RIDGEFIELD – Drivers traveling on northbound Interstate 5 should prepare for both daytime and nighttime delays though Ridgefield.
Starting at 8 p.m. Friday July, 26, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close the right lane of northbound I-5 near the Ridgefield weigh station for one week.
This closure will give crews the space they need to repair and replace a half-mile of deteriorated pavement on the interstate. Contractor crews will remove the old pavement, excavate the roadway nearly two feet deep, and then rebuild the lane from the ground up with rock and new asphalt.
“This stretch of I-5 carries about 72,000 vehicles per day,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Leon Winger. “Years of heavy traffic and freight vehicles have exacerbated normal wear-and-tear on the 16-year-old pavement in the right lane.”
Lane closure details
WSDOT’s Commercial Vehicles Division and Washington State Patrol will take advantage of the lane closure to complete maintenance work on pavement and equipment at the weigh station.
This $6.1 million paving project was awarded in June to Kerr Contractors Oregon Inc., of Woodburn, Ore. Work is scheduled for completion this fall.
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