. Thursday, July 31
9 p.m. Thursday, July 31 to 5 a.m. Friday, August 1

SR 410, Bonney Lake
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace a power line.
LOCATION: Westbound at milepost 12.4.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 509, Browns Point
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 21-24.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 7.8 to 5.8.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.

SR 706, Ashford
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 22-24.
DESCRIPTION: Contractor crews will grade along the south side of the roadway.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 8 to 10.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 16, Tacoma
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 2
DESCRIPTION: Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon
LOCATION: State Route 16 near milepost .75 to 8.7.
EXPECT: Event will take place along the Scott Pierson Trail.

SR 16, Gig Harbor to Tacoma
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, August 9
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
LOCATION: State Route 16 from milepost 8.7 to .06
EXPECT: Riders will stay on Scott Pierson Trail to cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

SR 509, Tacoma
TIME/DAYS: Sunday, August 10
DESCRIPTION: Obliteride by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
LOCATION: State Route 509 from milepost 0 to .12
EXPECT: WSP escort at intersections of I-705, Port of Tacoma, Alexander Rd., and Taylor Way.


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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map (pdf 350kb)

CONSTRUCTION


I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 16-18.
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 in both directions of I-5 in Pierce and Thurston counties from Tumwater Boulevard to Gravelly Lake Drive.
EXPECT: Overnight work in both directions of I-5 in Pierce and Thurston counties from Tumwater Boulevard to Gravelly Lake Drive.
EXPECT: At 10 p.m. Sunday, July 20, and Monday July 21, crews will close the Tumwater Boulevard on-ramp to northbound I-5 in Tumwater. The on-ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. each following day.

Drivers will also encounter overnight single- and double-lane closures on northbound I-5 from Tumwater Blvd. at milepost 101.2 to Exit 102 at milepost 102.5. Single lane closures will take place Sunday, July 20, night starting at 8 p.m. and at 7 p.m. on other nights. The double lane closures will take place between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday, July 20, through Friday, July 25.

The work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.

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 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: Construction crews will close the Center Drive on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 and the Mounts Road weigh station from 11 p.m. Friday, July 25 to 4 a.m. Monday, July 28. Truckers are advised that they will not be allowed access to the weigh station over the weekend. The work is weather dependent and the closures will be postponed in the event of rain.

The same closures are scheduled to occur between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Monday, July 28 through Thursday, July 31. The work is weather dependent and the closures will be postponed in the event of rain.

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.

SR 510, Reservation Road Intersection Improvements
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: See specifics below:
DESCRIPTION: This project constructs roundabouts at the SR 510 intersections at Yelm Highway and Reservation Road.  
EXPECT: There will be occasional stops for 10 minutes or less throughout the day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. as needed for misc. work items.

US 101, W of Steamboat Island Rd to Black Lake Blvd - Paving
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: See specifics below:
DESCRIPTION: This project rehabilitates lanes and ramps along a five-mile stretch of northbound US 101 between Black Lake Boulevard and Steamboat Island Road. The project will require night lane, shoulder and ramp closures. Lane closure hours will vary depending on location, however in general the lane closures will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to minimize impacts to the traveling public. Ramps at several US 101 interchanges in the project limits will be closed for paving activities, and over three nights, northbound US 101 will be closed at the US 101/SR 8 interchange. Those closures will be announced as they are scheduled.
EXPECT: Due to forecasts for inclement weather, WSDOT has postponed a closure scheduled for Tuesday, July 22 of northbound US 101 at State Route 8. When the closure does occur, motorists will be detoured via State Routes 8 and 108. The detour is 26 miles long and adds 30 minutes to drivers’ trips. A new time and date will be announced.
 
Weather permitting, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will install permanent striping at the following intersections of northbound US 101:

Tuesday, July 22:
• 8 p.m. – Crews will close the northbound off-ramp to Evergreen Parkway NW.
• 9 p.m. - Crews will close the northbound ramps at the Mud Bay interchange.
• 9 p.m. – Crews will close the northbound ramps at Steamboat Island Road.
• All ramps will reopen at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 23.

Wednesday, July 23:
• 9 p.m. – Crews will close the northbound ramps at Steamboat Island Road.
• All ramps will reopen at 6 a.m. Thursday, July 24.


MAINTENANCE

I-5, Grand Mound to Lacey
Tim Marganelli, 360-561-2497
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday into Tuesday, July 21-22.
DESCRIPTION: Catch basin inspections.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 from milepost 90 to 112.
EXPECT: Left lane closure.

US 12, Elma to Grand Mound
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 21-24.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 21 to 46.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

US 12, Elma to Grand Mound
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 23-24.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 21 to 46.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 507, Tenino
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, July 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
DESCRIPTION: Oregon Trail Days Parade
LOCATION: State Route 507 near milepost 14.2 to 14.6. 
EXPECT: Detour in place.

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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