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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 September 19 through September 26, 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: Crews have shifted traffic at the east end of the US 101 work zone that extends between Shore Road and Kitchen-Dick Road.

The change will allow crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation to pave the segment of US 101 currently used by drivers. Crews also will build new median access points along the corridor.


MAINTENANCE

US 101, near Lake Sutherland
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 22-25.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 232 to 239.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 112, Twin to US 101
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, Sept. 15-25.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repairs.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 41 to 61.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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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, Sept. 22-26.
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 and shoulder closures 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: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sept. 22-26. 
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

SR 8, Elma Safety Rest Area
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30
DESCRIPTION: Maintenance related closure including septic tank repair and hazard tree removal.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 8 two miles away of Elma.
EXPECT: The Safety Rest Area will close from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30.  

SR 8, Summit Lake Road
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt crack sealing.
LOCATION: Westbound near Summit Lake Road from milepost 13.5 to 11.5.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.

SR 8, near Grays Harbor/Thurston County line
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, until October 24.
DESCRIPTION: Grays Harbor PUD # 1 will work on power lines along SR 8.
LOCATION: Both directions near Mox Chehalis Road in separate locations between milepost 10 to 11.2.
EXPECT: Right lane closures in each direction as needed.

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.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate aerial power lines.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 1.7 to 2.2.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 12, Malone
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.8 to 25.3.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 12, Gibson Creek
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 29.7 to 29.3.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 12, Central Park
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.
DESCRIPTION: Roadway sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1.7 to 9.5.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.

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.

US 101, Artic
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to Sept. 26.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate power poles.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 75 to 75.8.
EXPECT: Occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Artic
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions milepost 73.6 to 77.1 near Lund Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic in three separate segments of US 101.

US 101, Neilton
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.
DESCRIPTION: Grays Harbor County PUD #1 will conduct work on an overhead power line.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 119.2, just south of Moclips Highway.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 105, Aberdeen to Grayland
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.
DESCRIPTION: Roadway sweeping
LOCATION: Both directions from Aberdeen to Grayland between milepost 25.7 and 47.4.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.

SR 105, Grayland
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3 through Oct. 3. 
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 at US-101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday 9/23/2014 through 9/23/2014
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 107 at the SR-107/US-101 merge from milepost 0 to .2.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 

SR 108, McCleary
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0 to 1.2.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 
 
SR 109, Moclips
Randy Moody , 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 33.6 to 36.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Taholah
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 37.4 to 38.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Taholah
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 38.7 to 39.2.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 105, Grayland
TIME/DAYS: October 11 from 8 to 9 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Cranberry Harvest Festival Parade
LOCATION: SR 105 at milepost 27.
EXPECT: Traffic will be detoured for parade.

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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

SR 19, Discovery Bay
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 22-25.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0 to 14.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.

SR 20, Discovery Bay
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 22-25.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 20 from milepost 0 to 12.
EXPECT: Mobile operation. Crews will pull over to let traffic pass when it’s safe to do so.

US 101, Diamond Point to Quilcene
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 22-25.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from milepost 270 to 295.
EXPECT: Mobile operation. Crews will pull over to let traffic pass when it’s safe to do so.

SR 104, Discovery Bay
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 22-25
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 104 from milepost 0 to 14.
EXPECT: Mobile operation. Crews will pull over to let traffic pass when it is safe to do so.

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Mark Wargo, 360-697-4194
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Oct. 3. 
DESCRIPTION: Annual Inspection of the Hood Canal Bridge 
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 104 at milepost 14.
EXPECT: Annual inspections on the Hood Canal Bridge will involve possible multiple daily openings to inspect various bridge components. Most openings are expected to be short duration. Every effort will be made to minimize the impact to motorists. 


SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 101, Quilcene
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Quilcene Fair and Parade
LOCATION: US 101 at milepost 294.3.
EXPECT: Traffic will be detoured for parade.

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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.
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: Night single lane and shoulder closures.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 16, Gorst
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.
DESCRIPTION: Highway median barrier repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 27 to 27.5, between Anderson Hill Road and Tremont Street.
EXPECT: Left lane closure in each direction.

