Road Construction on State Highways 9/25 to 10/1

DOT sealThe following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from September 25, 2016 to October 1, 2016.


SR 3 – Belfair Area – Widening and Safety Improvements
SR 3   Region: Olympic   County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 25.3 to 27
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-lane alternating traffic with flaggers each weeknight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

SR 108, Little Skookum Creek – Remove Fish Barrier project
Highway: US 101  Region: Olympic    County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 11.8 to 11.9
Description: Crews will remove and replace a culvert beneath SR 108 near US 101 in Kamilche.
Project web page
Schedule: Shoulder closures only. West Kamilche Lane near SR 108 is closed to all traffic through project completion. Speed limit reduced to 25 mph throughout project duration.

SR 302 – N of E Victor Rd – Culvert Replacement
Highway: SR 302 Region: Olympic County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 4.5
Description: Crews will replace two failing culverts and install infrastructure to help stabilize the highway.
Project web page
Work schedule: Both directions of the highway will be closed around the clock from Saturday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 14. The work and associated closure is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.


Highway: US 101   Region: Olympic   County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 343.8
Description: Oysterfest
Schedule: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, drivers can expect slowing vehicles turning into and out of Sanderson Field.


Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 17.1 to 19.8
Description: Crews will install guardrail and rumble strips.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Monday through Friday. Drivers can expect alternating left or right closures in both directions.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 – 20.6
Description: Vegetation management between Elma and US 101.
Work schedule: From 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, drivers can expect a mobile right shoulder closure and intermittent mobile right lane closures.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 6.2 – 7.4
Description: Mowing on the shoulder of eastbound SR 8 near McCleary.
Work schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. Drivers can expect a left lane closure.

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.