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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 April 11 through April 18, 2014. 

It is a busy year for construction on roadways in the Olympic Region. WSDOT has several projects to improve safety, ease congestion and maintain infrastructure. View the region-wide interactive map.


View Clallam County summer construction map (pdf 362kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 101 Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road
Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: This project widens US 101 from two lanes to four in Clallam County from Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road. Crews are clearing, grubbing, constructing roadway and driveways, and installing drainage along with constructing a new bridge over McDonald Creek.
LOCATION: Daytime work is in both directions of US 101, Shore to Kitchen Dick Road, mileposts 265 to 261.
EXPECT: Drivers should expect short-term traffic shifts throughout the project for relocation of utilities along with very short-term closures of 1 to 2 minutes during the day. Only night closures on US 101 will be allowed for long-term closures. Motorists will be directed by flaggers.  During the project there will be times when side roads will be closed for limited durations to allow for reconstruction.

Traffic has been routed onto the new alignment on a temporary road surface in the vicinity of Bar Rd (MP 259) then back onto the existing alignment at milepost 259.48 (in the vicinity of Peninsula Tanks). Existing 101 is closed between those two locations to all but local traffic and will remain closed to thru traffic until the end of summer of 2014.

Although mainline traffic has been shifted to the new alignment, the existing business along the corridor are still easily accessible and open for business. 

The contractor has removed the old McDonald Creek Bridge so construction can begin on the new structure. The contractor is also installing mulch and bark on the side slopes of the roadway in preparation for planting.

Deer Park Road / US 101 Underpass Project
Clallam County Assistant Engineer Joe Donisi, 360-417-2404
TIME/DAYS: Through May. 
DESCRIPTION: Drivers who use US 101 east of Port Angeles have been moved onto a short four-lane bypass.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 between milepost 253 and 252.55.
EXPECT: Crews working for Clallam County are building a US 101 underpass that will connect the Deer Park Road and Buchanan Drive. The bypass has a reduced speed limit of 25 miles per hour, and it will remain in place around the clock through May. After the bypass is built, traffic will be returned to US 101. 
 
MAINTENANCE

US 101 – Olympic National Park
TIME/DAYS: Various times through April 30.
DESCRIPTION: Surveying work for Federal Highway Administration.
LOCATION: Both directions between mileposts 220 and 232, in the area of Lake Crescent.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as needed. 
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View Grays Habor County summer construction map (pdf 270kb)


CONSTRUCTION 

No construction activities that will affect traffic are scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE

SR 8, Elma to US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 16-17.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 8 from Elma to US 101 from milepost 0 to 20.5.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures and occasional right lane closures for mobile operations. 

US 12, Montesano
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m.to 3 p.m. Monday, April 14.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 12 at the Wynoochee River bridge from milepost 7.5 to 9.3.
EXPECT: Left lane closure. 

US 12, Satsop
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge maintenance.
LOCATION: Eastbound US 12 at the Satsop River bridge from milepost 15 to 16.
EXPECT: Left lane closure.

US 12, Satsop
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 16.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge maintenance.
LOCATION: Westbound US 12 at the Satsop River bridge from milepost 16.8 to 15.7.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 12, Aberdeen
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, April 15-18.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge maintenance.
LOCATION: Eastbound US 12 at the Heron Street bridge from milepost 0.08 to 0.13.
EXPECT: Single lane closure.

US 12, Oakville
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 12 at milepost 34.25.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 12, Oakville
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions US 12 at the Black River at milepost 37.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 12, Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Eastbound US 12 from milepost 7.8 to 8.2.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 12, Central Park
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 16.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 12 at Central Park from milepost 1 to 10.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operations.

US 101, south of Cosmopolis
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 14.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from SR 107 to the Grays Harbor-Pacific County line.
EXPECT: Right lane closures for mobile operations.

US 101, Hoquiam
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 16-17.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from milepost 89 to 100.
EXPECT: Shoulder and possible right lane closures for mobile operation.

US 101, Neilton
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 14.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from milepost 124 to 126.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Cosi Hill
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from milepost 77 to 80.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.

SR 105, east of Westport
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 105 at the Johns River and Elks River bridges at milepost 37.23 and 32.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 107, Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 14.
DESCRIPTION: Roadway sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 107 from US 101 to Montesano from milepost 0 to 8.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operations.

