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Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates

 

PLEASE NOTE: Many activities are subject to weather-related adjustments.

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


 
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The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for Aug. 26 through Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.


View Clallam County construction map (pdf 270 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 101/ S of Kalaloch to S of Mansfield Rd - Chip Seal            
Jerry Moore, 360-565-0620
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt preservation.
LOCATION: US 101 from milepost 189.3 to 176.7 between Forks and Hoh River and from milepost 156 to 159.4 within Olympic National Park boundaries.
EXPECT: Reduced speed limit to 35 mph in work zone. Single-lane closures in both directions. Drivers may encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers or pilot car.

US 101, US 101 Swanson Creek Remove Fish Barrier, Iverson Rd
Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, each weekday into fall.
DESCRIPTION: Replace the existing culvert that carries Swanson Creek beneath US 101 to improve fish passage. The work consists of grading, excavation, and installing a stream diversion, a precast reinforced concrete split box culvert, placing streambed aggregates, surfacing and hot mix asphalt, erosion control, traffic items, guardrail, and permanent signing.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 at Iverson Road, from milepost 196.8 to 197.4.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic.

SR 112 Jansen Creek Remove Fish Barrier
Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday into fall.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will build a new bridge across Jansen Creek (milepost 5.1 to 5.2) to replace outdated culverts. The project is expected to be complete this fall.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 5.3 to 5.2.
EXPECT: Traffic shift and around the clock one-way alternating traffic. 

SR 112 Joe Creek Remove Fish Barrier
Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: See below.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will replace outdated culvert.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 33 to 33.4, west of Gibson Road.
EXPECT: Starting Sept. 8, drivers will need to detour around the closure using US 101 and State Route 113 for seven consecutive days while crews remove and replace a culvert that carries Joe Creek under the highway. Local access will be maintained up to about 100 feet on both sides of Joe Creek. At that point, the highway will close to all traffic, including emergency responders, from 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.

MAINTENANCE

US 101, Sequim
William Wonch, 360-570-6743
TIME/DAYS: Through Friday, Sept. 9.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install a new sewer line under the Dungeness River Bridge.
LOCATION: Westbound at milepost 262.
EXPECT: Around-the-clock single-lane closure of the westbound right lane.

SR 112, Twin River to Joyce
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each Monday through Thursday through Sept. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Ditch debris removal.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 38.5 to 48.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 112, Salt Creek to Elwha River
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday from Aug. 29 through Sept. 8.
DESCRIPTION: Ditch debris removal.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 53 to 61.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 112, Sekiu
Winn Lyric, 360-374-5175
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 29-Sept. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Ditch debris removal.
LOCATION: See below:
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers or pilot car.

  • Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29-30 - milepost 13 to 14
  • Wednesday, Aug. 31 – milepost 12.3 to 12.8 and 23.3 to 23.7
  • Thursday, Sept. 1 - milepost 12.3 to 12.8


SPECIAL EVENTS

US 101, Forks
TIME/DAYS: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27
DESCRIPTION: Hot Thunder Night Event
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 between mileposts 190 and 192.
EXPECT: US 101 (Forks Avenue) will be closed to both directions of traffic in downtown Forks. Motorists will be detoured via Bogachiel Way and Sol Duc Way.

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Grays Harbor County

View Grays Harbor County construction map (pdf 193 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

SR 8 & SR 107/McCleary & Montesano Vic. - Paving
John Romero, 360-538-8500
TIME/DAYS:  See below:
DESCRIPTION: Install new asphalt, pavement markings and make pavement repairs.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 8 between McCleary and Summit Lake, and both directions of SR 107 south of Montesano from the Chehalis River Bridge to the Slough River Bridge.
EXPECT: Drivers can expect single-lane closures on SR 8 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29 on SR 8 eastbound from milepost 11.5 to 16.3 and westbound from milepost 7 to 5.8.

US 12, US 101 & US 12 Grays Harbor County Chip Seal, Oakville
John Romero, 360-538-8500
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each weekday.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will conduct an asphalt preservation project on US 101 from milepost 73.6 to milepost 77.1 from SR 107 to Lund Road and US 12 from milepost 34.5 to milepost 36.7 through the town of Oakville. 
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 34.5 to 36.7 in Oakville.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic.

