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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory


For the week of: Saturday, Sept. 13, to Friday, Sept. 19, 2014  

The following Washington State Department of Transportation construction and maintenance projects are expected to have some travel impacts within Southwest Washington. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling in these areas and remember to " give 'em a brake " in construction zones.

Counties:

Clark | Cowlitz | Klickitat | Lewis | Pacific | Skamania | Wahkiakum |

Southwest Region Map by Counties



Please Note: Daytime traffic impacts typically take place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and nighttime impacts between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Times may vary based on weather and other (construction-related) variables. 


Information for bordering states can be found at the Bordering Travel Information page .

Clark County

CONSTRUCTION:

Salmon Creek Interchange Project (I-205, mileposts 36.07 to 37.16 and I-5 mileposts 6.95 to 9.51)
Traffic Impacts:  

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Daytime, intermittent, alternating, single-lane closures and rolling slowdowns on both directions of I-205, from 6 a.m. Monday to 3 p.m. Friday.   
  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Thursday, Sept. 18: Nighttime, intermittent, alternating, single-lane closures, on northbound I-5 and I-205.
  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Daytime and nighttime, single-lane closures throughout NE 134th Street and NE 20th Avenue.  


Project Engineer: Leon Winger , (360) 905-1500
For more information, visit the project Web page .



I-5, N. Fork Lewis River Bridge - Painting (mileposts 19.83 to 20.08)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Daytime and nighttime, single and double-lane closures on both directions of I-5.
  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Daytime traffic is shifted to the left lanes on both directions of I-5, with nighttime, double-lane closures on I-5 northbound.
  • NOTE: The posted speed limit will be reduced to 60 mph, both directions, throughout the construction zone. Workers will be present and working beyond the shoulder during daylight hours, 7 days a week.

Project Engineer: Lori Figone , Phone: (360) 442-1341
This project repaints the N. Fork Lewis River Bridge over I-5 in Clark and Cowlitz counties. For more information, please contact the project office.


SR 502, Widening from I-5 to Battle Ground (mileposts 0.59 to 6.61)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Multiple, daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers, throughout the 6 mile length of the project limits, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
  • Thursday, Sept. 18 to Friday, Sept. 19: Multiple, intermittent, nighttime, single-lane closures with flaggers throughout the project limits, from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 13: Multiple, intermittent, daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers, throughout the project limits, for paving.

Project Engineer: Chris Tams, Phone: (360) 759-1310
This project widens SR 502 and adds median barriers, 10-foot shoulders for bicycles and pedestrians, and traffic signals. For more information please contact the project office. 


I-5, Northbound, Gee Creek Rest Area, Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System (milepost 10.75)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Daytime narrow lanes with temporary striping and barriers at the entrance of the Gee Creek Rest Area for sewer line installation.

Construction Manager: Ron Monteferrante, Phone: (360) 993-8851 
This project adds a new wastewater conveyance pipeline to connect the City of Ridgefield's Interstate 5 Junction area to Salmon Creek Treatment Plant. It will increase Ridgefield's wastewater capacity in support of future industrial and commercial development and help provide efficient, high-quality sewer service at the lowest possible cost. For more information, contact the project office. 
  


I-5 Paving, both directions, between Northeast 39th Street and 99th Street (mileposts 2.47 to 4.93)
Traffic Impacts: 

  • Sunday, Sept. 14 to Thursday, Sept. 18: Nighttime, single and double-lane closures on both directions of I-5 from NE 99th Street to NE 39th Street. Southbound lanes from 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 to 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, and northbound lanes from 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14 to 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19.  


Project Engineer: Leon Winger , (360) 905-1500
This project paves I-5 between Northeast 39th Street to 99th Street.



I-5, Southbound, Gee Creek Rest Area Facility Improvements (milepost 12.0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Starting Monday, Sept. 8, there will be around-the-clock, full closure of rest area for facility improvements.  

Project Manager: Bob Kofstad, Phone: 360-905-2130
This project demolishes the current rest area structure, constructing two new restroom buildings, which will expand the number of bathroom facilities from eight to 14. Work is scheduled to be completed by late November 2014.  
 


