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The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for March 6 through March 13, 2015.

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

Use the WSDOT GeoPortal tool to locate specific locations on state highways.

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: Although two new US 101 lanes are now open to traffic, the project is not yet complete. The remaining work, including final paving of the new lanes, will occur after warmer and drier weather returns in 2015. Until that time, crews will conduct plantings, landscaping, guidepost installation and erosion control.

Left-turn feature
Following the opening of two new lanes, drivers will also notice a change in the way they access adjacent streets from US 101. This safety feature, called an “indirect left turn,” uses small loop roads that allow drivers to make U-turns instead of turning left directly on or off the highway. The indirect left turns reduce the potential for intersection collisions, especially “T-bone” and rear-end crashes.

The indirect left turns are located at four US 101 intersections: Shore, Barr, Dryke/Pierson and Kitchen-Dick roads. Although uncommon features, indirect left turns are not new to drivers on US 101. In 1979, WSDOT built two indirect left turns between Deer Park Road and Bagley Creek Road east of Port Angeles.
 
MAINTENANCE

No maintenance activities scheduled this week.

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


CONSTRUCTION 

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

US 12, Elma

Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Eastbound US 12 from milepost 20.8 to 20.2.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 12, Elma to Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March, 6.
DESCRIPTION: Sign washing and guild post repair.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 9.4 to 21.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

US 101, Lake Quinault
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 11-12.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from milepost 127 to 147.
EXPECT: Drivers should expect alternating one lane traffic with flaggers at multiple locations. Expect minor delays.

US 101, Raft River
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 10.
DESCRIPTION: Culvert repair.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from milepost 139 to 140.
EXPECT: Alternating one lane traffic with flagging operation. Drivers should expect minor delays.

US 101, Hoquiam
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 9-13. 
DESCRIPTION: Contractor will prepare area for water pipeline replacement project.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 90.7 to 93.5 near Ocean Beach Road.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closures and intermittent one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Cosi Hill
Randy Moody, 360-538-8532
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, March 13.
DESCRIPTION: Jersey barrier repair.
LOCATION: Southbound US 101 from milepost 78.4 to 78.5.
EXPECT: Alternating one lane traffic with flagging operation. Drivers should expect slight delays.

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 and traffic once more could be restricted. WSDOT anticipates that construction on a permanent repair will begin this summer.

SR 107, from US 101 to Montesano
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 12. 
DESCRIPTION: Sign and guide post maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 107, from US 101 to Montesano, milepost 2 to 8.
EXPECT: Drivers should expect short-term lane closures with minor delays.

SR 115, near Ocean City State Park
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18.
DESCRIPTION: Utility work.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 115 at milepost 1.2.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by 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 and speed limit reduced to 25 mph.


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View Kitsap County summer construction map (pdf 415kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 303, Silverdale
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 9-13.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 303, between NE Gluds Pond Street and Brownsville Highway NE, mileposts 5.7 to 5.5.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

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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: 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 9-13.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will repair the roadway following waterline installation.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.4 to 26 between Sweetwater Creek and Northeast Romance Hill Road.
EXPECT: Single lane and shoulder closure controlled by flagging operation.
 
SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, March 9-13.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate communication lines for an upcoming WSDOT project.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 26.8 to 27.
EXPECT: Southbound traffic will be shifted to create a work zone.
 
SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Tuesday, March 9-10.
DESCRIPTION: Utility work.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 3 from milepost 25.4 to 26.
EXPECT: Alternating one way traffic control using flaggers. The northbound lane will be closed.

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.

US 101, Skokomish River
Steve McIntyre, 360-357-2655
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 through Thursday, March 12.
DESCRIPTION: Bridge cleaning.
LOCATION: Both directions of US 101 from mileposts 337 to 339.
EXPECT: Alternating traffic controlled by flagging operation.

US 101, Eagle Creek
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 9.
DESCRIPTION: Storm debris removal.
LOCATION: Southbound US 101 from milepost 324.7 to 325.4.
EXPECT: Alternating traffic controlled by flagging operation.

US 101, near Eldon Store
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, March 10.
DESCRIPTION: Slide removal.
LOCATION: Southbound US 101 at milepost 318.6.
EXPECT: Alternating traffic controlled by flagging operation.

US 101, Hamma Hamma Bridge
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 10.
DESCRIPTION: Storm debris removal.
LOCATION: Southbound US 101 at milepost 320.
EXPECT: Alternating traffic controlled by flagging operation.

SR 108, from McCleary to US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 12. 
DESCRIPTION: Sign and guide post maintenance.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 108 from milepost 0 to 11.5.
EXPECT: Short term lane closure.

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View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 456kb)

CONSTRUCTION


I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue - HOV
Jon Deffenbacher, 253-365-6700
TIME/DAYS: See details below
DESCRIPTION: This project lays the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma.
LOCATION: Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St. to Portland Ave. from milepost 132.8 to 135.2.
EXPECT: See below.

Ramp closures:

Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10

  • At 10 p.m., the southbound Interstate 705 on-ramp to southbound I-5 and the northbound State Route 7/I-705 exit to City Center will close until 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 10.
  • At 11 p.m., the northbound I-5 collector/distributor exit to northbound I-705 will close until 4 a.m. Tuesday, March 10.

The same overnight ramp closures will take place from Tuesday night, March 10 into Wednesday morning, March 11.

