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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, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept. 21.

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: No scheduled activities at this time.

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. Work is anticipated to be complete late fall.

  • The new bridge deck has been poured and crews plan to pour the bridge approaches on Friday, Sept. 7. Additional barrier work continues Monday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Sept. 14. Traffic will continue to travel the one-lane detour around the work zone.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 242.8 to 244.3
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 day through Sunday, Sept. 30. 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 191
Contact: Gerald Page, 360-374-5175
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for pavement repairs.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 216 to 218
Contact: Gerald Page, 360-374-5175
Description: One-way alternating traffic with a pilot car for pavement repairs. Drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 through Thursday, Sept. 20.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam Location: Milepost(s) 190
Contact: Gerald Page, 360-374-5175
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for pavement repairs.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17.

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 with flaggers as utility crews for Clallam County remove hazard trees.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 through Thursday, Sept. 21.

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Grays Harbor County


View Grays Harbor County construction map
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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 replacing six signal systems and removing two, 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. 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: Around-the-clock traffic shift through fall. Work will occur in planned work zone. Any additional lane or ramp closures will be announced.

Traffic is reduced from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction. 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 made bridge deck repairs over the US 101 Bernard Creek Bridge south of Ocean Beach Road, as well as pavement repairs between US 101 and SR 109 to Ocean Beach road.
Work Schedule: All work is now complete.

US 12/Clemens Road - Intersection Improvements
Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 7.4 to 8
Contact: Rognlins Inc., 360-532-5220
Description: A private developer is adding a signal to the intersection of US 12 and Clemens Road near Montesano. A majority of the work will take place off US 12 and during the overnight hours. Inquiries should be directed to the private contractor.
Work Schedule: Work will occur each weeknight from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. through late fall 2019.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 20.5
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8532
Description: Single left lane closure for vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 9.4 to 21
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8532
Description: Single left lane closure for vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 10.2
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8532
Description: Westbound US 12 shoulder closure north of S Main St in Montesano for guardrail repair.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Highway: SR 109 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 27.2
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: Utility crew for CenturyLink will replace telephone lines along SR 109. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 through Friday, Sept. 21.


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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: SR 104 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 2.3 to 2.5
Contact: Steve Russell, 360-565-0680
Description: Contractor crews for WSDOT will intermittently stop traffic on SR 104 just north of Center Road to remove trees adjacent to the highway. Drivers can expect up to delays of 10 minutes in each direction when tree removal operations are in place. Once the debris is removed, drivers will pass through the work zone by flaggers and traffic will be cleared out until the next operation resumes. Due to safety concerns, this project requires daytime working conditions.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Monday through Friday beginning Friday, Sept. 14 through Friday, Sept. 21.

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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 are 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.


Winslow Way Ravine Outfall
Highway:
SR 305 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost
Contact: 
City of Bainbridge Island - 206-842-2016 
Description: Crews working for City of Bainbridge Island will replace a storm water pipe. A portion of the sidewalk on the south side of Winslow Way East will close. The right-turn-only lane on Winslow Way East will be closed throughout the project. In addition, there may be short closures of the eastbound travel lane on Winslow Way to allow for construction activities.
Work Schedule: See Project web page for updates.

MAINTENANCE 

Highway: SR 305 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap  Location: Milepost(s) 8.8
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for utility work.
Work Schedule: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, until 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 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 will make roadway modifications to help increase sight distance for Lynch Road drivers merging onto southbound US 101.

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.

Work Schedule: Beginning Monday, Sept. 17, through Saturday, Oct. 6, crews may close the intersection during the following times and days:
• 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, until 6 a.m. each following day.
• 8 p.m. Friday, until 8 a.m. Saturday
• 8 p.m. Saturday, until 8 a.m. Sunday.

Signed detours will be provided via the first Shelton exit (State Route 3) and Kamilche.

