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I-5 - Todd Road to Kelso Weigh Station Vicinity – Paving - Complete October 2010

This project resurfaced I-5 between Todd Road (milepost 26.47) and the weigh station at Kelso (milepost 43.80).

The asphalt pavement on this section of I-5 had deteriorated due to age and normal wear. This project resurfaced the interstate to repair ruts and cracks in the existing pavement, extend the life of the roadway, and provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists. The project also strengthens and preserves the road surface, allowing I-5 to continue handling heavy commuter and freight traffic.

In addition to paving, this project upgraded guardrail and other safety features along the I-5 corridor to meet current federal design standards.

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
This project improves motorist safety and drivability with a smoother road surface. This project also improves safety by upgrading guardrail and signing to current federal design standards.
Leaf Glyph Protects Environment
The new surface reduces the effects of aging on the pavement, requires less repair work, and reduces maintenance costs.
Dollar Sign Glyph Economic Incentive
This project helped support direct and indirect jobs in local communities, and helped preserve a heavily travelled freight corridor.

Partnerships & Cooperation
At WSDOT we seek to address the concerns of the tribal nations using the process outlined in Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the WSDOT Tribal Consultation Policy adopted in 2003 by the Transportation Commission as part of the WSDOT Centennial Accord Plan. This project did not impact any tribal resources since the work was entirely above ground on existing WSDOT right of way. For more information visit our WSDOT Tribal Liaison website.

WSDOT makes every effort to assess and minimize environmental impacts from our projects. A detailed analysis of the project’s environmental impacts was completed as part of the environmental documentation and environmental permitting processes. For environmental information specific to this project, please contact Barb Aberle at (360) 905-2186, or e-mail


  • Pre-existing funds: $3.79 million
  • 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA): $2.39 million
  • Total funding available: $6.18 million

Contact Us
Area Engineer Leon Winger
WSDOT Vancouver Area Office
P.O. Box 1709
Vancouver, WA 98668-1709
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682-6686
Phone: 360-905-1500, or toll-free at 1-866-725-9669


WSDOT Southwest Region
PO Box 1709
Vancouver, WA 98668-1709
Phone: 360-905-2058

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