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Overhead work closes southbound I-205 in Salmon Creek two nights next week

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Date:  Thursday, January 09, 2014

Contact: Leon Winger, WSDOT project engineer, 360-905-1500
Magan Reed, WSDOT communications, 360-905-2056

VANCOUVER – Nighttime drivers in Salmon Creek should mark their calendars for another round of construction-related closures next week while crews continue building the new Northeast 139th Street interchange.

Southbound Interstate 205 will be closed between the I-5 junction and Northeast 134th Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night, Monday, Jan. 13, and Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Through traffic will be diverted onto I-5. Local traffic and drivers heading to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center should exit I-5 at Northeast 179th Street (Exit 9) and follow a signed detour.

During these closures, crews will install wooden framework over the lanes of southbound I-205 in preparation for building the new northbound off-ramp from I-5 to Northeast 139th Street.

“This work is the next step in getting the ramps built for the new interchange at 139th,” said Washington State Department of Transportation Project Engineer Leon Winger. “We’re working above the lanes of southbound I-205, and closing it for a couple nights helps keep drivers and workers safe.”

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 construction.


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