SR 107, Montesano
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, April 14.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 107 at the Chehalis River bridge at milepost 6.83.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 107, Montesano
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 14.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 107 at the Slough bridges from milepost 7.59 to 7.8.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 107, Montesano
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 17.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 107 at the Chehalis River bridge at milepost 6.8.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Taholah
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April  11.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility company is performing routine maintenance on existing power lines.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 109 from milepost 34.22 to 39.3.
EXPECT: Drivers should expect one-way, alternating traffic controlled by flaggers. Northbound SR 109 will be closed in all locations, with the exception of milepost 39.3 where the southbound lane will be closed.

SR 109, Moclips
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15-16.
DESCRIPTION: The Northern Way/SR 109 intersection is being reconfigured to allow access to a business.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 109 from milepost 31 to 31.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map (pdf 362kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities that will affect traffic are scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE

US 101, Mt. Walker
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Southbound US 101 from milepost 299 to 300.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, south of Quilcene
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 14.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Northbound US 101 from milepost 329 to 327.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
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View Kitsap County summer construction map (pdf 422kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities that will affect traffic are scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE

SR 104, Shine
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, April 14-17.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Westbound SR 104.
EXPECT: Drivers traveling on State Route 104 east of the Hood Canal Bridge will see a mobile lane closure during daylight hours for mowing operations. WSDOT maintenance crews will mow a six-mile stretch of SR 104 between Bond Road Northeast and the Hood Canal Bridge. Crews will mow along westbound SR 104. Motorists are advised to expect brief delays as they approach the operation.
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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map (pdf 422kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities that will affect traffic are scheduled this week

MAINTENANCE

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through April 30.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility companies are relocating communication lines in preparation for an upcoming WSDOT widening project.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 3 from milepost 25.32 to 26.24.
EXPECT: Northbound right shoulder closures as needed.

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, April 16-18.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install a communications line.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 3 from milepost 24.9 to 25.3 between SR 106 and Sweetwater Creek.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 3, Allyn
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, through April 25.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility companies are replacing the transmission power lines between the towns of Allyn and Victor. The lines cross SR 3, North Bay Road, the North Bay and SR 302 in Mason County.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 3 at milepost 21.6, and both directions of SR 302 at milepost 2.64. 
EXPECT: Alternating traffic controlled by flaggers when needed.

SR 3, between SR 302 and SR 106 
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, April 14-25.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility company will install infrastructure for a communications line.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 3 from milepost 23.26 to 25.32.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Lilliwaup
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Northbound US 101 near Eagle Creek from milepost 326 to 325.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Lilliwaup
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Northbound US 101 from milepost 325 to 317.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 106, Union to E. Dalby Rd. 
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday day through June 30.  8 a.m. to noon Fridays through June 30.
DESCRIPTION: A local utility will be rebuilding the power lines along a section of SR 106.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 106, from Union to E. Dalby Rd., milepost 5.20 to 6.85.
EXPECT: Drivers should expect one-way, alternating traffic controlled by flaggers. Lane closures and shoulder closures will change as needed. Work is not scheduled on holidays or weekends.

SR 106, Twanoh State Park to SR 3
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday through June 30.
DESCRIPTION: Local contractor is performing vegetation management near existing power lines.
LOCATION: Westbound SR 106 from milepost 12 to 20.
EXPECT: Drivers should expect one-way, alternating traffic controlled by flaggers. 

SR 108, east of Hurley Waldrip Road
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17.
DESCRIPTION: Repair guardrail.
LOCATION: Westbound SR 108, from milepost 10.3 to 10.35.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 

SR 302, Victor
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 25.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility companies are replacing the transmission power lines between the towns of Allyn and Victor. The lines cross SR 3, North Bay Road, the North Bay and SR 302 in Mason County.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 3 at milepost 21.6, and both directions of SR 302 at milepost 2.64.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers when needed.
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View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 443kb)


CONSTRUCTION
 
I-5, SR 510 to SR 512 Congestion Management 
 Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: In this project, crews will install "smart highway" devices that help WSDOT manage traffic and communication traffic conditions to the public. Hardware includes ramp meters, variable-message-signs and closed-circuit TV cameras.
LOCATION: Both directions of I-5 from Hawks Prairie in Lacey to Lakewood, from mileposts 111 to 127.
EXPECT: Drivers on Interstate 5 in Lakewood will see southbound I-5 ramp and lane closures for restriping work.