US 12 - Oakville City Limits to Huntington St SW - Safety Improvements
John Romero, 360-538-8500
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
DESCRIPTION: Installation of shoulder rumble strips, new guide posts, additional lane striping and pavement markings on US 12 from Oakville to Rochester.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 35.5 to 41.3 and milepost 42.9 to 43.9.
EXPECT: From Wednesday, Aug 31 and Thursday, Sept. 1, drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers between milepost 44.1 to 41.3. During the overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, crews will be installing rumble strips along the highway shoulder.

Rumble Strip Work:

  • Crews will begin this work on Wednesday, Aug. 31 on both directions of US 12 between mileposts 42.9 to 44.1. They will then move to milepost 41.3 and work westbound to complete this section.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 1, crews will continue westbound on US 12 starting at milepost 35.5. There will be no work Friday, Sept. 2 or Monday, Sept. 5.
  • On Tuesday, Sept. 6 crews will begin work at milepost 35.5 and work east. 

People living near US 12 should expect noise impacts each night of rumble strip work between the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Because this is a moving operation, noise impacts are expected to be of short duration, or less than one hour at a time.

US 12 - Schouweiler Rd Intersection Improvements
John Romero, 360-538-8500
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each weekday.
DESCRIPTION: Series of improvements at this intersection intended to reduce the potential for collisions.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 17.8 to 18.4.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures.

MAINTENANCE

SR 8, Elma to US 101
Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug, 31-Sept. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0 to 20.6.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

US 12, Elma to Montesano
Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: Sweeping.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 9.5 to 21.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

US 12, Elma to Grand Mound
Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Mobile right lane and shoulder closures.

US 101, Hoquiam
Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt preservation.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 91, just north of Fairfield Acres Road.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 101, Hoquiam
Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt preservation.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 86.4 to 86.7 between Ontario Street and 22nd Street.
EXPECT: Left lane closure with minor delays. 

US 101, SR 107 to County Line Hill
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 67.2 to 77.
EXPECT: Mobile right lane and shoulder closures.

SR 107, US 101 to Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0 to 7.8.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operations.

SR 109, Iron Springs
Ted Twigg, 360-538-8533
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday through Thursday, through Sept. 2.
DESCRIPTION: Contractor crews will build road approach.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 24.5 to 25.
EXPECT: Occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 115, Ocean Shores
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure at two locations.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 115 between milepost 0.9 to 1.9
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map  (pdf 270kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled activities.

MAINTENANCE

No scheduled activities.

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View Kitsap County construction map (pdf 414kb)

CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 and SR 310/N of Cokelet Ln to SR 303 and SR 3 to Weslon Pl - Paving
Michelle Britton, 360-874-3010
TIME/DAYS: Monday through Friday through September.
SR 3 hours are from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.; SR 3 multi-lane section are from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.; SR 310 are from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt preservation, adjust drainage structures, replace magnetic loops and replace roadway striping.
LOCATION: See details below listed under work areas:
EXPECT: Night time drivers are encouraged to continue avoiding State Route 310 (Kitsap Way) as crews continue an effort to repave lanes and ramps.

Remaining work schedule
8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each following morning
Friday, Aug. 26 and Monday, Aug. 29
Drivers will encounter night lane closures and flagged intersections on SR 310 between Auto Center Way and Weslon Place.

During the closures:
• Northbound and southbound State Route 3 ramps to SR 310 will be closed.
• Intersections could be closed for up to 15 minutes.
• WSDOT recommends drivers to use alternate routes and avoid the area while work is under way.

All work weather-dependent. The work could be rescheduled until the next dry evening.

Work areas:

  • SR 3 from milepost 26.9 to 30.5 (near Belfair McDonalds to Bremerton National Airport).
  • SR 3 from between milepost 32.1 and 34.3 (Gorst Creek and Sam Christopherson Avenue West).
  • SR 3 from milepost 36.8 to 46.1, Silverdale to Bremerton (selected segments).
  • SR 310 from milepost 0 to .26, just west of Auto Center Way and near Weslon Place.


SR 16/Anderson Creek Tributary to Sinclar Inlet – Fish Barrier Removal
Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
TIME/DAYS: No traffic impacts at this time.
DESCRIPTION: Replace existing culverts that carry Anderson Creek beneath SR16, SR 166, and Anderson Hill Road to improve fish passage. 
EXPECT:  See below:

  • Access between State Route 16 and State Route 166 (Bay Street) has reopened.
  • The Washington State Department of Transportation thanks commuters for their patience as crews have been replacing narrow culverts with 18-foot-wide concrete box culverts.


