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The following construction and maintenance activities are scheduled for October 31 through November 7, 2014. 

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


View Clallam County summer construction map (pdf 362kb)

CONSTRUCTION

US 101 Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road
Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
DESCRIPTION: This project widens US 101 from two lanes to four in Clallam County from Shore Road to Kitchen-Dick Road. Crews are clearing, grubbing, constructing roadway and driveways, and installing drainage along with constructing a new bridge over McDonald Creek.
LOCATION: Daytime work is in both directions of US 101, Shore to Kitchen Dick Road, mileposts 265 to 261.
EXPECT: Crews are hoping to catch a break with the weather and finish striping the westbound lanes of US 101. After crews install lane striping, drivers heading toward Port Angeles will be shifted onto a new section of US 101. Traffic heading east will remain on the existing eastbound lanes.

Following the traffic shift, US 101 will be a continuous four-lane facility with two lanes in each direction and a wide median between Sequim and Port Angeles.

After the change, only right turns will be permitted to access US 101. Drivers who wish to change direction will use what is called an “indirect left access” to travel the opposite way.

Crews previously completed final paving on the two westbound lanes from the new McDonald Creek Bridge to the east end of the project.

Crews have completed final paving on the two eastbound lanes from the vicinity of Cliff Robertson Road, to the east end of the project.

Contractor crews are paving approaches to businesses and private residences along the north side of the westbound lanes from the new bridge to the east end of the project limits.

Remaining work will continue through the winter such as private driveway paving, erosion control, and minor drainage work.


MAINTENANCE

US 101, Blyn
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Nov. 3-6.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail replacement.
LOCATION: Eastbound US 101 at milepost 272.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation.


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View Grays Habor County summer construction map (pdf 270kb)


CONSTRUCTION 

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE

SR 8, Elma to US 101
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.
DESCRIPTION: Hazard tree removal.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 8 from milepost 0 to 20.6.
EXPECT: 10 minute rolling slowdown at each location.

US 101, Hoquiam
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through Feb. 2015.
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, Hoquiam, Simpson Avenue Bridge
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Southbound US 101 from milepost 87.9 to 88.
EXPECT: Single right lane closure.

US 101 junction with SR 107
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4-5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install fiber optic line.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 77.
EXPECT: Northbound right lane (truck climbing lane) closure.

SR 105, Grayland
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays through Nov. 7. 
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will replace utility poles.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 105 from milepost 25.7 to 26.9.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 105, south of Westport, Elk River Bridge
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Debris removal.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 105 at Elk River Bridge, milepost 31 to 32.
EXPECT: Motorists should expect minor delays. Alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers.

SR 105, Grayland
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder buildup removal.
LOCATION: Northbound SR 105 from milepost 25 to 26.
EXPECT: Motorists should expect minor delays. Alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation.

SR 105, Grayland
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 3-5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility company performing vegetation management around power lines.
LOCATION: Southbound SR 105 from milepost 26 to 28.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers.

SR 107, north of Artic
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays through Nov. 7.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure for communication lines.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost .4 to 1.1.
EXPECT: Northbound right shoulder closure and occasional one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 109, Copalis River
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Debris removal.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 109 from milepost 22 to 23.
EXPECT: Alternating one way traffic controlled by flagging operation.

SR 109, Copalis Beach
Randy Moody, 360-538-8530
TIME/DAYS: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Ditch improvement project.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 109 from milepost 19 to 21.
EXPECT: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by flagging operation.

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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map (pdf 362kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled construction activities that will impact traffic this week.

MAINTENANCE

US 101, Spencer Creek
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Northbound US 101 at milepost 302.5.
EXPECT: Closed shoulder. Low impact to traffic.

US 101, near Falls View Campground
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5.
DESCRIPTION: Repair guardrail.
LOCATION: Southbound US 101 at milepost 299.2.
EXPECT: Shoulder closure with low impacts to traffic.

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday to Nov. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Maintenance work will close Hood Canal Bridge to vehicles.
LOCATION: SR 104 at Hood Canal Bridge.
EXPECT: Up to 20 minute drawspan openings that will close the bridge to vehicular traffic.
 
SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
A reminder that the USCG CFR 117.1045(b) opening restriction to pleasure craft from May 22nd to September 30th between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. daily has ended. The Hood Canal Bridge has resumed conducting pleasure craft openings during those hours.
 
SR 116 at Garden Club Road
Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 3-4.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder repair.
LOCATION: Eastbound SR 116 from milepost 5.5 to 5.6.
EXPECT: Alternating one way flagger controlled.
COMMENTS: Single lane closure.

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View Kitsap County summer construction map (pdf 422kb)

CONSTRUCTION

SR3/SR16 Vic. Burley Olalla to SR303 - Paving
Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
TIME/DAYS: 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday to Oct. 31.  
DESCRIPTION: This project provides road surface improvements.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16 from milepost 20.5 to 25.91, and southbound SR 3 from milepost 36.6 to 46.1. 
EXPECT: No impacts to traffic this week.

MAINTENANCE 

SR 16, Burley
Eliza Donley, 360-357-2753
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Sign installation preparation.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16 near milepost 18.8.
EXPECT: Shoulder closure with no impacts to traffic.

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday to Nov. 6.
DESCRIPTION: Maintenance work will close Hood Canal Bridge to vehicles.
LOCATION: SR 104 at Hood Canal Bridge.
EXPECT: Up to 20 minute drawspan openings that will close the bridge to vehicular traffic.

SR 104, Hood Canal Bridge
A reminder that the USCG CFR 117.1045(b) opening restriction to pleasure craft from May 22nd to September 30th between the hours of 3:00 PM and 6:15 PM daily has ended. The Hood Canal Bridge has resumed conducting pleasure craft openings during those hours.

SR 303, Bremerton
Dawn Lindsey, 360-704-3227
TIME/DAYS: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Installation of attention flags and brushing.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 303 from milepost 4.6 to 5.4.
EXPECT: Shoulder closure with no impacts to traffic.

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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map (pdf 422kb)


CONSTRUCTION

No construction activities scheduled this week.

MAINTENANCE


SR 3, Belfair
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: Weekdays Nov. 3-8.
DESCRIPTION: Crews working for Belfair Water District No. 1 will relocate water lines in preparation for an upcoming WSDOT widening project.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 25.4 to 26 from NE Straub Hill to NE Romance Hill Road.
EXPECT:  At 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. The lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. each following day. From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday, drivers can expect southbound right shoulder closures.

SR 3, Belfair
Russ Carpenter, 360-357-2672
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6.
DESCRIPTION: Sign reinstallation.
LOCATION: Northbound from milepost 24 to 25 near East Alta Drive.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 3, Allyn
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4-5.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install aerial communications line.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 22.5 to 23.3 near E Wisteria Lane and SR 302.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers and right shoulder closure. Drivers also can expect brief all-way stop when crews reach intersection of SR 3 and SR 302.

SR 3, near E. Pickering Road
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays to Nov. 21. No work on Veterans Day.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will place fiber optic line.
LOCATION: Southbound from milepost 10.6. to 12.2, before and after East Pickering Road.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

US 101, north of Shelton
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Mason County PUD #3 will repair fiber optic line.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 343.8 near North Shelton Springs Road.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 302, near Allyn
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Drainage improvement operation.
LOCATION: Eastbound from milepost 1.9 to 2.5.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.


SPECIAL EVENTS

SR 300, Belfair

TIME/DAYS: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.
DESCRIPTION: North Mason Music Booster Club parade.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 300 from Sand Hill Road to Clifton Lane.
EXPECT: Motorists will follow detour.

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View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 443kb)

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: During each weeknight, Monday through Friday, Nov. 3-7, southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane in areas of I-5 from M Street to Portland Avenue. Crews will begin with a single lane closure at 8 p.m. and progressively close lanes throughout the evening. All lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. each following morning.

Concurrent lane closures will also occur on northbound I-5. At 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Nov. 3-6, drivers can expect single lane closures. A second northbound lane will close later each evening. All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. each following morning.

Two ramps will also close next week:
• Monday-Friday
• Close the City Center/southbound I-705/State Route 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
• Thursday
Close State Route 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.

Signed detours will be provided for the ramp closures.

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:  Weather permitting, northbound and southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane, and that one lane will be redirected through the I-5 Thorne Lane interchange this week.

