The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from July 1, 2018 to July 7, 2018.
SR 102, WA ST Corrections Center St to US 101 – Chip Seal
Highway: Dayton Airport Road (SR 102) Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 0.01 to 2.9
Description: This work will occur between US 101 and the Washington Corrections Center.
Depending on progress and weather conditions, crews will continue work during the week of July 9. Crews at that time will install a new protective surface on the highway.
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Description: The eastbound lanes have been reconfigured to accommodate both directions of traffic as crews replace outdated culverts under SR 8 to improve fish passage for Middle and East Fork Wildcat Creek.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 through spring 2019.
Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 22 to 24
Description: One-way alternating traffic for crack sealing.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 2.
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 329.8
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility work.
Work Schedule: Monday, July 2.
Highway: SR 106 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 11.1 to 20
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for vegetation management beneath power lines.
Work Schedule: Each Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 through Thursday, July 19. No work July 3-5.
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 146.8 to 147.6
Description: One-way alternating traffic with a pilot car as utility crews for Grays Harbor Public Works place an underground power line.
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 10.
McCleary Bear Festival Parade
Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0.8 to 1.4
Contact: Dawn Lindsey, 360-704-3227
Description: Total highway closure for parade. Detour in place.
Event Schedule: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7.
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.