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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, April 21, through Friday, April 28, 2017.


View Clallam County construction map (pdf 270 kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

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.

Construction delays will begin mid-July, 2017.  Four-hour delays will begin after Labor Day on the western half of U.S. Highway 101 (west from Barnes Point). Specific dates for these 4-hour delays will be announced and posted 2 weeks in advance.

The project will continue through 2019. 


SR 112, US 12, SR 109 Chip Seal 

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s)
20.56 to 61
Contact: Chris Bruning, 360-565-0620
Description:  Crews will resurface portions of SR 112 in areas between milepost 20.56 and 61.08
Work schedule: Drivers can expect reduced speed limits to 35 mph in the work zones and single-lane closures during daylight hours through September.

MAINTENANCE

Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 238.7 to 239.5
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
Description: Elwha River Bridge monitoring.
Work schedule: Bridge inspection scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.

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)  231-221
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Pothole repair. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with a pilot car. Drivers can expect up to 15 minute delays.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27.


Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 231.3 to 275
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Roadway sweeping. Drivers in both directions can expect intermittent lane closures and shoulder closures for mobile operation.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, April 24-27.


Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 257.4
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Vegetation management. Drivers in the westbound direction can expect a rolling slow down followed by a single lane closure for tree felling.
Work schedule: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 2.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 261.3
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility installation. Through traffic will be detoured.
Work schedule: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, April 26-28.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 253.3 to 262.8
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Litter pickup. Drivers in both directions can expect shoulder closures.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, April 24-27.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 38 to 61
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Asphalt preservation. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers or pilot car.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, April 24-27.


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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.
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 now 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.

SR 8 W of Old Sand Crk. Rd. to Jct. US 101 - Paving
Highway: 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 6.75 - 11.5 and 17.25 - 20.63
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews will repave sections of SR 8 between US 101 in Thurston County and McCleary.
Work Schedule: While work is under way, westbound SR 8 will be reduced to one lane. The single-lane closures are scheduled to occur between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. each weekday. Weather permitting, the work will be complete before July.

SR 112, US 12, SR 109 Chip Seal
Highway: US 12, SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) SR 109 from milepost 16.95 to milepost 20.04. US 12 from milepost 26.3 to milepost 34.6
Contact: Chris Bruning, 360-565-0620
Description: Crews will resurface portions of SR 112 in areas between milepost 20.56 and 61.08
Work schedule: Drivers can expect reduced speed limits to 35 mph in the work zones and single-lane closures during daylight hours through September.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 4.81
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility work. Eastbound drivers will encounter a shoulder closure.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Friday, April 27-28.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 10.1 to 10.7
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Bridge inspection. Drivers in the westbound direction can expect a single-lane closure on Tuesday, April 25. Drivers in the eastbound direction can expect a single-lane closure on Wednesday, April 26.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Wednesday, April 25-26.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 92.2 to 92.4
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility work. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 17-28.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 126.6
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Bridge inspection. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 24.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 126.7
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility installation. Drivers can expect a shoulder closure.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Tuesday, May 1-2.

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 3 to 40.4
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Sign and guidepost washing. Drivers in both directions can expect intermittent shoulder closures and lane closures for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, April 24-27.


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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 rebuilding and replacing the internal mechanics of the Hood Canal Bridge draw span.
Project web page
Work schedule: 

Crews will schedule work to continue efforts to rebuild and replace internal mechanics of the bridge's draw span. WSDOT will announce in advance when the work resumes. Until that time, drivers are strongly advised to sign up to receive automated messages for the most accurate bridge information.

MAINTENANCE 

No scheduled impacts.

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View Kitsap County construction map (pdf 436kb)

CONSTRUCTION

SR 16 - Anderson Creek Tributary to Sinclair Inlet - Remove Fish Barriers
Highway: SR 166 at SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 27,9
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description: Crews have removed barriers to fish
Project web page
Work schedule:

Please note the total closure of SR 166 (Bay Street) has been rescheduled for the week of Monday, May 8.

During that time, crews will close a section of State Route 166 (Bay Street) near SR 16 to all traffic around the clock for five days. During the closure, a signed detour will be provided via Port Orchard Boulevard and Tremont Street West. The specific closure time on Monday will be provided as the date approaches.

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 rebuilding and replacing the internal mechanics of the Hood Canal Bridge draw span. 
Project web page
Work schedule: 

Crews will schedule work to continue efforts to rebuild and replace internal mechanics of the bridge's draw span. WSDOT will announce in advance when the work resumes. Until that time, drivers are strongly advised to sign up to receive automated messages for the most accurate bridge information.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 54.76
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility installation. Drivers in both directions can expect to encounter brief lane closures.
Work Schedule: 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday, May 1.

Highway: SR 160 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 4.8 to 7.3
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Tree trimming. Drivers can expect to encounter shoulder closures and one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 2 pm. Monday through Friday, April 18-28.

Highway: SR 307 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 2.43
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility work. Drivers in the northbound direction can expect a shoulder closure.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Tuesday, April 24-25.



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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 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 traffic shifts at the intersection of Clifton Road and SR 3 and work during the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. during weekdays.

Crews may be paving on Friday, April 14. Drivers can expect short-term traffic stops for trucks entering and leaving the work zone between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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.
Until further notice, SR 302 near Victor has been reduced to a single lane with traffic being controlled by a signal. The speed limit is also reduced to 25 mph. These temporary measures will be in effect until dry weather allows crews to re-establish two lanes of traffic. 
Project web page
Work schedule:  This project remains on standby due to weather. Work requires seven consecutive days of dry weather. Due to a slide condition, the roadway has been reduced to a single lane.