SR 104, Shine
Dawn Lindsey, 360-704-3227
TIME/DAYS: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.
DESCRIPTION: Sign installation.
LOCATION: Westbound at the Hood Canal Bridge at milepost 15.4.
EXPECT: Shoulder closure with no impact to traffic
 
SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Mark Wargo, 360-697-4194
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Oct. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Annual Inspection of the Hood Canal Bridge.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 104 at milepost 14.
EXPECT: Annual inspections on the Hood Canal Bridge will involve possible multiple daily openings to inspect various bridge components. Most openings are expected to be short duration. Every effort will be made to minimize the impact to motorists.


SPECIAL EVENTS
 
State Routes 3, 104, 305 and 307
TIME/DAYS: Sunday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Kitsap Color Classic Bike Ride
LOCATION: SR 3, 104, 305 and 307 in Port Gamble, Kingston, Hansville, Indianola, Suquamish and Poulsbo.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the roadways. Please use caution. 

SR 305, Poulsbo
TIME/DAYS: Sunday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Poulsbo Marathon
LOCATION: SR 305 at milepost 9.7
EXPECT: Runners on road. Please use caution and be prepared to stop.

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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, Sept. 22-26.
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

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and again 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mondays through Fridays through Sept. 26.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will relocate utility infrastructure in advance of an upcoming WSDOT project.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.5 to 26.4.
EXPECT: Daytime drivers should expect southbound right shoulder closures and several brief traffic stops between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Nighttime drivers should expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 

SR 3, Belfair
Bill Mauerman, 360-357-3283
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.
DESCRIPTION: Sign installation.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 25.5 to 26.1.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.


SPECIAL EVENTS

US 101, Shelton
TIME/DAYS: October 11 from 8 to 9 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Shelton Oyster Fest
LOCATION: US 101 at milepost 344.
EXPECT: Traffic congestion.

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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: The closures are as follows:

During the overnight hours from Monday, Sept. 22 into Tuesday, Sept. 23, the left lane of both northbound and southbound I-5 will be closed between L Street and I-705 in Tacoma. The southbound left lane will close at 8 p.m. on Monday, and re-open at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Meanwhile the northbound left lane will close at 9 p.m. on Monday, and re-open by 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Starting at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, the SR 167 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed to traffic until 6 a.m. Thursday. The same ramp closure will take place again beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday night, Sept. 25 and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday.

In addition, the State Route 7/I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close at midnight on Thursday and re-open by 4 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26.


Other construction impacts:

  • The A Street on-ramp to northbound Interstate 705/Interstate is closed until December for nearby stormwater pond excavation work. Drivers will follow a signed detour.
  • Southbound I-5 between Yakima Street and State Route 16 is reduced from four to three general-purpose lanes around the clock through October. 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:  Closures listed below will occur. 

Monday, Sept. 22
At 11 p.m. southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane near Mounts Road in DuPont at milepost 117.2. All lanes will re-open at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Tuesday, Sept. 23
At 10 p.m., two ramps will close:
1. Center Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5; and
2. Southbound I-5 exit to Mounts Road.

At 11 p.m., northbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane near Mounts Road. All lanes will and the ramps will re-open at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Wednesday, Sept. 24
Southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane, and that one lane will be redirected through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange. All lanes will re-open at 4 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 25.

Thursday, Sept. 25
At 11 p.m. northbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane, and that one lane will be redirected through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange. All lanes will reopen at 4 a.m. Friday.

Friday, Sept. 26
Northbound I-5 will again be reduced to one lane at 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 near Bridgeport Way through 4 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.


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:

I-5 Bridge Joint Replacement in Olympia
During the weekend of Sept. 19, drivers can expect major traffic impacts while construction crews repair a bridge expansion joint on Interstate 5 in Olympia. The work involves numerous day and night lane and ramp closures on I-5 and US 101 over the weekend. The work could create extensive traffic congestion on northbound and southbound I-5 and on US 101 approaching I-5.

