Road Construction on State Highways 10/1/17 to 10/7/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from October 1, 2017 to October 7, 2017.


A house move along State Route 3 in Mason County has been scheduled to take place between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. The house move will bring both directions of SR 3 traffic to a crawl between milepost 8.5 and milepost 7.5, approximately between Agate Road and Mason Lake Road. 

Traffic will be slowed to just a few miles per hour during the six-hour timeframe that the house is making its mile-long journey, and motorists are advised to use alternate routes while the move is underway.

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 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 26.5
Description: Utility work. Drivers can expect traffic to be stopped briefly while crews run communications lines across the road.
Work Schedule: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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 300 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 2.2
Description: Utility work. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 30.5
Description: Utility work. Drivers will encounter southbound shoulder closures.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 3-6.

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: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 13 to 15
Description: Asphalt preservation. Drivers can expect westbound single-lane closures.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) .01
Description:  Westbound single-lane closures for crack sealing.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2.

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 2 to 9
Description: One-way alternating traffic for asphalt preservation. Drivers may encounter up to 5-minute delays within separate work zones between milepost 2 and 6 as well as 7 and 9.
Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.