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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Last updated: 10:10 a.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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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 2017 Construction Map.


 

Clark County


CONSTRUCTION:

I-5 - I-205 to North Fork Lewis River Bridge - Rehabilitate Pavement
Highway: I-5 - I-205 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 7.5 to 19.5
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-905-1500
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Description: WSDOT contractor crews will rehabilitate nearly 10 miles of Interstate 5 between the I-5/I-205 split and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge in Clark County.
Work schedule:  

  • No scheduled traffic impacts. 


I-5 - La Center Interchange
Highway: 
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 16.8
Contact: Kim Stube, Cowlitz Tribe, 360-353-9428
Description: The interchange improvement project, part of the Cowlitz project, is a $32 million private investment to overhaul and upgrade the interchange at exit 16 on I-5. 
Get project information 
Work schedule:  

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


I-205 - Mill Plain Interchange to NE 18th Street - Build Interchange Stage 2
Highway:
I-205 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 27.22 - 30.28
Contact: Brad Clark, WSDOT, 360-635-1604
Description: This project improves safety and mobility in the east Clark County area by constructing a new I-205 northbound off-ramp and a southbound on-ramp at NE 18th Street. 
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Work schedule: 

  • Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28: Drivers on both directions of Northeast 18th Street, between Northeast 112th Avenue and Northeast 107th Avenue may alternate intermittently through a single-lane from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for irrigation and landscape work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.      


SR 501 26th St Ext Vicinity to End of Road - Chip Seal
Highway:
SR 501 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 2.32 - 10.13
Contact: Aaron Myton, WSDOT, 360-442-1370
Description: Contractor crews will be chip sealing nearly eight miles of SR 501, between Southwest 26th Street and end of SR 501.
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Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28: Drivers on both directions of SR 501, between Southwest 26th Street and the end of SR 501, will be alternated through a single-lane with flaggers and pilot car, daily, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for pavement repair work.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  


NE 99th Street - SR 503 Intersection Improvements
Highway:
SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Milepost 1.80 
Contact: Cori Wiessner, Clark County Construction Engineer, 360-397-6118 x 4946
Description: The intersection of SR 503 and NE 99th Street is a two-lane roadway with no turn lanes. The county is improving this intersection with updated traffic signals, turn lanes, bicycle lanes, sidewalks and adding disabled-accessible curb ramps on NE 99th Street.
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Work description:

  • Beginning Monday, April 17 until further notice: Both directions of Northeast 99th Street from SR 503, will be closed around-the-clock, for intersection improvements. Drivers should watch for a signed detour and expect delays.
  • NOTE: All work is being done by Clark County.   

SR 14 - Restriping - Bus on Shoulder
Highway:
SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts
5.5 - 8.0
Contact: Mike Southwick, WSDOT, 360-905-2115
Description: WSDOT is partnering with C-Tran to restripe a section of SR 14, between I-205 and Southeast 164th Avenue.
Learn more about bus shoulder lanes
Work schedule:

  • Friday, July 21 to the morning of Sunday, July 23: Both directions of SR 14, between I-205 and Southeast 164th Avenue, will be reduced to a single-lane, nightly, between 8 p.m. and 9 a.m., for restriping work on SR 14.
  • NOTE: This work is weather dependent.


I-5 at NE 4th Plain and Padden Parkway/SR 500 at SR 503 - Intersection Improvements
Highway:
SR 500 - SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Padden Parkway SR 500/SR 503 - Milepost: 6.96 
I-5 (Exit 1D) to eastbound NE 4th Plain Boulevard 
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT project engineer, 360-905-2000
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will upgrade the intersection of SR 500/Padden Parkway and SR 503/NE 117th Avenue and the intersection from I-5 to eastbound NE Fourth Plain Boulevard.  
Work schedule:  

  • Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28: Drivers on both directions of SR 500/Padden Parkway and SR 503/Northeast 117th Avenue, will encounter narrowed right turn lanes, daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for intersection improvement work.
  • Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28: Drivers on the eastbound direction of Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard from I-5 (Exit 1D), will encounter narrowed right turn lanes, daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for intersection improvement work.   
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays through the work zone.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