Weather permitting, at 10 p.m. Monday, April 14, the Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 and the southbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street will close. At that time, the southbound I-5 auxiliary lane between Thorne Lane and Berkeley Street will also close. An hour later at 11 p.m., southbound I-5 in the area will be reduced to one lane.

The ramps and lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. Tuesday, April 15. If the contractor is unable to complete all striping work Monday night, the same closures will occur Tuesday night.

Southbound I-5 drivers are advised to expect delays and plan accordingly. During the ramp closures, drivers should plan to use alternate routes.

The work is related to final striping for the new auxiliary lane on southbound I-5 between Thorne Lane and Berkeley Street in Lakewood, which opened in December.

Starting the week of March 24 and continuing for about three weeks, crews will remove trees at seven locations within the 14-mile area. All affected trees are located within WSDOT’s right of way, and most are Cottonwood, Shore pine or Douglas fir trees. No historical trees in the JBLM area will be removed. Motorists can expect daytime shoulder closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for this work.

Maps available on WSDOT’s project website show the specific areas where trees will be removed. The contractor plans to chip the woody debris at a staging site near Center Drive.

Unrelated to the tree clearing, motorists can 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 16, Eastbound Nalley Valley Project
Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
TIME/DAYS: See below for specifics.
DESCRIPTION: This project demolished the original eastbound viaduct at I-5/SR 16, and constructed an improved eastbound viaduct. Crews have built the new eastbound bridge structure and are completing the new ramps from Sprague Avenue South to both northbound and southbound I-5. Crews will work on erosion control, install a bridge barrier, and build bridge infrastructure. The work also includes drainage, signing, and lighting.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16, from milepost 131 to 132.8.
EXPECT: Single-lane closures will occur between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. each weekday on South Center Street, South Tacoma Way, and South Sprague Avenue.

SR 161, 24th Street East to Milton Way
Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 
DESCRIPTION: This project eases congestion by adding lanes and managing access. Improvements for the first phase includes adding one through-lane each direction from 24th Street to Milton Way (1.2 miles), as well as sidewalks, and 4-foot shoulders to accommodate bicycles. Additionally, driveways to the highway will be consolidated and defined. A new traffic signal will be built at the intersection with 16th Street. Crews are grading, constructing earth walls, electrical, sidewalk, and erosion control work.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 161 from milepost 32.1 to 33.3
EXPECT: Paving will take place at night from April 7-11. An officer will control traffic at the intersection of SR 161 and 8th Street or 16th as needed during the night paving.

SR 167, Puyallup River Bridge - Bridge Replacement
Brenden Clarke, 360-357-2606
TIME/DAYS: See below...  
DESCRIPTION: This project replaces the existing steel bridge which was built in 1925. The bridge is structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 167 at milepost 6.5.
EXPECT: Drivers using SR 167 in both directions will experience a rolling slowdown between midnight and 2 a.m. on Friday, April 18 for utility work. 

Trucks weighing over 80,000 pounds (overweight loads requiring permits) remain prohibited from crossing the bridge. Trucks weighing up to 80,000 pounds are restricted to the right lane.

SR 706 - Mount Rainier National Park
TIME/DAYS: March 3 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.

MAINTENANCE 

I-5, Lakewood and JBLM
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Sunday and Monday, April 13-14.
DESCRIPTION: Cleaning and inspecting drains on the freeway.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 from milepost 123 to 125.
EXPECT: Left lane closure with minimal impacts to traffic.

I-5, Lacey to JBLM
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15-16.
DESCRIPTION: Sweeping the left median wall.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 from milepost 110 to 120.
EXPECT: Left lane closure with minimal impacts to traffic.

SR 7, Eatonville
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 25.
DESCRIPTION: A local utility will conduct routine vegetation management along the existing power lines.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 7 milepost from 33.1 to 34.08.
EXPECT: One-way alternating with traffic flaggers.

SR 161, Graham
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, through April 11.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will place an underground communication line.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 161 at 160th from milepost 22.04 to 22.2.
EXPECT: Southbound right shoulder closure.

