Road Construction on State Highways 12/11 to 12/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from December 11, 2016 to December 17, 2016.

CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 – Belfair Area – Widening and Safety Improvements

Highway: SR 3   Region: Olympic   County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 25.3 to 27
Description: This widening project will extend the center turn laneand 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 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:  This project remains on standby due to weather. Work requires seven consecutive days of dry weather.

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: No scheduled traffic impacts.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 366.5
Description: Utility company will install infrastructure. Westbound drivers can expect right shoulder closures
Work schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Dec. 28 excluding holidays.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 366 to 367
Description: Guardrail repair. Southbound drivers will encounter single-lane closures.
Work Schedule: 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 through 4 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.

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.