Road Construction on State Highways 6/26 to 7/2

DOT sealThe following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from June 26, 2016 to July 2, 2016.

CONSTRUCTION

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: Drivers will notice lanes realigned on a temporarily-widened portion of the highway near Romance Hill.

The changes will allow crews to replace a culvert under the highway. Subsequent lane shifts will be needed as the work progresses.

In addition, drivers can expect one-lane alternating traffic with flaggers during weeknight overnight hours listed above.

SR 3 and SR 310/N of Cokelet Ln to SR 303 and SR 3 to Weslon Pl – Paving
TIME/DAYS: July 11 through September; Monday through Friday. SR 3 hours are from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.; SR 3 multi-lane section are from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.; SR 310 are from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt preservation.
LOCATION:

  • SR 3 from milepost 26.9 to 30.5 (near Belfair McDonalds to Bremerton National Airport).
  • SR 3 from between milepost 32.1 and 34.3 (Gorst Creek and Sam Christopherson Avenue West).
  • SR 3 from milepost 36.8 to 46.1, Silverdale to Bremerton (selected segments).
  • SR 310 0.0 and .26, just west of Auto Center Way and near Weslon Place.

EXPECT: Single and double lane closures where necessary during overnight hours. Work is expected to begin in the Belfair area and work north.

SR 108, Little Skookum Creek – Remove Fish Barrier project
TIME/DAYS: See below:
DESCRIPTION: Crews will remove and replace a culvert beneath SR 108 near US 101 in Kamilche.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 11.8 to 11.9 at West Kamilche Lane.
EXPECT:

  • West Kamilche Lane:  As soon as Tuesday, July 5, West Kamilche Lane near SR 108 may close to all traffic through summer.  This closure may occur at a later date.
  • SR 108 near US 101: From Monday through Thursday, July 11-14, drivers may encounter one-way alternating traffic on SR 108 near US 101 from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. following morning. Throughout the project duration, drivers may encounter occasional night one-way alternating traffic.

US 101, Skookum Crk Bridge to Deschutes Parkway – Paving
TIME/DAYS: 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
DESCRIPTION: Asphalt preservation.
LOCATION: US 101 between Kamilche and Tumwater.
EXPECT:

MAINTENANCE

SR 3 near Mason/Kitsap County Line
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday from June 27 through July 8.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
LOCATION: Southbound at milepost 28.1.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 3, Mason/Kitsap counties near Bremerton National Airport
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 27 to Friday, July 1.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will reconstruct existing power line.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 28.2 to 32.5.
EXPECT: Shoulder closures.

US 101, Skokomish Indian Tribe to Potlatch State Park.
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Monday through Friday from June 27 through July 29. No work will occur Friday, July 1 or Monday, July 4.
DESCRIPTION: Crews will install sewer infrastructure.
LOCATION: Both directions in areas from milepost 334 to 336.
EXPECT: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers.

US 101, Shelton
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
LOCATION: Northbound at milepost 343.8 near Sanderson Way
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure.

SR 3, Mason/Kitsap counties near Bremerton National Airport
TIME/DAYS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 27 to Friday, July 1.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will reconstruct existing power line.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 28.2 to 32.5.
EXPECT: Shoulder closures.

SR 8, Elma to US 101
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0 to 20.6.
EXPECT: Right lane and shoulder closures for mobile operation.

SR 8, McCleary
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 6-8.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
LOCATION: Westbound from milepost 10.5 to 9.5 near Thurston-Grays Harbor County line
EXPECT: Right lane closure.

I-5 and US 101, Olympia/Tumwater
TIME/DAYS: 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 5 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 6.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
LOCATION: See below:
EXPECT: Short-term traffic stops which are tentatively scheduled for 1 a.m.
Rolling slowdowns:
• Rolling slowdown on southbound I-5 from milepost 107.6 to milepost 99.6.
• Rolling slowdown on southbound US 101 from milepost 364.1 (Evergreen Parkway) to I-5 on US 101.
Traffic will be temporarily held at the following ramps:
• Tumwater Boulevard and Trosper Road on-ramps to northbound I-5
• Pacific Avenue and Henderson Boulevard on-ramps to southbound I-5.
• Black Lake Boulevard, Crosby Boulevard, and Mottman Road on-ramps to southbound US 101.

SR 8, near Summit Lake Road
TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through June 30.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management beneath existing power lines.
LOCATION: Westbound SR 8 from milepost 13 to 20.
EXPECT: No impacts to traffic.

SR 8, Elma to US 101

TIME/DAYS: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 29-30.
DESCRIPTION: Vegetation management.
LOCATION: Both directions from milepost 0 to 20.6.
EXPECT: Mobile right lane and shoulder closures.

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.