WSDOT Suspends Most Construction Work Due to COVID-19

Following the state Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, WSDOT has suspended most state construction work for at least two weeks. WSDOT asked contractor partners to safely secure construction jobsites by the end of the day, Thursday, March 26. However, work to complete fish passage culvert work will continue in order to make progress on the federal court injunction deadlines and to comply with time-sensitive fish windows for in-water work.

There is one such project in Mason County:

US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description:  Crews are building a new alignment for Coffee Creek as part of a WSDOT fish barrier removal project. 
Work Schedule: See below:

Shelton-Matlock Road 

  • From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each weekday, travelers can expect occasional traffic stops of up to 15 minutes and shoulder closures.
  • As soon as the morning of Thursday, April 2, crews will make around-the-clock changes for travelers using the Shelton-Matlock Road near US 101. Crews will keep travelers moving with a temporary two-lane bypass road around the work zone. Travelers can expect a reduced speed limit to 25 mph. The date could be rescheduled due to weather. 

Another project is in Pierce County:

SR 302 – E of Elgin Clifton Rd to SR 16 – Remove Fish Barriers, Paving and ADA Compliance
Highway: 302 Region: Olympic County: Pierce Location: Milepost(s) 10.8 to 16.9
Description: This project removes and replaces three outdated culverts under SR 302 with fish passable structures, repaves 8 miles of SR 302, and rebuilds sidewalks and ramps at the intersections of SR 302 and SR 302 (Spur) through SR 302 and 94th Avenue to comply with the Americans with Disability Act and improve access for all travelers. Drivers can expect up to three weekend closures of the SR 302 Purdy Spit for bridge deck repairs scheduled for summer 2020. The bridge deck work will take place day and night. A signed detour will be in place during construction. Paving and deck repairs will require warm, dry weather conditions. Paving operations will occur overnight, when traffic volumes are less.
Work Schedule: A temporary detour road around the work zone is now open. Speed limit through the work zone is 25 mph. Drivers will see weekday, daytime construction as crews build the bridge at Minter Creek. Any road closures will be announced in advance.