Thanks to good weather, crews have recently completed paving and other work to build new acceleration lanes at the US 101/Lynch Road intersection near Taylor Towne in Mason County. Now that asphalt has cured, crews will stripe the roadway into final lane configurations after installing new highway lighting, reinstalling cable barrier, and seeding the median.
From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 and 28, travelers will encounter single lane closures on US 101 and median closures that will limit turns to and from Lynch Road. Detours using State Route 3 and SR 108 will be provided for drivers affected by the median closures.
The striping work requires dry, warm weather conditions that, at this time of year, can only be achieved during daylight hours.
The Washington State Department of Transportation anticipates both acceleration lanes will open to traffic by November. Some of the work is weather-dependent and could change that schedule.