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I-5 - North Kelso to Harrison Ave Vicinity - Complete February 2011

This section of I-5 was deteriorating due to age and normal wear.

This project paved and completed safety improvements on approximately six miles of I-5 southbound between the Ostrander Creek Bridge and the SR 504 junction in Cowlitz County (mileposts 43 to 50).

Additionally, crews upgraded guardrail, luminaires, striping and signing on 14 miles of I-5 in Lewis County between Koontz Road and Harrison Avenue (MP 69 to 83).

This was the last of three projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to be delivered to I-5 between Kelso and Centralia (mileposts 43-83), and completes paving and safety work on this 40-mile stretch of the interstate.

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
Enhances motorist safety and drivability with a smoother road surface and upgraded guardrail.
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
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 (federal and state funds): $2.92 million
  • 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA): $5.23 million
  • Total funding available: $8.15 million

Contact Us
Area Engineer Denys Tak
WSDOT Kelso Area Engineering Office
2400 Talley Way
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: 360-442-1341, or toll free 1-800-545-1393


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

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