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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Last updated: 2:45 p.m., Friday, June 15, 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.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.


I-205 - Paving & Auxiliary Lanes - ODOT
Highway:
I-205 Location: Between the Glenn Jackson Bridge and Johnson Creek Boulevard
Contact: Dee Hidalgo, ODOT, 503-731-8237
Description: ODOT crews will be repaving nine-miles of Interstate 205, in both directions, between the Glenn Jackson Bridge and Johnson Creek Boulevard. They will also improve safety and reduce congestion by creating auxiliary lanes within this stretch of I-205. 
Work schedule: 

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  

SR 503 - Spur - Chip Seal and SR 503 Rock Creek Rd. to Williams Rd.
Highway:
SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark & Cowlitz Location: SR 503 - 13.71 - 31.31 | SR 503 Spur - 31.31 - 39.73
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT, 360-905-1500
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will chip seal and repave sections of the highway along both SR 503 and the SR 503 Spur.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 21: Travelers on both directions of SR 503, between Northeast Rock Creek Road and Cougar, and on both directions of the SR 503 Spur, between Cougar and Williams Road, will be alternated through a single-lane, intermittently, with flaggers and a pilot car, daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., for paving work.   
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes during construction on SR 503 and on the SR 503 Spur, and significantly longer delays on cross streets when paving occurs at the intersections.   

SR 500 - Camas - Paving & Sidewalk Updates
Highway:
SR 500 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 17 - 21.5
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT, 360-905-1500
Description: WSDOT contractor crews in partnership with the City of Camas will repave sections of SR 500 through Camas and improve sidewalks along the highway. 
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Work schedule: 

  • Tuesday, June 19 to Friday, June 22: Traffic on both directions of SR 500, between Washougal River Road and Leadbetter Road will alternate intermittently, through a single-lane, daily, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for paving work.  
  • NOTE: During construction, travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, throughout the construction zone.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.



MAINTENANCE:

I-5 and SR 14 - Lane and Ramp closures - Paving
Highway:
SR 14 & I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts SR 14 - 11 - 10 | I-5 - 0.5 - 1.5
Contact: Jeffrey Wilson, WSDOT, 360-619-0622
Description: WSDOT Crews will be paving several sections of SR 14.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, June 17 to the morning Thursday, June 21:
  • Up to two lanes of northbound I-5, between the Interstate Bridge and SR 500 will close nightly, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Beginning Friday, June 15 to the morning of Thursday, June 21, the following on- and off-ramps will intermittently close nightly, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.:
  • The northbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound SR 14
  • The westbound SR 14 off-ramp to northbound I-5
  • The northbound I-5 off-ramp to SR 500
  • The 99th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5
  • The northbound and southbound I-5 on- and off-ramps to and from Mill Plain Boulevard
  • The Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard on-ramp to northbound I-5
  • The Washington Street on-ramp to southbound I-5
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


Cowlitz County

CONSTRUCTION: 
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 installed 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 - SB Bridges 5/40W and 5/105W - Resurfacing
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts: 25-28
Contact: Mark Degenhart, WSDOT, 360-905-1512
Description: Crews will replace expansion joints and repave sections of southbound I-5, between Kalama and Woodland. 
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Work schedule: 

  • Beginning Tuesday, May 29, until further notice: A single-lane of southbound I-5, between Todd Road and milepost 25, will be closed around-the-clock, for paving and bridge work.  
  • Friday, June 15 to the morning of Saturday, June 16: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, between Todd Road and milepost 25, will close overnight, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., for paving and bridge work.
    Saturday, June 16 to the morning of Sunday, June 17: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, between Todd Road and milepost 25, will close overnight from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m., for paving and bridge work.
  • Sunday, June 17 to the morning of Monday, June 18: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, between Todd Road and milepost 25, will close overnight, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving and bridge work.
  • Monday, June 18 to the morning of Friday, June 22: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, between Todd Road and milepost 25, will close nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving and bridge work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced to 60 mph. All lanes of southbound I-5 have been shifted throughout the work zone.  



SR 432 - Cowlitz River Bridge - Painting
Highway: 
SR 432 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 9.57 - 9.89 
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, project engineer, 360-442-1346
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will work to remove existing paint and rust, and apply a specialty bridge paint that protects the structure for approximately 20 years.
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Work schedule:

  • Monday, June 11 to the morning of Saturday, June 16: A single-lane on eastbound SR 432/Cowlitz River Bridge will close nightly, from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m., for bridge painting work.
  • Monday, June 18 to Saturday, June 23: A single-lane on eastbound SR 432/Cowlitz River Bridge, will close daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., for bridge painting work.
  • Monday, June 18 to the morning of Saturday, June 23: A single-lane on eastbound SR 432/Cowlitz River Bridge, will close nightly, from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m., for bridge painting work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent. 
  • NOTE: Travelers should expect delays during construction.   


