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Counties: Clallam | Grays Harbor | Jefferson | Kitsap | Mason | Pierce | Thurston


 
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The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for August 15 through August 22, 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: Previously on July 23, crews conducted a traffic shift along 1.5 miles of US 101 east of Port Angeles. At the west end of the project at milepost 257, crews moved both directions of US 101 traffic onto a new roadway alignment and across a new bridge spanning McDonald Creek. The shift removed traffic from the old US 101 alignment and will allow construction activities to take place on that road segment. At about milepost 258.5, motorists are directed back onto the old highway alignment.

The traffic shift will remain in place for several weeks. Motorists are advised that the final lift of asphalt is not yet placed on the new roadway, and the road surface will be rougher than its final surface after all construction is complete. Substantial completion of the project is expected by early fall. At that time, crews will conduct final paving.

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

MAINTENANCE

SR 112, Elwha River to Twin River

Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 through Thursday, Aug. 28.
DESCRIPTION: Chip seal patching in various locations along SR 112 where asphalt is beginning to deteriorate. This work will help preserve the asphalt.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 112 from milepost 38 to 61.
EXPECT: Alternating traffic controlled by flagging operation.

SR 112, Port Angeles, Joyce, Sekiu
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 through Thursday, Aug. 28.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 112 from milepost 1 to 61.
EXPECT: Motorists should expect minor slowdowns during mobile operation. Traffic will be slowed until there is a safe location to pass.

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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. Monday through Friday, Aug. 18-22.
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: Drivers should expect a mobile traffic operation and single lane closures with one-way, alternating traffic control during working hours while the contractor installs pavement markings and lane striping. Crews are also scheduled to install guide posts.

SR 8, S. of E. Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge to S. of Cooper Rd. - Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
TIME/DAYS: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..
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: No work is scheduled for this week.

MAINTENANCE

US 12, Central Park
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Aug. 22.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate power lines.
LOCATION: Eastbound US 12 from milepost 1.7 to 2.2.
EXPECT: Eastbound right lane closure. 

US 12, Central Park/Aberdeen
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays from Aug. 25 to Sept. 12. 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 101, New London
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from milepost 94 to 99.5.
EXPECT: Motorists should expect minor delays. Alternating one lane traffic controlled by flagging operation.

US 101, Montesano to US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 18-19.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from milepost 77 to 67.1.
EXPECT: Mobile operation with minimal impacts to 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 91.8 to 93.5 near Ocean Beach Road.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures and intermittent one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 105, Ocosta
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 18-21.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 105 from milepost 33.9 to 36.6.
EXPECT: Alternating one lane traffic controlled by flagging operation.

SR 105, Grayland
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 through Thursday, Aug. 28, Wednesday, Sept. 3 through Friday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 8 through Friday, Sept. 12. 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. 
 
SR 107, Montesano to US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 18-21.
DESCRIPTION: Mowing.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 107 from milepost 0 to 7.9.
EXPECT: Minimal impacts to traffic with mobile operation.

SR 108, McCleary TO US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 20-21.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 108 from milepost 2 to 12.
EXPECT: Minimal impacts to traffic with mobile operation.
 
SR 109, Wreck Creek
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 19-20.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 109 at milepost 35.
EXPECT: Alternating one lane traffic controlled by flagging operation.

SR 109, Seabrook
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19.
DESCRIPTION: Culvert inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 109 from milepost 28.3 to 28.4.
EXPECT: Alternating one lane traffic controlled by flagging operation.

SR 109, Taholah
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repairs.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 109 from milepost 32.6 to 39.5.
EXPECT: Alternating traffic controlled by flagging operation at two separate work sites. Drivers should expect minor delays.

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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.

MAINTENANCE

No maintenance activities are scheduled for this week.

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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 22.
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: Shoulder and single lane closures.

MAINTENANCE

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20.
DESCRIPTION: Sweep and remove debris from shoulders of the Hood Canal Bridge.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 104 from milepost 11.5 to 14.5.
EXPECT: Mobile right lane closure.

SR 3, north of Four Corners
Tracy West, 360-704-3276
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18.
DESCRIPTION: Install flags on signs.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 3 from milepost 58.2 to 58.5.
EXPECT: Shoulder closure.

SR 307, Gamble Creek
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23.
DESCRIPTION: Culvert repair.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 307 from milepost 4.2 to 4.6.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation. Motorists should expect 5 min. delays. Efforts will be made to clear for ferry traffic.
 