 
MAINTENANCE:


I-5, Southbound, between Pioneer Street on-ramp to Northeast 179th Street (milepost 14.0 to 9.46)

Sunday, Sept. 14 to Wednesday, Sept. 16: Daytime, double-left and center-lane closures for concrete slab repairs.


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CONSTRUCTION:

SR 411, City of Kelso - West Main Street Realignment (mileposts 1.50 to 1.75)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.  
  • NOTE: Access on SR 411 between Washington and Grant is now open to through-traffic. The intersection of SR 411 and Main Street/Allen Street is controlled by a four-way stop.   

Project Contact:  Mike Kardas , Phone: (360) 577-3376 
                            Lynn Rust , Phone: (360) 905-2215
This project, conducted by the City of Kelso, realigns West Main Street over to Catlin Street to create a better traffic flow at the intersection of Washington Way, SR 4 and Catlin Street. This project includes utility work and the reconstruction of SR 411 between Washington Street and Grant Street. For more information, please contact the project office.


 
SR 411 - Huntington Avenue North Sidewalk Improvements (mileposts 12.46 to 12.7)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

Project Contact: Yvonne Pawtowski, Phone: (206) 284-0860
This project is administered by the City of Castle Rock. Please contact the project office for more information.


SR 433, Lewis and Clark Bridge Painter, Phase 3 (milepost 0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

Project Engineer: Lori Figone , Phone: (360) 442-1341
For more information, visit the project Web page




SR 4, Ocean Beach Highway Sanitary Sewer Replacement (mileposts 60.3 to 60.8)

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Nighttime, single-lane traffic on Ocean Beach Highway between Washington Way and 15th Avenue. Intermittent closures of business driveways for equipment staging.
  • NOTE: Drivers should follow detour signs on Washington Way to 9th Avenue.

Project Engineer: Tom Gorman, Phone: (360) 749-5676
This project, conducted by the City of Longview, replaces an old sewer line underneath SR 4 between 15th Avenue and Catlin Street in Longview and Kelso. For more information, contact the project office.


 SR 411, Slope Repair Vicinity of Hazel Dell Road (mileposts 6.0 to 6.30)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Daytime, single-lane and shoulder closures, with flaggers on SR 411, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

Project Engineer: Chris Andrews, Phone: (360) 577-3030 ext 6527
This project is conducted by Cowlitz County, is repairing a slope failure in the vicinity of the Hazel Dell Road intersection. For more information, contact Cowlitz County Public Works at (360) 577-3030


 
MAINTENANCE:


SR 503, Both directions, between Rudy Ross Road and McCracken Road (milepost 51.09 to 51.21)

Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Daytime, single-lane and shoulder closures, with pilot car, for roadside maintenance.  


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Klickitat County

CONSTRUCTION:

SR 14, US 197, SR 141 Klickitat County Chip Seal (SR 14 mileposts 67.10 to 102.32, SR 14 Spur mileposts 100.66 to 101.05, US 197 mileposts 0.63 to 3.18, SR 141 mileposts 0.0 to 29.30 and SR 141 Spur mileposts 6.85 to 4.69)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car, on SR 14, SR 141 and US 197.  

Project Engineer: Chris Tams  Phone: (866) 279-0730
This is a roadway preservation project. This helps to extends the usable life of the underlying roadway, which extends the pavement life, provides a smoother ride, improves drainage and reduces maintenance.
For more information, contact the project office.


CONSTRUCTION:

US 97 / SR 14 Maryhill Interchange couplet (US 97 milepost 2.23 and SR 14  mileposts 100.5 to 102.0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Thursday, Sept. 18: Daytime, single-lane closures, with flaggers.

Project Engineer: Chris Tams  Phone: (866) 279-0730
This project will add a right-turn lane from the westbound approach on SR 14 to northbound US 97. For more information, contact the project office.


CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 141, White Salmon River Bridge Painting (mileposts 8.70 to 8.72)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Saturday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Daytime traffic controlled by automatic signal for the duration of the project's timeframe.

Project Engineer: Jeff Katzer Phone: (866) 279-0730
For more information, contact the project office.  


 

CONSTRUCTION:

US 97, Biggs Rapid Bridge Painting (mileposts 0.25 to 0.49)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Nighttime, intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers for installation of construction signs on bridge.  

