State Highway Road Construction 12/24 to 12/30

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from December 24, 2017 to December 30, 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 page
Work schedule:  Drivers are temporarily using the right lanes of both westbound and eastbound SR 8.

Crews at a later date will reconfigure the eastbound lanes to accommodate both directions of traffic. WSDOT will announce the change when it is scheduled.

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
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
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.

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.