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Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates

Please note: Activities may be subject to weather-related adjustments. If a highway is not listed below, there are no scheduled closures. Please note 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, Nov. 24, through Friday, Dec. 1.


View Clallam County construction map (pdf 270 kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

US 101 - Elwha River Bridge
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 238.7 to 239.5
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
Description:  Crews continue to monitor the bridge. For more information, please visit elwhariverbridge.com.

Lake Crescent Highway Rehab Project
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam
Contact: Olympic National Park; Penny Wagner, 360-565-3005
Description: Lake Crescent Highway Rehab Project. The National Park Service & Federal Highway Administration will rehabilitate 12 miles of Highway 101 around Lake Crescent and 4 miles of East Beach Road to address safety and long‐term maintenance issues.
Work schedule:  Drivers should expect short delays for the traffic signals at the rock wall area around mile post 229 for alternating single-lane traffic.

Work delays will resume Monday, November 27
The scheduled 4-hour delays occur daily Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will continue into December until rock bolting work is completed. These 4-hour delays are anticipated through December 7.

Outside of the scheduled 4-hour delays drivers should continue to expect up to half-hour delays during weekday work hours until rock bolting work is completed and the project shuts down for the winter.

Traveling in the morning before 7:00 am and after 7:00 pm may help travelers avoid the half-hour delays



MAINTENANCE


Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 250 to 262.5
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Slow moving vehicle in both directions for sweeping operation.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 28-29.

Highway: SR 113 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 4 to 5
Contact: Lyric Winn, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for ditch debris removal.
Work Schedule: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 22-23.


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Grays Harbor County


View Grays Harbor County construction map
(pdf 209 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

SR 8 - Middle and East Forks Wildcat Creek - Remove Fish Barriers
Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 4.3 to 7.5
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews will remove barriers to fish by constructing bridges across the Middle and East Forks of Wildcat Creek.
Project web page
Work schedule:  Westbound SR 8 is reconfigured to accommodate both directions of traffic. The SR 8 speed limit in the area is reduced to 45 mph. This reconfiguration is illustrated in this YouTube video.

The intersection of SR 8 and SR 108 in McCleary is closed to all traffic around the clock through summer 2019. During the closure, drivers headed to McCleary will be directed to the Mox Chehalis Road interchange.

MAINTENANCE


Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 38.8
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8530
Description: One-way alternating traffic for guardrail repair.
Work Schedule:  6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Nov. 27-30.

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 27.5 to 28.5
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8530
Description: Developer is constructing pump station. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday through Nov. 30 except holidays.

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Jefferson County

 

View Jefferson County summer construction map  (pdf 225kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

SR 104 – Hood Canal Bridge – Special Repair
Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 13.9 to 15.4
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description:  Crews are replacing the internal mechanics of the Hood Canal Bridge draw span.
Project web page 
Work Schedule: No construction is scheduled at this time. Drivers are strongly advised to sign up to receive automated messages for up to date bridge information. 


MAINTENANCE 


Highway: SR 19  Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) .01 to 9
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for ditch debris removal.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 27-30.


Highway: SR 20 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) .01 to 9
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for ditch debris removal.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 27-30.

Highway: SR 20 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 5.2
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with guardrail repair.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 27-30.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 275.5 to 275.9
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for ditch debris removal.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 28-29.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 281 to 294
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for ditch debris removal.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 28-29.

Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 9 to 11
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for ditch debris removal.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 28-29.



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View Kitsap County construction map (pdf 436kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

SR 3 - SR 304 Interchange Improvements Project - Bremerton
Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 36.6
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description: Project web page.
Shoulder closures on southbound SR 3 and westbound SR 304.
Work schedule:  7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each weekday.

No scheduled traffic impacts from Thanksgiving through Sunday, Nov. 26. 

SR 16, Olympic Dr NW to SR305 I/C Install Cable Barrier
Highway:
SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 16 to 17
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description:  Left lane closures for westbound cable barrier repair.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday from Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Dec. 1.  No scheduled traffic impacts Thanksgiving through Sunday, Nov. 26.

SR 104 – Hood Canal Bridge – Special Repair
Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 13.9 to 15.4
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description:  Crews are replacing mechanics that operate the Hood Canal Bridge draw span.
Project web page
Work Schedule:  No scheduled construction. Drivers are strongly advised to sign up to receive automated messages for the latest information.

SR 305 – Olympic Drive Non-Motorized Improvements  –  Sound to Olympics Trail 
Highway: SR 305 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) .01 -.23 and .23 - .97
Contact: City of Bainbridge Island, 206-842-2016
Description: Crews working for the City of Bainbridge Island have two separate projects that will have traffic impacts between High School Road and the Bainbridge Island Ferry terminal.
Project web page


MAINTENANCE 

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 32.5 to 33.9
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect single-lane and shoulder closures.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Dec. 29.

