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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

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
Chris Tams, WSDOT Project Engineer, (360) 759-1310
Get project information

  • Monday, Aug. 24 to Friday, Aug. 28: A single-lane in either direction of SR 502 may be closed intermittently between I-5 to Battle Ground from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway widening and striping.
  • Monday, Aug. 24 to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 27: A single-lane in either direction of SR 502 may be closed intermittently with flaggers between NE 67th Ave and NE 92nd Ave, nightly, from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. for paving.
  • NOTE: Work is weather dependent.  


SR 14: 6th Street to Bingen Paving and Chip Seal
Mileposts: 15.5 to 22.0
Chris Tams, WSDOT Project Engineer, (866) 279-0730
Get project information

  • Monday, Aug. 24 to Friday, Aug. 28: No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
  • NOTE: Work is weather dependent.

I-5: Clark County  - Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System
Milepost: 10.75

Ron Monteferrante, Construction Manager, 360-993-8851
Get project information 

  • Wednesday, Aug. 26 : Drives entering the Gee Creek Rest Area will stay to the left at the entrance and use the lower parking area, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., while crews work to pave the upper parking area.
  • Thursday, Aug. 27: A single-lane of southbound I-5 will be closed between the Gee Creek Rest Area and SR 502 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for material delivery.


I-205 - Mill Plain Interchange to 18th Street Improvements:
Mileposts: 27.22 to 30.28
Leon Winger, WSDOT Project Engineer, (360) 905-1500
Get project information

  • Monday, Aug. 24 to Friday, Aug. 28: Both directions of Northeast 18th Street will be alternated through a single-lane between Northeast 107th Avenue and Northeast 112th Avenue, daily, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for paving and roundabout construction. Drivers should watch for signed detours and flaggers.  
  • Saturday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Aug. 30: Both directions of Northeast 18th Street will be alternated through a single-lane between Northeast 107th Avenue and Northeast 112th Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., for paving and roundabout construction. Drivers should watch for signed detours and flaggers.
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for 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.


SR 500: BNSF Railroad Crossing
Mileposts: 19.5 to 20.0
Jay Hyland, Project Engineer, 816-918-7389

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

Note: 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.


SR 501: Gee Creek Bridge to South 56th Place
Mileposts 17.63 to 19.63
Leon Winger, WSDOT Project Engineer, (360) 905-1500
Get project information

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: Drivers can expect daytime pilot vehicle and single-lane closures during the course of paving project.
  • NOTE: Drivers should follow the posted detour routes, and expect slight delays. 


SR 503: Orchards to Battle Ground - Paving
Mileposts: 0.00 to 8.11
Leon Winger, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-905-1500
Get Project Information
Traffic Impacts:

  • Friday, Aug. 21 to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 29: Drivers on both directions of SR 503, between 119th Street and Main Street (SR 502) in Battle Ground, should expect intermittent single-lane closures, daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and nightly, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., for paving and looping work.
  • Friday, Aug. 21 to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 29: Drivers on southbound of SR 503, between Fourth Plain Boulevard and 119th Street (SR 502) in Battle Ground, should expect intermittent single-lane closures, nightly, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving and looping work.
  • Friday, Aug. 21 to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 29: Drivers on northbound SR 503, between Fourth Plain Boulevard and 119th Street (SR 502) in Battle Ground, should expect intermittent, single-lane closures, nightly, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., for paving and looping work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  



MAINTENANCE:

SR 501: Clark Public Utilities work
Mileposts: 7.19 to 8.45
Public Utilities, 360-992-3000
Traffic Impacts:  

  • Monday, Aug. 24 to Friday, Aug. 28: A single-lane in either direction of SR 501 may be closed intermittently between Frenchman's Bar and Kadow's Marina from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for roadside maintenance and utility pole replacement.

SR 500 and I-205 - Ramp Paving
Mileposts: SR 500 - 3.50 to 5.83 
Mike Gartman, WSDOT Utilities, 360-905-2134
Traffic Impacts:

  • Sunday, Aug. 23 to the morning of Monday, Aug. 24: The Northeast Thurston Way on-ramp to eastbound SR 500, will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving along the ramp.
  • Monday, Aug. 24 to the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 25: The Northeast 112th Avenue on-ramp to westbound SR 500 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving along the ramp.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 25 to the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 26: The Northeast Thurston Way on-ramp to westbound SR 500 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving along the ramp.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26 to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 27: The following ramps will be closed nightly for paving, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.:
  • Eastbound SR 500 off-ramp to Northeast 112th Avenue
  • Southbound I-205 off-ramp to eastbound SR 500 
  • Eastbound off-ramp to northbound I-205

 
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CONSTRUCTION:

SR 432 - Tennant Way - City of Longview Beautification Project
Mileposts: 7.0 to 10.50

City of Longview, 360-442-5086
Get project information

  • Monday, Aug. 24 to Friday, Aug. 28: Drivers along SR 432 and Tennant Way can expect right-lane closures, daily, between 7th Avenue and 11th Avenue, for roadside improvements and construction.
  • NOTE: The speed limit has been reduced to 35 MPH through the construction zone. Speed limit signs and advanced notification will be posted.  

