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Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates

 

Please note: Many activities are subject to weather-related adjustments. If a highway is not listed below, there are no scheduled closures at this time, although emergency lane closures may still occur.

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


 
Map of Olympic Region area


The following activities are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30, through Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.


View Clallam County construction map (pdf 270 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 101 Swanson Creek Remove Fish Barrier, Iverson Rd

Highway: US 101  Region: Olympic  County: Clallam  Location: Milepost(s) 196.8 to 197.4
Contact: Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
Description: Replace the existing culvert that carries Swanson Creek beneath US 101 to improve fish passage. The work consists of grading, excavation, and installing a stream diversion, a precast reinforced concrete split box culvert, placing streambed aggregates, and surfacing
Work schedule: Occasional brief traffic stops as crews complete project.

SR 112 Jansen Creek Remove Fish Barrier 

Highway: SR 112   Region: Olympic   County: Clallam County Location: Milepost(s) 5.2 to 5.3
Contact: Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
Description: Culvert replacement.
Work schedule: Occasional brief traffic stops as crews complete project.

SR 112 Joe Creek Remove Fish Barrier 

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam County  Location: Milepost(s) 33
Contact: Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
Description: Fish barrier removal.
Project web page
Work schedule: Daytime one-way alternating traffic.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location:
Milepost(s) 239
Contact: Claudia Bingham Baker, 360-357-2716
Description: Crews will lower equipment from the bridge deck to the river bed and spend the week drilling bore samples along the bridge piers. The borings will provide information on the type and depth of material under the bridge foundations. This work is being done as a result of erosion observed since the Elwah dam was removed and the river’s grade and position have changed.
Work Schedule: Drivers may encounter intermittent 1-hour closures of US 101 at the Elwha River Bridge west of Port Angeles at milepost 239 in Clallam County.
Friday, Sept. 30 - One-way alternating traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1 – three 1-hour closures between early morning and mid-afternoon.
Tuesday, Oct. 4 – two 1-hour closures between noon and late afternoon

Highway: US 101  Region: Olympic   County: Clallam  Location: Milepost(s) 262
Contact: Rafael Reyes, 360-570-6743
Description: Utility crews will install a new sewer line under the Dungeness River Bridge.
Work schedule: Around-the-clock single-lane closure of the westbound right lane through Oct. 7.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 273
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Ditch and culvert maintenance.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 eastbound US 101 will have alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation.

Highway: SR 113 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 10
Contact: Tim Roening, 360-565-0686
Description: Vegetation management.
Work schedule:  7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4. Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

Highway: SR 113 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 10
Contact: Tim Roening, 360-565-0686
Description: Vegetation management.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4. Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

Highway: SR 113 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 10
Contact: Tim Roening, 360-565-0686
Description: Vegetation management.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4. Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.


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Grays Harbor County

View Grays Harbor County construction map (pdf 193 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 12 - Schouweiler Rd Intersection Improvements 

Highway:
US 12  Region: Olympic  County: Grays Harbor  Location: Milepost(s) 17.8 - 18.4
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500 
Description: Series of improvements at this intersection intended to reduce the potential for collisions.
Project web page
Work schedule:  7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each weeknight. Drivers can expect occasional night lane closures on US 12.

US 12 - W of Porter - Emergency Slope Stabilization

Highway: US 12  Region: Olympic  County: Grays Harbor  Location: Milepost(s) 26.9 to 27.1
Contact: Gaius Sanoy, 253-365-6750
Description: Hillside stabilization.
Project web page
Work schedule: The work on this project is now complete. No impacts to drivers. 

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 1 - 7
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Asphalt preservation.
Work schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. Drivers can expect a right lane closure.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 21.3 – 35
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility company will perform vegetation management under existing powerlines on westbound US 12 between Oakville and Elma.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Oct. 28. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 86.7
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Bridge inspection on the Simpson Avenue Bridge.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, the Simpson Avenue Bridge will close to traffic. A detour route will be provided across the Riverside Bridge.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 77 - 80
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Asphalt preservation on Cosmopolis Hill.
Work schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and  Tuesday, Oct. 3-4. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic using flaggers and a pilot car.


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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map  (pdf 270kb)


CONSTRUCTION 

Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 5.1 
Contact: Rafael Reyes, 360-570-6743
Description: Utility work. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic control using flaggers. 
Work schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3. 

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 289.3 to 289.5
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Culvert replacement.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 3-6. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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View Kitsap County construction map (pdf 414kb)


CONSTRUCTION

SR 16/Anderson Creek Tributary to Sinclar Inlet – Fish Barrier Removal

Highways:
SR 16, SR 166 Region: Olympic   County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 28 to 28.5
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description:  Replace existing culverts that carry Anderson Creek beneath SR16, SR 166, and Anderson Hill Road to improve fish passage. 
Project web page
Schedule:  Both lanes of eastbound SR 16 have been shifted into the highway median. Through traffic on eastbound SR 16 should use the two left lanes. The speed limit on eastbound SR 16 will be reduced from 60 mph to 40 mph through the work zone.  Access from SR 16 to Anderson Hill Road is closed into mid-October.

