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PLEASE NOTE: Most activities are subject to good weather conditions and work plans are subject to weather-related adjustments.

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The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for May 22 through May 29, 2015.

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

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: Crews will apply the final layer of asphalt on US 101 between Shore Road and Kitchen-Dick Road. Drivers can expect daytime paving in one direction at a time. During paving, drivers will see single lane closures. All paving is weather-dependent. 
 
MAINTENANCE

SR 110, Forks
William Wonch, 360-570-6746
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 22.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace power poles.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 2.9 to 3.7.
EXPECT: Intermittent one-way alternating traffic and right shoulder closures as needed.

US 101, Sequim
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, May 26-28.
DESCRIPTION: Crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 260.3 to 267.1.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic in the portions of US 101 that have two lanes. Single lane closures in the portions of US 101 that are two lanes in each direction.


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


CONSTRUCTION 

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 8, Elma to US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 28.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 0.0 to 20.6.
EXPECT: Alternating right shoulder and left lane closure for mobile operation.

US 12, Central Park
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday May 26 and again 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 28.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 1.7 to 9.5.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.

US 12, Malone
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26.
DESCRIPTION: Crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.3 to 29.7.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with pilot car in alternating segments of US 12 between milepost 25.3 and 25.7 and milepost 29.3 to 29.7.

SR 105, Aberdeen to Grayland
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26-27.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.7 to 47.4.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

SR 107 and US 101 Interchange
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.
DESCRIPTION: Crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0.0 to 0.2.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with pilot car.

SR 108, McCleary
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.
DESCRIPTION: Crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost .5 to 1.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Hoquiam to Taholah
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 27-28.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 3.3 to 40.4.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

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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.

US 101, near Discovery Bay
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.
DESCRIPTION: Survey operation.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 282 to 283.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 116, SR 19 to Fort Flagler
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, May 26-28.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0.0 to 9.2.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

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.

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View Kitsap County summer construction map (pdf 415kb)

CONSTRUCTION

KITSAP COUNTY CONSTRUCTION
SR 303, S of WM E Sutton Rd to Silverdale Way - Paving
Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: 6 p.m. through 4:30 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, May 26-28.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will rehabilitate portions of SR 303 (NE Waaga Way) and the 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 8.4.
EXPECT: Lane closures and one-way alternating traffic with flaggers at interchanges.

MAINTENANCE 

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.

SR 305, Agate Pass Bridge
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31.
DESCRIPTION: Railing repair.  
LOCATION: Both directions at Agate Pass Bridge.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. Expect delays and add additional time to reach your destination.

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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 milepost 26.3 to 26.7.
EXPECT: From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, drivers can expect a shoulder closure in both direction as needed. From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Thursday, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic 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.

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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.

Following Memorial Day, crews have scheduled a series of ramp and lane closures to continue progress on two Interstate 5 HOV projects in the Tacoma area.

The closures include an upcoming two week closure of the northbound Interstate 5 exit to southbound State Route 7. The exit will close at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 30. The ramp closure will be in place around the clock for at least two weeks. Drivers will follow a signed detour. Crews will use the ramp as a construction zone to build a retaining wall.

Continued ramp closures
Northbound State Route 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5
A Street on-ramp to northbound Interstate 705/I-5

Drivers after Memorial Day can also anticipate the following:

Night ramp closures

Tuesday, May 26
Southbound Interstate 705 exit to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Portland Avenue/E. 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 27
Portland Avenue/E. 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. Thursday.
From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday the following ramps will close:
o Southbound I-705 exit to southbound I-5
o Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5
o Southbound I-5 exit to Westbound State Route 16/South 38thStreet
• Drivers for the above closure will detour via South 56th Street

Thursday, May 28
Southbound I-705 exit to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. Friday.

Friday, May 29
Portland Avenue/E. 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 12:01 a.m. until 4 a.m.

Saturday, May 30
12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m., the southbound I-705 exit to southbound I-5 will close.
Portland Avenue/E. 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 12:01 a.m. until 6 a.m.

