State Highway Road Construction 4/8 to 4/14

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from April 8, 2018 to April 14, 2018.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 7 to 20
Description: One-way alternating traffic with a pilot car for litter removal and guidepost washing.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10-11.  (Deer Creek area to Mason Benson Road on 4/10; Mason Benson Road to Grapeview Loop Road on 4/11)

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 12.2
Description: Northbound right shoulder closure for utility work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m each weekday from Monday, April 9 Friday, April 20.

Highway: SR 300 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 1.3 to 1.5
Description: One-way alternating traffic for tree removal and vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 17 to 19
Description:  Eastbound right lane closure for guardrail repair.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 11.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 18 to 18.5
Description: Westbound left lane closure for guardrail repair.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 17 to 18
Description: Right lane closure in both directions for sign washing and guidepost repair.
Work Schedule: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12.

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 35.3
Description: Northbound right shoulder closure for guardrail repair.
Work Schedule: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 9.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 305.6
Description: One-way alternating traffic near Seal Rock Campground for utility work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 11.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 277.7 to 278
Description: Debris removal. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic with a flagger in the northbound direction.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to noon Monday, April 9.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 275.7 to 275.9
Description: Debris removal in the northbound direction of US 101. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic.
Work Schedule: Noon to 4 p.m. Monday, April 9.

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 as crews replace outdated culverts under SR 8 to improve fish passage for Middle and East Fork Wildcat Creek.
Work Schedule: Around the clock traffic shift. Any closures will be announced. Work is scheduled through spring 2019.

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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