Road Construction on State Highways 1/10 to 1/16

DOT sealThe following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas during the week of January 10, 2016 through January 16, 2016. 


SR 3 – Belfair Area – Widening and Safety Improvements
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. each night Monday through Friday.
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. LOCATION: Both directions of SR 3 from milepost 25.3 to 27.
EXPECT: One-lane alternating traffic with flaggers during weeknight overnight hours listed above.

WSDOT has lowered the current 35 mph speed limit to 25 miles because of construction. The speed limit has been temporarily reduced between mileposts 25.3 and 26.6, which is the area near Belfair Elementary School and Northeast Clifton Lane. The reduced speed limit will continue until spring 2016.


SR 108, Kamilche

TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 11-12.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will relocate utilities.
LOCATION: Both direction near US 101 at milepost 11.8.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic or shoulder closures in both directions.

SR 108, McCleary to Kamilche
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 12-14.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 2 to 11.
EXPECT: Right lane closure for mobile operation.

SR 8, Elma to US 101
TIME/DAYS: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 12-13.
DESCRIPTION: Shoulder sweeping.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0 to 20.5.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

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.