  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane and redirected through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange from 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 to 4 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.
  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane and redirected through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange from midnight until 4 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.

The Center Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close overnight from 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 until 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. This work is also weather sensitive and could be rescheduled to a later date.

Motorists can also expect shoulder closures during daytime hours and single and double lane closures during overnight hours in both directions of I-5 through the project limits.


I-5, SR 510 TO SR 512 ITS and Ramp Revisions
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below
DESCRIPTION: In this project , crews will install "intelligent transportation systems (ITS)" devices that help WSDOT manage traffic and communicate real-time traffic conditions to the public. This project also widens the Mounts Road Gate access road on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) from one lane to two lanes, and revises the I-5 Center Drive interchange. 
LOCATION: Northbound and southbound I-5 from milepost 109 to 118.
EXPECT:  Motorists can expect shoulder closures during daytime hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and single and double lane closures during the overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday to Saturday in both directions of I-5 through the project limits. 


I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
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. Specifically this project includes 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. The project will also repair I-5 expansion joints on the Capitol Lake Bridge in Thurston County.
LOCATION: Overnight work involving ramp and multiple lane closures on southbound I-5 in Lakewood and northbound I-5 in Tumwater.
EXPECT:
Thurston County:
No work scheduled.

Pierce County 
On Friday, Oct. 31, crews will reduce traffic to one lane on southbound I-5 starting at 7 p.m. from the Berkeley Street interchange to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord main gate interchange. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane starting at 7 p.m. Short-term overnight ramp closures will also take place at the JBLM main gate interchange. The lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

As long as the weather cooperates, work will continue overnight on Saturday, Nov. 1 from the JBLM main gate interchange to the Steilacoom-DuPont Road exit 119 in DuPont. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane starting at 7 p.m. Short-term overnight ramp closures will take place at the JBLM main gate and the Steilacoom-DuPont Road interchanges. The lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 2.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, crews will begin reducing traffic to one lane on southbound I-5 from Steilacoom-DuPont Road to the Center Drive off-ramp. Short-term overnight ramp closures will take place at the Steilacoom-DuPont Road and Center Drive interchanges. The lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Tuesday, Nov. 4, the same overnight lane closures and short-term ramp closures will take place between Center Drive and Mounts Road interchanges.

As previously experienced, in the event of rain, this work will be rescheduled to a later date. No work is scheduled for Sunday, Nov.2 due to rain in the forecast. 


I-5/SR 16, Eastbound Nalley Valley Project  
Neal Uhlmeyer, 360-412-3420
TIME/DAYS: See details below.
DESCRIPTION: This project demolished the original eastbound viaduct at I-5/SR 16, and constructed an improved eastbound viaduct. Crews have built the new eastbound bridge structure and completed the new ramps from Sprague Avenue South to both northbound and southbound I-5. Crews will work on erosion control, install a bridge barrier, and build bridge infrastructure. The work also includes drainage, signing, and lighting.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 16, from milepost 131 to 132.8.
EXPECT: Weekday lane closures from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on South Tacoma Way and South Center Street.

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 impacts to SR 16.


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
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays through Nov. 14.
DESCRIPTION: Local cable company will perform work in prep for an upcoming WSDOT Puyallup River Bridge replacement project.
LOCATION: SR 162 at the Puyallup River Bridge, milepost 6.6.
EXPECT: Northbound right shoulder closure and occasional 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 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: 
Weekly closures for Bridge Replacement project:

  • From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 3-7, 4th Street will see one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
  • From 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 3-7, Levee Road will have one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

SR 509 Wapato Creek to Norpoint Way NE – Paving
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6752
TIME/DAYS: See specifics below.
DESCRIPTION: Replace pavement and modify ADA ramps.
LOCATION: Both directions of SR 509 from milepost 2.8 to 5.7 in Tacoma from Alexander Avenue to Norpoint.
EXPECT: No scheduled impacts to traffic.


