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The following work is expected to affect South Sound traffic in the coming week, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The list doesn't include ongoing work on Interstate 5.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord: Litter pick-up will close the left lane of northbound Interstate 5 at Fort Lewis Road from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday.

Oakville area: Bridge washing will close a lane of the U.S. Highway 12 Black River bridge from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday.

West Thurston County: Cable barrier installation will close lanes and shoulders from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays on state Route 8 from U.S. Highway 101 to U.S. 12.

Yelm: Construction of a new roadway might close state Route 510 from Mud Run Road to Cullens Road for short periods from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.