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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

For the week of: Saturday, April 25, to Friday, May 1, 2015

The following Washington State Department of Transportation construction and maintenance projects are expected to have some travel impacts within Southwest Washington. Drivers 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 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 .



 

Clark County

CONSTRUCTION:

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

  • Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1: Drivers should expect daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures, from I-5 to Battle Ground, daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway widening.

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, April 27 to Friday, May 1: A single-lane will be closed approaching the rest area nightly for sewer line installation work, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Monday, April 27 to the morning of Thursday, April 30: Two lanes of northbound I-5 will be closed near the Gee Creek Rest Area from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly, for utility work.

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-205 - Mill Plain Interchange to 18th Street Improvements: (I-205 mileposts 27.22 to 30.28)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, April 27 to the morning of Friday, May 1: Drivers should expect intermittent, single-lane closures on both directions of I-205, between Mill Plain and SR 500, nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for material delivery and paving. Work is weather dependent. 
  • The evening of Friday, May 1to the morning of Saturday, May 2: Drivers should expect intermittent double-lane closures on southbound I-205 between Mill Plain and SR 500 from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. for stripping work and traffic lane shifting. Work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect trucks entering and exiting the highway from the shoulder in the work zone. 
  • NOTE: Drivers can expect a temporary lane-shift to remain in effect for several months.
  • NOTE: Pedestrians will need to use the south sidewalk while traveling along 18th Street, from 112th to 107th.

Project Manager: Leon Winger Phone: (360) 905-1500
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. For more information, contact the project office.


I-5/I-205 - Bi-State Corridor Travel Time Add Signage (I-5, mileposts 2.50 to 1.91)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No work scheduled.

Project Engineer: Chad Hancock, 360-905-2240
This project is installing a wireless communications conduit system, along I-5, I-205 and SR 14, which will give drivers an estimated travel time along these corridors. For more information, please contact the project office.


SR 500 - BNSF Project (mileposts 19.5 to 20.0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1: Drivers should expect daytime, single-lane closures, on both directions of SR 500, for trucks entering and exiting the roadway and guardrail work.

Project Engineers: Jay Hyland, 816-918-7389 
Contractor: Pat Prescott, 541-543-5648.
This project is replacing the railroad bridge adjacent to SR 500, over Washougal River. The work involves construction of a temporary bridge on either side of the existing BNSF railroad bridge, over Washougal River. For more information, please contact BNSF at bnsf.com



MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled Traffic Impacts 

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CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:

SR 504, Both directions, between Milepost marker 19 and the N. Fork Toutle River bridge entrance (mileposts 19.0 to 21.08)
Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1:
Both directions of SR 504 will be alternated through a single-lane near the entrance to the N. Fork Toutle River bridge, daily, between 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for power line installation.

I-5, Southbound, at the N. Fork Lewis River Bridge Entrance (milepost 19.87)
Friday, April 24:
Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 will be closed daily, at the North Fork Lewis River Bridge for paving repair. The first lane will close at 5 p.m., and the second lane will close at 6:30 p.m., all lanes will reopen by 10 p.m. 

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Klickitat County

CONSTRUCTION:

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

  • Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1: Drivers should expect intermittent, alternating, single-lane closures, with flaggers, across the bridge nightly, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for painting.

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


MAINTENANCE:

US 97, Northbound, between Timmer Lane and Ski Lodge Road (mileposts 24.0 to 26.0)
Monday, April 27 to Tuesday, April 28:
Both directions of US 97 will be alternated through a single-lane from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.for roadside maintenance and tree removal alongside the roadway, from 6 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.   

SR 14, Both Directions, between Alderdale Road and Dallesport Road (mileposts 152.0 to 83.50)
Wednesday, April 29 to Thursday, April 30:
Both directions of SR 14, between Alerdale Road and Dallesport Road will be alternated through a single-lane from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for vegetation management.

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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, April 27 to Friday, May 1: A lane of the southbound I-5 Harrison off- and on-ramp will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily for excavation, grinding, paving and striping.
  • Monday, April 27 to the morning of Friday, May 1: A lane of the southbound I-5 Harrison off- and on-ramp will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. nightly for excavation, grinding, paving and striping.
  • Monday, April 27 to the morning of Thursday, April 30: There will be intermittent single-lane closures on both directions of I-5 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., for excavation, grading and paving work.
  • Thursday, April 30 to the morning of Friday, May 1: There will be intermittent single-lane closures on both directions of I-5 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for excavation, grading and paving work.
  • Friday, May 1 to the morning of Saturday, May 2: There will be intermittent single-lane closures on both directions of I-5 from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., for excavation, grading and paving work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  

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, April 27 to Friday, May 1:  Both directions of traffic may be alternated through a single-lane of the Rock Creek Bridge daily, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for bridge replacement work. Work is weather dependent.
  • 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 lifted
Traffic Impacts:

  • NOTE: The bridge is now open to traffic. Drivers should expect around-the-clock, alternating, single-lane traffic across the bridge. Drivers should follow signed traffic revisions and wait until the bridge is clear before proceeding across.

For more information, please see WSDOT news and travel info.
A temporary Bailey bridge has been installed on the SR 508 South Fork Newaukum River Bridge, and was completed Wednesday, Jan. 21. The bridge is now open to all legal-load vehicles, at a reduced speed of 25 mph.



MAINTENANCE:

SR 12, Southbound, between Blakely Road and Lewis Road (mileposts 130.0 to 131.50)
Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1:
Drivers should expect, daytime, single-lane closures, on both directions of SR 12, between Blakely Road and Lewis Road, for roadside maintenance and utility pole removal, from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

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Pacific County

CONSTRUCTION:

SR 4 - 3.1 Miles East of US 101 - Culvert Rehabilitation (milepost 3.1)
Traffic impacts:

  • Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1: Traffic is being diverted onto a temporary bypass road around a collapsed culvert on SR 4.
  • NOTE: Drivers will notice a reduced speed limit of 15 mph through the area.

Project Engineer: Lori Figone 360-442-1341
This project is replacing the culvert failure and rebuild the roadway that was washed out due to flooding. For more information, visit the project Web page.


MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts. 
 

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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

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    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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