SB I-5 - Bridge Resurfacing near Woodland and Kalama
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark & Cowlitz Location: Railroad Bridge (MP 26.08 - 26.01) N. Fork Lewis River Bridge (MP 19.83 - 20.08)
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT project engineer, 360-905-1500
Description: Both the southbound I-5 span of the railroad bridge south of Kalama, and the southbound span of the North Fork Lewis River bridge south of Woodland will be resurfaced.
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Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 24 to the morning of Saturday, July 29: Beginning Monday, July 24, a single-lane of southbound I-5, between Todd Road south of Kalama and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge, will be closed around-the-clock, for pavement resurfacing work.
  • Monday, July 24 to the morning of Saturday, July 29: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, between Todd Road, south of Kalama and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge, will be closed nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for pavement resurfacing work.
  • NOTE: The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph through the work zone.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


SR 500 - SR 503 to NE 4th Plain Blvd - Paving
Highway:
SR 500 - SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: SR 500/SR 503 - Mileposts 6.96 - 10.13
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT project engineer, 360-905-2000
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will repave several sections along Padden Parkway, from State Route 503, also known as 117th Avenue., to NE 162nd Avenue and then crack seal along NE 162nd Avenue to NE Fourth Plain Boulevard.
Get project information
Work schedule:

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

 
MAINTENANCE:

SR 14 - Illumination Installation
Highway:
SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 4.51 - 5.68
Contact: Ross Markuson, WSDOT, 360-619-0676
Description: WSDOT crews will be replacing luminaries along SR 14. 
Work schedule: 

  • Sunday, July 30: The left lane on eastbound SR 14, between Lieser Road and the southbound I-205 on-ramp, will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for illumination replacement work. Drivers should expect delays.


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 Recreation Road.
Work schedule:

  • Beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 8, until further notice: Drivers on both directions of State Route 503 near Speelyai Bay Road will alternate through a single-lane, around–the-clock, for emergency slope stabilization work. A posted detour route will remain in place until the project is complete.
  • The speed limit through the area is reduced to 25 mph.  
  • Drivers using Lewis River (Yale) Bridge,  note weight restrictions apply: Legal axle weights only. Trucks not to exceed 40,000 lbs., Tractor Trailer NTE 68,000 lbs., Truck Trailers NTE 72,000 lbs. Only one Truck allowed on bridge at a time.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

 
SR 432 - SR 4 to Industrial Way Vic. - Paving
Highway: SR 432 - SR 4 Region: Southwest  County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 0.00 to 7.19
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT project engineer, 800-545-1393
Description: WSDOT crews will resurface more than seven miles of pavement 
on SR 432, from State Route 4 to east of Industrial Way, near 3rd Avenue.  
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23: Drivers on both directions of SR 432, between SR 4 and Industrial Way, may be alternated through a single-lane, daily, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for paving repair work.
  • Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28: Drivers on both directions of SR 432 between SR 4 and Industrial Way may be alternated through a single-lane from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paving repair work.
  • Sunday, July 30 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 4: Drivers on both directions of SR 432, between SR 4 and Industrial Way, may be alternated through a single-lane, overnight, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., for pavement repair work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  

SR 411 - First Ave SW to I-5 - Pavement Rehabilitation
Highway: SR 411 - First Ave to I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 1.67 to 13.31
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT project engineer, 800-545-1393
Description: WSDOT crews are resurfacing 12 miles or roadway between Kelso and Castle Rock, which will improve safety for drivers who use this stretch of State Route 411.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23: Drivers on both directions of SR 411, between Kelso and Castle Rock, may be alternated through a single-lane, daily, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for pavement repair work.
  • Monday, July 24 to Friday July 28: Drivers on both directions of SR 411 between Kelso and Castle Rock may be alternated through a single-lane from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paving and striping work.
  • Sunday, July 30 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 4: Drivers on both directions of SR 411, between Kelso and Castle Rock, may be alternated through a single-lane, overnight, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., for pavement repair work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


I-5 - Illumination Upgrades
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Milepost 32.0
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT project engineer, 800-545-1393
Description: Replacing and upgrading utility poles and upgrading illumination. 
Work schedule:   

  • No scheduled traffic impacts. 