SR 104 and SR 307 North Kitsap Co - Remove Fish Barriers
Olympic Region Communications, 360-357-2716
TIME/DAYS: See below.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will replace undersized culvert.
LOCATION: See below.
EXPECT: State Route 307 (Bond Road) from milepost 4.5 to 4.6(Gamble Creek) and milepost .5 (Dogfish Creek) are closed to all traffic at both culvert locations fthrough 9:59 p.m. Sunday, August 28. Drivers using the signed detour are encouraged to expect an additional 20 minutes to their trip. On Saturday, Aug. 27, single lane alternating traffic will be in place on SR 104 at Grovers Creek while the contractor mills the pavement to smooth it out. Expect minor delays.

SR 305 - Suquamish Way Intersection Improvement
Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
TIME/DAYS: Daytime work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Overnight hours are from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Work will continue into summer 2016.
DESCRIPTION: This project will build a separated right turn lane for northbound SR 305 drivers exiting onto Suquamish Way North East. In addition, crews will build a pedestrian/bicyclist island, additional sidewalks and install flashing lights that signal drivers when bicyclists are present on the Agate Pass Bridge.
LOCATION: SR 305 at the Suquamish Way NE intersection.
EXPECT: Shoulder closures.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 3, Mason/Kitsap County line
William Wonch, 360-570-6743
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each Monday through Friday through Sept. 2.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will rebuild existing power line.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 28.2 to 32.5.
EXPECT: Shoulder closures.


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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map  (pdf 414kb)


CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 - Belfair Area - Widening and Safety Improvements
Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: This widening project will extend the center turn lane and provide paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of SR 3. The improvements are intended to be built in two separate stages.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 3 from milepost 25.3 to 27.
EXPECT: Drivers can expect one-lane alternating traffic with flaggers each weeknight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. 

SR 3 and SR 310/N of Cokelet Ln to SR 303 and SR 3 to Weslon Pl - Paving
Michelle Britton, 360-874-3010
TIME/DAYS: each Monday through Friday through September.
SR 3 hours are from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.; SR 3 multi-lane section are from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.; SR 310 are from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt preservation.
LOCATION:

  • SR 3 from milepost 26.9 to 30.5 (near Belfair McDonalds to Bremerton National Airport).
  • SR 3 from between milepost 32.1 and 34.3 (Gorst Creek and Sam Christopherson Avenue West).
  • SR 3 from milepost 36.8 to 46.1, Silverdale to Bremerton (selected segments).
  • SR 310 from milepost 0 and .26, just west of Auto Center Way and near Weslon Place.

EXPECT: Single- and double-lane closures where necessary during overnight hours.



SR 108, Little Skookum Creek – Remove Fish Barrier project
John Romero, 360-538-8500
TIME/DAYS: See below:
DESCRIPTION: Crews will remove and replace a culvert beneath SR 108 near US 101 in Kamilche.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 11.8 to 11.9 at West Kamilche Lane.
EXPECT: Drivers will use realigned lanes to give crews enough room to build the new culvert. West Kamilche Lane near SR 108 is closed to all traffic through summer. Speed limit reduced to 25 mph throughout project duration.

MAINTENANCE 

US 101, Skokomish Indian Tribe to Potlatch State Park.
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Monday through Friday through Sept. 9.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will install sewer infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions in areas from milepost 335 to 336.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 

SR 106, near Twanoh State Park
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 29-Sept. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Slope stabilization.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 11.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

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Pierce County


View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 236kb)

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 - Brenden Clarke, 253-365-6700
Portland Ave to Port of Tacoma Rd - Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
TIME/DAYS: See below. 
DESCRIPTION: These projects lay the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and northbound into Fife.
LOCATION: I-5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St. to Portland Ave. from milepost 132.8 to 135.2, and northbound I-5 between East Portland Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road.
EXPECT: See below:

Southbound I-5 in Tacoma reduced to 2 lanes Aug. 26-29
From 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, crews will reduce southbound I-5 to two lanes between Portland Avenue and M Street. Drivers can expect major congestion during the weekend construction. Drivers are encouraged to go early or late, consolidate trips or consider rescheduling discretionary travels.

McKinley Way overpass closure
East McKinley Way at I-5 is closed to all traffic. The closure will allow crews to demolish and rebuild the overpass. The closure will be in effect around the clock and is expected to last up to 18 months. During that time, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians will detour to Pacific Avenue.


Long-term ramp closures

  • Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 into winter 2017.
  • A Street on-ramp to northbound I-5/southbound SR 7 through project completion.
  • Drivers headed to the 26th Street/Tacoma Dome exit from the northbound I-5 collector/distributor will instead be detoured to southbound State Route 7, to 38th Street, and loop around back to northbound SR 7.

