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.