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PLEASE NOTE: Most activities are subject to good weather conditions and work plans are subject to weather-related adjustments.

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The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for May 29 through June 5, 2015.

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

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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, June 1-5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace power poles.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 2.9 to 3.7.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures.

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


CONSTRUCTION 

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 8, Elma to US 101

Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 0 to 20.6.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

US 12, Elma
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 1.
DESCRIPTION: Sign repair.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 19 to 20.6.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 12, Elma to Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 3-4.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 9.5 to 21.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

US 12, Oakville
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 4.
DESCRIPTION: Pavement testing.
LOCATION: Both directions at Black River Bridge at milepost 37.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Hoquiam
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 1-5.
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 as needed and traffic shift.

US 101, Failor Lake
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 3-4.
DESCRIPTION: Tree management.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from milepost 96 to 98.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. Drivers can expect up to 15 minute delays.

US 101, Hoquiam to Neilton
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2-3.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 89.3 to 124.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure for mobile operation.

SR 105, Aberdeen to Elk River Bridge
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 4.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing and guide post repair.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 31 to 47.4.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

SR 109, Hoquiam to Taholah
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 1.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 3.3 to 40.4.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

SR 109, Hogan’s Corner
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 1.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 17 to 3.3.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

SR 115, Ocean Shores
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, June 1.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0 to 2.25.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

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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.

US 101, Triton Cove State Park
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 1.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 315 to 294.5.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

US 101, Quilcene
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 294.5 to 315.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

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.

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View Kitsap County summer construction map (pdf 415kb)

CONSTRUCTION

KITSAP COUNTY 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, June 1-5.
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: Lane closures and one-way alternating traffic with flaggers at interchanges.

MAINTENANCE 

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.

SR 305, Agate Pass Bridge
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31.
DESCRIPTION: Railing repair.  
LOCATION: Both directions at Agate Pass Bridge.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. Expect delays and add additional time to reach your destination.

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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 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Thursday, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic or a traffic shift.

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. 

An estimated two-week around-the-clock closure of the northbound Interstate 5 exit to southbound State Route 7 begins at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, May 30. The ramp closure will allow crews to build a retaining wall. A signed detour will direct motorists to SR 7 via Interstate 705 and State Route 509.

All lanes of northbound I-5 will close from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday, June 2 so crews can restripe the lanes. This work is weather dependent, and could be re-scheduled for the same early morning hours of Wednesday, June 3. Drivers will be routed through the northbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes, and detoured via either SR 7 or I-705.

Drivers who use the northbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes from State Route 16 and East 38th Street to SR 7 and I-705 can expect a full ramp closure during the overnight hours of Tuesday, June 2 or Wednesday, June 3. Ramp closure hours are from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. each night. Again, the work requiring the ramp closure is weather dependent and could be rescheduled at a later date.

A full weekend closure between East 28th Street/Bay Street and northbound State Route 167 is planned beginning 10 p.m. Friday, June 5 through 4 a.m. Monday, June 8. Southbound I-5 drivers exiting to northbound SR 167 will detour to southbound SR 7 to northbound I-5 and the Portland Avenue exit.

Drivers are also advised of the following ramp closures:

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.

Night ramp closures

Monday, June 1
Southbound I-5 exit to southbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 2
From 10 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, the following ramp will close:
Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5

Wednesday, June 3
From 10 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, the following ramps will close:
Southbound I-705 exit to southbound I-5
Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5
Southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16/South 38th Street. Drivers will detour via South 56th Street.

Thursday, June 4
From 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., the following ramps will close:
Southbound I-705 exit to southbound I-5
Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5
Southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16/South 38th Street. Drivers will detour via South 56th Street.

Saturday, June 6
From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, the following ramps will close:
Southbound I-705 exit to southbound I-5
Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5
Southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR16/South 38th Street. Drivers will detour via South 56th Street.
54th Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5
Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 (opens at 7 a.m.)
Southbound I-5 off-ramp to Port of Tacoma Road (opens at 7 a.m.)

Night lane closures
Drivers can expect overnight single and double-lane closures in segments of both northbound and southbound I-5 between M Street and Port of Tacoma Road.