SR 161, Graham
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility company will install an underground line.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 161 at milepost 22.09.
EXPECT: Northbound right shoulder closure.

SR 161, Puyallup
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility company will replace a power line.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 161 near 160th, milepost 22.09 to 22.11.
EXPECT: The northbound right shoulder will be closed. No restrictions to traffic or pedestrians.

SR 509, Tacoma
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 through Tuesday April 22.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility company is trimming trees and vegetation beneath their power lines.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 509 from milepost 2.35 to 2.45.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 509, Fife 
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.
DESCRIPTION: Pavement repair.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 509 from milepost 3.1 to 3.2.
EXPECT: Right lane closure with minimal impacts to traffic.
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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map (pdf 350kb)

CONSTRUCTION

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 to Lakewood, between milepost 111 to 127.
EXPECT: Drivers on Interstate 5 in Lakewood will see southbound I-5 ramp and lane closures for restriping work.

Weather permitting, at 10 p.m. Monday, April 14, the Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 and the southbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street will close. At that time, the southbound I-5 auxiliary lane between Thorne Lane and Berkeley Street will also close. An hour later at 11 p.m., southbound I-5 in the area will be reduced to one lane.

The ramps and lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. Tuesday, April 15. If the contractor is unable to complete all striping work Monday night, the same closures will occur Tuesday night.

Southbound I-5 drivers are advised to expect delays and plan accordingly. During the ramp closures, drivers should plan to use alternate routes.

The work is related to final striping for the new auxiliary lane on southbound I-5 between Thorne Lane and Berkeley Street in Lakewood, which opened in December.

Crews will remove trees at seven locations within the 14-mile area. All affected trees are located within WSDOT’s right of way, and most are Cottonwood, Shore pine or Douglas fir trees. No historical trees in the JBLM area will be removed.

Maps available on WSDOT’s project website show the specific areas where trees will be removed. The contractor plans to chip the woody debris at a staging site near Center Drive.

Unrelated to the tree clearing, motorists can 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.  

SR 510, Reservation Road Intersection Improvements
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, April 14 to April 21.
DESCRIPTION: This project constructs roundabouts at the SR 510 intersections at Yelm Highway and Reservation Road. The project is currently on winter shut-down and paving will resume in spring 2014. In the meantime, WSDOT has opened one lane of the roundabout at Reservation Road. The second roundabout at Yelm Highway will remain closed over the winter and traffic is being detoured via a bypass road.   
EXPECT: This week, crews are completing concrete flat work, landscaping and other misc. items. Drivers should expect an occasional stop for 10 minutes or less between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. as needed, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

 
MAINTENANCE

I-5, Tumwater to Lacey
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 14-15.
DESCRIPTION: Sweeping the left median wall.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 from milepost 100 to 110.
EXPECT: Left lane closure with minimal impacts to traffic.

I-5, Olympia to Lacey
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 16-17.
DESCRIPTION: Cleaning and inspecting drains on the freeway.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 from milepost 108 to 110.
EXPECT: Left lane closure with minimal impacts to traffic. 

I-5, Lacey
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, April 17-18.
DESCRIPTION: Cleaning and inspecting drains on the freeway.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 from milepost 110 to 115.
EXPECT: Left lane closure with minimal impacts to traffic. 

SR 8, Elma to US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 16-17.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 8 from Elma to US 101 from milepost 0 to 20.5.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures and occasional limited right lane closures for mobile operations.

US 12, Elma to Grand Mound
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15.
DESCRIPTION: Sweeping bridges.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 12 from milepost 21 to 46.5.
EXPECT: Mobile operation. Traffic could experience minor delays. 

US 101, Oyster Bay Road
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, April 15-18.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crew will install electrical infrastructure.
LOCATION: US 101 at milepost 359.
EXPECT: Northbound right shoulder closure.

SR 510, Yelm
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility company will provide electrical service to customers.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 510 at milepost 4.89 near Mullen Road Southeast.
EXPECT: Eastbound right shoulder closure.

SR 510, Yelm
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14.
DESCRIPTION: Local utility crews are installing underground power service to local customers.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 510 from milepost 5.89 to 5.90.
EXPECT: Eastbound right shoulder closure. No impacts to traffic.



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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