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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, Aug. 17 through Friday, Aug. 24.

View Clallam County construction map (pdf 239 kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

US 101 - Elwha River Bridge
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 238.7 to 239.5
Contact: Chris Bruning, 360-565-0623
Description:  Bridge is open around the clock with no restrictions but continues to be monitored.

For more information about upcoming construction and the status of the project, please visit elwhariverbridge.com or call WSDOT's toll free information hotline: 1-888-633-4005 (this phone does not accept messages).

Lake Crescent Highway Rehab Project
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam
Contact: Olympic National Park; Penny Wagner, 360-565-3005
Description: 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:  Crews working for Olympic National Park are conducting erosion control, milling and paving. 

Now through Labor Day
• Expect half-hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.

After Labor Day —Mid November
• Expect half-hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.
• Limited 4-hour delays (9am-1pm Mondays through Thursdays only) and 6-hour overnight delays (10pm-4am Mondays through Wednesdays only) may be scheduled and will be announced in advance. Check Olympic National Park's webpage for updates
 
Mid November 2018—Mid March 2019
• No construction. Temporary traffic signals removed.

March 15-31, 2019
• Expect half-hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.
• Limited 4-hour delays (9am-1pm Mondays through Thursdays only) and 6-hour overnight delays (10pm-4am Mondays through Wednesdays only) may be scheduled and will be announced in advance.

SR 112 - Olsen Creek in Vicinity of Vista Drive - Remove Fish Barrier
Highway:
SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 7.2 to 7.4
Contact: Jerry Moore, 360-565-0622
Description: Crews will remove two 6-foot diameter concrete pipes running under SR 112 near Olsen Creek and replace with a new fish passable structure/concrete girder bridge. Project web page.
Work Schedule: All work will take place during daytime hours each Monday through Saturday to allow the contractor to meet the project's deadline and last through late fall:

  • Traffic is now on the one lane detour and controlled by a temporary signal.  The temporary traffic configuration allows crews to remove the existing structure and begin preliminary construction on the new box culvert.

MAINTENANCE

Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 194 to 200
Contact: David Evans, 360-357-2601
Description: The roadway will be shifted to accommodate utility crews for Clallam County as they replace poles.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each week day beginning Monday, Aug. 6 through Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 253.8 to 253.81
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Westbound single lane closure for bedrock inspection at Bagley Creek, just before Bagley Creek Road. This is preliminary design work for future construction. 
Work Schedule: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20 through Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 242.8 to 244.3
Contact: Dave Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crews for Clallam County will be reconstructing a power line. Travelers can expect occasional single lane and shoulder closures.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 9 through Friday, September 14. 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 242.8 to 244.3
Contact: Dave Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crews for Wave Broadband will be reconstructing new utility poles. Travelers can expect a shoulder closure.
Work Schedule: Each weekday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 through Friday, September 7. Work on Fridays will stop by noon.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 31.9 to 32
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for pavement repairs.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 through Thursday, Aug. 23.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 20.5 to 23.1
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: One way alternating traffic for utility work.
Work Schedule:

  • 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday beginning Monday, Aug. 14 through Thursday, Aug. 30.
  • 7 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 31.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Hot Thunder Night Street Car Show
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 191.5
Contact: Dawn Lindsey, 360-704-3227
Description: Total highway closure between Bogachiel Way and Calaway Way for a car show. 
Event Schedule: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.

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Grays Harbor County


View Grays Harbor County construction map
(pdf 166 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: The eastbound lanes have been reconfigured to accommodate both directions of traffic as crews replace outdated culverts under SR 8 to improve fish passage for Middle and East Fork Wildcat Creek.
Work Schedule: Around the clock traffic shift through spring 2019. Any lane closures will be announced.

US 12, US 101, SR 109, Aberdeen / Hoquiam Signals - Rebuild Signals
Highway:
US 12, US 101, SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Multiple intersections (see below).
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews are building traffic signals, constructing sidewalks, ramps and widening the roadways in multiple locations in Aberdeen and Hoquiam. The project will be completed by fall 2018.
Work schedule: Daytime lane closures. Pedestrians will be detoured to avoid construction zones. Little to no impact to travelers and local businesses. Crews will work in multiple locations:

  • Emerson Avenue and Simpson Avenue
  • West Wishkah Street and Alder Street
  • Alder Street and Market Street
  • Alder Street and 1st Street
  • Park Street and Market Street
  • Heron Street and Park Street
  • East Heron Street and F Street.

