State Highway Road Construction 7/29 to 8/4

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from July 29, 2018 to August 4, 2018.

CONSTRUCTION

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 have repaired asphalt between US 101 and the Washington Corrections Center.
Work Schedule: No scheduled traffic impacts as project is largely complete. 

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Description: The eastbound lanes have been reconfigured to accommodate both directions of traffic as crews replace outdated culverts under SR 8 to improve fish passage for Middle and East Fork Wildcat Creek.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

MAINTENANCE

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 1.1
Description: Northbound shoulder closure for utility work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 30.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 327.3
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers for utility work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 30.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 20 to 20.6
Description:  Westbound single-lane closures for roadway sensor maintenance.
Work Schedule: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, until 3 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 20
Description: Slow moving vehicle to sweep the shoulders.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 30 through Thursday, Aug. 2.

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.