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Road projects likely to create traffic delays

The following projects are expected to affect traffic this week in South Sound, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

South Thurston County: The southbound Interstate 5 off-ramp at Maytown will be closed for drainage work from 10 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Tuesday, and 10 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday. The left lane of I-5 at Maytown will be closed for grinding, barrier-placement and drainage work from 8 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Tuesday, and 8 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday. A lane of State Route 121 will be closed because of bridge work from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Wednesday. Rolling slowdowns and delays of as long as five minutes are expected between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. today and Tuesday.

West Thurston County: Dangerous-tree removal will create rolling slowdowns on State Route 8 from Cooper Road to Rock Candy Mountain Road. The work will be done from 1 to 3 p.m. today. One lane of U.S. 12 at Anderson Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday for pavement testing.

East Grays Harbor County: Dangerous-tree removal will cause delays on State Route 8 between the East Fork Wildcat Creek Bridge to the Thurston County line. The work will be done from 8 a.m. to noon today. Dangerous-tree removal will close the shoulders on State Route 8 from the Elma rest area to McCleary. The work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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