- The project is currently in the design phase.
- Geotechnical drilling and soil testing is finished.
- Right-of-way acquisition began winter 2011.
- Advertisement scheduled for Dec. 2013.
This project replaces the existing SR 6 Rock Creek East Bridge west of Pe Ell with a new, wider structure that will have 12-foot lanes and 6-foot shoulders. The intersection of McCormick Creek Road will also be reconstructed to the East to accommodate larger vehicles and easier right turns.
The new bridge will help improve safety and increase mobility on SR 6 near the Pacific/Lewis county line.
Why is WSDOT
replacing this bridge?
The existing concrete bridge was constructed in 1924.
The aging bridge is too narrow to accommodate the types or number of vehicles that need to cross it today. It also does not meet current federal seismic, flood, or structural standards.
WSDOT is replacing the existing structure with a new bridge span built with concrete girders.
The End Result
A wider, safer bridge that accommodates today’s traffic and meets current federal seismic, flood and structural standards.
- Safety: Improves safety and drivability by constructing a wider roadway, and installing concrete barriers and new bridge railings.
- Mobility: Provides a wider structure for motorists and allows traffic to flow smoothly across the bridge without delay.
What is the project timeline?
- March 2010: Design began
- Summer 2011: Right-of-Way Acquisition begins.
- Winter 2013: The project is scheduled to be advertised to contractors.
- Spring 2014: Construction scheduled to begin.
- Fall 2015: Construction scheduled to be complete.
2005 Gas Tax (TPA): $8.1 million
How can I get more information?
Area Engineer Colin Newell
WSDOT Chehalis Project Office
1411 Rush Road
Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone: 360-740-8600, or toll-free 1-866-713-2412
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682
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