Project Engineer: Jeff Katzer Phone: (866) 279-0730
For more information, contact the project office.



MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts. 
 

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Lewis County

CONSTRUCTION:

I-5, Mellen Street to Blakeslee Junction - Stage 2 (mileposts 79.81 to 84.15)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Daytime and nighttime, intermittent, single-lane and shoulder closures on both directions of I-5. Around-the-clock, intermittent lane closures with flaggers on Mellen Street and Ellsbury Street, with detours on Ellsbury St. and Marsh Avenue.
  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Tuesday, Sept. 16: Nighttime, northbound and southbound on and off-ramp closures on I-5 from Mellen Street, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.   
  • NOTE: Starting Friday, Aug. 15, the speed limit on I-5 has returned to 60 mph. Drivers should follow signed detours on Mellen Street, east of I-5 between Ellsbury Street South and Marsh Avenue.

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412
For more information, visit the project Web page .


SR 6, Rock Creek East and West Bridges - Replacement (mileposts 25.95 to 26.94)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: Daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers from 6 a.m. Monday to 4:30 p.m. Friday.
  • NOTE: The posted speed limit is 25 mph through the construction zone.

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412
For more information, visit the Rock Creek East, or Rock Creek West Web pages.


SR 508, Both directions at the South Fork Newaukum River Bridge (milepost 13.65) – Weight restriction
Traffic Impacts:

  • SR 508 is restricted to vehicles weighing less than seven tons. Trucks and large passenger vehicles should follow posted detour signs: Eastbound drivers, take Leonard Road to US 12. Westbound drivers, take Cinebar Road to Silver Creek Road/SR 122 to US 12.

SR 508 to SR 7 - Paving and Sealing Road improvements (mileposts 0.20 to 32.84)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: No scheduled traffic impacts.  

Project Engineer: Lori Figone, phone: 360-442-1341
This is a roadway preservation project. This helps to extends the usable life of the underlying roadway, which extends the pavement life, provides a smoother ride, improves drainage and reduces maintenance.
For more information, contact the project office.


SR 507, Yew Street Intersection Improvements (mileposts 0.22 to 0.32)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Thursday, Sept. 18: Daytime, single-lane closures, with flaggers.  

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412
This project is installing traffic signals at the intersection on SR 507, between
Mellen Street and Yew Street. The project also improves the turning radius in
each lane, as well as building an ADA compliant pedestrian sidewalk and
ramps, and adding a westbound left turn lane.



MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.
   

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Pacific County

CONSTRUCTION: 

US 101 - Middle Nemah River Bridge Replacement (mileposts 33.04 to 33.99)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.   

Project Engineer: Lori Figone , Phone: (360) 442-1341  
For more information, visit the project Web page


SR 6, Willapa River Bridge - Bridge Replacement (mileposts 6.86 to 7.26)
Traffic Impacts:  

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: No scheduled traffic impacts.     
  • NOTE: The speed limit on SR 6 is 55 mph.

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412
For more information, visit the project Web page .


SR 105, Smith Creek and North River - Bridge Replacements (mileposts 6.25 to 13.65)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 15 to Friday, Sept. 19: No scheduled traffic impacts.  
  • NOTE: The speed limit is 55 mph throughout the project area. 

Project Engineer:  Lori Figone , Phone: (360) 442-1341
For more information, visit the project Web page .



MAINTENANCE:


US 101, Both directions, between Greenhead Slough and the Willapa Wildlife Refuge (milepost 24.0)

Monday, Sept. 15 to Thursday, Sept. 18: Daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers and pilot car for roadside maintenance and paving.

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Skamania County

CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.

 




MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.

        
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Wahkiakum County

CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.



MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


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Adjacent Counties

CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.



Tips for Driving Through Work Zones

Pay attention - driver inattention is the number one cause of work zone accidents.

Leave room between you and the car ahead of you - most work zone accidents involve someone running into the car ahead of them. Drive defensively - be aware of what is happening around you.

Merge into the proper lane before you reach the work zone.
Don't use cell phones or adjust your radio while driving through the work zone.

Avoid work zones by using alternate routes.

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