Night lane closures
In addition, drivers can expect overnight single and double lane closures in segments of both northbound and southbound I-5 from M Street to Port of Tacoma Road.

City Streets
From 10 p.m. Friday, May 29 to 7 a.m. Saturday, May 30, drivers will encounter a closure of East Bay Street between East 27th Street and East 28th Street. Drivers will follow a signed detour.


Around the clock ramp closures

  • The northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 remains closed until early 2016 for bridge construction.
  • The A-Street on-ramp to northbound I-5/southbound SR 7 remains closed until spring 2017 for bridge construction.

Around the clock road closures:


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: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: This project grinds down the old pavement, repairs damaged areas and resurfaces 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: No scheduled traffic impacts at this time.

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: No traffic impacts. 

     
SR 162, Puyallup River Bridge
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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: Beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday May 27-28, drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. The lanes will reopen at 4 a.m. each following morning.

SR 167, Puyallup River Bridge - Bridge Replacement
Dewayne Matlock, 360-357-1408 
TIME/DAYS: See schedule below.
DESCRIPTION: Crews are building a new northbound 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: From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, drivers on 4th Street may encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. From 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, drivers on Levee Road may encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

MAINTENANCE  

SR 16, Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday, May 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge maintenance.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 16.
EXPECT: Left shoulder and HOV lane closure.

SR 302, Key Peninsula
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 22.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will upgrade power lines.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 10 at 138th Avenue KP N.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic. 

SPECIAL EVENTS

SR7, Eatonville to JBLM
TIME/DAYS: Friday, May 29.
DESCRIPTION: Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
LOCATION: SR 7 at Pierce County line to JBLM.
EXPECT: Runners on highway right-of-way and crossing intersections.

SR 162, Orting
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, June 5.
DESCRIPTION: Rainier to Ruston Relay and Ultra.
LOCATION: SR 162 from milepost 17.4 to 18.4 and SR 165 from 13.7 to 14.3.
EXPECT: Walkers and runners along shoulders. Participants mostly will use the Foothills Trail.

SR 410, Buckley
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, June 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Tour de Paws.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 410 from King County line at milepost 22 to Park Avenue; Southbound SR 410 at Mundy Loss Road E at signal.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on highway right-of-way and crossing intersections. Drivers should use caution.

SR 162, Orting
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, June 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Tour de Paws.
LOCATION: Westbound SR 162 from Mundy Loss Rd. E to Emery Ave S & Foothills Trail; SR 162/Washington Ave. S, from Bridge Street to westbound Pioneer Way E.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on highway right-of-way and crossing intersections. Drivers should use caution.

SR 167, Puyallup
TIME/DAYS: Saturday, June 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Tour de Paws.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 167 right-of-way at Milwaukee Ave. E; Eastbound SR 167 at Valley Ave. E; Northbound SR 167 on West Valley Hwy E.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on highway right-of-way and crossing intersections. Drivers should use caution.

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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map (pdf 224kb)

CONSTRUCTION

I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8500
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.  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: 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.
EXPECT: No impacts this week in Thurston County.  


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: As early as May 18, a series of ramp meters will be activated along Interstate 5 between State Route 510 and State Route 512. 

MAINTENANCE 

I-5, Nisqually to Grand Mound
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.
DESCRIPTION: Roadway sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 115 to 88.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure for mobile operation.

SR 8, Summit Lake
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 26.
DESCRIPTION: Crack sealing.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 11.5 to 13.5.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

SR 121, Maytown
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28.
DESCRIPTION: Road surface improvement.
LOCATION: Both directions at Millersylvania State Park from milepost 3 to 3.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


SPECIAL EVENTS  

SR 121 and US 12, Maytown to Rochester
TIME/DAYS: Sunday, June 28.
DESCRIPTION: Two County Double Metric Century Bike Ride.
LOCATION: Various locations on SR 121 and US 12.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on highway and intersections.

SR 510, Lacey
TIME/DAYS: From 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 28
DESCRIPTION: Black Hills Triathlon
LOCATION: From milepost 4.2 to 9.2 between Marvin Road and Yelm Highway.
EXPECT: Bicyclists on the highway.


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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