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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, March 17, through Friday, March 24, 2017.


View Clallam County construction map (pdf 270 kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam
Contact: Olympic National Park
Description: Lake Crescent Highway Rehab Project. The National Park Service & Federal Highway Administration will rehabilitate 12 miles of Highway 101 around Lake Crescent and 4 miles of East Beach Road to address safety and long‐term maintenance issues.

The project will begin in late April 2017. The project will continue through 2019. 

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) 16.9 to 17.1
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility work. Drivers can expect shoulder closures or one-way alternating traffic.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through March 20-24.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 52.8 to 52.9
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility work. Westbound drivers can expect shoulder closures or a single lane closure controlled by flagging operation as needed.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through March 24.

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Grays Harbor County

View Grays Harbor County construction map  (pdf 209 kb)

CONSTRUCTION

SR 8 - Middle and East Forks Wildcat Creek - Remove Fish Barriers
Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 5 to 6.3
Contact: John Romero, 360-538-8500
Description: Crews will remove barriers to fish.
Project web page
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 20-24. Drivers can expect additional day and night single-lane and shoulder closures in both directions.

During the evening of Thursday, March 30, the intersection of SR 8 and SR 108 in McCleary will close to all traffic around the clock through summer 2019. During the closure, drivers headed to McCleary will be directed to the Mox Chehalis Road interchange.

As soon as Monday, April 10, SR 8 will be reduced to one lane in each direction through summer 2019. During that time, SR 8 speed limit will be temporarily reduced from 60 mph to 45 mph. The traffic shift could be rescheduled due to weather.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 20
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Cable rail inspection. Drivers can expect left lane closures in both directions.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, March 21-23. 

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 20
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Sign and guide post washing. Guide post repair. Drivers can expect single-lane closures in both directions.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 22.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 9.4 to 21
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Cable rail inspection. Sign and guide post washing. Guide post repair. Drivers can expect single-lane closures in both directions.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 20-23. 

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 8 to 10
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Guardrail repair and vegetation management. Eastbound drivers can expect a single right-lane closure and minor delays.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 20.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 78.5
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Guardrail repair. Northbound drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic and minor delays.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 83.2
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Crews will repair a damaged attenuator on the Chehalis River Bridge. Northbound traffic will experience a single right lane closure across the bridge. The northbound exit to State Street will also close during scheduled work hours.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 22.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 123.1
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Guardrail repair. Southbound drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22. 

Highway: SR 105 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 31
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Overhead utility work. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday, March 29-30.

Highway: SR 105 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 45.2 to 46.8
Contact: Ted twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Vegetation management. Drivers can expect shoulder and occasional lane closures with advanced warning truck and buffer truck in both directions for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21.

Highway: SR 105 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 43.2 to 45.2
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Vegetation management. Drivers can expect shoulder and occasional lane closures with advanced warning truck and buffer truck in both directions for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23.

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 36.4
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Guardrail repair. Southbound drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23.

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Jefferson County



View Jefferson County summer construction map  (pdf 225kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

SR 104 – Hood Canal Bridge – Special Repair

Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 13.9 to 15.4
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description: Crews are rebuilding and replacing the internal mechanics of the Hood Canal Bridge draw span.
Project web page
Work schedule: The work requires the bridge to be closed to vehicular traffic over several nights between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., along with several one-hour closures. The first set of overnight closures begin March 18 – 25.

MAINTENANCE 

No scheduled impacts.

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View Kitsap County construction map (pdf 436kb)

CONSTRUCTION

SR 104 – Hood Canal Bridge – Special Repair
Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 13.9 to 15.4
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description: Crews are rebuilding and replacing the internal mechanics of the Hood Canal Bridge draw span. 
Project web page
Work schedule: The work requires the bridge to be closed to vehicular traffic over several nights between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., along with several one-hour closures. The first set of overnight closures will start March 18 – 25.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway:
SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap County Location: Milepost(s) 32.8 to 33.6
Contact: Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
Description: Guardrail repair. Southbound drivers can expect a right lane closure.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, March 20-22.

Highway: SR 307 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 4.8
Contact: Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
Description: Local utility company is installing overhead power lines. Drivers in both directions can expect shoulder closures and alternating one-way traffic with flaggers as needed.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, March 23.

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Mason County


View Mason County summer construction map  (pdf 436kb)


CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 - Belfair Area - Widening and Safety Improvements

Highway:
SR 3   Region: Olympic   County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 25.3 to 27
Contact: Michele Britton, 360-874-3010
Description: This widening project will extend the center turn lane and provide paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of SR 3. The improvements are intended to be built in two separate stages.
Project web page
Work schedule: Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers or single-lane closures 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 300 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) .08
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will install communications line. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21.