SR 302 - Key Peninsula Highway to Purdy Vicinity - Safety & Congestion
Steve Fuchs, 360-570-6752
TIME/DAYS: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday. See details below.
DESCRIPTION: This project includes widening portions of the road, adding left-turn pockets near 118th, widening shoulders and constructing emergency pullouts.
EXPECT: Drivers can expect weeknight shoulder closures and alternating one-way traffic on SR 302 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews also will work near the area of 118th from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

SR 706 - Mount Rainier National Park
TIME/DAYS: Through the fall of 2014.
DESCRIPTION: Nisqually to Paradise Road Rehabilitation Project
LOCATION: Mount Rainier National Park
EXPECT: Visitors traveling to the park via SR 706 and the Nisqually Entrance, Monday-Friday, should allow an extra hour round-trip, due to construction delays into early fall.

MAINTENANCE 

I-5, Tacoma

Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
TIME/DAYS: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.
DESCRIPTION: Routine bridge inspection.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 133.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

I-5, Lakewood
Eliza Donley, 360-357-2753
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5.
DESCRIPTION: Install motorist information sign.
LOCATION: Northbound near Bridgeport Way at milepost 123.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.
 
SR 16, Purdy
Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Ditch improvement project.
LOCATION: Westbound near 144th from milepost 16.2 to 16.5.
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

SR 16, Gig Harbor
Russ Carpenter, 360-357-2672
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.
DESCRIPTION: Install motorist information sign.
LOCATION: Westbound at milepost 13 near Haven Rest Memorial Park.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 162, McMillin
Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays through Nov. 14.
DESCRIPTION: Utility will install new infrastructure in advance of the WSDOT SR 162 Puyallup River Bridge project.
LOCATION: Both directions at mileposts 6.6.
EXPECT: Northbound right shoulder closure and occasional traffic stops.


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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map (pdf 350kb)

CONSTRUCTION

I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr – Paving
Ricky Bhalla, 360-538-8502
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. Specifically this project includes 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. The project will also repair I-5 expansion joints on the Capitol Lake Bridge in Thurston County.
LOCATION: Overnight work involving ramp and multiple lane closures on southbound I-5 in Lakewood and on northbound I-5 in Tumwater. 
EXPECT:
Thurston County:
No work scheduled.

Pierce County:
On Friday, Oct. 31, crews will reduce traffic to one lane on southbound I-5 starting at 7 p.m. from the Berkeley Street interchange to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord main gate interchange. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane starting at 7 p.m. Short-term overnight ramp closures will also take place at the JBLM main gate interchange. The lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

As long as the weather cooperates, work will continue overnight on Saturday, Nov. 1 from the JBLM main gate interchange to the Steilacoom-DuPont Road exit 119 in DuPont. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane starting at 7 p.m. Short-term overnight ramp closures will take place at the JBLM main gate and the Steilacoom-DuPont Road interchanges. The lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 2.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, crews will begin reducing traffic to one lane on southbound I-5 from Steilacoom-DuPont Road to the Center Drive off-ramp. Short-term overnight ramp closures will take place at the Steilacoom-DuPont Road and Center Drive interchanges. The lanes and ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Tuesday, Nov. 4, the same overnight lane closures and short-term ramp closures will take place between Center Drive and Mounts Road interchanges.

As previously experienced, in the event of rain, this work will be rescheduled to a later date. No work is scheduled for Sunday, Nov.2 due to rain in the forecast.


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: Weather permitting, northbound and southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane, and that one lane will be redirected through the I-5 Thorne Lane interchange this week.

  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane and redirected through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange from 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 to 4 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.
  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane and redirected through the I-5/Thorne Lane interchange from midnight until 4 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.

The Center Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close overnight from 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 until 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. This work is also weather sensitive and could be rescheduled to a later date.

Motorists can also expect shoulder closures during daytime hours and single and double lane closures during overnight hours in both directions of I-5 through the project limits.


I-5, SR 510 TO SR 512 ITS and Ramp Revisions 
Kim Mueller, 253-365-6750
TIME/DAYS: See details below
DESCRIPTION: In this project , crews will install "intelligent transportation systems (ITS)" devices that help WSDOT manage traffic and communicate real-time traffic conditions to the public. This project also widens the Mounts Road Gate access road on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) from one lane to two lanes, and revises the I-5 Center Drive interchange.
LOCATION: Northbound and southbound I-5 from milepost 109 to 118.
EXPECT: Motorists can also expect shoulder closures during daytime hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and single and double lane closures during the overnight hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday to Saturday in both directions of I-5 through the project limits.

MAINTENANCE

No maintenance activities scheduled for this week.



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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