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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 24 through May 1, 2015.

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

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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: During April, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin final paving activities. During that time, crews will begin the process of applying 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, 360-570-6743
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 27- May 1.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management and install infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 2.9 to 3.7.
EXPECT: Shoulder closures and occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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


CONSTRUCTION 

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

US 12, Aberdeen
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, April 27-30.
DESCRIPTION: Drain cleaning.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost .07 to 1.3 at the Aberdeen Bluff.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 12, Aberdeen
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 9 to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28-29.
DESCRIPTION: Sign removal.
LOCATION: Westbound US 12 at Wishkah Street Bridge at milepost 0.5.
EXPECT: Single lane closure.

US 12, Elma to Grand Mound
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 27 and Wednesday, April 29.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing and guide post repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 21 to 46.5.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 101, Hoquiam
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 20-24. 
DESCRIPTION: City of Hoquiam construction.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 90.7 to 94.2.
EXPECT: Intermittent one-way alternating traffic and right shoulder closures as needed.

US 101, Hoquiam River
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28-29.
DESCRIPTION: Crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 89 to 91.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Artic
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: Around the clock.
DESCRIPTION: Temporary repairs following previous roadway settlement.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 72.6 at Rock Crusher Hill.
EXPECT: Two-way traffic has been restored. A temporary 25 mph speed reduction will remain in place until further notice. Drivers are advised that additional rain could retrigger the slide. WSDOT anticipates construction on a permanent repair will begin this summer.

US 101, Rock Crusher Hill to SR 107
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 28.
DESCRIPTION: Crack sealing.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 73.6 to 77.1.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with pilot car.

US 101, Quilcene
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, April 27-30.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder debris removal.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 281.2 to 294.6.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
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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.

SR 19, Port Townsend
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, April 27-30.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder debris removal.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 14 to 1 from SR 104 to Center Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
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View Kitsap County summer construction map (pdf 415kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 3, Poulsbo
William Wonch, 360-570-6743
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 20-24 and again Monday through Friday, April 27-May 1.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will remove infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 53.6 to 57.
EXPECT: Shoulder closures from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lane closures from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SR 303, Silverdale
Steve McIntyre, 360-357-2655
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, April 27 to 29.
DESCRIPTION: Girder repair.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 6.5 to 7.5 near Central Valley Road.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

SR 307 (Bond Road), Poulsbo
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday through April 30.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 5.5 to .01.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closure for mobile operation.

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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: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 20-24.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will dig for water services.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 26 to 26.7.
EXPECT: Shoulder closure in both directions as needed.

SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday, April 27 - May 1.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install water service.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 26 to 26.4.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 3, Allyn
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, April 20-30.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 21.2 to 24.9 from North Bay Road to SR 106.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 

SR 3, Shelton
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 24.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 1 just south of Shelton.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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.
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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: Overnight ramp closures, multiple lane and shoulder closures, rolling slowdowns, long-term road closures and multiple detours. See specifics below:

I-5 lane closures

I-5 Tacoma/Fife
Southbound I-5 lane closures Monday through Wednesday, April 27-29

A single lane of southbound I-5 between 54th Avenue East and L Street will close starting at 8 p.m. The second will close at 10 p.m. The third will close at 12:01 a.m. All lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. each following day.

Northbound I-5 lane closures Tuesday through Thursday, April 28-30
A single lane of northbound I-5 between M Street and Portland Avenue will close starting at 9 p.m. The second will close at 11 p.m. The third will close at 12:01 a.m. All lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. each following day.

Drivers using northbound I-5 at 38th Street in Tacoma will again be routed through the northbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes during the overnight hours from April 28 to May 2. Mainline northbound I-5 will be closed while crews continue demolition on the Pacific Avenue overpass as part of the I-5 M Street to Portland Avenue HOV project. Dates and times are as follows:

Northbound I-5 before 38th Street
12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday through Friday April 28-May 1
All lanes of northbound I-5 will be routed through the northbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes. Drivers will detour via either State Route 7 or Interstate 705.

1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, May 2
All lanes of northbound I-5 will be routed through the northbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes. Drivers will detour via either SR 7 or I-705.


Ramp closures

  • At 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, April 27-29 the southbound State Route 167 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close. The on-ramp will reopen at 4 a.m. each following morning.
  • At 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, April 27-29, the southbound I-5 exit to Portland Avenue/SR 167 (Exit #135) will close. The exit will reopen at 5 a.m. each following morning.
  • At 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 28-30, the northbound I-5 exit to SR 167 (Exit #135) will close. The exit will reopen at 4 a.m. each following morning.
  • At 11 p.m. Saturday, May 2, the southbound I-705 exit to northbound I-5/SR 7 will close. The exit will reopen at 4 a.m. the following day.




City streets
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, drivers will see single lane closures on Wiley Avenue in Tacoma.


Around the clock ramp closures

  • The northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 remains closed until spring 2015 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 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: During summer 2015, a series of ramp meters will be 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: Overnight work involving ramp and multiple lane closures on southbound I-5 in Lakewood and northbound I-5 in Tumwater.

Thurston County
No work scheduled this week.

Pierce County 
No work scheduled this week. 


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: Shoulder closures and short-term traffic stops.

SR 167, Puyallup River Bridge - Bridge Replacement
Brenden Clarke, 360-357-2606
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: At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, crews will close the left lane of southbound SR 167. The lane will reopen at 5:30 a.m. the following day.

Drivers who use the southbound State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridge (Meridian) may encounter possible delays during early-morning hours on two upcoming days. Crews will close all lanes of southbound SR 167 for the following hours:

Southbound SR 167 Puyallup River Bridge closure times
12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday, May 5
12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, May 8


4th Street/Levee Road
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  


I-5, Nisqually
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, April 26.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 115.7 to 114.8.
EXPECT: Left lane closure.

SR 16, Tacoma
Jeff Hasting, 253 -983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday, April 24-25.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge maintenance.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 8.4 to 7.
EXPECT: Single followed by double-lane closure.

SR 162, Orting
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23 and Monday, May 4.
DESCRIPTION: City of Orting crews will repair damaged section of roadway.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 11 near Ovrille Road East.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 162, South Prairie
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will repair power pole.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 19.2 near Mundy Loss Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 165, Carbonado
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, April 27-30.
DESCRIPTION: Ditch debris removal.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 12 to 13.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 509, Tacoma
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, May 6-8.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace infrastructure.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 3.6 between Alexander and Taylor Way.
EXPECT: Northbound left shoulder closures during the times and dates mentioned above. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, drivers can expect a northbound left lane closure.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 16, Tacoma
Gerald Nelson, 360-704-3223
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, May 3.
DESCRIPTION: Tacoma City Marathon.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost .75 to 8.7.
EXPECT: Runners will use the Scott Pierson Trail on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

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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: See below:

Thurston County:
No scheduled work this week.

Pierce County:
No scheduled work this week.

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: During summer 2015, a series of ramp meters will be activated along Interstate 5 between State Route 510 and State Route 512. 

MAINTENANCE 

I-5, Nisqually
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, April 26.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 115.7 to 114.8.
EXPECT: Left lane closure.

SR 8, Summit Lake
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 20-24.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install power line.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 13.7, east of Summit Lake Road Northwest.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures as needed.

US 12, Elma to Grand Mound
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 27 and Wednesday, April 29.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing and guide post repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 21 to 46.5.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

SR 410, Buckley
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, April 26.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 22 at White River Bridge.
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 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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