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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 August 29 through September 5, 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 5:30 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: Expect short term traffic shifts throughout the project for relocation of utilities along with very short term 1 to 2 minute closures during the day.

The Contractor is building grade on the southern lanes between Dryke Road & Kitchen-Dick Road along with continuing work on the two box culverts and the pedestrian crossing that are just west of Kitchen-Dick Road. Other work will include construction of the indirect left turn lanes and reconstruction of Pierson Road. New asphalt will continue to be placed throughout the week in areas that will not interfere with traffic.

Scarsella's subcontractor is continuing work on the new bridge at McDonald Creek which will carry the two west bound lanes when completed.

Although mainline traffic has been shifted, businesses along the corridor are still easily accessible and open for business.

MAINTENANCE

SR 112, Elwha to Twin Rivers

Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 2-4.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 112 from milepost 38 to 61.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation, and shoulder closures.

SR 112, Lyre River Bridge, Lyre River
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 2-4.
DESCRIPTION: Finishing chip seal work.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 112 at milepost 46.3.
EXPECT: Alternating traffic controlled by flagging operation.

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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 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 2-5.
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: Isolated areas of one-way alternating traffic control during working hours while crews perform punch list work.

SR 8, S. of E. Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge to S. of Cooper Rd. - Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sept. 2-3. 
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, the contractor is installing pavement markings and performing punch list work.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 8 from milepost 4. to 10.5.
EXPECT: Isolated single lane and shoulder closures during working hours.

MAINTENANCE


US 12, Central Park/Aberdeen
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays to Oct. 3. No work will occur Friday, Aug. 29 or Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day).
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate aerial power lines.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 1.7 to 2.2.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 12, Elma
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Eastbound US 12 form milepost 20.5 to 21.
EXPECT: Short-term single lane closure. Traffic will be moved from two lanes to one.

US 12, Gibson Creek Bridge
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Pothole repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 12 from milepost 29.5 to 30.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic.

US 12, Elma, Cloquallum Bridge
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m.to 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Pothole repair.
LOCATION: Westbound US 12 at milepost 21.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic.

US 12, Elma, 3rd Street Bridge
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Pothole repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 12 at milepost 20.2.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic.

US 12, east of Brady
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Eastbound US 12 from milepost 15.3 to 15.6.
EXPECT: Single lane closure. Drivers should expect minor slowing as traffic will be moved from two lanes to one.

US 12, east of Oakville, Black River Bridge
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Pothole repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 12 at milepost 37.5.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic.

US 101, Hoquiam
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through Feb. 2015.
DESCRIPTION: Contractor will prepare area for water pipeline replacement project.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 90.7 to 93.5 near Ocean Beach Road.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures and intermittent one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. No lane closures are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 29 or Monday, Sept. 1 for the Labor Day weekend.

US 101, top of County Line Hill
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Northbound US 101 from milepost 67.2 to 67.4.
EXPECT: Traffic may be delayed up to 5 minutes. Drivers will encounter single lane alternating traffic.

SR 105, Grayland
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3 through Oct. 3.  No work over Labor Day weekend.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace utility poles.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 26 near Pirates Alley.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.  Work is scheduled during the overnight hours on Sept. 11 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. There will be a local power outage in the area.

SR 105, John's River
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 2-5.
DESCRIPTION: Local contractor is trimming trees away from utility lines for local utility company.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 105 from milepost 35 to 45.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers. Drivers should expect minor delays.

SR 109, Copalis Beach
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 2-4.
DESCRIPTION: Ditch debris removal.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 20.3 to 20.7.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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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: 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. No traffic impacts on Friday, Aug. 29.

