Northbound US 101 closes near Olympia for striping
Northbound US 101 drivers near Olympia should plan ahead to avoid a lengthy detour. Weather permitting, at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, crews will close northbound US 101 at the interchange with State Route 8 to install permanent striping.
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 the following morning by 5 a.m.
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.
Before heading out, drivers should plan their trip using Washington State Department of Transportation’s traffic tools.
Use travel alerts to get real-time information about blocking incidents or construction.
Download WSDOT’s mobile app.
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Call 5-1-1 for traffic updates.
July 18, 2014 WSDOT press release