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SB I-5 Bridge Resurfacing near Woodland and Kalama

Project design
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damaged pavement on southbound I-5 near Kalama
Damaged pavement on southbound I-5 near Kalama. View more photos on Flickr.

Status

June 2017

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  • Granite Construction Company was awarded this $2.3 million contract on May 25, 2017.

Why is WSDOT resurfacing southbound Interstate 5 at the North Fork Lewis River Bridge near Woodland and the southbound I-5 railroad bridge south of Kalama?
The weight of heavy traffic coupled with an unusually cold wet winter caused damage to the pavement on this stretch of southbound I-5. In summer 2017, contractor crews will replace expansion joints on the bridges, install new waterproof membrane, apply new pavement markings and resurface the bridge decks. 

What can drivers expect during construction?
Drivers on southbound I-5 near Woodland and Kalama will encounter daily single-lane closures and nighttime double-lane closures and should plan ahead for possible delays of up to 20 minutes. The speed limit will also be reduced to 60 mph.




The End Result
This project will help preserve this section of the interstate and provide a smoother surface for the 74,000 drivers who use this stretch of highway daily. I-5 is the most significant freight freeway on the West Coast, linking markets in Canada, the United States and Mexico and is critical to the regional, state and national economy. Rehabilitating this stretch of I-5 extends the life of the interstate and preserves an important freight corridor for many years to come.


Project Benefits
Preservation – Resurfacing this section of I-5 will improve the roadway and extend the life of the highway.
Safety – Resurfacing will produce a smoother highway surface, creating a safer ride for drivers.
Economic – Resurfacing this section of I-5 will reduce the need for costly emergency repairs and maintenance work.

What is the project timeline?
Spring 2017: Project scheduled to go to competitive bid.
Summer 2017: Construction scheduled to begin.
Fall 2017: Scheduled construction completion.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 400517B
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $2,267
CWA $0
Total $2,267

Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.

How can I get more information?
Contact:
Lori Figone
WSDOT Vancouver Area Office
360-905-1500

Tamara Greenwell
WSDOT Communications
360-905-2058

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