Thurston County construction and travel updates

Thurston County


Construction

I-5 - Plum St to S Tacoma Way - Paving
Highway:
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 105 to 114
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
Description: Crews will repave sections of I-5 between Olympia and Tacoma. The project will also repair three bridges in Thurston and Pierce Counties. 
Project web page
Work Schedule: See below

 Crews will work in both directions of I-5 in multiple areas between Pacific Avenue and Marvin Road

  • 7 p.m. each weeknight – single-lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – triple-lane closure
  • All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day.

10 p.m. each weeknight through Monday, 24, until 5 a.m. each following day:
One of the following ramps will close. Drivers will use alternate routes. Both ramps will not close at the same time. 

  • Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5
  • Southbound I-5 exit to State Capitol-City Center-Port of Olympia

10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday, June 21-24

  • Two of the three northbound lanes will remain open. Both lanes will be narrower than usual, with a reduced speed limit of 35 mph.

11 p.m. Friday to the early morning hours of Saturday, June 22
11 p.m. Sunday, June 23 to the early morning hours of Monday, June 24

  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane so crews can install and remove traffic control.

Expect lengthy delays
Since there are no convenient detours through the area, travelers need to plan ahead.

  • Travel before 9 a.m. or after 9 p.m.
  • Postpone or cancel discretionary trips.
  • Allow lots of extra time for travel.
  • Consider using US 101, SR 3 and SR 16 (Shelton, Gorst, Tacoma). 

I-5 - Olympia Area Southbound - Congestion Management
Highway:
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 109 to 105
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
Description: Crews will install ramp meters for southbound I-5 between Martin Way and Henderson Boulevard. WSDOT will activate the ramp meters during late summer. 
Project web page

Work Schedule: See below:

Weeknights 

  • Single-lane closures on southbound I-5
  • Intermittent night closures for each on-ramp to southbound I-5 between Martin Way and Henderson Boulevard. 

Daytime 

  • Intermittent shoulder closures for each on-ramp to southbound I-5 between Martin Way and Henderson Boulevard. 

I-5 - SR 510 Interchange - Reconstruct Interchange
Highway:
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 110 to 112.5
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
Description: Crews are converting the existing overpass into a diverging diamond interchange. All users of this interchange are strongly encouraged to sign up to receive WSDOT email updates.
Work Schedule:  Around-the-clock single-lane closure for northbound I-5 exit to Marvin Road. One lane will remain open.

Quinault Drive NE at Marvin Road 
As soon as Tuesday, 25, June, crews will close one of two lanes at the intersection of westbound Quinault Drive Northeast at Marvin Road/SR 510. The right lane closure will allow crews to build a new right turn lane at this intersection. This lane closure could continue for two months. Westbound Quinault Drive travelers will be able to turn left, right or go forward. The temporary traffic revision is weather-dependent. 

SR 507, N of Rainier to Junction 7 - Paving
Highway: SR 507 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 23.70 to 43.57
Contact: Lone Moody, 253-365-6752
Description: Crews will repave the roadway from Rainier in Thurston County to SR 7 near Spanaway in Pierce County. 
Work Schedule: 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, until 5 a.m. each following day, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic. 

SR 510 - Meridian Rd SE - SR 510 Roundabout and Paving
Highway:
SR 510 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 6.9 to 7
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
Description: Crews are finalizing work on this roundabout. Workers will return this fall to complete landscaping. 
Work Schedule: Short-term slowdowns for trucks entering and leaving the construction zone. 
 


Maintenance

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 104 to 104.5
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Northbound I-5 single- and double-left lane closure for bridge joint maintenance. 
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 24-25 to 5 a.m. each following day.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 10.5 to 20.6
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8530
Description: Slow moving vehicle in both directions for vegetation management. 
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 24-27.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 38.5 to 46
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8530
Description: Slow moving vehicle in both directions for vegetation management. Crews will pull over as needed to let traffic pass. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday through Thursday through Thursday, June 27.