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Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates

 

Please note: Many activities are subject to weather-related adjustments. If a highway is not listed below, there are no scheduled closures at this time, although emergency lane closures may still occur.

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


 
Map of Olympic Region area


The following activities are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2, through Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.


View Clallam County construction map (pdf 270 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No active construction projects are occurring at this time.

MAINTENANCE

Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 239
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
Description: Elwha River Bridge monitoring.
Work schedule: The bridge is open to traffic. Surveying activities will occur on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  During that time, crews will close one of two eastbound lanes. 
For more information about the bridge or to see alternatives being considered for the future, please visit elwhariverbridge.com
 
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 251.6
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure.  Drivers can expect  right lane closures in each direction with a brief traffic stop.
Work schedule: 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 239 to 240.5
Contact: Steve Russell 360-565-0680
Description: Survey crews will take measurements. Eastbound drivers can expect left lane closures.
Work schedule: 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 173.9
Contact: Lyric Winn, 360-565-0680
Description: Debris removal. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 160.8
Contact: Lyric Winn, 360-565-0680
Description: Debris removal. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 40.7
Contact: Lyric Winn, 360-565-0680
Description: Crews will replace damaged panels damaged by a tree.  Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic.
Work schedule: Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. 

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 35 and 36.7
Contact: Lyric Winn, 360-565-0680
Description: Crews will excavate sections of a ditch. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at m.p. 36.7; 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at m.p. 35.

Highway: SR 113 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 4.8 to 3.7
Contact: Lyric Winn, 360-565-0680
Description: Debris removal. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Grays Harbor County

View Grays Harbor County construction map (pdf 193 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 12 - Schouweiler Rd Intersection Improvements 

Highway:
US 12  Region: Olympic  County: Grays Harbor  Location: Milepost(s) 17.8 - 18.4
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500 
Description: Improvements at this intersection are intended to reduce the potential for collisions and improve traffic flow.
Project web page
Work schedule:  If the weather cooperates, drivers who use the Schouweiler Road between US 12 and Schouweiler Tract Road West will temporarily need to use alternate routes so crews can complete striping and other intersection improvements. While the work is taking place, the highway median at this intersection will temporarily close.

8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, through the afternoon commute
• Schouweiler Road between US 12 and Schouweiler Tract Road West will close to all traffic.
• Drivers on westbound US 12 will not be allowed to turn right onto Schouweiler Road.
• Drivers on eastbound US 12 will not be able to turn left onto Schouweiler Road.

Drivers also will encounter single-lane closures in both directions of US 12 near Schouweiler Road.

The work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.



Drivers may encounter one lane closures of US 12 in either direction during daytime and nighttime hours any day of the week.


MAINTENANCE

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 11.8 to 11.9
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Catch basin repair. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 28-29.

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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map  (pdf 270kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No active construction is scheduled.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 152 to 193
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Shoulder sweeping. Drivers can expect a mobile right lane and shoulder closures. 
Work Schedule: 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Nov. 28-Dec.1, until 6 a.m. each following morning.

Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 2.9 to 4.9
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crews will install fiber optic lines between Indian Island and Marrowstone Island. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic controlled by a flagging operation.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov.  28-Dec. 2

Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 9.8
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) .01 to 9.2
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Vegetation management. Drivers can expect mobile right lane and shoulder closures.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 6 through Dec. 8.


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View Kitsap County construction map (pdf 414kb)


CONSTRUCTION

SR 104 - E of Balmoral Pl NE to Kingston Ferry – Paving

Highways: SR 104  Region: Olympic   County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 22.7 to 24.5
Contact: Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
Description: Crews have resurfaced a section of State Route 104 in and around Kingston. In addition, 19 sidewalk ramps have been upgraded to meet current ADA standards.
Project web page
Work schedule: Paving, striping and the construction of new ADA ramps are complete. Crews will install plastic pavement markings as weather allows during overnight hours. 

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 28
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Ditch excavation for stormwater runoff. Motorists can expect one eastbound lane to close.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 3357-337
Contact: Chris Ehresmann 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will install an aerial fiber optic line. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Dec. 5-9.

Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 19.4
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Highway: SR 166 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 2.6 to 2.9
Description: Festival of Chimes and Lights. Drivers will encounter detour.
Schedule: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map  (pdf 414kb)


CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 - Belfair Area - Widening and Safety Improvements

Highway:
SR 3   Region: Olympic   County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 25.3 to 27
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
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.
Project web page
Work schedule: Drivers can expect one-lane alternating traffic with flaggers each weeknight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

SR 302 - N of E Victor Rd - Culvert Replacement

Highway: SR 302 Region: Olympic County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 4.5
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description: Crews will replace two failing culverts and install infrastructure to help stabilize the highway.
Project web page
Work schedule:  This project remains on standby due to weather. Work requires seven consecutive days of dry weather.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway
: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 11.2
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic and occasional brief traffic stop.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 335 to 337
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Dec. 5-9. 

Highway: US 106 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 2.6 to 5
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each Monday through Friday through Dec. 9. 

Highway: US 106 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 5.7
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will maintain infrastructure. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 5-8.

Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 2.6 to 5
ContactJames Narramore, 360-570-6747
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Dec. 9.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Highway: SR 300 Region: Olympic   County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 3.2 to 3.3
Description: Belfair Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting. Drivers will encounter detour. 
Schedule: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

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Pierce County


View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 236kb)


CONSTRUCTION

Tacoma/Pierce County HOV Program

I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue - HOV

Highway:
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 132.8 - 134.4 
Contact:
Brenden Clarke, 253-365-6700
Description: This project demolishes and rebuilds Pacific Avenue and McKinley Way bridges spanning I-5. It builds a new northbound SR 7/I-705 bridge, and widens I-5 to accommodate northbound and southbound HOV lanes from M Street to the vicinity of the L Street bridge.
Project web page

I-5 - SR 16 Realignment - HOV Structure and Connections
Highway(s):
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) SR 16 0.1 to .7 I-5 130.9 to 133.5 

Contact: Brenden Clarke, 253-365-6700
Description: This project is the final of a three stage effort to rebuild the Nalley Valley interchange. During the final phase, crews will build ramps that create new HOV lanes between I-5 and SR 16. The project will also realign I-5 to accommodate HOV ramps.
Project web page

I-5 - Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road - Northbound HOV

Highway:
I-5  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce  Location: Milepost(s) 134 - 136
Contacts: Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
Description: This project builds new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and Fife, and a new northbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge. 
Project web page

Temporary but significant changes are underway for drivers who use the eastbound State Route 16 on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma. The change will allow crews to continue efforts to extend HOV lanes into Tacoma.

Work schedule: Lane and ramp closures are listed below. 

Lane closures
Drivers can expect weeknight single- and double-lane closures in both directions of I-5 between 48th Street and the Port of Tacoma Road, and eastbound State Route 16 near southbound I-5 and South 38th Street.

Ramp closures

Closure of East 27th Street/Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5
• 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Closure of northbound Interstate 5 collector/distributor exit to Interstate 705 and State Route 7
• 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 6, until 4 a.m. the following morning.

Closure of southbound I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5
• 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 5-7, until 4 a.m. each following morning.
• 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, until 4 a.m. the following morning.
• 11:59 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Closure of southbound I-5 exit to State Route 7
• 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 5-7, until 6 a.m. each following morning.
• 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, until 6 a.m. the following morning.
• 11:59 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, until 6 a.m. the following morning.

20th Street East in Fife (pdf 111 kb): A segment of this road is closed to all traffic until spring 2017.


I-5, Point Defiance Bypass - Sound Transit Track and Signal, BNSF Railroad Bridge


Highway: I-5   Region: Olympic    County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 125 - 116 
Contact: Corrie Adams (Sound Transit), 206-903-7414
Description: Point Defiance Bypass Project will reroute passenger trains to an inland rail line along the west side of I-5 through south Tacoma, Lakewood, and DuPont.
Web page
Work schedule: 

  • Overnight single lane closures on northbound and southbound I-5 near the Thorne Lane interchange (exit 123) will take place on weekdays through Thursday, Dec. 8. The southbound I-5 lane closure will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. The northbound I-5 lane closure will take place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Overnight single and double lane closures on northbound I-5 between the rail bridge and Mounts Road are scheduled through Friday Dec. 2.  Lane closures will begin at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.


MAINTENANCE  

Highway: I-5  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 136
Contact: Claudia Bingham Baker, 360-357-2716
Description: Spill cleanup.
Work schedule: During night hours, contractor crews will close the Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to northbound I-5 for clean-up efforts following a previous spill from a tanker truck.

  • The ramp will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • No detour will be signed.
  • Drivers are advised to use alternate routes to reach northbound I-5.

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 127
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair. Drivers will encounter shoulder closures on the ramp from westbound SR 512 to northbound I-5.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Highway: SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 10 to 5
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Sweeping. Drivers will encounter westbound lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28

Highway: SR 162 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 11.6
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will relocate infrastructure. Drivers can expect shoulder closures in both directions.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Highway: SR 165 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 10 to 17.
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will do routine vegetation management. under existing power lines.
Work schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday through Dec. 30.

Highway: SR 507 Region: Olympic County: Pierce/Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 29.8 to 31.1
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install an aerial communications line on existing power poles. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures as needed.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Dec. 28. No work scheduled Dec. 26.


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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map  (pdf 220 kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 17.1 to 19.8
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews will install guardrail and rumble strips.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Monday through Friday. Drivers can expect alternating left or right closures in both directions.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway
: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 107
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Barrier repair. Northbound I-5 exit to Sleater Kinney/College Street will close. In addition, the right shoulder of northbound I-5 will also close.
Work schedule: 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, through 4 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 366.5
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Westbound drivers can expect right shoulder closures
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Dec. 28 excluding holidays.

Highway: SR 121 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 3.8 to 4.2
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12-13.

Highway: SR 507 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 6 to 11
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures in each direction.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Dec. 12-16.

Highway: SR 507 Region: Olympic County: Pierce/Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 29.8 to 31.1
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect shoulder closures in both directions as needed.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Dec. 28 excluding holidays.



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 December 07, 2016