Drivers can also expect on-going right or left lane closures in both directions of US 101.
• A single lane of northbound US 101 may close each weekday around-the-clock except during the afternoon commute from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A single lane of southbound US 101 may close each weekday around-the-clock except during the morning commute from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The speed limit in both directions will be reduced to 40 mph during work activities.


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 shoulder closures and short-term right lane closures in both directions. The project is scheduled to be complete fall 2018.

MAINTENANCE

No scheduled maintenance.

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

Daytime closure of SR 7 ramp in Tacoma 
Contractor crews will continue to close the southbound I-5 ramp to SR 7 during daytime hours from Monday, Sept. 17 through Friday, Sept. 21 for stormpond work.

The closure will begin each day after the morning commute at 9 a.m. and will be in place until 3 p.m. The ramp will reopen for the late afternoon and evening commute. The adjacent southbound I-5 ramp to I-705 will remain open.

Night lane closures

  • Overnight single- and double-lane closures are scheduled for both directions of Interstate 5 between South 48th Street in Tacoma and 54th Avenue East in Fife, and on both directions of State Route 16 near South Sprague Avenue. 

Overnight closures

Monday, Sept. 17

  • Bay Street ramp to northbound SR 167 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.
  • Eastbound SR 16 ramp to northbound I-5 will close at 11 p.m. and will reopen by 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. Drivers will detour to southbound I-5 to South 56th Street and back to northbound I-5.
  • East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to Port of Tacoma Road will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18
  • Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to I-705, SR 7 and 26th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.
  • Southbound SR 167 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

  • Bay Street ramp to northbound SR 167 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.
  • Eastbound SR 16 ramp to northbound I-5 will close at 11 p.m. and will reopen by 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. Drivers will detour to southbound I-5 to South 56th Street and back to northbound I-5.
  • East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.
  • South 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to Port of Tacoma Road will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19
  • Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to I-705, SR 7 and 26th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.
  • Southbound SR 167 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

  • Bay Street ramp to northbound SR 167 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.
  • Eastbound SR 16 ramp to northbound I-5 will close at 11 p.m. and will reopen by 4 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. Drivers will detour to southbound I-5 to South 56th Street and back to northbound I-5.
  • East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to Port of Tacoma Road will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20
  • Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to I-705, SR 7 and 26th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.
  • Southbound SR 167 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Thursday, Sept. 20

  • Southbound I-5 exit to Port of Tacoma Road will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21.
  • Southbound I-705 and A Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21.
  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane and detoured through the South 38th Street exit #132A, and back to southbound I-5 from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

Friday, Sept. 21

  • Southbound I-705 and A Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to Port of Tacoma Road will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

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 the latest construction related closures.

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, and 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 Sept. 10: Each night, Monday - Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., drivers will see single lane closures on northbound and southbound I-5 in the project limits.

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: From 8 p.m. tp 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Wednesday, Sept. 12, drivers will see alternating one-way traffic for planning and paving the northeast corner of Center Street and South Mullen Street.

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 have chip sealed sections of SR 7 and SR 702 this summer. 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: No work scheduled.

SR 165, N. of Carbon River Bridge Rock Scaling
Highway: 167 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 11.6 to 11.9
Contact: Lone Moody, 253-365-6700
Description: Contractor crews removed loose rock from the hillside at four locations along SR 165.
Work Schedule: This work is now complete.

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. For the week of Sept. 17, crews are installing permanent paving markings and recessed pavement markers. This work is weather sensitive and may be rescheduled. 
Work Schedule:

  • 11 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Friday each night through late summer.
  • Overnight ramp closures at the following ramps: 8th Street, 24th Street, SR 410 exit and eastbound SR 512 to southbound SR 167. No two ramps will be closed concurrently.

