This week, motorists will notice new roadway construction signs announcing the start of a US 101 paving project north of Olympia. The work of installing signs will not affect traffic, however, starting next week motorists will see night construction activities that will require shoulder, lane and full roadway closures.
At 8 p.m. Monday, July 1, crews will close the right southbound lane of US 101 near milepost 353 at Skookum Creek. Using a moving operation, they will do pavement repairs along the southbound lane in preparation for paving. The southbound lane will reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 2.
At 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, crews will close all lanes of southbound US 101 for two miles between Steamboat Island Road and State Route 8 for pavement repair work. During the closure, motorists will be detoured through McCleary and back to US 101 via State Routes 108 and 8, a detour that will add about 12 miles to motorists’ trips. Southbound US 101 will reopen by 4 a.m. Wednesday, July 3.
The paving project will continue through August and will rehabilitate the right lane of southbound US 101 for a 10-mile stretch between SR 108 and Evergreen Parkway just north of Olympia. In general, paving and lane closures will occur from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each Monday through Thursday night. Three additional full closures of US 101 will be needed for construction activities, and will be announced when they are scheduled.
Drivers can check travel conditions by downloading the WSDOT mobile app, visiting the Olympic Region Construction and Traffic Updates page, or by dialing 5-1-1.