Mason County News

Port Commission Retreat Monday

The Port of Shelton Commission will meet on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Selah Inn, 130 Dulalip Landing, Belfair, WA. The purpose of the meeting is to hold a strategic planning retreat. No action will be taken by the Board during the retreat.

Road Construction on State Highways 2/26/17 to 3/4/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from February 26, 2017 to March 4, 2017.

New: fish barrier removal project on Highway 8 near McCleary and ditch maintenance on Highway 302 near the Pierce County Line


SR 3 – Belfair Area – Widening and Safety Improvements

Highway: SR 3   Region: Olympic   County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 25.3 to 27
Description: This widening project will extend the center turn lane and provide paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of SR 3. The improvements are intended to be built in two separate stages.
Project web page
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City Changed Traffic Signal at 4th & Railroad

The City of Shelton changed the traffic signal operations at the intersection of 4th Street and Railroad Avenue. The traffic signal is now flashing yellow for vehicles traveling east and west along Railroad Avenue, while flashing red for vehicles traveling north and south along 4th Street. The traffic signal change also resulted in the pedestrian crosswalk heads being disabled at the intersection. Continue reading City Changed Traffic Signal at 4th & Railroad

Earthquake Near Dewatto

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred Wednesday night near Dewatto. The USGS says the quake occurred just before 9 PM at a depth of 1.6 miles. The epicenter was 2.6 miles east-northeast of Dewatto; west of Larson Lake.

The quake was felt as far west as Hoquiam; as far south as Tenino; as far north as Kingston; and as far east as Redmond. No damage has been reported. Continue reading Earthquake Near Dewatto

Tacoma Power Releasing Water

Tacoma Power is releasing between 500-1000 cfs (cubic feet per second) into the North Fork Skokomish River. The release started at 1 PM today (Wednesday, Febrary 22nd). Officials say the flow will return to 240 cfs by Sunday morning.

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