Transportation Projects & Infrastructure in Mason County

At the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Thursday, officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation, Mason County, City of Shelton and Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad summarized the transportation projects planned for this construction season and talked about transportation infrastructure in Mason County.

John Wynands, Region Administrator for the DOT’s Olympic Region, talked about the widening of Highway 3 through Belfair, the Belfair Bypass, the chip sealing of State Route 119 along Lake Cushman, the Victor Culvert Replacement on Highway 302, and the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and Lynch Road.

Melissa McFadden, Mason County Engineer, discussed road striping, chip sealing, and the County’s Annual Construction which includes projects on Matlock Brady Road, Cloquallum Road, and sidewalks in Belfair.

Shelton City Manager Ryan Wheaton explained the projects the City will NOT be doing but did talk about Sewer Basin 3, the road diet and future of Railroad Avenue, the potential to reconstruct Alder Street, and studying the intersections on Wallace Kneeland Boulevard.

Bryan Reilly from Puget Sound & Pacific Railway gave an update on its parent company, Genesee & Wyoming, gave an overview of the railroad’s Pacific Region and discuss the Port of Shelton’s John’s Prairie Industrial Park as it relates to PSAP.