US 12 - Unnamed Tributary to Wynoochee River - Remove Fish Barrier
Highway:
US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 8.8 to 9.3
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews will replace a culvert under US 12 and install a 220-foot long concrete box that will open up potential habitat for approximately two miles just west of Devonshire Road near Montesano. WSDOT blog post.
Work Schedule: 

  • For a 15-minute period between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, drivers will encounter a total closure of US 12 as contractor crews reposition a crane used to move pieces of a 220-foot-long concrete box structure over the Unnamed Tributary to Wynoochee River. Drivers are encouraged to add additional time to reach their destinations.

During construction, traffic is reduced from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction for an around-the-clock summer-long traffic shift. The speed limit is lowered from 60 mph to 25 mph through the construction zone. The first traffic shift will move vehicles onto the eastbound lanes, allowing the north half of the structure to be built. Then, the second traffic shift will move vehicles onto the newly-constructed westbound lanes while the south half of the structure is built.

Due to a narrow work zone and traveler lanes, pedestrians and bicyclists will be detoured through Devonshire Road and Alder Grove Road through fall.

US 101/N of Jct 109 to N of Ocean Beach Rd - Chip Seal
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 89.1 to 92.7
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: This three mile pavement preservation project along US 101 begins with bridge deck repairs over the US 101 Bernard Creek Bridge south of Ocean Beach Road, followed by lane closures between US 101 and SR 109 to Ocean Beach road. Crews will make pavement repairs, place guideposts and remove/reset concrete barrier.
Work Schedule: Drivers an expect to single-lane closures each weekday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through the end of August.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 146.7 to 149.6
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers and intermittent shoulder closures for utility work.
Work Schedule: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 23-August 24 each Monday through Friday.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 67.4 to 67.5
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8532
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for pavement repairs just north of the Pacific County line.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 70.2 to 70.3
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8532
Description: One-way alternating traffic for pavement repairs.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0.5 to 1.5
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8532
Description: One-way alternating traffic for pavement repairs.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 10.5 to 10
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8532
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for pavement repairs.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20.



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Jefferson County 

View Jefferson County summer construction map  (pdf 239kb)

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, 360-874-3000
Description: Crews are replacing mechanics that operate the Hood Canal Bridge draw span.
Project web page
Work Schedule: No night construction-related closures to traffic have been scheduled. Bridge closures to traffic to accommodate marine traffic will continue to occur on demand.

Drivers are strongly advised to sign up to receive automated messages for the latest information about Hood Canal Bridge construction.


SR 20 - W of 4 Corners Rd to E of Water St - Paving and ADA Compliance
Highway:
SR 20 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 6.2 to 12.5
Contact: Chris Bruning, 360-565-0623
Description: This 6 mile paving project in Port Townsend worked from the ferry terminal to the southern end of the project west at 4 Corners Road by enhancing ride quality and installing 13 new ADA accessible ramps.
Work Schedule: All work is now complete

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 146.7 to 149.6
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility work.
Work Schedule: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday beginning Monday, July 23 through Friday, Aug. 24.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 285.5 to 295
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for pavement preservation.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 through Thursday, Aug. 23.

Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 9.8
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Single lane closure for sign washing.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 through Thursday, Aug. 23.

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View Kitsap County construction map (pdf 420kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

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, 360-874-3000
Description:  Crews are replacing mechanics that operate the Hood Canal Bridge draw span.
Project web page
Work Schedule: No night construction-related closures to traffic have been scheduled. 

Bridge closures to traffic to accommodate marine traffic will continue on demand.

Drivers are strongly advised to sign up to receive automated messages for the latest information about Hood Canal Bridge construction.


MAINTENANCE 

Highway: Manette Bridge-Bremerton Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Between Washington Avenue and Wheaton Way
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
Description: A total closure of the Manette Bridge will allow crews to seal the driving surface of the bridge. Crews will clean and then seal the bridge deck with epoxy. A portion of the total closure provides curing time for the epoxy.

Getting around
During the around-the-clock closure, vehicles will be detoured onto the Warren Avenue Bridge. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time for their commutes.

People walking and biking will have access to the Manette Bridge. In limited cases, they may encounter delays in the work zone. Crews will work to minimize these delays whenever possible.

Work Schedule: Revised closure schedule to add Friday, Aug. 24: Manette Bridge will close from 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, through Friday afternoon, Aug. 24.

