Road Construction on State Highways 8/27/17 to 9/2/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from August 27, 2017 to September 2, 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 extended the center turn lane and provided paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of SR 3.
Project web page
Work schedule:  Drivers may encounter occasional night one-way alternating traffic.

SR 119 (Lake Cushman Road) chip seal 
Highway: SR 119 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 7.2
Description: Crews will resurface portions of SR 119 in areas between milepost .08 to 7.2
Work schedule: This project is complete. No further traffic impacts are expected. WSDOT thanks drivers for their patience as crews worked to help preserve this highway. 

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 3 – SR 304 Interchange Improvements Project – Bremerton
Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 36.6
Description: Crews will extend the second lane of SR 3 from where it currently ends for roughly one mile.
Project web page
Work schedule: 

Ramp closure schedule 
8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 
• Westbound State Route 304 (Charleston Boulevard) on-ramp to northbound SR 3 will close.

10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, to 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1. 
• Westbound State Route 304 (Charleston Boulevard) on-ramp to southbound SR 3 will close.

Daytime
Drivers will encounter shoulder closures in both directions.

Night
Drivers using SR 3 can expect to see trucks entering and exiting the roadway as crews pave behind the barrier.

Drivers can also expect to encounter shoulder closures on SR 3 and SR 304.

Temporary detour for bicyclists no longer needed
The temporary detour for bicyclists using southbound SR 3 approaching SR 304 in Bremerton has concluded. WSDOT thanks riders for their patience.

MAINTENANCE

SR 3, Olympic Dr. NW to SR 305 – Install Cable Barrier
Highway: 
SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 38.5 to 53.2
Description: Cable guardrail installation. Drivers can expect shoulder and single-lane closures in either direction.
Work schedule: 7 p.m. each weeknight until 6 a.m. each following day.

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.

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