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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 June 26 through July 3, 2015.

WSDOT has numerous projects to improve safety, ease congestion and maintain infrastructure. View the region-wide interactive map  to learn more.

Use the WSDOT GeoPortal tool to locate specific locations on state highways.

View Clallam County summer construction map (pdf 214kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 101 Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road
Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: See information below:  
DESCRIPTION: This project widened US 101 from two lanes to four in Clallam County from Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road.
LOCATION: Both directions from mileposts 265 to 261.
EXPECT: Crews will apply the final layer of asphalt on US 101 between Shore Road and Kitchen-Dick Road. Drivers can expect daytime paving in one direction at a time. During paving, drivers will see single lane closures. All paving is weather-dependent. 
 
MAINTENANCE

SR 110, Forks
William Wonch, 360-570-6746
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct electrical system maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 3.7 to 4.6.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures.

SPECIAL EVENTS

US 101, Port Angeles
TIME/DAYS: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4.
DESCRIPTION: Port Angeles 4th of July
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 (North Lincoln) from milepost 247.8 to 248 from East 5th Street to East 2nd Street.
EXPECT: Drivers will follow a signed detour.

SR 112, Clallam Bay

TIME/DAYS: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 11.
DESCRIPTION: Clallam Bay Sekiu Fun Days.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 16.5 to 17.1 from Weel Road to just west of Bogachiel Street.
EXPECT: Drivers will follow a signed detour.

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Grays Harbor County


View Grays Harbor County summer construction map (pdf 160 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 101 - Hoquiam River - Simpson Avenue Bridge - Bridge Painting
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8500
TIME/DAYS: See below:
DESCRIPTION: This project cleans and repaints the Simpson Avenue Bridge.
LOCATION: Southbound US 101 at milepost 87.9.
EXPECT: No lane closures are scheduled this week. Starting the week of July 6, motorists can expect weeknight single-lane closures. Also next week, pedestrians will be detoured via the Riverside Bridge.

US 101, US 101 N of Salmon Creek Bridge Stabilize Slope, Rock Crusher Hill
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will create a permanent fix for this section of US 101. Crews initially will construct a temporary, one-lane detour road around the work zone.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 72.5 to 72.7.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic.

MAINTENANCE

US 12, Elma to Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 1.
DESCRIPTION: Roadway sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 9.4 to 21.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

US 101, Hoquiam
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews are replacing a water line for the City of Hoquiam.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 90.7 to 94.2.
EXPECT: Occasional right shoulder closures in both directions as needed.

US 101, Humptulips
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 1.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 109.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, SR 107 to County Line Hill
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, June 29-July 1.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 67.2 to 77.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

SR 109, Hoquiam
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 29 to Thursday, July 2.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate power line.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 3.4 near Harborview Court.
EXPECT: Northbound right shoulder closure.

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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map (pdf 214kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

US 101, near Mason-Jefferson county line
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: Around-the-clock lane closure until further notice.
DESCRIPTION: Rain-damaged northbound shoulder.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 316.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic. Speed limit reduced to 25 mph. A project to stabilize the lane and ultimately reopen the lane will begin this summer.

HOOD CANAL BRIDGE

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
TIME/DAYS: See below.
DESCRIPTION: Seasonal restrictions for private marine vessels.
LOCATION: Hood Canal Bridge.
EXPECT: Between May 22 and Sept. 30, private vessels are prohibited from marine openings (that close the bridge to vehicles) between 3 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. daily. The hours correspond to peak afternoon traffic. Federal law requires marine openings for commercial and Department of Defense vessels regardless of time of day. Additional information about the Hood Canal Bridge is located on the Common Questions page.

SPECIAL EVENTS

US 101, Forks
TIME/DAYS: 6:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, July 3.
DESCRIPTION: Moonlight Madness.
LOCATION: US 101 from mileposts 191.4 to 191.6 from C Street Southwest to Division Street.
EXPECT: Drivers will follow a signed detour.

US 101, Forks
TIME/DAYS: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 4.
DESCRIPTION: Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade.
LOCATION: US 101 from mileposts 190 to 192.1 from Mill Creek Road to Huckleberry Land.
EXPECT: Drivers will follow a signed detour.

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View Kitsap County summer construction map (pdf 415kb)

CONSTRUCTION

SR 303, S of WM E Sutton Rd to Silverdale Way - Paving

Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: 6 p.m. through 4:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will rehabilitate portions of SR 303 (NE Waaga Way) and highway interchanges. Crews also will make improvements to sidewalk and conduct traffic signal work at interchanges.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 303 from milepost 5.2 to 8.4.
EXPECT: Night lane closures and one-way alternating traffic with flaggers at interchanges. Drivers may also encounter daytime shoulder closures as needed.

MAINTENANCE 

No scheduled maintenance activities this week.

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
TIME/DAYS: See below.
DESCRIPTION: Seasonal restrictions for private marine vessels.
LOCATION: Hood Canal Bridge.
EXPECT: Between May 22 and Sept. 30, private vessels are prohibited from marine openings (which close the bridge to vehicle traffic) between 3 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. daily. The hours correspond to peak afternoon traffic. Federal law requires marine openings for commercial and Department of Defense vessels regardless of time of day. Additional information about the Hood Canal Bridge is located on the Common Questions page.

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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map (pdf 415kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install water services.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 26.3 to 26.7.
EXPECT: From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, drivers can expect a shoulder closure in both directions as needed. From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Thursday, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic or a traffic shift.

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through June 26.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 27.3 to 27.9.
EXPECT: Southbound right shoulder closure.

