State Highway Road Construction 7/8 to 7/14

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from July 8, 2018 to July 14, 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: Crews will apply a chip seal – crushed rock embedded into liquid asphalt – on the highway between US 101 and the Washington Corrections Center. Subsequent work activities include sweeping and installation of a protective weatherproofing.
Work Schedule: See below:
Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic and reduced speed limits during daylight hours on the following days:
• Tuesday, July 10
• Wednesday, July 11
• Friday, July 13 

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Description: The eastbound lanes have been reconfigured to accommodate both directions of traffic as crews replace outdated culverts under SR 8 to improve fish passage for Middle and East Fork Wildcat Creek.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 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.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 146.8 to 147.6
Contact: Chris Ehresmann, 360-570-6749
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.

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.