The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from February 5, 2017 to February 11, 2017.
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 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
Crews will soon implement a temporary traffic shift so crews can make roadway improvements on the east side of State Route 3. As soon as weather allows, crews will temporarily restripe SR 3 between NE Ridgepoint Boulevard and NE Old Clifton Road. Two lanes of traffic will be shifted to the west side of the highway and the center turn lane will be unavailable. Drivers will still have access to the left-turn lane from SR 3 to NE Old Clifton Road. Once in place, the temporary traffic shift is expected to be in place for approximately a month. Inclement weather could lengthen that time.
In addition, drivers can also 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 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 15 to 22
Description: Vegetation management. Drivers can expect alternating one lane traffic controlled by flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Feb. 6-9.
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.