State Highway Road Construction 11/5 to 11/11

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from November 5, 2017 to November 11, 2017.

CONSTRUCTION 

US 101 – Hoodsport Vicinity – Slide Debris Fence Repair
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s)331.4
Description: Crews will repair a debris fence.
Work schedule: Drivers may encounter occasional one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures. 

R 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 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: Project web page.
Shoulder closures on southbound SR 3 and westbound SR 304.
Work schedule:  7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 6-10.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 318 to 327
Description: Utility company will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect to encounter occasional one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Nov. 30.
No work Nov. 10 or Nov. 22-24.

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 32.5 to 33.9
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect single-lane and shoulder closures.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Dec. 29.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 281 to 294
Description: Debris removal. Drivers can expect to encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Nov. 6-9.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 8 to 9
Description: Westbound right lane closure for vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8.

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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