SR 104 - E of Balmoral Pl NE to Kingston Ferry – Paving

Highways: SR 104  Region: Olympic   County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 22.7 to 24.5
Contact: Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
Description: Crews will resurface a section of State Route 104 in and around Kingston. In addition, 19 sidewalk ramps will be upgraded to meet current ADA standards.
Project web page
Schedule: Night lane closures.

MAINTENANCE 

No scheduled maintenance activities at this time.


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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map  (pdf 414kb)


CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 - Belfair Area - Widening and Safety Improvements

Highway:
SR 3   Region: Olympic   County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 25.3 to 27
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description: This widening project will extend the center turn lane and provide paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of SR 3. The improvements are intended to be built in two separate stages.
Project web page
Work schedule: Drivers can expect one-lane alternating traffic with flaggers each weeknight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

SR 108, Little Skookum Creek – Remove Fish Barrier project

Highway: US 101  Region: Olympic    County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 11.8 to 11.9
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews will remove and replace a culvert beneath SR 108 near US 101 in Kamilche.
Project web page
Schedule: Shoulder closures only. West Kamilche Lane near SR 108 is closed to all traffic through project completion. Speed limit reduced to 25 mph throughout project duration.

SR 302 - N of E Victor Rd - Culvert Replacement

Highway: SR 302 Region: Olympic County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 4.5
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description: Crews will replace two failing culverts and install infrastructure to help stabilize the highway.
Project web page
Work schedule: Both directions of the highway will be closed around the clock from 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 through 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. The work and associated closure is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 344
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility work. Drivers can expect a southbound right shoulder closure between Shelton Springs Road and Sanderson Way.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 27-30.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 336
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility work. Drivers can expect occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each weekday through Friday, Oct. 14.

Highway:
SR 106 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 10.5
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility work. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers west of Twanoh State Park.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Highway: US 101   Region: Olympic   County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 343.8
Description: Oysterfest
Schedule: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, drivers can expect slowing vehicles turning into and out of Sanderson Field.

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Pierce County


View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 236kb)


CONSTRUCTION

Tacoma/Pierce County HOV Program

I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue - HOV

Highway:
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 132.8 - 134.4 
Contacts:
Brenden Clarke, 253-365-6700
Description: This project demolishes and rebuilds Pacific Avenue and McKinley Way bridges spanning I-5. It builds a new northbound SR 7/I-705 bridge, and widens I-5 to accommodate northbound and southbound HOV lanes from M Street to the vicinity of the L Street bridge.
Project web page

I-5 - Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road - Northbound HOV

Highway:
I-5  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce  Location: Milepost(s) 134 - 136
Contacts: Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
Description: This project builds new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and Fife, and a new northbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge. 
Project web page

Temporary but significant changes are coming for drivers who use the eastbound State Route 16 on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma. The change will allow crews to continue efforts to extend HOV lanes into Tacoma, but a similar configuration in 2015 created routine backups on SR 16 approaching I-5.

Weather permitting, on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5, the eastbound SR 16 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane through spring 2017. In the event of inclement weather, the changes will be rescheduled.


Work schedule: Lane and ramp closures are listed below. 

Lane closures
Drivers can expect weeknight single- and double-lane closures in both directions of I-5 between M Street and the Port of Tacoma Road.


Ramp closures
Saturday, Oct. 1
12:01 a.m. – 6 a.m.

  • Closing southbound I-5 exit to I-705 and East 26th Street.
  • Closing I-705 on-ramp to southbound I-5.

1 a.m. – 5 a.m.

  • Closing mainline northbound I-5. I-5 traffic will be detoured via I-705, State Route 509 and Portland Avenue.

11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4, until 4 a.m. each following morning
• Closure of the northbound I- 5 collector-distributor exit to northbound Interstate 705 and southbound State Route 7
• Closure of eastbound SR 16 on-ramp to northbound I-5
• Closure of South 38th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5

11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 until 4 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6
• All lanes of northbound I-5 near South 38th Street will be rerouted onto the parallel northbound I-5 collector/distributor and detoured via either SR 7 or I-705.

11:59 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, until 4 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7
• Closure of the northbound I-5 collector-distributor exit to northbound I-705 and southbound SR 7
• Closure of eastbound SR 16 on-ramp to northbound I-5
• Closure of South 38th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5

11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, until 5 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
• Closure of the northbound I-5 collector-distributor exit to northbound I-705 and southbound SR 7
• Closure of eastbound SR 16 on-ramp to northbound I-5
• Closure of South 38th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5

20th Street East in Fife (pdf 111 kb): A segment of this road is closed to all traffic until spring 2017.