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) 130 
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Park & Ride lot maintenance at South 56th Street and S. Alaska Street. 
Work Schedule: The WSDOT Park & Ride lots on the east side of I-5 at South 56th Street will close during overnight hours Tuesday, Sept. 18, Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Thursday, Sept. 20 each night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day. The lots will close for asphalt repair. The south lot will be repaired Sept. 18-19. The north lot will be repaired on Sept. 20.

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 119
Contact: Janet Matkin, 360-705-7966
Description: Crews will install supplemental pavement markings and enhanced signage at the train tracks adjacent to I-5 and Steilacoom-DuPont Road. During work, drivers will not be able to access Steilacoom-DuPont Road, Wilmington Drive and Barksdale Avenue from I-5 at exit #119. Drivers exiting to Steilacoom-DuPont Road will detour to Center Drive exit #118 and follow a signed detour. Work is weather dependent.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 to 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

Highway: SR 7 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 48 to 53
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Vegetation management on northbound SR 7 in Spanaway and Parkland.
Work Schedule: Each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday, Sept. 17 to Thursday, Sept. 20.

Highway: SR 161 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 32 to 31
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Asphalt repair on both directions of SR 161 in Edgewood. Overnight drivers will see shifted lanes.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 to 5 Thursday, Sept. 20. 

Highway: SR 161 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 17 to 18
Contact: Jeff Hastings, 253-983-7550
Description: Asphalt repair on both directions of SR 161 south of 224th Street East in Graham. Overnight traffic will be controlled by flagging operation.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Highway: SR 162 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 19.6
Contact: Steve McIntyre, 360-357-2655
Description: The  SR 162 Spiketon Creek Bridge has been permanently closed due to settlement observed in one if its piers.  A detour is in effect using Mundy Loss Road, SR 410 and SR 165. 
Work Schedule: Closed until further notice.

Highway: SR 167 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 6.2 to 5.7
Contact: Caleb Cutler, 360-589-2654
Description: Installing loops and traffic data sensors on southbound SR 167. Drivers will see single lane closures.
Work Schedule: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 to 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Highway: SR 302 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 10.5 to 11.6
Contact: David Evans, 360-570-6746
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each weeknight through Friday, Sept. 28. Some daytime work may be needed, but will not require lane closures.

Highway: SR 410 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 11.9 to 12.7
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Local utility company will be trimming vegetation under power lines. Drivers can expect a westbound right shoulder closure.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 9 a. m. each day beginning Monday, Sept. 17 through Friday, Sept. 21.

Highway: SR 509 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 2.8 to 3
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: A Local asphalt company will conduct pavement repairs that will temporarily close the left turn lane to Alexander Avenue East and the southbound right lane between Alexander Avenue East and the port of Tacoma Road. The southbound exit to Port of Tacoma Road will remain open.
Work Schedule: 8 p.m. to midnight Thursday, Oct. 4.


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Thurston County


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CONSTRUCTION 


I-5 - SR 510 Interchange - Reconstruct Interchange
Highway:
I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 111
Contact: Doug Adamson, 360-357-2716
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will transform the existing interchange into a diverging diamond interchange. In addition to helping drivers, pedestrians and cyclists will also see improvements. The improvements will also help accommodate economic development for the Hawks Prairie community. All users of this interchange are strongly encouraged to sign up to receive WSDOT email updates.
Work Schedule: Work is  anticipated to begin fall 2018.
Project web page


MAINTENANCE 

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 115.7 to 114 
Contact: Tony Kilmer, 360-357-2763
Description: Right lane closure in both directions for bridge inspection.
Work Schedule: 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

Highway: I-5 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 88
Contact: Brent Schiller, 360-538-8532
Description: Crews will close the Grand Mound Park and Ride near the I-5 junction with US 12 in southern Thurston County. During the closure, crews will install a fresh chip-seal surface at the facility.

Travelers and commuters are encouraged to plan ahead to make other plans. Alternative locations include the Mellen Street Park and Ride in Centralia and additional locations in Thurston County.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 into the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 19
 


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 September 18, 2018