Highway: SR 307 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 1.5 to 1.7
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
Description: When crews complete work, drivers using the State Route 307/Bond Road will notice new left-turn lanes. Both will serve Bond Road drivers turning onto Foss Road Northeast or Pugh Road Northeast. The new left-turn lanes serving are intended to reduce the potential for collisions and help reduce congestion.
Work Schedule: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 22-23, until 7 a.m. each following day.
• One-way alternating traffic for installation of the new left turn-lanes.
• Drivers are encouraged to plan extra travel time to reach their destinations, especially during the morning hours.
• The work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.

Highway: US 307 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 4.9
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Shoulder closure for utility work.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20.

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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map  (pdf 420kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

US 101 - Lynch Road - Safety Improvements
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s)  352.5
Contact: Brian Whitehouse, 360-570-6750
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will begin safety related enhancements at this intersection. The overarching goal is to help reduce the potential for crashes while keeping people moving.

Crews will make the following improvements:
• build a 1,200-foot-long acceleration lane for Lynch Road drivers merging onto northbound US 101 (heading toward Shelton);
• build a 1,140-foot-long acceleration lane for Lynch Road drivers merging onto southbound US 101 (heading toward Olympia).

The acceleration lanes will enhance drivers’ ability to reach highway speeds before merging onto the highway.

Crews also will make modifications to the roadway to help increase sight distance for Lynch Road drivers merging onto southbound US 101. Please see the attachment that provides an idea of what crews will build

Work Schedule: Work will begin Monday, Aug. 20 and be completed by early fall. During construction, drivers can expect day and night single-lane closures. Drivers can also expect night closures of the highway median. Signed detours will be provided via the first Shelton exit (SR 3) and Kamilche.

Project web page


US 101/Kennedy Creek Bridges - Special Repair
Highway:
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s)
356.5
Contact: Brian Whitehouse, 360-570-6750
Description: Crews will repair supports that elevate both US 101 bridges over Kennedy Creek.
Work Schedule: Drivers may encounter right shoulder closures in both directions and short-term right lane closures. The project is scheduled from Tuesday, Sept. 4, through early October 2018.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 325.3
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 through Thursday, Aug. 16.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 327.9
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers to replace utility cable near North Canal View Road.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 through Friday, Aug. 17.

Highway: SR 302 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 10.5 to 11.58
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each weekday beginning Wednesday, Aug. 22 through Friday, Sept. 28.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Oysterfest
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 343.8
Contact: Dawn Lindsey, 360-704-3227
Description: Troopers will provide traffic control at the Sanderson Field entrance.
Event Schedule: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 7.

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Pierce County


View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 307kb)

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: Chuck Meade, 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

Night lane closures

  • Overnight single- and double-lane closures are scheduled for both directions of I-5 between 48th Street and the Puyallup River, and on both directions of SR 16 near South Sprague Avenue.

Friday, Aug. 17

  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane during overnight hours near the Puyallup River. Lane closures will begin at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.
  • South 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.
  • SR 7 ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.
  • Northbound I-5 exits #136A and #136B to 20th Street East and Port of Tacoma Road will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday.
  • Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday.
  • Northbound I-5 exit #133 to I-705 and SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 12:01 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. This is an extended weekend closure. Drivers will detour using northbound I-5 exit #132.

Saturday, Aug. 18

  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane near the Puyallup River. Lane closures will begin at 9 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.
  • Northbound I-5 exits #136A and #136B to 20th Street East and Port of Tacoma Road will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday.
    Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, Aug. 20

  • East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

  • Northbound I-5 exit to #136A and #136B to 20th Street and Port of Tacoma Road will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday.
  • East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane and detoured to I-705, SR 509, southbound I-705, and back to southbound I-5 from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  • East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday.
  • Northbound I-5 exits #136A and #136B to 20th Street East and Port of Tacoma Road will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday.
  • Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, Aug. 23

  • Bay Street ramp to northbound SR 167 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.

Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.I-5 - Port of Tacoma Interchange Improvement Project
Contact: Laurel McQuade, City of Fife, 253-922-2489
Description: In July 2018, the City of Fife will begin road, interchange and intersection improvements to the Port of Tacoma Road. Construction will bring overnight lane and ramp closures to the I-5 and Port of Tacoma Road interchange.
Work Schedule: Check the City of Fife's web page for construction related closures.

I-5 - Plum Street to South Tacoma Way Paving
Highway:
I-5 Region: Olympic  County: Pierce, Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 114-115
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Inspection of expansion joints in advance of an upcoming paving project on sections of -5 in Thurston and Pierce counties.
Work Schedule: From 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 to 2:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane near the Nisqually River Bridge.

