Northbound US 101 drivers near Olympia should plan ahead to avoid a lengthy detour

Weather permitting, at 11 p.m. on both Tuesday, June 17, and Wednesday June 18, crews will close northbound US 101 at the interchange with State Route 8 for asphalt grinding and paving.

Motorists will detour around the closure via State Routes 8 and 108. The detour is 26 miles long and adds 30 minutes to drivers’ trips. During the closure, bicyclists will be allowed to use Madrona Beach Road Northwest and Old Highway 410 Southwest.

Northbound 101 will reopen each following morning by 5 a.m. WSDOT says the closure is related to a paving project to rehabilitate the lanes and ramps along northbound US 101 between Black Lake Boulevard and Steamboat Island.

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Before heading out, drivers should plan their trip using Washington State Department of Transportation’s traffic tools.

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