 
SB I-5 - Bridge Resurfacing near Woodland and Kalama
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Railroad Bridge (MP 26.08 - 26.01) N. Fork Lewis River Bridge (MP 19.83 - 20.08)
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT project engineer, 360-905-1500
Description: Both the southbound I-5 span of the railroad bridge south of Kalama, and the southbound span of the North Fork Lewis River bridge south of Woodland will be resurfaced. 
Get project information
Work schedule:  

  • Monday, July 24 to Saturday, July 29: Beginning Monday, July 24, a single-lane of southbound I-5, between Todd Road south of Kalama and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge, will be closed around-the-clock, for pavement resurfacing work.
  • Monday, July 24 to the morning of Saturday, July 29: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, between Todd Road, south of Kalama and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge, will be closed nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for pavement resurfacing work.
  • NOTE: The speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph through the work zone.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


MAINTENANCE:
SR 433 - Both directions of the Lewis and Clark Bridge
Highway:
SR 433 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Milepost: 0.45
Contact: Dennis Noyes, WSDOT Utilities, 360-904-2298
Description: Utility work along the span of the Lewis and Clark Bridge
Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

CONSTRUCTION:

No scheduled traffic impacts. 
 


MANTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.    


CONSTRUCTION:

US 12 - Salkum Vic. to Corn Creek Bridge - Paving 
Highway:
US 12 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 77.0 to 89.0
Contact: Vern Roy, WSDOT project engineer, 360-740-7600
Description: WSDOT crews will repave 12 miles of US 12 in Lewis County between Salkum (milepost 77) and the Corn Creek Bridge (milepost 89).
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.


US 12 - SR 506 - Pavement Rehabilitation
Highway:
US 12/SR 506 Region: Southwest County: Lewis
Location: Mileposts: US 12 - Mileposts 77-90 and 118-134
SR 506 - Mileposts 0.00 - 11.5  
Contact: Mike Brown, WSDOT, 360-880-3046
Description: WSDOT crews will rehabilitate several stretches of the roadway on both US 12 and SR 506. 
Get project information
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28: Both directions of US 12 may alternate through a single-lane in various locations between Harms Road and Corn Creek daily, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., for pavement resurfacing work. Work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

SR 7 - Paving and Drainage from Morton to Elbe
Highway: SR 7 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 1.0 - 17.0
Contact: Mike Brown, WSDOT project inspector, 360-880-3046
Description: Work will repave 16 miles of highway and replace five culverts.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28: Drivers on both directions of SR 7, between Lester Road and 180th Avenue Court East, may be alternated through a single-lane, with flaggers, daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paving repair work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

 
US 12 - Coal Creek Bridge to Gulch Bridge - Paving
Highway:
US 12 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Milepost 134.28 - 142.32
Contact: Bethany Vermass, WSDOT project engineer, 360-759-1310
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will repave nearly eight lane miles of US 12, between Packwood and White Pass.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28: Drivers on both directions of US 12, between Packwood and White Pass, may be alternated intermittently through a single-lane, with flaggers, daily, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for pavement repair work.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes through the work zone.



MAINTENANCE: 

No scheduled updates



CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 6 - SR 105 - Pacific County Chip Seal
Highway:
SR 6/SR 105 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts: SR 6 - 0.00 - 28.0 
Mileposts: SR 105 - 0.00 - 25.60
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT Engineer, 360-740-8600
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will resurface several miles of roadway on both SR 6 and SR 105. 
Get project information  
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28: Both directions of SR 105 between Howard Street and Cranberry Beach Road may alternate through a single-lane in various locations daily, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for pavement repair and paving work. Work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28: Both directions of SR 6 may alternate through a single-lane in various locations between Cherry Street and Jones Road daily, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. for pavement repair work. Work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


MAINTENANCE:

US 101 - Maintenance
Highway: 
US 101 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts 4.0 - 8.0
Contact: Fred Griss, WSDOT Maintenance, 360-942-2092
Description: Pavement repair work. 
Work Schedule: 

  • Monday, July 24 to Thursday, July 27: Both directions of US 101 between Chinook County Park Road and Wallicut River, will be alternated through a single-lane, daily from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for pavement repair work.

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CONSTRUCTION:

SR 14 - Pavement Repair
Highway:
SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Skamania Location: Mileposts 44.0 - 64.0
Contact: Jeff Katzer, WSDOT, 360-759-1317
Description: Pavement along SR 14. 
Work Schedule:  

  • 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.


SR 4 - Kandoll Rd Vic. to West Valley Creek Bridge - BST
Highway: SR 4 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location: Mileposts 14.69 to 27.47
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT project engineer, 800-545-1393
Description:
WSDOT crews will resurface nearly 13 miles of pavement on State Route 4, between Kandoll Road and east of Ingalls Road.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Thursday, July 20 to the morning of Tuesday, July 25: Drivers on both directions of SR 4, between Kandoll Road and east of Ingalls Road, may be alternated through a single-lane of the highway, around-the-clock for pavement repair.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

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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