Watch for possible slowdowns in traffic

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

South Thurston County: Shaft drilling and concrete pouring will close a lane from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Wednesday in each direction of Interstate 5, from the Thurston-Lewis County line to 113th Avenue Southwest.

Lacey: Wall construction is planned from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. daily through Thursday at Martin Way and I-5. Also, the shoulder is closed in both directions of Martin Way at I-5 24 hours a day, and pedestrian access on westbound Martin Way is restricted.

South Thurston County: Sweeping of the inside median wall on I-5 could create delays from state Route 121 to Capitol Boulevard. The work will be done from 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

McKenna: Utility work will close a lane of state Route 702 at 31st Avenue South from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.