by Washington State Department of Transportation

Roadway improvements starting on SR 7, 702 between Yelm and Eatonville

State Routes 7 and 702 between Yelm and Eatonville are going to get a touch-up during the next few months.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will soon resurface sections of both highways in late spring and summer. Pavement repair will begin the week of June 11, followed by chip seal work starting as early as the week of July 9. All work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled.

Work zones:

  • SR 702 from milepost 0.3 to 9.3 between SR 507 and SR 7.
  • SR 7 from milepost 25.5 to 27.76 south of Eatonville and again from milepost 29 to 36 at SR 702.

This highway preservation work will help prevent expensive repairs in the future and extend the life of the existing roadway.

Travelers can expect: 

  • One-way alternating traffic with a pilot car or flaggers during daylight hours. Work will occur Mondays through Fridays.
  • Reduced speed limit to 25 mph in the work zone.
  • Depending on weather, work will continue through summer.

Travelers are advised to give themselves extra time to reach their destinations.

Asphalt repair closes I-5 ramps, lanes in Maytown, Tumwater

Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will temporarily close ramps over two nights to repair deteriorated sections of Interstate 5 in Thurston County. Late night and early morning drivers who use those ramps are encouraged to plan extra time to use alternate routes.

10:00 p.m. Monday, June 4, until 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 5

  • Right lane of northbound I-5 approaching Maytown, northbound I-5 exit to Maytown Road Southwest (State Route 121), and Maytown Road Southwest on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close.

10:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7, until 5:00 a.m. Friday, June 8

  • Right lane of southbound I-5 approaching 93rd Avenue Southwest and southbound I-5 exit to 93rd Avenue Southwest/SR 121 will close.

This work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled.

Drivers can get real-time traffic information with the WSDOT traffic app and by viewing Thurston County highway construction and maintenance available on the Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates web page.

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