City Streets
Drivers will encounter a closure of East Bay Street between East 27th Street and East 28th Street. Drivers will follow a signed detour.
Friday, May 29 from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day
Monday, June 1 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day
Tuesday, June 2 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day
Thursday, June 4 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day 

Around the clock road closures:


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 scheduled traffic impacts at this time.

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, which eases congestion by adding lanes and managing access, is focusing on general cleanup and punch list items.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 161 from milepost 32.1 to 33.3.
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: No scheduled traffic impacts.  

SR 167, Puyallup River Bridge - Bridge Replacement
Dewayne Matlock, 360-357-1408 
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below.
DESCRIPTION: Crews are building a new northbound bridge. Crews moved the older SR 167 steel truss bridge to the east, so a new bridge can be built in its place. 
LOCATION: SR 167, 4th Street, and Levee Road under the Puyallup River Bridge.
EXPECT: From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, drivers on 4th Street may encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. From 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, drivers on Levee Road may encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

MAINTENANCE  

I-5, DuPont
Nghia Chau, 360-570-2375
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2.
DESCRIPTION: Traffic sensor replacement.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 116 to 117.5.
EXPECT: Work will begin in the northbound lanes. Drivers will encounter single followed by double lane closures. After the northbound work is complete, drivers will encounter single followed by double lane closures in the southbound lanes.

I-5, Tacoma
Nghia Chau, 360-570-2375
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2-3.
DESCRIPTION: Replace traffic sensors.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 130 to 131.5 just after South 72nd Street.
EXPECT: Single lane closure at 9 p.m. followed by double lane closure at second lane at 10 p.m.

SR 16, Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday, May 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge maintenance.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 16.
EXPECT: Left shoulder and HOV lane closure.

SR 16, Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.
DESCRIPTION: Drain debris removal.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 7.3 to 8.3.
EXPECT: Lane and shoulder closures.

SR 167, Puyallup
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, June 1-4.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Southbound milepost 4.9 to 3 on River Road.
EXPECT: Right lane closures.

SR 512, South Hill
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 4.
DESCRIPTION: Tree management.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 6.6 to 6.4.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SR7, Eatonville to JBLM
TIME/DAYS: Friday, May 29.
DESCRIPTION: Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
LOCATION: SR 7 at Pierce County line to JBLM.
EXPECT: Runners on highway right-of-way and crossing intersections.

SR 162, Orting
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, June 5.
DESCRIPTION: Rainier to Ruston Relay and Ultra.
LOCATION: SR 162 from milepost 17.4 to 18.4 and SR 165 from 13.7 to 14.3.
EXPECT: Walkers and runners along shoulders. Participants mostly will use the Foothills Trail.

SR 410, Buckley
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, June 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Tour de Paws.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 410 from King County line at milepost 22 to Park Avenue; Southbound SR 410 at Mundy Loss Road East at signal.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on highway right-of-way and crossing intersections. Drivers should use caution.

SR 162, Orting
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, June 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Tour de Paws.
LOCATION: Westbound SR 162 from Mundy Loss Rd. E to Emery Ave S & Foothills Trail; SR 162/Washington Ave. S, from Bridge Street to westbound Pioneer Way E.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on highway right-of-way and crossing intersections. Drivers should use caution.

SR 167, Puyallup
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, June 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Tour de Paws.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 167 right-of-way at Milwaukee Ave. E; Eastbound SR 167 at Valley Ave. E; Northbound SR 167 on West Valley Hwy E.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on highway right-of-way and crossing intersections. Drivers should use caution.

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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map (pdf 224kb)

CONSTRUCTION

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 impacts this week in Thurston County.  


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 

No maintenance activities scheduled this week.

SPECIAL EVENTS  

SR 121 and US 12, Maytown to Rochester
TIME/DAYS: Sunday, June 28.
DESCRIPTION: Two County Double Metric Century Bike Ride.
LOCATION: Various locations on SR 121 and US 12.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on highway and intersections.

SR 510, Lacey
TIME/DAYS: From 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 28
DESCRIPTION: Black Hills Triathlon
LOCATION: From milepost 4.2 to 9.2 between Marvin Road and Yelm Highway.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the highway.


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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