On Monday, Jan. 5, a portion of State Route 4 at milepost 3.1, west of Naselle was closed when the culvert under the highway was destroyed by a flash flood, due to heavy rains.
Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation worked to replaced the damaged culvert and repaved the highway.
SR 4 re-opened to traffic on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.
| Protects Environment
A box-style culvert was installed beneath the highway, allowing for improved tidal flow in the area.
| Economic Incentive
Replacing the damaged culvert and repairing the road restored travel on SR 4. This stretch of highway is vital to the economic growth of those living in Pacific county.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT worked closely with Thompson Bros. Excavating, Inc. of Vancouver, WA, throughout the length of the project.
|Financial Data for PIN 400414G
||Amount ($ in thousands)
|2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
|2005 Gas Tax (TPA)
|Pre-Existing Funds (PEF)
Repairs to the roadway were anticipated to cost $1.5 million. Federal emergency relief funds covered the costs of the culvert replacement and road repairs.
WSDOT Kelso Area Engineering Office
2400 Talley Way
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: 360-442-1341, or toll free 1-800-545-1393
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682
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