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Vancouver, WA 98682


Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Last updated: 11:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Please note: Construction and maintenance activities are subject to weather-related adjustments. Get real-time traveler information by calling 5-1-1, or by using the WSDOT Mobile App.  


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Southwest Map with 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 .

An overall view of our project locations can be found by clicking on our 2018 Construction Map.                                                


 

Clark County


CONSTRUCTION:

SR 501 - 35th Avenue Roundabout
Highway:
SR 501 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 18.5
Contact: The City of Ridgefield, 360-887-3557
Description: The City of Ridgefield will be construction a roundabout at the intersection of SR 501/Pioneer Street and North 35th Avenue.
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Work schedule:

  • Monday, Feb. 26 to Friday, March 2: Drivers on both directions of SR 501/Pioneer Street should plan for delays and lane closures near Smythe Road in Ridgefield daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for roundabout construction.


MAINTENANCE:

SR 14 - Evergreen Boulevard - Water Main Rehabilitation
Highway:
SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: mileposts: 2.64 - 3.70
Contact: City of Vancouver, Construction Services, 360-487-7750
Description: Contractor crews will renovate an existing 12-inch-diameter water main that crosses SR 14 from westbound Exit 3 off-ramp to SE Evergreen Highway.
Work Schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: During the closure, travelers wishing to use the SR 14 westbound off-ramp to Evergreen Boulevard will need to find an alternate route.  

SR 501 - Vancouver Lake Half Marathon
Highway:
SR 501 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 5.24 - 7.30
Contact: Al Carbajal, WSDOT, 360-905-2257
Description: Crews will flag traffic to allow runners to cross through running area, safely. 
Work schedule: 

  • Sunday, Feb. 25: Drivers on both directions of SR 501, between Lower River Road and milepost 7.0, will alternate through a single-lane with flaggers, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for Vancouver Lake Half Marathon.  

 

SR 503 - Sign Installation
Highway: SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 7.21
Contact: Jeff Katzer, WSDOT, 360-759-1317
Description: Installation of cantilever sign foundation.
Work schedule:

Monday, Feb. 26 to Friday, March 2: Drivers on both directions of SR 503, at Southwest Eaton Boulevard, will be alternated through a single-lane with flaggers, daily, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., for sign installation work.


Cowlitz County

CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 503 - Emergency Slope Stabilization
Highway: SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 34.4
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT, 360-905-2000
Description: Emergency slope stabilization work on the hillside adjacent to SR 503 near Speelyai Bay Road.
Work schedule:

  • Travelers on SR 503 should expect rough road conditions near Speelyai Bay Road. When dry weather returns, crews will repave the highway and complete landscape restoration work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

SR 4 - Slope Stabilization and Debris Fence Replacement work
Highway:
 SR 4 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts: 49-50 
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT, 360-442-1346
Description: Maintenance crews will install concrete barriers and Conex boxes on the west side of SR 4, to prevent potential debris from falling onto the highway. 
Work schedule: 

  • Beginning Monday, Feb. 12, until further notice: Traffic on both directions of SR 4, between Bunker Hill Road and Germany Creek Road, will alternate through a single-lane, around-the-clock, using a temporary traffic signal, for slope stabilization and debris fence replacement work.  
  • NOTE: The speed limit through this area has been reduced to 25 mph.  



SR 504 - Wooster Creek - Fish Barrier Removal
Highway:
SR 504 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 16.9 - 17.01
Contact: Devin Reck, project engineer, 360-759-1310
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will remove the existing culvert and replace it with a 20-foot span bridge. 
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Work schedule: 
 

  • Monday, Oct. 30, until further notice: Traffic on both directions of SR 504 near Wooster Creek will alternate through a single-lane around-the-clock with a temporary traffic signal.  
  • NOTE: Users of the highway should watch for advanced signs notifying them of the single-lane detour ahead.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


I-5 - Elm Street to N. Kelso Ave Interchange -Illumination Rebuild
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 28.57 - 42.0
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, project engineer, 360-442-1346
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will upgrade the illumination at Elm Street, Oak Street and Allen Street along I-5. 
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Feb. 26 to Thursday, March 1: A single-lane on either direction of I-5, between Oak Street and Allen Street, will be closed daily, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for lighting upgrades.  
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.   


MAINTENENCE 

SR 433 - Lewis & Clark Bridge Inspection
Highway:
SR 433 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts: 0.0 - 0.94
Contact: Tom Corrin, WSDOT, 360-518-9708
Description: Crews will inspect the Lewis and Clark Bridge span.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Feb. 26 to Friday, March 2: Drivers on both directions of SR 433/Lewis and Clark Bridge, should expect delays daily, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., for inspection work along the bridge.


CONSTRUCTION:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


MANTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


 

CONSTRUCTION:

I-5 - Chamber Way Overpass
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 78-79
Contact:  Frank Green, WSDOT, 360-905-1547
Description: The Chamber Way overpass over I-5 in Lewis County, will be replaced.
Get project information
Work schedule:

No scheduled traffic impacts.



MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.



CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 105 - North Cove Vicinity - Erosion Protection 2017
Highway:
SR 105 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts: 19.40 - 20.67
Contact: Mike Brown, WSDOT, 360-880-3046
Description: Slope stabilization work along the embankment near the roadway.
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Work schedule:

  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, until further notice: A single-lane of the highway will close between Eagle Hill Road and Panoramic Lane, around-the-clock, for erosion protection work.
  • NOTE: The speed limit has been reduced to 25 mph through this area.


MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


CONSTRUCTION:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.  


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CONSTRUCTION:

Wahkiakum County Ferry - Puget Island, WA
360-795-3301

  • The ferry is operated by Wahkiakum County Public Works. For information about sailings between Puget Island, WA and Westport, Ore., please visit their webpage.


MAINTENANCE:

SR 4 - Tree Trimming
Highway:
SR 4 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location: mileposts: 9.0 - 44.50
Contact: Dennis Noyes, WSDOT, 360-905-2298
Description: Wahkiakum County PUD will perform tree trimming along SR 4.

  • Monday, Feb. 26 to Friday, March 2: Drivers on both directions of SR 4, between Salmon Creek Road and Mill Creek Road, will be alternated through a single-lane, with flaggers, daily, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for tree trimming along SR 4.   


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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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