State Highway Road Construction 2/11 to 2/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from February 11, 2018 to February 17, 2018.


Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 361.52 to 362.11
Description: Cable barrier inspections. Drivers will see a mobile left lane closure.
Work Schedule: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday, Feb. 12-15.

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap/Mason Location: Milepost(s) 28.2 to 32.54
Description: Utility work.
Work Schedule:

  • Shoulder closures in both directions: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Friday, Feb. 16.
  • Westbound right lane closure: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday from Monday through Friday, Feb. 5-9.


Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 281 to 294
Description: Vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 13-15

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 20.67
Description: Cable barrier inspections.
Work Schedule: 6:30 p.m. each night Friday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 25, until 3:30 a.m. each following day.


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 changes 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.

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.