State Highway Construction 5/17 to 5/23

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from May 17, 2020 to May 23, 2020.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 332.7
Description: Brief traffic stops of up to 10 minutes for utility work. 
Work Schedule:  8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 352-356.9
Description: Northbound single lane closures for crack sealing. 
Work Schedule: See below:
Day: 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 18-21.
Night: 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 18-21 to 4 a.m. each following day. 

Highway: SR 302 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 4.3 to 5
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility work. 
Work Schedule:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday through Friday, May 22. 

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 

  • Amid COVID-19 construction effects, WSDOT fish passage work continues in order to make progress on federal court injunction deadlines and to comply with time-sensitive fish windows for in-water work.
  • Travelers on Shelton-Matlock Road approaching US 101 are using a temporary two-lane bypass road around the work zone. Travelers can expect a reduced speed limit to 25 mph and occasional traffic stops of up to 15 minutes during work hours, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The bypass road will allow crews to build a new stream channel and install an approximately 96-foot-long box culvert to eventually connect a realigned Coffee Creek under the Shelton-Matlock Road. The channel will link to a replicated natural streambed, which was previously built between Shelton-Matlock Road and the area approaching Goldsborough Creek.
  • ?Crews expect to fully reopen the Shelton-Matlock Road by mid-summer. 

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 361 to 357
Description: Northbound single lane closures for crack sealing. 
Work Schedule: See below:

Day: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 18-21.

Night: 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 18-21 to 4 a.m. each following day. 

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 17 to 18.5
Description: Westbound right lane closure for environmental monitoring. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. Friday, May 15.

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 10.5 to 20.6
Description: Slow moving vehicle using left lane in both directions for vegetation management.  
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 18-21. 

Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 10.5 to 20.6
Description: Eastbound single-lane closures for sign washing.   
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.mMonday through Thursday, May 18-21.

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.

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Clallam, Jefferson Location: Milepost(s) 250 to 280
Description: Shoulder closures in both directions for mowing.
Work Schedule: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 18 through Thursday, May 21.

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