State Highway Road Construction 12/17 to 12/23

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from December 17, 2017 to December 23, 2017.

CONSTRUCTION

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 pageWork schedule:  Drivers are temporarily using the right lanes of both westbound and eastbound SR 8.

Crews within the next month will reconfigure the eastbound lanes to accommodate both directions of traffic.

Like the first half of this project, crews will shift traffic to create room to build two remaining bridges. The highway will remain in that configuration for approximately 12 months.

The intersection of SR 8 and SR 108 in McCleary remains closed to all traffic around the clock. Drivers can detour via the Mox Chehalis Road interchange.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 4.9 to 11.8
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect to one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Friday, March 2.

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 32.5 to 33.9
Contact: Tom Chrisman, 360-570-6746
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: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for ditch debris removal.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 18-21.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 281 to 294
Description: Slow moving vehicle for vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 18-21.

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.