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SR 6 - South Fork Chehalis River Bridge Replacement - Project Specifics

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Public involvement

Your thoughts and opinions are important to us. An open house for this project was held in the fall of 2007. Advance notification about public involvement opportunities were sent out to area residents, businesses and local media, and posted on this Web page.

For the more information about public involvement opportunities for other WSDOT projects in Southwest Washington, visit the SW Region's Public Involvement page.

Increasing safety is our priority

The new wider bridge allows traffic to flow smoothly in both directions across the structure. This eliminates the need for motorists to stop as they approach the bridge. The consistent traffic flow will reduce accidents at the east end of the bridge.

Environmental protection

WSDOT makes every effort to assess and minimize negative impacts from highway improvement projects. Because the majority of activities for this project will occur directly over the Chehalis River, special care will be taken to prevent construction debris or pollutants from entering the water. An effective containment system will be developed and implemented prior to and during construction.

For environmental information specific to this project, please contact Barb Aberle at (360) 905-2186, or e-mail

Will this project impact tribal resources?

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 process was not applicable because the project did not impact tribal lands.

For more information visit our WSDOT Tribal Liaison website.