SR 308, SR 3 to Keyport
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 18-21.
DESCRIPTION: Mowing to remove vegetation obstruction.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 308 from milepost .01 to 3.4.
EXPECT: Mobile right shoulder closure. No work is scheduled on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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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. Monday through Friday, Aug. 18-22.
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: Drivers should expect a mobile traffic operation and single lane closures with one-way, alternating traffic control during working hours while the contractor installs pavement markings and lane striping. Crews are also scheduled to install guide posts.

MAINTENANCE


SR 108, McCleary TO US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 20-21.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 108 from milepost 2 to 12.
EXPECT: Minimal impacts to traffic with mobile operation.

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through August 22.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will remove and transfer utility poles and communication lines.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 3 from milepost 24.9 to 26.3.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure as needed.

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through August 29.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate an underground communications line in preparation for an upcoming WSDOT road project in the Belfair area.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 3 from milepost 26.7 to 27.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

US 101, north of Shelton
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 25-26.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install communication lines.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 at milepost 341.8 near E Miracle Heights Drive.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure in both directions as needed.

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.

SR 106, Alderbrook
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Eastbound at milepost 7.3 near Alderbrook Inn.
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 134.4.
EXPECT: Right and left lane shoulder closures. From 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 to 6 a.m. Thursday Aug. 21, construction crews will revise the pavement markings and place barrier for stage 1 construction on southbound I-5 from Portland Avenue to State Route 16. Motorists should expect a single right lane closure moving to a double and triple lane closure as the traffic shift progresses. The same traffic controls will be in place overnight on Aug. 22-23, from 10 p.m. to 6 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:  Drivers on northbound and southbound Interstate 5 will encounter several nights of double and triple lane closures and rolling slowdowns while construction crews install sign bridges for "smart highway" devices. Drivers entering I-5 will be temporarily delayed at on-ramps near the work zones during the rolling slowdowns.


JBLM
From 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 to 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, there will be a double lane closure of northbound I-5 followed by a triple lane closure an hour later near Bridgeport Way. Between 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21., a 20 minute rolling slowdown of northbound I-5 from JBLM main to Bridgeport Way will take place.

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, August 17-22. 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 in both directions of I-5 in Pierce and Thurston counties from Tumwater Boulevard to Gravelly Lake Drive.
EXPECT: See below.

  • From 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, the southbound I-5 exit to northbound US 101 will close. Drivers will use alternate routes.
  • From 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 to 7 a.m. Saturday , Aug. 16., the two right lanes of southbound I-5 from Capitol Lake to Deschutes Parkway will close.
  • From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, the southbound I-5 exit to northbound US 101 will close. Drivers will use alternate routes.
  • Beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 through Tuesday, Aug. 19, crews will close two left lanes of southbound I-5 from milepost 106.1 to 104.5 near Plum Street to Capitol Lake. The lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day.
  • During the overnight hours beginning Wednesday, Aug. 20 through Friday Aug. 22, crews will close multiple lanes of northbound I-5 near Capitol Lake. Drivers also should expect a single lane closure on the southbound US 101 ramp to northbound I-5. The overnight closures will take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

During the night work, both northbound I-5 and the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will each have at least one lane open at all times.

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 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: From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday drivers can expect lane closures for South Tacoma Way and South Center Street.
Prior to the Sprague ramps opening to motorists, construction crews need to close several ramps and roadways. This work is weather dependent. The scheduled is listed below:

Saturday, Aug. 16
At 12:01 a.m., crews will close the following:

  • Eastbound SR 16 at South Union Avenue and South Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16. Motorists will be detoured via South Union Avenue.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street (#132).
  • South Sprague Avenue from South 35th to South Tacoma Way. Motorists are to use alternate routes.

At 5:30 a.m. crews will reopen eastbound SR 16 lanes and South Union on-ramp to eastbound SR 16, the southbound I-5 exit (#132) to South 38th Street, and South Sprague Avenue.

At 9 p.m., crews will close the right lane on eastbound SR 16.

At 10:30 p.m., the following closures will take place:

  • Eastbound SR 16 at South Union Avenue and South Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16. Detour via South Union Avenue.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street (#132).

Sunday, Aug. 17
At 8 a.m., construction crews will open all facilities, including the two new ramps from South Sprague Avenue to northbound and southbound I-5.

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: Motorists can expect single and double lane closures during overnight hours in both directions through the project limits. The left lane of the westbound SR 16 off ramp to Olympic Drive NW will remain closed through the duration of the project.