I-5 - E. Fork Lewis River Bridge to Weigh Station Vic - Paving/Bridge Deck Repair
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 25.5 - 44
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, project engineer, 360-442-1346
Description: Contractor Crews working for WSDOT will work to preserve and repave several sections of I-5, between Woodland and Kelso.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, June 18 to the morning of Friday, June 22: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, between North Kelso Avenue and Todd Road, will close nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for bridge work.
  • Monday, June 18 to the morning of Friday, June 22: The I-5 on- and off-ramps to and from Todd Road will close nightly, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving work.
  • Monday, June 18 to the morning of Wednesday, June 20: The southbound I-5 off-ramp to North Kelso Avenue will close nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced. Travelers should use caution and slow down through the work zone.


SR 503 - Spur - Chip Seal and SR 503 Rock Creek Rd. to Williams Rd.
Highway: SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark & Cowlitz Location: SR 503 - 13.71 - 31.31 | SR 503 Spur - 31.31 - 39.73
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT, 360-905-1500
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will chip seal and repave sections of the highway along both SR 503 and the SR 503 Spur.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22: Travelers on both directions of SR 503, between Northeast Rock Creek Road and Cougar, and on both directions of the SR 503 Spur, between Cougar and Williams Road, will be alternated through a single-lane, intermittently, with flaggers and a pilot car, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., for paving work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: Travelers should expect delays during construction.

 
MAINTENENCE 

SR 503 - Between Old Lewis River Road and Ross Creek - Utility Work
Highway:
SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 47 - 51
Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
Description: Comcast contractors will be replacing several utility poles throughout this stretch of SR 503.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22: Travelers on both directions of SR 503, between Old Lewis River Road and Ross Creek will be alternated through a single-lane with flaggers, daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for utility pole replacement work.    


CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled traffic impacts.



MANTENANCE:

US 97 - Between Ski Lodge Road and Kushi Creek - Surveying Work
Highway:
US 97 Region: Southwest County: Klickitat Location: Mileposts 29 - 32  
Contact:
Maddie Chambers, WSDOT, 360-759-1324
Description: Crews will survey sections of US 97.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 20: Travelers on both directions of US 97, between Ski Lodge Road and Kushi Creek, will be alternated through a single-lane, intermittently, with flaggers, daily, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for survey work.


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:

  • Thursday, June 21 to the morning of Saturday, June 23: A single-lane on southbound I-5 between Main Street and Chamber Way, will close nightly, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., for bridge work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


SR 508 - S. Fork Newaukum River Bridge Replacement
Highway:
SR 508 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 13.51 - 13.87
Contact: Aaron Myton, WSDOT, 360-442-1347
Description: Crews will be replacing the aging temporary single-lane bridge span and building a new bridge structure. 
Work schedule:  

  • Beginning Tuesday, April 24, until further notice: Travelers on both directions of SR 508, between Centralia Alpha Road and Kearney Creek, traffic will alternate through a single-lane, around-the-clock, using a temporary traffic signal, for bridge replacement work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


I-5 - MTB - Cantilever Signs and Landscaping
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 80 - 82
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600  
Description: Contractor crews will be making safety improvements throughout this stretch of I-5 in Lewis County.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


    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.
Get project information
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.


US 101 - D St. Vicinity to Water Street Paving and ADA
Highway:
US 101 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts 53.57 - 54.70
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will repave a nearly one-mile stretch of US 101 in South Bend, and improve sidewalk crossings.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: During construction, travelers on US 101 should anticipate delays up to 20 minutes through the work zone. Pedestrians using the sidewalk will be directed safely around the 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
Highway: SR 409 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location: Puget Island
Contact: Wahkiakum County Public Works, 360-795-7867

  • Ferry Schedule:
    The ferry departs every day from Puget Island, WA on the hour, every hour, daily, from 5 a.m. and 10 p.m.
    The ferry departs every day from Westport, OR, at 15-minutes past the hour, every hour, daily, from 5:15 a.m. to 10:15 p.m., For more information, please call 360-795-7867. 


SR 409 - Columbia River Bridge at Puget Island - Deck Replacement and Painting
Highway:
SR 409 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location:
Milepost: 2.79 - 3.30
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT, 360-442-1350
Description: Contractor crews will install a new bridge deck and repaint the structure.
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Tuesday, May 29 until further notice: Traffic on both directions of the SR 409 - Puget Island Bridge, will alternate through a single-lane, around-the-clock, with a temporary traffic signal.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: SR 409, Milepost 2.79-3.31, Both Directions;
    No over-width loads, 24/7
    No over weight loads 24/7
    - no loads over 20,000 lbs. axel weight.
  • NOTE: Detour options are the SR 433 - Lewis and Clark Bridge in Longview, or the US 101 - Astoria-Megler Bridge.


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.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22: 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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