Road Construction on State Highways 6/11/17 to 6/17/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from June 11, 2017 to June 17, 2017.

CONSTRUCTION

SR 119 (Lake Cushman Road) chip seal
Highway:
SR 119 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s): 08 to 7.2
Description:
Crews will resurface portions of SR 119 in areas between milepost .08 to 7.2
Work schedule: Drivers can expect reduced speed limits to 35 mph in the work zones. Drivers can also expect single-lane closures with delays of up to 15 minutes. The work will continue on three separate highways during daylight hours through summer.

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 is 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 permanent repairs can be made.
Project web page
Work schedule: SR 302 at milepost 4.5 near Victor is closed to all traffic for construction through 8 a.m. Sunday, June 25. Local access will be allowed to but not through the work zone. Detour routes will be in place allowing drivers to bypass the closure by using SR 3 and SR 16.

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 alternating one-way traffic with flaggers during nighttime work.

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 by constructing bridges across the Middle and East Forks of Wildcat Creek.
Project web page
Work schedule: Westbound SR 8 is reconfigured to accommodate both directions of traffic. The SR 8 speed limit in the area is reduced to 45 mph. This reconfiguration is illustrated in this YouTube video.

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: Grays Harbor 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, portions of westbound SR 8 will reduce 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) 357 to 356
Description: Asphalt repair. Northbound drivers can expect to encounter a closure of the right lane.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 12.

Highway: SR 102 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) .34 to .36
Description: Utility work. Eastbound drivers can expect to encounter a shoulder closure.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, June 12-14.

Highway: SR 106 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 20 to 2.5
Description: Asphalt repair. Drivers can expect to encounter alternating one-way traffic.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Wednesday, June 13-15.

Highway: SR 302 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 7.2 to 5.5
Description: Vegetation management. Drivers in both directions can expect to encounter alternating one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday, June 14-15.

Highway: SR 302 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 11.4
Description: Asphalt testing. Drivers can expect to encounter alternating one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, June 14.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 281.5 to 282
Description: Utility work. Drivers can expect a shoulder closure.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through June 16.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 274.65 to 294
Description: Vegetation management. Drivers in both directions can expect to encounter shoulder closures.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 8-29.

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.