July 10 & 11 - US 101 Lane, I-5 On-ramp Closures Scheduled In Olympia

OLYMPIA – Drivers who plan to use southbound US 101 or the Deschutes Way Southwest on-ramps to reach northbound Interstate 5 in Olympia may encounter brief delays during the overnight hours on Friday, July 10. 

  • From 8 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5 a.m. Saturday, July 11, the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane.
  • During the same time, the Deschutes Way Southwest on-ramp to northbound I-5 will also close. Drivers will be able to access I-5 from the Trosper Road interchange.

Both closures allow crews to make modifications to a bridge expansion joint seal.

There is a lot of traffic related information available at your fingertips. Mobile phone users can download the Washington State Department of Transportation mobile app and monitor the WSDOT regional Twitter feed. Advance information is also provided on the Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates page.

Public Solicitation For New Hood Canal Near Term Action Proposals Due By Aug 14

The Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC) is planning an update to the Hood Canal Local Integrating Organization's Near Term Actions (NTAs) to be included in the 2016/2017 Puget Sound Action Agenda. For this planning round, HCCC is holding a public solicitation for new Hood Canal Near Term Action proposals. The proposal and review process is outlined in the HCCC NTA Solicitation Guide, found here. To submit an NTA proposal, please use the proposal template included in the guide. 

Please submit NTA proposals by COB August 14, 2015, via email, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HCCC's Near Term Actions for the Hood Canal Action Area are identified from the Integrated Watershed Plan, which provides a shared strategic framework for Hood Canal natural resource management. NTAs must also demonstrate a contribution to Puget Sound recovery, as outlined in the Puget Sound Action Agenda's strategic approach. Please refer to these guiding documents in developing NTA proposals. 

Public Works Department Now Accepting Credit/debit Card Payments.

The Mason County Public Works/Utilities & Waste Management Department is pleased to announce that credit/debit card payments will now be accepted at the Eells Hill Transfer station for garbage disposal. Credit/Debit card transactions related to other department services, such as water/sewer bills or permits fees are accepted at the main office front counter located at 100 W Public Works Drive, Shelton, WA 98584 and by phone. Public Works Department now accepting credit/debit card payments (PDF)

July 14 - Road Closure: John’s Prairie Road (County Road 91720)

UPDATE: Due to the weather, the road closure for John’s Prairie Road has been postponed to tomorrow,

Tuesday, July 14, 2015NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that John’s Prairie Road, from approximately Milepost 3.30 (The Old County Shop) to Milepost 3.77 (At SR 3), on County Road No. 91720, shall be closed on Monday, July 13, 2015 from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm  WEATHER PERMITTING. The closure is needed to have the road crew chipseal the roadway.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Public Works at 427-9670 ext. 450