RAYMOND - Motorists traveling both directions on US 101 between South Bend (mile post 55.45) and the Grays Harbor County line (milepost 67.18) can expect delays Wednesday and Thursday as crews work to replace damaged pavement markings.

Mobile lane closures and rolling slowdowns will occur between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18 and Thursday, Feb. 19. Motorists should expect 10- to 15-minute delays. In the city of Raymond, drivers may encounter short-duration turn pocket closures.

Snow clearing efforts in December 2008 damaged striping all across southwest Washington. WSDOT's Southwest Region striping crew is taking advantage of favorable weather conditions at the coast to stripe this section of US 101.

This work is highly weather sensitive and requires mild temperatures and dry pavement. Striping may be rescheduled if conditions warrant.

WSDOT would like to remind motorists to observe warning devices and not cross new pavements or freshly painted striping. According to the Revised Code of Washington, "no person shall ride or drive any animal, bicycle, or vehicle, across any newly made pavement or freshly applied markings on any highway when a sign, cone marker, or other warning device is in place warning persons not to drive across such pavement or marking." The fine for driving in such zoned-off area is $86.

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