Around-the-clock road closure:


I-5, Point Defiance Bypass - Sound Transit Track and Signal, BNSF Railroad Bridge
Corrie Adams (Sound Transit), 206-903-7414
TIME/DAYS: See below. 
DESCRIPTION: Crews are rehabilitating the railroad bridge that spans I-5 in Nisqually as a component of the Point Defiance Bypass project which will route Amtrak Cascades passenger trains to an inland rail line through DuPont, Lakewood, and Tacoma.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 near Mounts Road from milepost 115.5 to 116.5
EXPECT: Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 30 through Friday, Sept. 2, southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane between the hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. On Thursday night, Sept. 1, the Mounts Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close during the same hours. A signed detour will be in place.

SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Paving
Gaius Sanoy 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: During the weekends of Aug. 26 - 29 and Sept. 9 - 12, crews will reduce SR 16 to two lanes in each direction at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will install new pavement on both SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridges.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
EXPECT: See below -

  • Reducing eastbound SR 16 to two lanes will occur in phases starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 and Friday, Sept. 9. The two westbound SR 16 lanes will be detoured onto the eastbound bridge. That shift will also occur in phases starting at 8 p.m. each Friday.
  • Crews will close the 24th Street on-ramp to eastbound SR 16 and the westbound SR 16 exit to 24th Street. The Jackson Street on-ramp to westbound SR 16 may also need to be closed. The ramps will be closed at 7 p.m. each Friday.
  • The highway speed limit will be temporarily reduced at the bridge over both weekends from 60 mph to 35 mph.
  • All lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. each following Monday morning.
  • During weeknights, two eastbound lanes will be closed between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, through Thursday, Sept. 1, as contractor crews repave the eastbound Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The westbound bridge will be open to westbound traffic during that time.

SR 161 – South Creek – Remove Fish Barrier
Dewayne Matlock, 360-570-6750
TIME/DAYS: See below:  
DESCRIPTION: Replace existing culvert with large 4-sided box culvert to improve fish passage.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 161 at milepost 12.8.
EXPECT: Drivers will encounter a total weekend closure of State Route 161/Meridian Avenue East while crews replace an undersized culvert that carries South Creek under the highway. The work requires SR 161 to close to all vehicles from just south of 304th Street East/Kapowsin Highway East. The closure is tentatively scheduled to last from 9 p.m. Friday Sept. 9, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12. A signed detour will direct drivers around the closure. 

SR 410 / Veterans Memorial Dr Intersection (Downtown Phase II)
City of Bonney Lake, 253-447-4341
TIME/DAYS: See below:
DESCRIPTION: The project includes new curb, gutter, and sidewalks, additional turn lanes from eastbound and westbound SR 410 onto Veterans Memorial Dr E (formerly Sumner-Buckley Hwy), new turn lanes from Veterans Memorial Dr to SR 410, new traffic signals, new retaining walls, and a landscaped median on SR 410.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 13-14.
EXPECT: Check the Bonney Lake web page for additional information.

SR 410/SR 167 to 181st St - Paving
Brenden Clarke, 253-365-6700
TIME/DAYS: Through fall 2016; See specifics below for overnight hours.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt preservation.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 410 from milepost 8.84 to 14.21. Project also includes: eastbound SR 512 off-ramp to northbound SR 167; southbound SR 167 ramp to westbound SR 512; southbound SR 167 ramp to eastbound SR 410; westbound SR 410 ramp to northbound and southbound SR 167 and westbound 512.
EXPECT: See below:

Ramp closures
11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, to 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

  • Westbound SR 410 on-ramp to southbound SR 167
  • Westbound SR 410 on-ramp to northbound SR 167 (these two ramps will be closed consecutively, not concurrently)
  • Southbound SR 167 exit to westbound SR 512

10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29 to 5 am.
Westbound SR 410 will be reduced to a single-lane of traffic and that single-lane will be rerouted through the 166th Avenue interchange. Drivers can are advised to plan extra time into their travel plans.


SR 507 - Lacamas Creek Tributary to Muck Creek – Fish Barrier Removal
Dewayne Matlock, 360-570-6750
TIME/DAYS: Through Fall 2016.
DESCRIPTION: Replace an outdated culvert with large box culvert to improve fish passage.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 507 from milepost 35.98 to 36.71.
EXPECT: From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, drivers may encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction through a temporary highway realignment featuring narrowed lanes and shoulders. The speed limit will be reduced from 45 and 55 mph to 35 mph.

