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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 24, through Friday, March 31, 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: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 224 to 226
Contact: Lyric Winn, 360-565-0680
Description: Tree trimming and vegetation management. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with pilot cars.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Tuesday, March 27-28.

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, 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.

Highway: SR 112 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 58 to 59
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Utility work. Drivers in either direction can expect alternating one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 27.

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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.

7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 27-30. Drivers can expect left-lane and shoulder closures in both directions.

Beginning 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: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 to .1
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Bridge cleaning. Eastbound drivers will encounter a single-lane closure.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 to .6
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Bridge cleaning. Westbound drivers will encounter a single-lane closure.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) .5 to 9.5
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Sign washing. Drivers in both directions can expect a mobile right-lane closure.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 27-30.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 152 to 152.1
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Bridge inspection. Drivers can expect alternating one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 27.

Highway: SR 105 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 27.5 to 47
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Vegetation management. Drivers in both directions can expect shoulder and single-lane closures for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 27.

Highway: SR 105 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 31 to 31.3
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
Description: 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 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 27.8 to 28.9
Contact: Ted Twigg, 360-538-8530
Description: Roadside walkway construction. Drivers in both directions can expect alternating one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 29-30.
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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 Hood Canal Bridge closure scheduled from 11 p.m. Friday, March 24 through 5 a.m. Saturday, March 25 has been cancelled.

The drawspan will continue to close to traffic for regular marine traffic.

WSDOT will announce additional night closures as they are scheduled.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: SR 19 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 5.1
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Guardrail repair. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 27-30.

Highway: SR 20 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) .5
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Guardrail repair. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 27-30.

Highway: SR 20 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 6.9
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Guardrail repair. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 27-30.

Highway: SR 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 192.3
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Bridge inspection. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28.

Highway: SR 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 203.1
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Bridge inspection. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29.

Highway: SR 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 203.6
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Bridge inspection. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 30.

Highway: SR 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 282.9
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Guardrail repair. Southbound drivers will encounter a shoulder closure.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 27-30.

Highway: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 4.4
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Guardrail repair. Eastbound drivers will encounter a shoulder closure.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 27-30.

Highway: SR 116 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) .1 to 9.3
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Vegetation management. Drivers will encounter shoulder and single-lane closures for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, March 27-30.

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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 Hood Canal Bridge closure scheduled from 11 p.m. Friday, March 24 through 5 a.m. Saturday, March 25 has been cancelled.

The drawspan will continue to close to traffic for regular marine traffic.

WSDOT will announce additional night closures as they are scheduled.


MAINTENANCE 

Highway:
SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap County Location: Milepost(s) 33.2 to 33.5
Contact: Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
Description: Guardrail repair. Southbound drivers can expect a right lane closure.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 29.

Highway: SR 160 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 1.7
Contact: Duke Stryker, 360-874-3050
Description: Debris removal. Eastbound drivers can expect flagger-controlled alternating one-way traffic.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 27.

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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.
Until further notice, SR 302 near Victor has been reduced to a single lane with traffic being controlled by a signal. The speed limit is also reduced to 25 mph. These temporary measures will be in effect until dry weather allows crews to re-establish two lanes of traffic. 
Project web page
Work schedule:  This project remains on standby due to weather. Work requires seven consecutive days of dry weather.

MAINTENANCE 

No scheduled impacts.

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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
• All lanes of northbound I-5 will be detoured to the collector/distributor lanes at Exit #133 during the overnight hours beginning Wednesday, March 29 through Friday, March 31 from 11:59 p.m. until 4 a.m. each following day.
• Overnight single- and double-lane closures on I-5 are also scheduled between Port of Tacoma Road and L Street.

Ramp closures
In all instances where a ramp is closed, a signed detour will be in place. Drivers are advised to plan extra time into their overnight travels.

Friday, March 24
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Monday, March 27
• 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.
• Southbound I-705 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
• 38th Street on-ramp to southbound 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. each following day.

Tuesday, March 28
• 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.
• Southbound I-705 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
• 38th Street on-ramp to southbound 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. each following day.

Wednesday, March 29
• 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.
• 38th Street on-ramp to southbound 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. each following day.

Thursday, March 30
• 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. This work is weather dependent.
• 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
• 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.
• Northbound I-5 exit #132 to westbound SR 16 will close from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. each following day.

Friday, March 31
• 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. This work is weather dependent.
• 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.

Saturday, April 1
• Northbound I-5 exit #132 to westbound SR 16 will close from 12 a.m. until 5 a.m.

Sunday, April 2
• Northbound I-5 exit #132 to westbound SR 16 will close from 12 a.m. until 8 a.m.

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 27 - 31 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) 127.4 to 127.4
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair. Drivers can expect a right-lane closure.
Work Schedule: 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 to 4 a.m. Wednesday, March 29.

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 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 410 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 9.3 to 9.5
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Tree removal.
Work Schedule: From 7 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 26, the Traffic Avenue on-ramp to westbound SR 410 will close. Drivers will follow a signed detour.

Highway: SR 509 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 1 to 2.
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair. Drivers can expect a northbound right-lane closure.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 31.

Highway: SR 512 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 9.8 to 9.9
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Guardrail repair. Eastbound drivers can expect a right-lane closure.
Work Schedule: 10:30 p.m. Monday, March 27 to 4 a.m. Tuesday, March 28.

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.

EVENTS

Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade
Highway: SR 162 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 9.3 to 9.8
Description: Parade activities. Drivers may experience traffic controls and delays.
Schedule: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 8.

Highway: SR 509 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 3.9
Description: Parade activities. Drivers may experience traffic controls and delays.
Schedule: 6:15 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. Saturday, April 8.

Highway: I-705 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) .3 to .7
Description: Parade activities. Drivers may experience traffic controls and delays.
Schedule: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8.


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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) 88 to 114
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Sweeping. Drivers in both directions can expect shoulder closures.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 27.

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 88 to 114
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Sweeping. Drivers in both directions can expect shoulder closures.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 29.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 362 to 367
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Sweeping. Drivers in both directions can expect shoulder and lane closures for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. 

Highway: SR 121 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 1
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
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 24, 2017