I-5 closure details (note work is weather-dependent):

Thursday, Sept. 18
Starting at 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, crews will reduce northbound I-5 to one lane approaching the I-5/US 101 interchange. Overnight, they will restripe the roadway to create a work zone for the weekend’s work. Also at 10 p.m., two ramps will close:
1) Southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5. Traffic will be detoured onto southbound I-5, through the Tumwater Boulevard interchange, and back onto northbound I-5. The ramp will reopen to traffic at 5 a.m. Friday morning.
2) Deschutes Way on-ramp to northbound I-5; this ramp will remain closed through the weekend until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

Friday, Sept. 19
On Friday morning, Sept. 19, motorists will encounter a 35 mile-per-hour speed limit on northbound I-5 approaching the work zone. Although three northbound lanes will be open, motorists will find the three lanes narrowed and realigned. Also on Friday morning, the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane, and it will stay one lane until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22. Motorists will encounter no changes to southbound I-5 Friday morning.

At 10 p.m. Friday, northbound and southbound I-5 will again be reduced to one lane in each direction. At that time, crews will close one additional ramp. The Henderson Boulevard/14th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5. The ramp will remain closed through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22.
The southbound I-5 exit to northbound US 101 will be recued to one lane, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21
Over Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21, southbound I-5 near Capitol Lake will be reduced to two lanes between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Northbound I-5 will have three lanes open, however those three lanes will be narrowed and realigned, and a 35 mile per hour speed limit will be in effect.

At 10 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, I-5 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. All lanes and ramps are scheduled to reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

What if drivers must use I-5 in Olympia?
Drivers who cannot avoid I-5 in Olympia during the two weekends are advised to:
• Expect delays with stop-and-go traffic;
• Consider traveling through the area early (before 10 a.m.) or late (after 8 p.m.) in the day;
• Be prepared – have a full tank of gas, have diversionary games for children traveling in the car, and pack patience.
• Allow plenty of extra time to reach travel destinations.


Monday through Friday, Sept. 22-26

7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday Sept. 22-24 northbound I-5 single lane closure from milepost 101.2 to 102.5 followed by 10 p.m. double lane closure. The lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day.

7 p.m. Monday through Friday Sept. 22-26 southbound I-5 single lane closure from milepost 101.2 to milepost 106.1 followed by 10 p.m. double lane closure. Crews will only close lanes along two-mile increments at a time. The lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day.

From 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 through 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26 the Tumwater Boulevard on-ramp to northbound I-5 and the southbound I-5 exit will close. Drivers will use alternate routes.


I-5 Pierce County Paving
No paving scheduled this week.



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:  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: Nighttime drivers traveling near Gig Harbor on eastbound and westbound State Route 16 on Thursday, Sept. 25 are encouraged to plan for delays. Crews will reduce both directions of SR 16 to one lane in each direction, and redirect that one lane through the Olympic Drive interchange, while crews replace a previously damaged girder.

From 11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, to 4 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, all drivers on eastbound and westbound SR 16 will be directed through the Olympic Drive on- and off-ramps to detour around the closed mainline SR 16 lanes.

In addition, westbound SR 16 will have a single overnight lane closure Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 p.m. to 5 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 , which eases congestion by adding lanes and managing access, is focusing on general cleanup and punch list items.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 161 from milepost 32.1 to 33.3
EXPECT:  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. Monday through Friday, Sept.  22-26.

One-way alternating traffic on Levee Road from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 22-26.

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 scheduled impacts to traffic.

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: 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, JBLM Main Gate
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday to Tuesday, Sept. 22-23.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 119 to 121.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

I-5, Tillicum
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.
DESCRIPTION: Left shoulder asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Berkeley on-ramp to southbound I-5 and southbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street.
EXPECT: Exit and on-ramp left turn lanes will close. Traffic will be directed around the closures. Expect little to no impact for drivers.

I-5, Lakewood
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Southbound I-5 exit to SR 512/Pacific Avenue.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

I-5, Lakewood
Eliza Donley, 360-357-2753
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.
DESCRIPTION: Sign installation.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 124.6 near Bridgeport Way.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 7, Silver Lake
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Sept. 30.
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 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.