US 101, near Mason-Jefferson County line
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: Around-the-clock lane closure until further notice.
DESCRIPTION: Rain-damaged northbound shoulder.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 316.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic and speed limit reduced to 25 mph. An upcoming WSDOT project will make permanent repairs. After permanent repairs are made, both lanes of traffic and the speed limit will be restored.

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View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 456kb)

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: Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St. to Portland Ave. from milepost 132.8 to 135.2, and on northbound I-5 between East Portland Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road.
EXPECT: See below. 


Re-opened ramp

  • Northbound I-5 exit to southbound SR 7

Continued ramp closures

  • Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 through early 2016.
  • A Street on-ramp to northbound I- 705/I-5 through project completion.


Monday, June 29
From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, the following ramps will close:
Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5
Southbound I-5 exit to westbound State Route 16/South 38th Street. Drivers will detour via South 56th Street and northbound I-5.

From 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday, the following will close:
Northbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes from SR 16 and East 38th Street to SR 7 and I-705. 
Northbound I-5 exit to northbound State Route 167

Tuesday, June 30
From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, the following ramps will close:
Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5
Southbound I-5 exit to Port of Tacoma Road
54th Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5

From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, the following ramps will close:
Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5
Southbound I-5 exit to westbound State Route 16/South 38th Street. Drivers will detour via South 56th Street and northbound I-5.

From 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday, the following lanes will close:
Northbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes from SR 16 and East 38th Street to SR 7 and I-705.

Wednesday, July 1
From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, the following ramps will close:
Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5
Southbound I-5 exit to Port of Tacoma Road

From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, the following ramps will close:
Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5
Southbound I-5 exit to westbound State Route 16/South 38th Street. Drivers will detour via South 56th Street and northbound I-5.

From 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday, the following lanes will close:
Northbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes from SR 16 and East 38th Street to SR 7 and I-705.



Around the clock road closure:


I-5, SR 510 to SR 512 Congestion Management  
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: In this project , crews installed "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: A series of ramp meters have been activated along Interstate 5 between State Route 510 and State Route 512.

I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8500
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: This project grinds down the old pavement, repairs damaged areas and resurfaces segments of Interstate 5 between Tumwater and Lakewood. The project also repaired I-5 expansion joints on the Capitol Lake Bridge in Thurston County.
LOCATION: 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
EXPECT: No traffic impacts.

SR 162, Puyallup River Bridge
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will build a replacement for the Puyallup River Bridge.
LOCATION: Both directions at the Puyallup River Bridge from milepost 6.6 to 7.1.
EXPECT: Shoulder closures and short-term traffic stops.  

SR 167, Puyallup River Bridge - Bridge Replacement
Dewayne Matlock, 360-357-1408 
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below.
DESCRIPTION: Crews are building a new northbound (Meridian) bridge. 
LOCATION: SR 167, 4th Street, and Levee Road.
EXPECT: Drivers on 4th Street and Levee Road may encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


MAINTENANCE  

SR 16, Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 30-July 1.
DESCRIPTION: Sign modification.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 11 to 9.5.
EXPECT: Left lane and shoulder closures. 

SR 512, Parkland to Puyallup

Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 1.
DESCRIPTION: Barrier maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 3.4 to 12.5.
EXPECT: Left shoulder closures.

SR 706, Ashford
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each weekday through July 31. No work on July 2-5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 7.8 to 10.1.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic or shoulder closures.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SRs 410, 165, 162, 161, 7 and 706
TIME/DAYS: Various times Thursday, July 30.
DESCRIPTION: RAMROD 2015 bicycle ride around Mount Rainier.
LOCATION: Various locations on above state routes.
EXPECT: Watch for bicyclists on the road. Law enforcement officers will control some intersections. A bicycle is a legal road vehicle, just like a car.

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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map (pdf 224kb)

CONSTRUCTION


SR 507/Old Hwy 99 to E of Water St - Paving
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 29-July 2.
DESCRIPTION: Construct ADA curb ramps.
LOCATION: Both directions at various intersections from milepost 13.6 to 36.2 in Tenino, Yelm & Roy
EXPECT: Shoulder closures.

I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8500
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.  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: 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.
EXPECT: No scheduled traffic impacts. 
  
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: I-5 from SR 510 to SR 512.
EXPECT: Ramp meters are now activated along Interstate 5 between State Route 510 and State Route 512. 

MAINTENANCE 

I-5, Lacey
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 30.
DESCRIPTION: Barrier inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 109.2 to 114.2.
EXPECT: Left shoulder closures.

I-5, Tumwater
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, June 29-July 1.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 99.4 to 93.9 near 93rd Avenue Southwest.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

I-5, Tumwater
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 1-2.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 96.1 to 100.7 near 93rd Avenue Southeast.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

SR 8, Summit Lake
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Friday, July 17. No work on July 3.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 13.2 to 20 from Summit Lake Road to US 101.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures.

SR 8, Elma to US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: Roadway sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0 to 20.5.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

SR 507, Bucoda
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays from July 7 to July 31.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install communication lines. 
LOCATION: Southbound SR 507 from milepost 9.4 to 6.8.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers.

SR 510, Lacey
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday through Thursday through August.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install a new gas main in the roadway from Steilacoom Road to I-5.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 3.3 (Marvin Road and Steilacoom Road).
EXPECT: See below:

  • Sunday and Monday night: Westbound right lane closure near Steilacoom Road.
  • Tuesday through Thursday nights: Right lane closure on westbound SR 510 (Marvin Road) near Steilacoom Road.



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.

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