SR 161, Lynch CR Road to South CR Bridge Paving and Chip Seal, Eatonville
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: Chip seal project through mid August.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 3.3 to 12.8. The project also will include work on SR 161 near 314th Street East.
EXPECT: From Wednesday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Aug. 22, crews will work on SR 161 from Lynch Street East to roughly 304th Street East from milepost 3.3 to 12.8. During these improvements, pilot cars will guide a single, alternating lane of traffic through the work zone in two-mile increments at a time.  To keep traffic moving, no lane closures will occur between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.

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 Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, August 18-24.

One-way alternating traffic on 4th Street from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, August 18-24.

Northbound SR 167 left lane closure from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday August, 18-24.

Full closure of Levee Road will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18 to 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, and again during the same overnight hours on Tuesday into Wednesday.

One-way alternating traffic on Levee Road will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21 to 5:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22.

Levee Road will continue to have one-way alternating traffic beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 throughout the weekend until 5 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.

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: Crews will close lanes during the day on SR 509 between Alexander Avenue East and Taylor Way Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 18-20.

  • Drivers can expect northbound SR 509 lanes closures from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18.
  • Southbound SR 509 lane closures will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 19-20.

Work that occurs at the intersections has the potential to backup traffic on both Alexander Avenue and Taylor Way.

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: Beginning the week of August 18, 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
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18.
DESCRIPTION: Repairing bridge joints.
LOCATION: Southbound I-5 at milepost 135.
EXPECT: Double right lane closure.

I-5, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19.
DESCRIPTION: Repairing bridge joints.
LOCATION: Southbound I-5 at milepost 134.8.
EXPECT: Double lane closure.

I-5, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21.
DESCRIPTION: Repairing bridge joints.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 at milepost 132.8.
EXPECT: Double right lane closure.

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 16, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22.
DESCRIPTION: Pedestrian bridge maintenance.
LOCATION: Westbound SR 16 from milepost 2.7 to 4.5.
EXPECT: Triple left lane closure.

SR 162, Orting
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. weekdays through August 22.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate power facilities in preparation for an upcoming WSDOT project to replace the bridge over the Puyallup River near Orting.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 6.6 to 7.1

SR 162, Orting
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday through September 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 509, Browns Point
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19.
DESCRIPTION: Ditch debris removal.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 509 from milepost 6.2 to 6.3.
EXPECT: Flagging operation. Expect minor delays.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 302, Key Peninsula 
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 16.
DESCRIPTION: Key Peninsula Logging Show & Festival
LOCATION: State Route 302 at milepost 12.6.
EXPECT: Local detour in place. 

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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, August 17-22.
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: See below.

  • From 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, the southbound I-5 exit to northbound US 101 will close. Drivers will use alternate routes.
  • From 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 to 7 a.m. Saturday , Aug. 16., the two right lanes of southbound I-5 from Capitol Lake to Deschutes Parkway will close.
  • From 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, the southbound I-5 exit to northbound US 101 will close. Drivers will use alternate routes. 
  • Beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 through Tuesday, Aug. 19, crews will close two left lanes of southbound I-5 from milepost 106.1 to 104.5 near Plum Street to Capitol Lake. The lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day.
  • During the overnight hours beginning Wednesday, Aug. 20 through Friday Aug. 22, crews will close multiple lanes of northbound I-5 near Capitol Lake. Drivers also should expect a single lane closure on the southbound US 101 ramp to northbound I-5. The overnight closures will take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

During the night work, both northbound I-5 and the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will each have at least one lane open at all times.

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: Drivers on northbound and southbound Interstate 5 will encounter several nights of double and triple lane closures and rolling slowdowns next week while construction crews install sign bridges for "smart highway" devices. Drivers entering I-5 will be temporarily delayed at on-ramps near the work zones during the rolling slowdowns.

JBLM
From 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 to 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, there will be a double lane closure of northbound I-5 followed by a triple lane closure an hour later near Bridgeport Way. Between 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21., a 20 minute rolling slowdown of northbound I-5 from JBLM main to Bridgeport Way will take place.

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. 18.
DESCRIPTION: Repairing bridge joints.
LOCATION: Southbound I-5 at milepost 114.5.
EXPECT: Double left lane closure.

I-5, near Thurston/Lewis County Line
Warren Carsten, 360-357-2672
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19.
DESCRIPTION: Sign replacement.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 from milepost 86 to 87.
EXPECT: Right shoulder 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.


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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