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 have built a new auxiliary lane on northbound I-5 between Mounts Road and Center Drive. Final striping is complete on the project. Crews are finishing electrical work and installing signs.
Project web page.
Work Schedule: During overnight hours from Monday, Aug. 20 through Wednesday, Aug. 22, southbound I-5 will have two right lanes closed near Center Drive. Lane closures will begin at 7 p.m. each night with all lanes open by 6 a.m. each following day. Crews are installing permanent signage.

I-5 - Steilacoom-DuPont Rd. to Thorne Lane - Corridor Improvements
Highway: 
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 120-124
Contact:  Chuck Meade, 360-412-3420
Description: WSDOT is rebuilding the interchanges at Thorne Lane and Berkeley Street, adding general purpose and auxiliary lanes to I-5.
Project web page
Work Schedule: Nightly shoulder closures on both directions of I-5 at Berkeley Street and Thorne Lane interchanges for survey work.

  • Week of Aug. 20: Single lane closures on both directions of I-5 each night, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. each following day.

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.
Work Schedule: No work scheduled.

2018 Pierce County Chip Seal
Highway: SR 702 & SR 7 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) See below 
Contact: Brian Whitehouse, 360-570-6786
Description: Contractor crews will chip seal sections of SR 7 and SR 702 this summer. The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph in the work zones. Drivers will see alternating one-way traffic with a pilot car or flaggers.
Workzones:
• SR 702 from milepost 0.3 to 9.3 between SR 507 and SR 7.
• SR 7 from milepost 25.5 to 27.76 south of Eatonville and again from milepost 29 to 36 at SR 702. 
Work Schedule: Striping was complete on the project on Aug. 4. The work is on suspension for three weeks. The speed limit has returned to normal.

SR 167, Milwaukee Ave to S of Pierce Co Line – Paving
Highway: 167 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 5.7 – 10.6
Contact: Lone Moody, 253-365-6700
Description: Contractor crews are repairing bridge joints and repaving southbound SR 167 and its associated ramps. Drivers can expect overnight lane and ramp closures during the project. Extra law enforcement will be on site for increased speed limit enforcement.
Work Schedule:

  • 11 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Friday each night through late summer.

SR 410, White River Bridge - Painting
Highway:
 410 Region: Northwest County: Pierce/King Location: Milepost(s) 21.9
Contact: Lisa Van Cise, 206-440-4702
Description: Contractor crews are repainting this nearly 70 year-old bridge. Drivers can expect overnight delays of up to 30 minutes through out the summer.
Project webpage
Work Schedule: Work begins first week of July. Drivers will see occasional alternating traffic on during the following days:

  • Sunday - Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
  • 8 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday.

SR 410, Buckley - Rebuild Signal
Highway:
410 Region: Olympic  County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 19.6-21.4
Contact: Lone Moody, 253-365-6700
Description: Contractor crews will replace three existing signals at the SR 410 intersections of Mundy Loss Road, Main Street and Park Avenue with new mast arm signal systems using current technology and equipment. Crews will also rebuild sidewalk ramps at the intersections of SR 410 and Main Street and Park Avenue.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. No work is scheduled on Fridays or weekends. Shoulder closure on both directions of SR 410 at Mundy Loss Road, Park Avenue and Main Street. Drivers will also see occasional overnight lane closures.

Pierce Transit SR 512 Park & Ride Construction
10617 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA
Contact: Pierce Transit, 253-581-8000
Description:
On June 11, the SR 512 Park & Ride will close for approximately 4 months for repairs and improvements. During the project, Park & Ride stalls will be unusable. Details on alternative parking locations can be found online at: www.piercetransit.org/SR512/

Joint Base Lewis-McChord - Lewis Main, Liberty Gate Construction
Contact:
JBLM Public Affairs Office, 253-967-0152
Description: Joint Base Lewis-McChord Main Gate, also know as the Liberty Gate, located off of I-5 at exit #120, will be under construction from June 1-Sept. 30. During construction, inbound traffic will be limited to two lanes and there will be no outbound traffic.

  • Commuters who usually use the Lewis Main Liberty Gate to enter the base are encouraged to use a different gate during the construction period.
  • JBLM commuters and visitors departing Lewis Main will need to select an alternate gate to depart the installation during the construction.
  • The visitor center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Main Gate, off of I-5, exit 120 will close Aug. 2 through September 30. There will be a temporary visitor center opened along DuPont-Steilacoom Road, behind the Lewis Army Museum, and is accessible off of I-5, exit 119. Visitors can also obtain passes by using the visitor center at the JBLM McChord Field main gate at I-5, exit 125 and then take the Unity Bridge to Lewis Main.