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 57.1 to 59.3
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect shoulder closures in both directions and occasional one-way alternating traffic.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday from Tuesday, Nov. 28 through Thursday, Dec. 29.

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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map  (pdf 436kb)

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 extended the center turn lane and provided paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of SR 3. 
Project web page
Work schedule: Drivers may encounter occasional night one-way alternating traffic. 

US 101 - Hoodsport Vicinity - Slide Debris Fence Repair
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s)331.4
Contact: Brian Whitehouse, 360-570-6750
Description: Crews will repair a debris fence.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday through December, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic. No work scheduled on Thanksgiving.


MAINTENANCE


Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 7.2
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect to encounter occasional one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 318 to 327 
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility company will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect to encounter occasional one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Nov. 30.
No work Nov. 10 or Nov. 22-24.


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Pierce County


View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 187kb)


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:
Gaius Sanoy, 253-365-6700
Description: This project 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: Gaius Sanoy, 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: Brenden Clarke, 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
Work Schedule: See schedule below.


Ramp closures:

Monday, Nov. 27
• Northbound I-5 collector/distributor (c/d) exit State Route 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, Nov. 28.
• I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, Nov. 29
• Southbound I-5 c/d will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.
• Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.
• SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.
• Southbound I-5 exit to northbound I-705/26th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, Nov. 30
• Southbound I-5 c/d will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.
• Bay Street on-ramp to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.
• Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.
• SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.
• Southbound I-5 exit to northbound I-705/26th Street will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.

Friday, Dec. 1
• Southbound I-5 c/d will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.
• Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.
• SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.
• Southbound I-5 exit to northbound I-705/26th Street will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.





Long-term ramp closure:
The southbound I-5 ramp to SR 7 is closed around the clock through the fall of 2017. Drivers who use the SR 7 ramp are being detoured using northbound I-705, the SR 509 interchange and southbound I-705.

During the closure, crews are reconstructing the ramp so it matches the new alignment of I-5. Crews are also building permanent retention ponds, installing drains and electrical components, and advancing work on the McKinley Street overpass.



I-5 Mounts Rd to Center Dr. - Auxiliary Lane Extension
Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 116.3 to 118.5
Contact: Jon Keeth, 253-365-6700
Description: Crews will build a new auxiliary lane on northbound I-5 between Mounts Road and Center Drive.
Project web page.
Work Schedule:  No scheduled impacts.


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: Janet Matkin, 360-705-7966 
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.
Sound Transit Project Web page
WSDOT Point Defiance Bypass web page

Work schedule: Final train track testing is underway. Drivers who cross the tracks should be prepared for minor delays that occur as trains pass through the intersections. At times, police officers will be stationed at intersections to promote safety. Drivers and pedestrians are urged to always follow good rail safety guidelines.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 18:
This train route will be permanently used by 14 daily passenger trains traveling up to 79 mph. Trains will travel in both directions and most will pass through this area between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. However, delays in schedules make it important to stay alert and expect trains at any time, day or night.

SR 16, Union Ave to Jackson Ave. - ADA Ramps
Highway:
SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 1.9 to 3.5
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3000
Description: Crews will replace existing curb ramps and upgrade crosswalk signs. No current impacts to traffic.

SR 162, SR 410 to S 96th ST E- Paving and ADA Compliance
Highway: SR 162 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 0.0 to 4
Contact: Jon Keeth, 253-365-6700
Description: Asphalt preservation. Crews will also perform bridge repairs and bring curb ramps and pedestrian push buttons at five intersections up to current ADA standards.  
Work schedule: No work scheduled.

MAINTENANCE  


Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 116.7
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Mounts Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will have shoulder closures for guardrail repair.  
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28.  

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 116.7
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Mounts Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will have shoulder closures for guardrail repair.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29.


Highway: SR 162 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) .5
Contact: Aaron Sutton, 570-6745
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility installation.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Nov. 27-30, until 4 a.m. each following day.

Highway: SR 706 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 6.1 to 10.1
Contact:  Chris Ehresmann 360-570-6749
Description: One-way alternating traffic for vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each weekday through Wednesday, Dec. 22. No work on Thanksgiving.


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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map  (pdf 249kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

No scheduled activities.

MAINTENANCE 


Highway: SR 121 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 4.8
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility installation.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday from Friday, Dec. 1 through Friday, Dec. 8.



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 November 22, 2017