This project was completed in June 2010, and improved safety on the SR 4 corridor just west of the Germany Creek Bridge (mile posts 50.18 to 50.24) in Cowlitz County.
Maintenance records and geotechnical investigations showed that rock fall prevention was necessary at this location in order to reduce the risk of rocks falling onto the highway and protect the traveling public.
Throughout the project, crews removed loose rock, unstable soil, trees and other debris from the slope above the highway. In addition, crews installed rock anchors to hold large rocks in place to further stabilize the rock slope.
View project photos at WSDOT's Flickr photo set .
Safety is WSDOT’s number one priority, and this stretch of State Route 4 often succumbs to weather-related slides, compromising safety and spurring costly repairs. This project helps reduce both concerns.
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 AberleB@wsdot.wa.gov.
Total project funding: $340,000 (pre-existing funds)
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
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