Wednesday, March 11

  • At 10 p.m., the southbound I-705 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close until 6 a.m. Thursday, March 12.
  • At 11 p.m., the northbound I-5 collector/distributor exit to northbound I-705 will close until 4 a.m. Thursday, March 12.

Thursday, March 12

  • At 11 p.m. the northbound SR 7 on-ramp to northbound I-5 and the southbound I-705 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close until 6 a.m. Friday, March 13.

Friday, March 13

  • At 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 13, the northbound I-5 collector/distributor exit to northbound I-705 will close until 4 a.m.

Lane closures:
From Monday through Thursday, March 9-13, overnight single lane closures will take place on northbound and southbound I-5 between M Street and Portland Avenue. The lanes will reopen each following morning.

Continued around-the-clock closures:

  • The Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 in downtown Tacoma will close until mid-March. Drivers will be detoured to I-5 via SR 509 and I-705.
  • The southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 remains closed until early March for construction of a stormwater retention pond.
  • 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 2016 for bridge construction.


I-5 - Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road - Northbound HOV
Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: This project lays the foundation for new HOV facilities that start in Tacoma and join with existing HOV lanes in Fife.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 between East Portland Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road.
EXPECT: See details below.

  • A segment of 20th Street East in Fife will close to all traffic around-the-clock for two years starting Monday, March 9, 2015.


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 spring 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 16 – Olympic Drive NW Bridge – Special Repair
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: In this project , WSDOT is repairing the damaged bridge girder by installing a new girder on the westbound half of the bridge. In addition, the westbound lanes will be restriped to gain higher vertical clearance.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16 near Olympic Drive NW and Olympic Drive NW itself.
EXPECT:  No scheduled traffic impacts.

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: See below. 

SR 167 lane closure specifics:

  • At 9:30 p.m. each weeknight through Thursday, March 12, crews will close the left lane of northbound and southbound SR 167 at the Puyallup River Bridge. The lanes will reopen at 5:30 a.m. each following day. During each night, drivers may also encounter rolling slowdowns.

4th Street and Levee Road lane closures:

Day lane closures

  • From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 4th Street will see one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
  • From 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Levee Road will have one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 


MAINTENANCE  

I-5, Lakewood

Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Northbound from 124.6 to 125.6 near Bridgeport Way.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

I-5, Tacoma
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, March 12.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 129.2 to 128 near 96th Avenue.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 7, Spanaway
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday and Monday, March 8-9, and again 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 9-13.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install underground communications line.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 49.3.
EXPECT: From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday and Monday, March 8-9, drivers can expect northbound followed by southbound right lane closure. On weekdays, drivers can expect right shoulder closure in both directions.

SR 99, Fife
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10.
DESCRIPTION: Ditch debris removal.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost .9 to 2.4
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

SR 161, South Hill
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Saturday, March 7.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will make natural gas line repairs.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 24.4 near 125th Street Court East.
EXPECT: Northbound right lane closure. Northbound traffic will be directed into the center turn lane. 

SR 161, South Hill
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday and Monday, March 8-9.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will repair road surface following utility repair project.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 24.4 near 125th Street Court East.
EXPECT: Lane closures in both directions and shifted traffic.

SR 161, Eatonville
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 9.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace power pole.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 9.5 near Clear Lake North Road East.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 

SR 162, Alderton
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 18-19.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace power pole.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 3.5 near 88th Street East.
EXPECT: Northbound right shoulder closure.

SR 162, near Prairie Creek Bridge 
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays from March 9 - 30.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will trim trees away from overhead power lines.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 162 from milepost 13 to 19.7. 
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic controlled by flaggers.

SR 165, Wilkeson
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through March 13.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate power lines.
LOCATION: Both directions at milepost 18.4 near 147th Street East.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 165, near intersection of SR 162 
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays March 9 - 30.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will be trimming trees away from overhead power lines.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 165 from milepost 19.5 to 21.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 167, Sumner
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 9.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail and sign repair.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 8.4 to 7.4 near Valley Avenue.
EXPECT: Right Shoulder Closure.

SR 512, Parkland
Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 8.2 to 7.2 near Fruitland Avenue East.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.


SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 16, Scott Pierson Trail on new Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Gerald Nelson, 360-704-3223
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 22.
DESCRIPTION: "Walk For Water" Event
LOCATION: Both directions of the Scott Pierson Trail adjacent to SR 16 and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
EXPECT: No impacts to traffic.

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


MAINTENANCE 

I-5, Olympia
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday, March 11.
DESCRIPTION: Survey crew.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 105.2 to 104.4.
EXPECT: Southbound I-5 right lane closure and closure of southbound I-5 exit to northbound US 101. Drivers will detour via Trosper Road.

I-5, Tumwater
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, March 12.
DESCRIPTION: Survey crew.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 103.7 to 104.2.
EXPECT: Northbound I-5 exit to northbound US 101 (Exit 104) will close. Drivers will detour via City Center (Exit 105).

US 101, Olympia
Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, March 12.
DESCRIPTION: Survey crew.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 365.9 to 367.2.
EXPECT: Double left lane closure.

SR 510, Lacey
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, March 11-25.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will locate utility infrastructure from Steilacoom Road to Interstate 5.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 0 to 3.2 between I-5 and Steilacoom Road Southeast.
EXPECT: Northbound left lane closure and occasional right lane closure.


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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