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Pavement work again will slow traffic in area

Ongoing construction projects will slow traffic on Interstate 5 this week. For more information, go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/regions/olympic  and click "Weekly Construction & Traffic Updates."

The following projects are expected to affect traffic elsewhere this week, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Olympia area: A mobile tree- and brush-pruning operation is planned on both directions of I-5 from Tumwater to Lacey.

Elma: Tree removal will close the right lane of state Route 8 at Cloquallam Creek from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Eatonville: Tree and brush pruning will close a lane of state Route 7 at Eatonville Highway from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today.

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