Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin pavement restoration and chip seal work on multiple state routes in Grays Harbor and Thurston counties just after the July 4 holiday.

 

During the work, drivers can expect reduced speed limits to 35 mph in the work zones and daytime single lane closures between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., each Monday through Friday. Drivers are advised to give themselves extra time to reach their destinations.

 

All work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled should rain, cool temperatures or fog delay the work. Specific information is listed below:

 

July 6

  • US 101 – near State Route 107 to North River Road, between mileposts 73.13 and 77.59, crews will implement alternating one-lane traffic controlled by a pilot car for chip seal work.

 

July 7 and July 8

  • US 12 – Oakville area between mileposts 33.9 and 37.4, crews will implement alternating one-lane traffic controlled by a pilot car for chip seal work.
  • Westbound State Route 8 near McCleary, between mileposts 7 and 5.8, crews will reduce westbound SR 8 to one lane of traffic to grind out and repave the roadway surface.

 

Week of July 11

  • Eastbound SR 8 near the Grays Harbor-Thurston county line to Summit Lake, between mileposts 11.5 to 16.38, crews will reduce eastbound SR 8 to one lane of traffic to grind out and repave the roadway surface.

 

Paving is also scheduled to occur on a portion of State Route 107 between Montesano and the Chehalis River Bridge during the weeks of July 18 and 25. This work involves removing rail-road tracks and making pavement repairs prior to repaving the highway between mileposts 7.07 and 7.87. Alternating one-lane traffic controlled by a pilot car will be in place within the work zone. Drivers can expect up to 15-minute delays.

 

Drivers can get real-time traffic information with the WSDOT mobile app and by following WSDOT’s regional Twitter feed. Advance information is available from the Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates page.