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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Leon Winger, WDSOT project engineer, 360-905-1500
Magan Reed, WSDOT communications, 360-905-2056
The overnight closure of I-205 on Monday, Nov. 4 and Tuesday, Nov. 5 has been cancelled. Work will be rescheduled for later this fall.
VANCOUVER – Nighttime drivers should plan ahead for two full, overnight closures of southbound Interstate 205 next week while crews continue work on the Northeast 139th Street interchange as part of the Salmon Creek Interchange Project.
Crews will close southbound I-205 at the Interstate 5 junction and the off-ramp from southbound I-205 to Northeast 134th Street Monday, Nov. 4, and Tuesday, Nov. 5. Southbound I-205 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
“We really appreciate drivers’ patience with the interstate closures this year,” said Washington State Department of Transportation Project Engineer Leon Winger. “We do a lot of analysis to make sure we’re making the smallest impact possible by closing the interstate when fewer drivers are on the road.”
Through traffic will be diverted onto I-5. Drivers heading to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center should exit I-5 at Northeast 179th Street (Exit 9) and follow the signed detour.
Next week’s closures help ensure driver safety while contractor crews work above the lanes of I-205 to attach wooden support structures to the recently constructed Northeast 139th Street off-ramp. The structures will provide support while crews build the bridge deck this winter.
The Northeast 139th Street interchange is the fourth and final stage of a $133 million partnership project between WSDOT and Clark County Public Works. Drivers can sign up online to receive project email updates or follow WSDOT on Twitter to stay in the loop as the project moves through its final stage of construction.
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