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Taylor Towne: Intersection improvements coming to US 101 at Lynch Road

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:24

Doug Adamson, communications, 360-357-2716

Construction should be complete this fall      

SHELTON – It will soon be easier for travelers in the Taylor Towne area of Mason County to access US 101 from Lynch Road, thanks to the addition of acceleration lanes in both directions.

The Washington State Department of Transportation designed the project to help reduce the potential for collisions and improve traffic flow. Each acceleration lane is approximately a quarter-mile in length, which is similar to four football fields. Both are intended to help Lynch Road drivers reach highway speeds before merging onto the highway.

The project also will create better sight distance for drivers stopped at Lynch Road turning left towards Olympia. Additional improvements include new highway illumination, additional guardrail and drainage systems.

Construction details
Preliminary work is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 20; the project should be complete in the fall.

As work progresses, late night and early morning drivers can expect total closures of the US 101 median accessing Lynch Road. Detours will be provided. Drivers can also expect day single-lane closures in both directions of US 101. The speed limit in both directions will be reduced to 40 mph during work activities.

Crews could work seven days a week.

 All users of this intersection are encouraged to sign up online for project email updates.

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