State Highway Road Construction 1/14 to 1/20

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from January 14, 2018 to January 20, 2018.

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: The eastbound lanes have been reconfigured to accommodate both directions of traffic. Traffic will remain in this configuration through spring of 2019.  The chances allow crews to remove barriers to fish by constructing bridges across the Middle and East Forks of Wildcat Creek.
Project web page
Work schedule: Around-the-clock traffic switch.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: SR Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 7.2
Description: One-way traffic with flaggers for utility work.
Work Schedule: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Highway: SR 106 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 7.5
Description: Utility crews will conduct vegetation management. Drivers can expect to one-way traffic with flaggers.
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Highway: SR 302 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 10.8
Description: One-way alternating traffic for sign installation.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 281 to 294
Description: One-way alternating traffic for ditch debris removal.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 16-18.

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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