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The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for July 4 through July 11, 2015.

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

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

View Clallam County summer construction map (pdf 214kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 101 Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road
Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: See information below:  
DESCRIPTION: This project widened US 101 from two lanes to four in Clallam County from Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road.
LOCATION: Both directions from mileposts 265 to 261.
EXPECT: Most work on this project is complete. Motorists may still encounter single-lane closures and shoulder closures as crew complete final tasks.  
 
MAINTENANCE

SR 110, Forks
William Wonch, 360-570-6746
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through July 10.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct electrical system maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 3.7 to 4.6.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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

SR 112, Clallam Bay

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

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Grays Harbor County


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

CONSTRUCTION

US 101 - Hoquiam River - Simpson Avenue Bridge - Bridge Painting
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8500
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mondays through Fridays through August 8
DESCRIPTION: This project cleans and repaints the Simpson Avenue Bridge.
LOCATION: Southbound US 101 at milepost 87.9.
EXPECT: Starting Tuesday, July 7, motorists will encounter single-lane closures across the bridge. The pedestrian walkway is closed until further notice; pedestrians are detoured over the Riverside Bridge. 

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

MAINTENANCE

SR 8, Elma to McCleary
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 6-7
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management
LOCATION: Both directions from mileposts 0 to 10
EXPECT: Mobile right- and left-lane closures.

US 12, Elma to Grand Mound
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 8-9.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from mileposts 21 to 46.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.
Traffic may need to slow or stop in the area of work and are advised to expect with slight delays.

US 101, north of Artic
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 7-9.
DESCRIPTION: Patching the roadway near the Chehalis River.
LOCATION: Both directions between mileposts 77 and 80.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic control and lane realignments using flaggers. Motorists are advised to expect short delays.

US 101, Aberdeen
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 7.
DESCRIPTION: Maintenance on Simpson Avenue Bridge control system.
LOCATION: Northbound US 101 across bridge at milepost 88.
EXPECT: Single-lane closure in the northbound direction.

SR 107, south of Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9.
DESCRIPTION: Cleaning ditch with excavator.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 107 near Melbourne Road, mileposts 6.3 to 6.
EXPECT: Alternating traffic control; motorists are advised to expect delays up to 5 minutes.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 108, McCleary
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 11
DESCRIPTION: McCleary Bear Festival Parade
LOCATION: West Maple Street in downtown McCleary
EXPECT: Both directions of SR 108 (West Simpson Avenue) will be closed in downtown McCleary. Motorists will be detoured around the closure via a signed detour using West Hemlock Street, Third Street, North 1st Street and West Simpson Avenue.


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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map (pdf 214kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

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

HOOD CANAL BRIDGE

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

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

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

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View Kitsap County summer construction map (pdf 415kb)

CONSTRUCTION

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

Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.
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 8.5.
EXPECT: Night lane closures and one-way alternating traffic with flaggers at interchanges. Drivers may also encounter daytime shoulder closures as needed.

MAINTENANCE 

No scheduled maintenance activities this week.

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

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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map (pdf 415kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install water services.
LOCATION: Both directions from north of Old Belfair Highway to north of NE Clifton Road, mileposts 26.3 to 26.7.
EXPECT: From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, drivers can expect shoulder closures in both directions as needed. From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Mondays through Thursdays, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic and/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. 

SR 106, Twanoh State Park Vicinity
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays through July 8.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install services.
LOCATION: Both directions near Twanoh State Park at milepost 15.
EXPECT: No impacts to traffic are anticipated.


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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. 

On Monday, July 6, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, the northbound Interstate 5 collector/distributor lanes from eastbound State Route 16 and East 38th Street to State Route 7 and Interstate 705 will close. In addition, the northbound I-5 exit to northbound State Route 167 will close on the same night, during the same hours.

The southbound I-705 ramps to northbound and southbound I-5 will close at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 8 to 4 a.m. each following day. The same ramps will close during the early morning hours of Friday, July 10, from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. Drivers will follow a signed detour.

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.

Around the clock road closure:


I-5, SR 510 to SR 512 Congestion Management  
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: In this project , crews installed "smart highway" devices that help WSDOT manage traffic and communication traffic conditions to the public. Hardware includes ramp meters, variable-message-signs and closed-circuit TV cameras.
LOCATION: Both directions of I-5 from Hawks Prairie in Lacey to Lakewood, from mileposts 111 to 127.
EXPECT: A series of ramp meters have been activated along Interstate 5 between State Route 510 and State Route 512.

