Road Construction on State Highways 4/9/17 to 4/15/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from April 9, 2017 to April 15, 2017.

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 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 traffic shifts at the intersection of Clifton Road and SR 3 and work during the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. during weekdays.

Crews will be paving on Monday, April 10. Drivers can expect short-term traffic stops for trucks entering and leaving the work zone.

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.
Until further notice, SR 302 near Victor has been reduced to a single lane with traffic being controlled by a signal. The speed limit is also reduced to 25 mph. These temporary measures will be in effect until dry weather allows crews to re-establish two lanes of traffic.
Project web page
Work schedule:  This project remains on standby due to weather and . Work requires seven consecutive days of dry weather. Due to a slide condition, the roadway has been reduced to a single lane.

SR 8 – Middle and East Forks Wildcat Creek – Remove Fish Barriers
Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 4.3 to 7.5
Description: Crews will remove barriers to fish.
Project web page
Work schedule:

SR 8 in the McCleary area is reduced to single-lane traffic in each direction around the clock.

Wednesday, April 12, westbound SR 8 will be reconfigured to accommodate both directions of traffic. During that time, SR 8 speed limit will be temporarily reduced from 60 mph to 45 mph. The traffic shift could be rescheduled due to weather.

The intersection of SR 8 and SR 108 in McCleary is closed to all traffic around the clock through summer 2019. During the closure, drivers headed to McCleary will be directed to the Mox Chehalis Road interchange.

SR 8 W of Old Sand Crk. Rd. to Jct. US 101 – Paving
Highway: 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 6.75 – 11.5 and 17.25 – 20.63
Description: Crews will repave sections of SR 8 between US 101 in Thurston County and McCleary.
Work Schedule: While work is under way, westbound SR 8 will be reduced to one lane. The single-lane closures are scheduled to occur between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. each weekday. Weather permitting, the work will be complete before July.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 334.5
Description: Bridge inspection. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, April 10.

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 11.5
Description: Utility work. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: One day, depending on weather, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between Monday, April 10 and Friday, April 14.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 20.6
Description: Sign washing and guidepost repair/replacement. Drivers in both directions can expect intermittent right lane closures for mobile operation.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday, April 12-13.

Highway: US 12 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 9.4 to 21
Description: Sign washing and guidepost repair/replacement. Drivers in both directions will encounter single-lane closures of roadway, on-ramps and exits.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 12.

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.