MAINTENANCE

SR 19, Chimacum
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 2-4
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 1 to 13.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

SR 20, Port Townsend
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 2-4.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0.1 to 9.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

SR 116, Port Hadlock
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 2-4.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1 to 8.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

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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 August 28.
DESCRIPTION: This project provides road surface improvements.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16 from milepost 20.5 to 25.91, and southbound SR 3 from milepost 36.6 to 46.1. 
EXPECT:

State Route 16 work schedule:

Tuesday, Sept. 2, to Wednesday morning, Sept. 3

  • 8 p.m. to 12:01 a.m., close the westbound SR 16 exit to Sedgwick Road.
  • 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., close right turn lane from Sedgwick Road to eastbound SR 16.
  • 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, close the eastbound SR 16 exit to Sedgwick Road.

Wednesday, Sept. 3, to Thursday morning, Sept. 4

  • 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., close the right-turn lane from Sedgwick Road to westbound SR 16.

Thursday, Sept. 4, to Friday morning, Sept. 5

  • 8 p.m. to 12:01 a.m., close the westbound SR 16 exit to Sedgwick Road.
  • 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, close the eastbound SR 16 exit to Sedgwick Road.

State Route 3 work schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 3, to Thursday morning, Sept. 4

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., close on-ramp from State Route 303, Kitsap Mall Blvd. to southbound SR 3.
  • Close one southbound lane from West Loxie Eagans Boulevard to State Route 304.

During the project, crews will also pave about 8.5 miles of SR 16 and nearly 4 miles of SR 3. Most of the repaving will occur in the right lane and will require single-lane night closures.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 305, Bainbridge Island
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Sign installation.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost .6 to .75.
EXPECT: Right lane closures. 
 
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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 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 2-5.
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: Isolated areas of one-way alternating traffic control during working hours while crews perform punch list work.

MAINTENANCE

US 101, Potlatch
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday through Sept. 12.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace a water main.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 334.5.
EXPECT: No traffic impacts.

US 101, Skokomish Reservation
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday Sept. 3-5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will place aerial communication lines.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 336.3.
EXPECT: Southbound right shoulder closure and brief stoppage of traffic in both directions on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 4-5.

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.

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View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 443kb)

CONSTRUCTION

I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue - HOV
Jon Deffenbacher, 253-365-6700
TIME/DAYS: See details below
DESCRIPTION: This project lays the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma.
LOCATION: Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St to Portland Ave from milepost 132.8 to 135.2.
EXPECT: Crews working will close the A Street on-ramp to northbound Interstate 705/Interstate 5 at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 2, for stormwater pond excavation work as part of the I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV. The ramp closure will be in place around the clock until December, and a signed detour will be provided for motorists.

Additional overnight lane and ramp closures will also take place next week on I-5, I-705 and State Route 7 as crews finish creating a protected work area.

  • Beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, crews will close the left lane and shoulder of northbound I-5 near M Street. The lane closure will be in place overnight until 5 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3.
  • The I-705 and State Route 7 on-ramps to northbound I-5 will close overnight from 11 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, until 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. The two right northbound I-5 lanes will also close between M Street and Portland Avenue for the same hours.
  • Three lanes of southbound I-5, plus the Portland Avenue on-ramp and I-705 and SR 7 off-ramps, will close overnight beginning at 11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 until 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5. The closures will allow crews to remove and replace pavement markings.


As a reminder, southbound I-5 between Yakima Street and State Route 16 is reduced from four to three general-purpose lanes around the clock for approximately six weeks. Crews have closed the left lane so the median can be rebuilt to carry traffic through the area during future traffic shifts. 

 
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:  See schedule:

Ramp closures: Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Wednesday morning, Sept. 3

  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving.
  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Ramp closures: Wednesday, Sept 3 to Thursday morning, Sept. 4

  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 pm. to 5 a.m. for paving.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to JBLM main gate will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving.