City of Tacoma Puyallup River Bridge Replacement
Contact: Chris Storey, City of Tacoma Project Manager, 253-573-2484
Description: The City of Tacoma is removing and replacing three spans of the bridge west of the Puyallup River.
Work Schedule: The bridge will close to all traffic from May 21, 2018 through February 2019.
Project web page

Tacoma Power Potlatch Lines Henderson Bay Crossing Rebuild
Contact: Chris Gleason, Tacoma Power, 253-502-8222
Description: Tacoma Power is replacing infrastructure at Henderson Bay. No impacts to traffic on SR 302 scheduled at this time. Drivers will see crews working from barges in Henderson Bay.
Work Schedule: End of July through late fall.

MAINTENANCE  

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 137.45 to 139.5
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Cleaning drains on northbound I-5 in Fife. Overnight drivers will see a left lane closed.
Work Schedule: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 117.5 to 119.5
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Cleaning catch basins on northbound I-5 near DuPont. Overnight drivers will see a left lane closure.
Work Schedule: 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20.
 
Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 117.5 to 121.5
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Cleaning and inspecting drainage structures on northbound I-5. Overnight drivers will see a single left lane closed.
Work Schedule: 10:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Highway: SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 2.6 to 2.9
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Storm water pond maintenance near westbound SR 16. Minimal impacts to traffic.
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 through Thursday, Aug. 23.

Highway: SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 8.7 to 7.2
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Bridge inspection on eastbound SR 16. Drivers will see the right lane closed.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 20-23.

Highway: SR 161 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 33.5 to 22.7
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Local utility company and private contractor will be relocating overhead power lines to underground near SR 161 in Edgewood. During the work, the northbound right lane will close.
Work Schedule: Weekdays from Aug. 13-17, and again Sept. 4-14 between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work on Fridays will occur 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Highway: SR 161 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 10.1 to 10.5
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for utility work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 through Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Highway: SR 162 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 19.6
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Bridge repair on SR 162 Spiketon Creek Bridge. The bridge will be closed to traffic. Travelers will detour using Pioneer Way East to Mundy Loss Road, SR 410 and SR 165. Drivers should expect minor delays and plan extra time into their trips.
Work Schedule: Around the clock closure from 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. 

Highway: SR 507 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 31.2
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Shoulder closure for utility work 
Work Schedule: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20. 

Highway: SR 509 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) .26
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Crews will replace jersey barrier on both directions of SR 509 in Tacoma. Overnight drivers will see a left lane closed in each direction.
Work Schedule: 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22. 

Highway: SR 512 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 2.7
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Cable repair on westbound SR 512 east of SR 7. Overnight drivers will see a left lane closed.
Work Schedule: 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 to 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. 

Highway: SR 705 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 1 to 1.4
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Bridge joint repair on southbound I-705. Overnight drivers will see a single lane closed.
Work Schedule: Monday, Aug. 20 through Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each following day.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon
Highway: SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 0.8 to 8.7
Contact: Dawn Lindsey, 360-704-3227
Description: The following intersections will be temporarily closed for a running event along the Scott Pierson Trail in Tacoma:

  • SR 16 and Jackson Avenue interchange
  • SR 16and Orchard Street interchange
  • SR 16 and Union Avenue interchange

Event Schedule: Flaggers will control the above intersections from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Flaggers will briefly pause traffic to let runners through. The event will close at 10 a.m. Saturday.


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Thurston County


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CONSTRUCTION 

I-5 - Martin Way Bridges - Special Repair
Highway:
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 109.2
Contact: Chuck Meade, 360-412-3420
Description: Crews replaced aging and worn I-5 bridge expansion joints at Martin Way.
Work Schedule: No scheduled lane closures.


MAINTENANCE 

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 114.5 to 115.6
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Northbound I-5 reduced to a single lane for expansion joint inspection.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, to 2:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24.

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 102.6 to 100.6
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Southbound left lane closure for catch basin cleaning.
Work Schedule: 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, to 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

Highway: SR 121 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 6.8
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for utility work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday beginning Thursday, Aug. 16 through Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Highway: SR 121 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 3.1 to 3.6
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: One-way alternating traffic for pavement repairs.
Work Schedule: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20. 
 
Highway: SR 507 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 5.4 to 6.6
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: One-way alternating traffic and occasional shoulder closures for utility work.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through August 24.
 

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 August 17, 2018