SR 509, SR 509 - Schuster Parkway to E 11th ST - Paving
Gaius Sanoy 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 1-4.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will install pavement along areas of SR 509 and make ADA upgrades to the sidewalk curb ramps.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0.2 to 3.2.
EXPECT: Drivers may encounter night single-lane and shoulder closures.

MAINTENANCE  

I-5, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 129.8 to 129 near 84th Street.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 7, Spanaway at 167th Street
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 26 to Sept. 2.
DESCRIPTION: Water main installation by local utility.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 7 at milepost 48.9.
EXPECT: No impacts or restrictions to SR 7 traffic.

SR 161, South Hill
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29
DESCRIPTION: Utilities will maintain infrastructure.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 24.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 165, Fairfax
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge resurfacing.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 165 from milepost 11 to 12.
EXPECT: Single lane alternating traffic controlled by flaggers. Drivers should expect delays.

SR 507 McKenna
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 30.8 to 31.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 512, Lakewood to Puyallup  
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 through Friday, Sept. 2.
DESCRIPTION: Utility workers will replace transmission lines across SR 512 near Canyon Road.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 512 from milepost 0.1 to 10.6.
EXPECT: Rolling slowdowns in both directions during work hours. The slowdowns will give workers a 10 minute window to do their work. Drivers can expect 15 minute delays. Traffic will be held at ramps in both directions of SR 512 during the rolling slowdowns.

SR 702 between Yelm and SR 7
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will install infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions between milepost 2.6 and 5.1, between 8th Avenue South and 56th Avenue South.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 

SR 706, east of Ashford
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: Utility work.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 706 from milepost 13.1 to 13.2.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.


SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 16- Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
EXPECT: Runners on Scott Pierson Trail.


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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map  (pdf 220 kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

US 12 - Oakville City Limits to Huntington St SW - Safety Improvements
John Romero, 360-538-8500
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
DESCRIPTION: Installation of shoulder rumble strips, new guide posts, additional lane striping and pavement markings on US 12 from Oakville to Rochester.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 35.5 to 41.3 and milepost 42.9 to 43.9.
EXPECT: From Wednesday, Aug 31 and Thursday, Sept. 1, drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers between milepost 44.1 to 41.3. During the overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, crews will be installing rumble strips along the highway shoulder.

Rumble Strip Work:

  • Crews will begin this work on Wednesday, Aug. 31 on both directions of US 12 between mileposts 42.9 to 44.1. They will then move to milepost 41.3 and work westbound to complete this section.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 1, crews will continue westbound on US 12 starting at milepost 35.5. There will be no work Friday, Sept. 2 or Monday, Sept. 5.
  • On Tuesday, Sept. 6 crews will begin work at milepost 35.5 and work east.

People living near US 12 should expect noise impacts each night of rumble strip work between the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Because this is a moving operation, noise impacts are expected to be of short duration, or less than one hour at a time.


SR 121 (Tilley Road), Blooms Ditch - Remove Fish Barriers
Dewayne Matlock, 360-570-6750
TIME/DAYS: The highway is closed around the clock to all traffic just south of 113th Avenue Southeast from Aug. 17-31.
DESCRIPTION: Fish passage culvert installation.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 3.8 to 4.2, just south of 113th Avenue Southeast.
EXPECT: SR 121 is the main access road to Millersylvania State Park. During the road closure, Interstate 5 drivers will be able to access the park via Littlerock-Maytown Exit #95.

MAINTENANCE 

US 12, Moon Road
Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Westbound US 12 at milepost 40.3.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation. Drivers should expect a wait time of approximately 5 minutes.

SR 121, Tilley Road and 93rd Avenue SE
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29 through Thursday, Sept. 1.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management performed by utility company.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 121, from milepost 4.0 to 7.7.
EXPECT: Alternating one way traffic control using flaggers. The southbound lane on Tilley Road will be closed, or the eastbound lane on 93rd Avenue.

SR 507 Rainier
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each Monday through Friday, Aug. 22-26.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions between milepost 23.4 and 24.4. 
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


Tips for Driving Through Work Zones

  • Pay attention - Driver inattention is the number one cause of work zone accidents.
  • Leave room between you and the car ahead of you - Most work zone accidents involve someone running into the car ahead of them. Drive defensively - be aware of what is happening around you.
  • Merge before you reach the work zone. 
  • Don't use cell phones or adjust your radio while driving through the work zone.

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Last revised on August 26, 2016