Ramp closures: Thursday, Sept. 4 to Friday morning, Sept. 5

  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to JBLM main gate will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving.
  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Ramp closures: Friday, Sept 5 to Saturday morning, Sept. 6

  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

 
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: 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 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday. See details below.
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 involving ramp and multiple lane closures on southbound I-5 in Lakewood.
EXPECT: From 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 to 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, crews will reduce southbound I-5 to one lane for paving operations between Berkeley Street and just south of the JBLM main gate at milepost 120.3 All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. the following day.
Several on-and off ramps will be closed. See schedule:

Ramp closures: Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Wednesday morning, Sept. 3

  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Ramp closures: Wednesday, Sept 3 to Thursday morning, Sept. 4

  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 pm. to 5 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to JBLM main gate will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Ramp closures: Thursday, Sept. 4 to Friday morning, Sept. 5

  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to JBLM main gate will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Ramp closures: Friday, Sept 5 to Saturday morning, Sept. 6

  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.






I-5/SR 16, Eastbound Nalley Valley Project  
Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
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 completed 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:  Weather permitting, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close eastbound State Route 16 and area ramps two nights. The closures will allow crews to restripe a two-lane segment of the roadway to create a continuous third lane on eastbound SR 16 approaching Nalley Valley, and to do other miscellaneous construction work.

Eastbound SR 16 closure schedule for restriping at 11 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2-3

  • Crews will close all lanes of eastbound SR 16 at South Union Avenue, the South Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16, and both newly-constructed South Sprague Avenue on-ramps to eastbound SR 16/Interstate 5. The roadway and ramps will re-open at 4 a.m. each following morning. If work progresses as scheduled, the third eastbound SR 16 lane will be open to traffic at 4 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.

Additional closures for form-removal work and other miscellaneous activities:

  • At 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Sept. 2-4, South Sprague Avenue will close between South 35th Street and South Tacoma Way. Drivers will follow a signed detour. The roadway will reopen each following morning at 4:30 a.m.
  • At 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, crews will close the right shoulder of eastbound SR 16 from South Sprague Avenue on-ramp to I-5. An hour later at 10 p.m., crews will close one lane of westbound SR 16 for removal of temporary barrier. The lane and roadway shoulder will reopen at 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5.

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday drivers can expect lane closures for South Tacoma Way and South Center Street, and on northbound Sprague. Drivers can expect possible daytime shoulder closures on eastbound SR 16 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
 

SR 16 – Olympic Drive NW Bridge – Special Repair
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: In this project , WSDOT is repairing the damaged bridge girder by installing a new girder on the westbound half of the bridge. In addition, the westbound lanes will be restriped to gain higher vertical clearance.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16 near Olympic Drive NW and Olympic Drive NW itself.
EXPECT: Westbound SR 16 will close at Olympic Drive overnight beginning at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 through 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Westbound SR 16 drivers will use the Olympic Drive exit and on-ramp to detour around the closure.  Eastbound SR 16 will not be affected by the work.

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 2:30 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Crews are building a new 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: One-way alternating traffic on 4th St. from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 2-5.


SR 509 Wapato Creek to Norpoint Way NE – Paving
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6752
TIME/DAYS: See specifics below.
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: No work scheduled for this week.



SR 302 - Key Peninsula Highway to Purdy Vicinity - Safety & Congestion
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday. See details below.
DESCRIPTION: This project includes widening portions of the road, adding left-turn pockets near 118th, widening shoulders and constructing emergency pullouts.
EXPECT: Drivers can expect weeknight shoulder closures on SR 302 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews also will work near the area of 118th from 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. There will be no initial traffic impacts near 118th. Drivers should expect alternating one-way traffic.

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, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 1323 to 133 near 38th Street.
EXPECT: Shoulder closure for mobile operation.

SR 16, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost .5 to 4.5.
EXPECT: Shoulder closure for mobile operation.

SR 7, Silver Lake
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Sept. 30. No work on Labor Day weekend.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will work on power lines.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 33 to 34.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 
 
SR 7, near Eatonville
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, August to Oct. 31.
DESCRIPTION: Utility work.
LOCATION: Northbound SR7, milepost 33 to 34.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic controlled by flagging operation. The northbound lane will be closed as needed. No work or traffic control on Labor Day Weekend.

