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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, Jan 13, through Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.


View Clallam County construction map (pdf 270 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled impacts.

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: No scheduled impacts. For more information about the bridge or to see alternatives being considered for the future, please visit elwhariverbridge.com
 
Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 40.7
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Guardrail repair. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic.
Work schedule: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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Grays Harbor County

View Grays Harbor County construction map (pdf 193 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled impacts

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 28 to 26
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Debris removal. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 17-19.

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 6 to 16
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work Schedule: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Tuesday through Friday through Jan. 20.


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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map  (pdf 270kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

No scheduled impacts.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 277
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Guardrail repair. Westbound shoulder closures and brief traffic stops in both directions.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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View Kitsap County construction map (pdf 414kb)

CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled impacts.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: SR 305 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap County Location: Milepost(s) 7.8
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility infrastructure maintenance. Westbound drivers can expect a shoulder closure. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 17-18.

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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map  (pdf 414kb)


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 one-lane alternating traffic with flaggers each weeknight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

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.
Project web page
Work schedule:  This project remains on standby due to weather. Work requires seven consecutive days of dry weather.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 3 to 8.5
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday through Jan. 27 excluding Monday, Jan. 16. 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 343.8 to 344
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect shoulder closures in both directions and alternating one-way traffic as needed.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Jan. 26.

Highway: SR 106 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 5.7
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility crews will remove infrastructure. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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Pierce County


View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 236kb)


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

Temporary but significant changes are underway for drivers who use the eastbound State Route 16 on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma. The change will allow crews to continue efforts to extend HOV lanes into Tacoma.

Work schedule: 
Friday, Jan. 13
• Bay Street on-ramp to northbound State Route 167 (River Road) will close from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 exit to SR 167 (River Road) will close from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day.
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
Saturday, Jan. 14
• Southbound I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 16
• Southbound I-5 exit to southbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 collector/distributor exits to I-705/SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
• Southbound I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
• Northbound I-5 collector/distributor exits to I-705/SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
Thursday, Jan. 19
• Southbound I-5 exit to southbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
Friday, Jan. 20
• Bay Street on-ramp to northbound State Route 167 (River Road) will close from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 exit to SR 167 (River Road) will close from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day.
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
Saturday, Jan. 21
• Southbound I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

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: Corrie Adams (Sound Transit), 206-903-7414
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.
Web page
Work schedule:  No I-5 lane or ramp closures scheduled. Train testing along the Point Defiance Bypass train tracks begins the week of Jan. 16. Test trains will travel at speeds up to 40 mph in January, and up to 79 mph in February and March.

MAINTENANCE  

Highway: SR 162 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 10.3 to 13.4
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will conduct vegetation management. One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday from Jan. 17 through Feb. 17

Highway: SR 167 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 4.2 to 4.6
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Sidewalk repair. Northbound drivers can expect right lane closures. The sidewalk will be closed.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 18-19.

Highway: SR 167 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 6 to 10
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Sweeping. Drivers can expect mobile right and left lane closures in both directions.
Work Schedule: 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 to 5 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. 

Highway: SR 512 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s)2.6 to 3.1
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair. Eastbound drivers will encounter a right lane closure.
Work Schedule: 10:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 to 3 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. 

Highway: SR 512 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 9 to 9.1
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair. Eastbound drivers will encounter a right lane closure.
Work Schedule: 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 to 4 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16.

Highway: SR 702 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 9.3
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install communications line. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures as needed.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through March 17. 

Highway: SR 702 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 8.3 to 8.9
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install communications line. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures as needed.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map  (pdf 220 kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 17.1 to 19.8
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews will install guardrail and rumble strips.
Work schedule: No scheduled traffic impacts.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: 
I-5  Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 105.2
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair. Northbound left shoulder closures.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 43.5 to 44
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday from Jan. 17-27.

Highway: SR 121 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 3.8 to 4.2
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Drivers can one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19.

Highway: SR 510 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 9.4 to 10
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-5749
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Drivers can expect westbound shoulder closures.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Jan. 20.


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 January 18, 2017