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Pierce County


View Pierce County summer construction map (pdf 187kb)


CONSTRUCTION

Tacoma/Pierce County HOV Program

I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue - HOV

Highway:
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 132.8 - 134.4 
Contact:
Gaius Sanoy, 253-365-6700
Description: This project rebuilds Pacific Avenue and McKinley Way bridges spanning I-5. It builds a new northbound SR 7/I-705 bridge, and widens I-5 to accommodate northbound and southbound HOV lanes from M Street to the vicinity of the L Street bridge.
Project web page

I-5 - SR 16 Realignment - HOV Structure and Connections
Highway(s):
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) SR 16 0.1 to .7 I-5 130.9 to 133.5 

Contact: Gaius Sanoy, 253-365-6700
Description: This project is the final of a three stage effort to rebuild the Nalley Valley interchange. During the final phase, crews will build ramps that create new HOV lanes between I-5 and SR 16. The project will also realign I-5 to accommodate HOV ramps.
Project web page

I-5 - Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road - Northbound HOV

Highway:
I-5  Region: Olympic  County: Pierce  Location: Milepost(s) 134 - 136
Contacts: Brenden Clarke, 360-412-3420
Description: This project builds new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and Fife, and a new northbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge. 
Project web page

Extended highway exit closure postponed 
The weather forecast has again delayed the opening of the new northbound I-5 ramp to northbound State Route 167. If the forecast holds true, the work, which involves closing the existing northbound I-5 exit to northbound SR 167 for an entire weekend, will be rescheduled during the next available dry weekend.

Extended ramp closure
The month-long closure of the northbound SR 7 to northbound Interstate 5 is now underway. During the closure, crews will begin removing the existing SR 7 ramp to northbound I-5. Once the old ramp is gone, crews will reconstruct a new realigned ramp that will join a newly widened I-5. Weather permitting, the around the clock closure is expected to last through the month of March. During the closure, drivers will be detoured from 38th Street using Interstate 705 and State Route 509 back to northbound I-5. Drivers are encouraged to plan extra time into their commute.

Lane closures
• Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane between 54th Street in Fife to Bay Street in Tacoma during overnight hours on Saturday, March 18 and Thursday, March 23. Lane closures will begin on Saturday night at 10 p.m. with all lanes reopened by 10 a.m. Sunday, March 19. On Thursday, lane closures will begin at 9 p.m. with all lanes reopened by 4 a.m. Friday, March 24.
• All lanes of northbound I-5 will be detoured to the collector/distributor lanes at Exit 133 from 11:59 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following day during the overnight hours of Tuesday, March 21 or Wednesday, March 22.
• Additional weeknight single- and double-lane closures on I-5 are scheduled between Port of Tacoma Road and L Street.


Ramp closures
Monday, March 20
• Southbound Interstate 705 ramp to northbound I-5 and southbound State Route 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 exit to 20th Street East will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 Exit 132 to westbound SR 16 will close from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following day.
• Southbound SR 167 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Tuesday, March 21
• Southbound I-705 ramp to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 exit to 20th Street East will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 Exit 132 to westbound SR 16 will close from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following day.

Wednesday, March 22
• Southbound SR 167 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 Exit 132 to westbound SR 16 will close from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following day.

Thursday, March 23
• Bay Street ramp to northbound SR 167 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day. This work is weather dependent.
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 Exit 132 to westbound SR 16 will close from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following day.
• Southbound I-705 ramp to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 exit to Portland Avenue will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Friday, March 24
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• Northbound I-5 Exit 132 to westbound SR 16 will close from 11:59 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day.

Saturday, March 25
• Northbound I-5 Exit 132 to westbound SR 16 will close from 11:59 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following day.


I-5 Mounts Rd to Center Dr. - Auxiliary Lane Extension
Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 116.3 to 119
Contact: Jon Keeth, 253-365-6700
Description: Crews will build a new auxiliary lane on northbound I-5 between Mounts Road and Center Drive.
Project web page.
Work Schedule: Drivers on both directions of I-5 can expect night single- and double-lane closures and daytime shoulder closures in the project limits. Overnight closures for March 20-24 are from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day. Crews are removing the rumble strip which involves paving and striping. The work is weather sensitive.

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.

MAINTENANCE  

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 124.15
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Sign installation. Northbound drivers can expect a right shoulder closure.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 21.

Highway: SR 7 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 21
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Utility work. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers in both directions. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to noon, Monday, March 27.

Highway: SR 16 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 5 to 8.4
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Streetlight maintenance. Westbound drivers can expect single lane closures.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21.

Highway: SR 99 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 1 to 1.8
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749; Chuck Williams, 253-312-0214
Description: Tacoma Power is replacing utility poles. Drivers on westbound SR 99 can expect a right lane closure. Work is weather sensitive and could be rescheduled.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each weekday through March 31.

Highway: SR 167 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 0.5 to 1
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Tree trimming. Southbound drivers will encounter single lane closures.
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25.

Highway: SR 702 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 8.5
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Local utility company is replacing a residential phone line. Drivers in both directions will encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers and a brief road closure while the company places the line.
Work schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday March 24.


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Thurston County


View Thurston County summer construction map  (pdf 249kb)

CONSTRUCTION 

No scheduled impacts.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 114 to 115
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2897
Description: Bridge cleaning and inspection. Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes approaching the Nisqually River Bridge.
Work Schedule: 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, March 19.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 7 to 11.5
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Pavement marking. Westbound drivers can expect single lane closures for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 20.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 17 to 20
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Pavement marking. Westbound drivers can expect a single lane closure for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, March 20.

Highway: SR 121 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 1
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Utility work. The westbound lane will be closed. Drivers in both directions can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: The work will occur over two days between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday March 27-31.


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 March 23, 2017