SR 161, north of Eatonville
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct maintenance work on utility pole.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 12.5 north of 317th St. E.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 162, Sumner
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 2-5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 3 to 7.6.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 162, Orting
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Crews from the City of Orting repair asphalt shoulder and ditch.
LOCATION: Eastbound near Orville Rd E at milepost 11.3.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 162, Orting
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday through Sept. 5.
DESCRIPTION: Asplundh Tree Expert Company working for Puget Sound Energy is trimming trees and vegetation along SR 162 beneath the existing power lines.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 162 from milepost 3.0 to 7.6.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers.
 
SR 167, Puyallup
Suzan Hill, 360-704-3253
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Sign installation.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 6.2 to 6.5.
EXPECT: Shoulder closure.
 
SR 509, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 1.6 to 2.5 from Milwaukee Way to Port of Tacoma Road.
EXPECT: Mobile shoulder closure.

SR 509, Browns Point
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 5.8 to 7.8
EXPECT: Mobile right lane and shoulder closure.

I-705, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
DESCRIPTION: Sign installation.
LOCATION: Northbound I-705 exit to 15th Street.
EXPECT: Left and right lane closure.

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Thurston County


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CONSTRUCTION

I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
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. 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 involving ramp and multiple lane closures on southbound I-5 in Lakewood.
EXPECT: From 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 to 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, crews will reduce southbound I-5 to one lane for paving operations between Berkeley Street and just south of the JBLM main gate at milepost 120.3 All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. the following day.
Several on-and off ramps will be closed. See schedule:

Ramp closures: Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Wednesday morning, Sept. 3

  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Ramp closures: Wednesday, Sept 3 to Thursday morning, Sept. 4

  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 pm. to 5 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to JBLM main gate will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Ramp closures: Thursday, Sept. 4 to Friday morning, Sept. 5

  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to JBLM main gate will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Ramp closures: Friday, Sept 5 to Saturday morning, Sept. 6

  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.


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:  See schedule:

Ramp closures: Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Wednesday morning, Sept. 3

  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Ramp closures: Wednesday, Sept 3 to Thursday morning, Sept. 4

  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 pm. to 5 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to JBLM main gate will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Ramp closures: Thursday, Sept. 4 to Friday morning, Sept. 5

  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to JBLM main gate will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Ramp closures: Friday, Sept 5 to Saturday morning, Sept. 6

  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Bridgeport Way on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

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: 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.

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.
EXPECT: No work scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE

I-5, Nisqually
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
DESCRIPTION: Repairing bridge joints.
LOCATION: Southbound I-5 at milepost 114.5.
EXPECT: Double left lane closure.

SR 8, Summit Lake
Claudia Bingham Baker, 360-357-2789
TIME/DAYS: See specifics below:
DESCRIPTION: Spill clean-up
LOCATION: Westbound SR 8, milepost 17.5 to 19.
EXPECT: Continuing through mid-September, westbound SR 8 will be reduced to one lane around the clock between mileposts 17.5 and 19 near the Summit Lake Grocery for continued clean-up activities following a fuel spill on July 10.

The remaining open lane on westbound SR 8 will be narrowed to 11 feet with two-foot shoulders, and moved toward the highway median to make room for the clean-up. Motorists should drive through the area carefully and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations. Other restrictions include the following:

• The westbound SR 8 exit to Summit Lake Grocery will be closed for construction access during daytime hours. Westbound motorists can access Summit Lake Grocery by turning right at the next exit.

• Bicyclists will be escorted through the workzone each Monday through Friday between sunrise and sunset. Outside of those hours, bicyclists are advised to use alternate routes.

• Truckers hauling cargo over 14 feet wide will not be allowed through the workzone and will be detoured onto US 101. They are advised that a chip-seal operation is occurring along the detour route that may cause additional delays. 

US 12, Rochester
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install utility poles and power line.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 39.5 near Moon Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic and lane closures as needed.

SR 507, Yelm
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Traffic signal work.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 28.9 at Vancil Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


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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