Road Construction on State Highways 9/24/17 to 9/30/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from September 24, 2017 to September 30, 2017.

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 8.5 to 7.5
Description:  A transport company has cancelled the trip of an oversized load scheduled to travel on southbound State Route 3 in Mason County. The trip had been scheduled to occur during overnight hours between late night Friday and early morning Saturday, Sept. 22-23.

Now scheduled for October 7, 2017. The slow-moving oversized load will travel southbound on SR 3 from milepost 8.5 to milepost 7.5, approximately between Agate Road and Mason Lake Road. 

SR 3 – Belfair Area – Widening and Safety Improvements
 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 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.


Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 9.6
Description: Utility work. Drivers can expect to encounter alternating one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 2-6.

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 32.5 to 33.9
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Westbound drivers can expect a single-lane closure.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Oct. 25.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 275 to 281
Description: Culvert inspections and debris removal. Drivers can expect shoulder closures.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 25, 27 and 28.

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.

One thought on “Road Construction on State Highways 9/24/17 to 9/30/17”

  1. RE: The scheduled moving of a house along SR3 on Oct. 7: Did anyone think about the fact that date is the same as Oyster Fest, the biggest event of the year in Mason County? Forgetaboutit!

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