I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8500
TIME/DAYS: No traffic impacts scheduled.
DESCRIPTION: This project ground down old pavement, repaired damaged areas and resurfaced 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: Most work on this project is complete. Some night single-and double lane closures may occur in the future as crews complete tasks.

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

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

MAINTENANCE  

I-5, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 11 p.m. Saturday, July 11 through 5 a.m. Sunday, July 12
DESCRIPTION: Sign repairs.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 at 56th Street, milepost 129.
EXPECT: Triple left-lane closure. 

I-5, Nisqually
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, to 5 a.m. Thursday, July 9
DESCRIPTION: Repairing damaged asphalt.
LOCATION: Southbound I-5 at the Nisqually River.
EXPECT: Right-lane closure.

I-5 at SR 512
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 8
DESCRIPTION: Repairing damaged asphalt.
LOCATION: Southbound I-5 at SR 512. 
EXPECT: Right-lane closure.

SR 7 near South 54th Street
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 7
DESCRIPTION: Curb/shoulder drainage work.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 7 at milepost 56 near South 54th Street.
EXPECT: Right-lane closure.

SR 16, Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 6-9.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Westbound SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
EXPECT: Left - and right-lane and shoulder closures.  

SR 161 north of 184th Street East
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9 through 5 a.m. Friday, July 10
DESCRIPTION: Repairing damaged asphalt.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 161 at milepost 21, near 184th Street East 
EXPECT: Right-lane closure.

SR 509 near Tacoma Dome
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 6-7
DESCRIPTION: Repairing damaged asphalt.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 509 near the Tacoma Dome, mileposts 1.6 to 2.5.
EXPECT: Right-lane closure.

SR 706, Ashford
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through July 31. No work on July 2-5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management under power lines.
LOCATION: Both directions from mileposts 7.8 to 10.1.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic and/or shoulder closures. 

SPECIAL EVENTS

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

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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map (pdf 224kb)

CONSTRUCTION

SR 507/Old Hwy 99 to E of Water St - Paving
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 6-10. 
DESCRIPTION: Construct ADA curb ramps.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 507 at various intersections from milepost 13.6 to 36.2 in Tenino, Yelm & Roy
EXPECT: Single-lane and shoulder closures. Shoulder closures will occur during daytime hours; lane closures will occur during night hours. 
  
I-5, SR 510 to SR 512 Congestion Management
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below: 
DESCRIPTION: In this project , crews will install "smart highway" devices that help WSDOT manage traffic and communication traffic conditions to the public. Hardware includes ramp meters, variable-message-signs and closed-circuit TV cameras.
LOCATION: I-5 from SR 510 to SR 512.
EXPECT: Ramp meters are now activated along Interstate 5 between State Route 510 and State Route 512. 

MAINTENANCE 

I-5, Olympia
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 6-10.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge joint work.
LOCATION: Northbound and southbound I-5 near Deschutes Parkway.
EXPECT: Single- and double-lane closures on both northbound and southbound I-5 near Deschutes Parkway. On Thursday and Friday nights, crews will also close the southbound I-5 exit to 2nd Avenue.

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

US 12, Rochester
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 6.
DESCRIPTION: Repairing guardrail on Scatter Creek Bridge.
LOCATION: Eastbound US 12 at Denmark Street, milepost 43.
EXPECT: One alternating lane of traffic; motorists are advised to expect delays up to 5 minutes.

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

SR 507, between Centralia and Yelm
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 8.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will do survey work.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 507 from mileposts 10 to 27.
EXPECT: Crews working along roadside. No traffic restrictions..

SR 510, Lacey
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays through August. (no work from July 3-6)
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install a new gas main in the roadway from Steilacoom Road to I-5.
LOCATION: Westbound from mileposts 3 to 3.3 (Marvin Road and Steilacoom Road).
EXPECT: See below:

  • Monday and Tuesday nights: Westbound right lane and bike lane closures near Steilacoom Road.
  • Tuesday through Thursday nights: Right lane and bike lane closures on westbound SR 510 (Marvin Road). Single-lane traffic near Quinault Drive NE. Manual traffic control through the Marvin Road/Quinault Drive intersection.


Tips for Driving Through Work Zones

Pay attention - Driver inattention is the number one cause of work zone accidents.

Leave room between you and the car ahead of you - Most work zone accidents involve someone running into the car ahead of them. Drive defensively - be aware of what is happening around you.

Merge into the proper lane before you reach the work zone-  
Don't use cell phones or adjust your radio while driving through the work zone.

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