I-5, Point Defiance Bypass - Sound Transit Track and Signal, BNSF Railroad Bridge

Highway: I-5   Region: Olympic    County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 125 - 116 
Contact: Corrie Adams (Sound Transit), 206-903-7414
Description: The Point Defiance Bypass Project will reroute passenger trains to an inland rail line along the west side of I-5 through south Tacoma, Lakewood, and DuPont.
Web page
Work schedule: Drivers can expect daytime and night time work along the railroad crossing at 41st Division Drive South. Work is anticipated to last until the morning of Monday, October 3. There will be a full road closure at 41st Division Drive during this work. During the closure, the southbound I-5 off-ramp to Lewis North and the southbound 41st Division Drive on-ramp to SB I-5 will be closed. Access to JBLM Main Gate will remain open.

SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Paving

Highway: SR 16  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 7.2 - 8.4
Contact: Gaius Sanoy, 253-365-6750
Description: Crews will install new striping and lane markers on both SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridges. Drivers can expect single and double lane closures during the overnight hours.
Project web page
Work schedule:  Overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Oct. 7.

SR 161 – South Creek – Remove Fish Barrier 

Highway: SR 161   Region: Olympic   County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 12.8
Contact: Dewayne Matlock, 360-570-6750
Description: Replace undersized culvert as part of fish passage project.
Work schedule: Occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 507 - Lacamas Creek Tributary to Muck Creek – Fish Barrier Removal 

Highway: SR 507  Region: Olympic   County: Pierce  Location: Milepost(s) 35.9 to 36.7
Contact: Dewayne Matlock, 360-570-6750
Description: Replace an outdated culvert with large box culvert to improve fish passage.
Work schedule:  Temporary highway realignment featuring narrowed lanes and shoulders. The speed limit is reduced from 45 and 55 mph to 35 mph. 

SR 509, SR 509 - Schuster Parkway to E 11th ST - Paving

Highway: SR 509   Region: Olympic  County: Pierce  Location: Milepost 0.2 to 3.2
Contact: Gaius Sanoy, 253-365-6750
Description: Crews will install pavement along areas of SR 509 and make ADA upgrades to the sidewalk curb ramps.
Work schedule: No scheduled impacts.

MAINTENANCE  

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 128-129
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair on southbound I-5 near 84th Street East. The right shoulder will be closed. 
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3.

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 132-133
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair on northbound I-5 near 38th Street. The right shoulder will be closed.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 116-115
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair on southbound I-5 near the Nisqually River. The left shoulder will be closed.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

Highway: I-5  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 136
Contact: Claudia Bingham Baker, 360-357-2716
Description: Spill cleanup.
Work schedule: During night hours, contractor crews will close the Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to northbound I-5 for clean-up efforts following a previous spill from a tanker truck. The ramp will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each Sunday through Thursday through Oct. 6.

No detour will be signed. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes to reach northbound I-5.

Highway: SR 161  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 23.3 
Contact: Rafael Reyes, 360-570-6743
Description: Utility crews will install sidewalk. 
Work schedule: From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 27-30, drivers can expect occasional right lane closures.

Highway: SR 161 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 12.8
Contact: Rafael Reyes, 360-570-6743
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
Work schedule: From 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, drivers can expect one way alternating traffic with flaggers. The area is located just south of 304th Street/Kapowsin Highway East.
 
Highway: SR 161 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 22-24.5
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Catch basin maintenance. A mobile right lane closure on southbound SR 161 will be in place.
Work Schedule: 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3

Highway: SR 167  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) .6 -.5
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description:  Catch basin maintenance. A mobile right lane closure on southbound SR 161 will be in place.
Work schedule: 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4

Highway: SR 512 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 9-10 
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair near Meridian Avenue. The right shoulder will be closed. 
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5

Highway: SR 512 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 9-10
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair on westbound SR 512 near Woodland Avenue. The right shoulder will be closed.
Work schedule: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5

SPECIAL EVENTS

Highway:
162 Region: Olympic County: Pierce
Location: Milepost(s) 9.5 to 9.8.
Description: Orting Red Hat Days Parade: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, drivers can expect a detour inside Orting.


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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map  (pdf 220 kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 17.1 to 19.8
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews will install guardrail and rumble strips.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Monday through Friday. Drivers can expect alternating left or right closures in both directions.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway:
US 12 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 44.4
Contact: Rafael Reyes 360-570-6743
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 and Monday, Oct. 3. Drivers on US 12 near Joselyn Road Southwest may encounter occasional brief traffic stops and occasional shoulder closures.

Highway: SR 507 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 23.4 - 25.1
Contact:  Rafael Reyes, 360-570-6743
Description: Utility crews will rebuild power line.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each Monday through Friday through Oct 7. Drivers near Rainier can 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 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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Last revised on September 30, 2016