Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation
Crews will soon kick off an effort to add a new roadway surface to several areas of State Route 8 between Elma and Summit Lake in Thurston County. In addition to the highway, crews also will repave the westbound and eastbound SR 8 exits to US 12 Oakville/Centralia in Elma.
The work will begin Monday, July 15 and continue into fall.
What this means for travelers
- Daytime travelers will see single-lane closures in each direction.
- The Washington State Department of Transportation will lower the current 60 mph speed limit to 35 miles per hour when construction activities require lane closure.
- Ramp paving will require night closures. WSDOT will announce when this closures are scheduled.
Real-time traffic information is available on the WSDOT app. Advance information is available on the Thurston County Construction and Travel Update and Grays Harbor construction and travel update web pages.