SR 161, South Hill
Julie Childress, 360-357-2747
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.
DESCRIPTION: Sign installation.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 24 near 132nd Street.
EXPECT: Shoulder and traffic island closure. No traffic impacts.

SR 162, McMillian
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 to Wednesday, Oct. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews conduct maintenance on utility poles.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 4.6 to 5.1.
EXPEC: Northbound shoulder closure.

SR 509, Browns Point
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Southbound near Browns Point Marina from milepost 5.5 to 4.9.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. Expect delays of up to 10 minutes.

SR 512, Lakewood to Puyallup
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0 to 12.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.

SR 512, Parkland
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 23-24.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Westbound milepost 3.0 to 2.4 near SR 7 (Pacific Avenue).
EXPECT: Traffic reduced to one westbound lane. No expected traffic backups.

I-705, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.
DESCRIPTION: City of Tacoma crews will repair lights.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost .6 to .8 near South 21st Street.
EXPECT: Left lane closure.

I-705, Tacoma
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.
DESCRIPTION: Sign maintenance.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 1.7 to 1.75.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

I-705, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 24-25.
DESCRIPTION: Road surface repair.
LOCATION: Southbound I-705 near 9th Street.
EXPECT: I-705 right lane closure near 9th Street. 9th Street on-ramp to southbound I-705 also will close.


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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: Please see details below...

I-5 Bridge Joint Replacement in Olympia

I-5 closure details (note work is weather-dependent):

Thursday, Sept. 18
Starting at 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, crews will reduce northbound I-5 to one lane approaching the I-5/US 101 interchange. Overnight, they will restripe the roadway to create a work zone for the weekend’s work. Also at 10 p.m., two ramps will close:
1) Southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5. Traffic will be detoured onto southbound I-5, through the Tumwater Boulevard interchange, and back onto northbound I-5. The ramp will reopen to traffic at 5 a.m. Friday morning.
2) Deschutes Way on-ramp to northbound I-5; this ramp will remain closed through the weekend until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

Friday, Sept. 19
On Friday morning, Sept. 19, motorists will encounter a 35 mile-per-hour speed limit on northbound I-5 approaching the work zone. Although three northbound lanes will be open, motorists will find the three lanes narrowed and realigned. Also on Friday morning, the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane, and it will stay one lane until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22. Motorists will encounter no changes to southbound I-5 Friday morning.

At 10 p.m. Friday, northbound and southbound I-5 will again be reduced to one lane in each direction. At that time, crews will close one additional ramps. The Henderson Boulevard/14th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5. The ramp will remain closed through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

Also at 10 p.m. Friday, the southbound I-5 exit to northbound US 101 will be reduced to one lane until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21
Over Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21, southbound I-5 near Capitol Lake will be reduced to two lanes between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Northbound I-5 will have three lanes open, however those three lanes will be narrowed and realigned, and a 35 mile per hour speed limit will be in effect.

At 10 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, I-5 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. All lanes and ramps are scheduled to reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22.


I-5 Paving in Pierce County
No paving scheduled.



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 detailed closures below:
Monday, Sept. 22
At 11 p.m. southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane near Mounts Road in DuPont at milepost 117.2. All lanes will re-open at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Tuesday, Sept. 23
At 10 p.m., two ramps will close:
1. Center Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5; and
2. Southbound I-5 exit to Mounts Road.

At 11 p.m., northbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane near Mounts Road. All lanes will and the ramps will re-open at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Wednesday, Sept. 24
Southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane, and that one lane will be redirected through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange. All lanes will re-open at 4 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 25.

Thursday, Sept. 25
At 11 p.m. northbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane, and that one lane will be redirected through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange. All lanes will reopen at 4 a.m. Friday.

Friday, Sept. 26
Northbound I-5 will again be reduced to one lane at 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 near Bridgeport Way through 4 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.

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.


MAINTENANCE

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 has been 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. 


I-5, Olympia
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt repair.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 near Capitol Boulevard from milepost 104 to 105.
EXPECT: Right lane closure. No backups expected.



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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