MAINTENANCE 

No scheduled impacts.


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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

Northbound I-5 exit 133 to Tacoma city center closed through November 2017

Northbound I-5 exit #133 to Tacoma's city center is closed for construction through November 2017 to build new HOV connections between I-5 and SR 16.

During the closure, detour signs will direct northbound I-5 traffic to use the SR 16/South 38th Street exit (#132) to reach downtown Tacoma destinations. WSDOT posted a video showing the detour route to help drivers visualize the changes.

Extended ramp closure
The month-long closure of the northbound SR 7 ramp to northbound I-5 has been extended into April while crews continue to reconstruct a new ramp that will join a newly widened I-5. The delay is due to excessive rain and wet soil conditions. WSDOT will announce an opening date once the information is available.

Ramp closures
In all instances where a ramp is closed, a signed detour will be in place.

Monday, April 24
• Northbound I-5 collector-distributor exit to I-705 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 exit to northbound State Route 167 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 exit to Port of Tacoma Road (exit #136B) will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Tuesday, April 25
• Southbound SR 167 ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• East 38th Street ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 collector-distributor exit to I-705 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Wednesday, April 26
• Southbound I-5 exit to southbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
• East 38th Street ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
• 27th Street/Portland Avenue ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.

Thursday, April 27
• Southbound I-5 exit to southbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
• East 38th Street ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
• Southbound I-705 ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• East 28th Street ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Friday, April 28
• Southbound I-705 ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
• East 38th Street ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
• East 28th Street ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

I-5 Mounts Rd to Center Dr. - Auxiliary Lane Extension
Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 116.3 to 119
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: On Friday, April 28, southbound I-5 exit #116 to Mounts Road and the Mounts Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close for striping from 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 28 to 6 a.m. Saturday, April 29.

On Monday, May 1, the Center Drive on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close for striping and temporary barrier installation from 11 p.m. Monday, May 1 to 4 a.m. Tuesday, May 2.

  • Overnight single- and double-lane closures will take place throughout the week on both directions of I-5 within the project limits. Monday through Friday, southbound lane closures are allowed between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. with northbound lane closures allowed between 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday morning lane closures on southbound and northbound I-5 are allowed until 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. respectively.


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: Allison Gregg, 206-398-5063
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
Traffic signal modifications: Changes in the timing of traffic signals at I-5 intersections in DuPont and Lakewood have resulted in longer wait times than normal. The flow of traffic is being monitored to determine if improvements can be made and if so, workers may be adjusting equipment at exits 119, 122, 123, and 125. Traffic signals were changed to synchronize all three sets of stop lights at each exit to prevent backups on the overpass, which often lead to vehicles stopped across the railroad tracks.

SR 167, SR167 SW of Grandview Ave to W of 87th Ave E - Paving
Highway:
SR 167 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 0.6 to 5
Contact: Jon Keeth, 253-365-6700
Description: Crews will repave both lanes of SR 167 (River Road) going from the Puyallup area towards Tacoma.
Project web page
Work Schedule:
Drivers can expect weeknight single-lane closures and traffic shifts into the center turn lane through the pavement preservation project. From 8 p.m. each weeknight to 6 a.m. the following day, drivers should expect single-lane closures.

SR 167, Region Wide HAR Improvements
Highway: SR 167 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 6.3
Description: Crews are updating WSDOT Highway Advisory Radio system.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday southbound drivers will encounter right shoulder closures.


MAINTENANCE  

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 134
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair. Drivers in the southbound direction can expect to encounter a closure of the E 26th Street ramp.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, to 5 a.m. Friday, April 28.

Highway: SR 509 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 6.5
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Bridge inspection. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27.

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Tacoma City Marathon
Highway:
SR 163 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) .69 and 2.08 
Contact: Shari King, 360-704-3270
Schedule: Sunday, April 30


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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map  (pdf 249kb)

CONSTRUCTION 


I-5 - 93rd Ave SW and Koontz Rd Bridges - Special Repair
Highway:
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 99.3
Contact: Dewayne Matlock, 360-570-6750
Description: Crews will replace a 93rd Avenue overpass girder.
Project web page
Work Schedule: Work will begin Monday, April 24. The westbound access across the bridge will detour to northbound I-5 during the evening of Monday, May 1.

93rd Avenue overpass
• Westbound 93rd Avenue drivers will have no access to southbound I-5.
• Northbound I-5 drivers will have no access to westbound 93rd Avenue.
• A signed detour will be provided.

The overpass is expected to reopen to two-way traffic in late June. 

At times crews will reduce northbound I-5 to one lane and drivers will be directed through the 93rd Avenue interchange.


LED Roadway Lighting Reform Program
Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 102 to 109
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716 
Description: WSDOT crews are retrofitting street lighting poles along various highways in the state. They are replacing lights with energy efficient and cost saving, LED bulbs and removing some light poles.
Work Schedule:
Work will occur at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday night, until 5 a.m. each following day. Drivers may encounter lane, shoulder between Tumwater Boulevard and College Street. Short-term ramp closures will occur after 9 p.m. each night.

All lane closures and ramp closures are consecutive not concurrent.

SR 8 W of Old Sand Crk. Rd. to Jct. US 101 - Paving
Highway: 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 6.75 - 11.5 and 17.25 - 20.63
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews will repave sections of SR 8 between US 101 in Thurston County and McCleary.
Work Schedule: While work is under way, portions of westbound SR 8 will be reduced to one lane. The single-lane closures are scheduled to occur between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. each weekday. Weather permitting, the work will be complete before July.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 99 to 88
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Shoulder maintenance. Southbound drivers can expect a right-shoulder closure.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, April 25-27.


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 April 27, 2017