SR 504 - 1.3 Miles East of SR 505 - Slope Stabilization
Milepost: 16.04
Lori Figone, Project Engineer, 360-442-1341
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, and should watch for flaggers.


Kelso Martin's Bluff - New Siding (I-5 Southbound)
Milepost: 27.50
WSDOT Rail Division, 360-705-7900
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Aug. 24 to Friday, Aug. 28: A single-lane of southbound I-5 will be closed at Todd Road, daily from 8 p.m. to noon, for retaining wall construction
  • Monday, Aug. 24 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 28: Up to two-lanes of southbound I-5 will be closed at Todd Road nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for retaining wall construction.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


 
MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


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Klickitat County

CONSTRUCTION:

US 97, Biggs Rapid Bridge Painting
Mileposts: 0.25 to 0.49
Chris Tams, WSDOT Project Engineer, (866) 279-0730
Get project information

  • Monday, Aug. 24 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 28: Both directions of US 97 will alternate through a single-lane nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for painting along the bridge.
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for flaggers, and expect delays.

CONSTRUCTION:

SR 14: 6th Street to Bingen Paving and Chip Seal
Mileposts: 63.45 to 67.10

Chris Tams, WSDOT Project Engineer, (866) 279-0730
Get project information

  • Monday, Aug. 24 to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 29: Drivers should expect around-the-clock, intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers and pilot car, on both directions of SR 14, between Cook-Underwood Road and Courtney Road, for stripe removal and paving repair work.  
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for flaggers and pilot car, and should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
  • NOTE: Work is weather dependent.


 MAINTENANCE:

SR 142, Both directions, between Tacoma Avenue and 7th Street
Mileposts: 0.50 to 12.50
Tom Cuff, WSDOT Maintenance, 509-261-1669

  • Monday, Aug. 24 to Thursday, Aug. 27: Both directions of SR 142 will alternate through a single-lane, between Tacoma Avenue and Seventh Street from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., for roadside maintenance and repairs. Drivers should watch for flaggers.

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    Lewis County

    CONSTRUCTION:

    I-5, Mellen Street to Blakeslee Junction - Stage 2
    Mileposts: 79.81 to 84.15
    Colin Newell, WSDOT Project Engineer, (866) 713-2412
    Get project information

    • Monday, Aug. 24 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 28: An alternating single-lane of Harrison Avenue will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for excavation, drainage, curb, gutter and sidewalk work.
    • Monday, Aug. 24 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 28: An alternating single-lane of Mellen street will be closed nightly, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., for striping and curb work.
    • Monday, Aug. 24 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 28: The Harrison Avenue northbound I-5 on-ramp will be closed nightly, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for grading, paving and striping work.
    • Friday, Aug. 28 to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 29: The Harrison Avenue northbound I-5 on-ramp will be closed overnight, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., for grading, paving and striping work.
    • Monday, Aug. 24 to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 27: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 may be closed intermittently between Chamber Way and Harrison Avenue nightly from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.  for excavation, embankment, illumination, paving and guardrail work.
    • Thursday, Aug. 27 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 28: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 may be closed intermittently between Chamber Way and Harrison Avenue from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for excavation, embankment, illumination, paving and guardrail work.
    • Friday, Aug. 28 to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 29: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 may be closed intermittently between Chamber Way and Harrison Avenue, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., for excavation, embankment, illumination, paving and guardrail work.
    • NOTE: Drivers should watch for traffic revision signs within the work zone 
    • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

    SR 6, Rock Creek East and West Bridges - Replacement
    Mileposts: 25.95 to 26.94
    Colin Newell, WSDOT Project Engineer, (866) 713-2412
    Get project information
    Traffic Impacts:

    • Monday, Aug. 24 to Friday, Aug. 28:  Both directions of SR 6 may alternate intermittently through a single-lane near McCormick Creek Road daily from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for drainage work. 
    • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  
    • NOTE: The posted speed limit is 25 mph through the construction zone.  



    US 12 - 0.80 Miles West of Chapman Road - Erosion Protection
    Milepost: 118.20 to 118.45
    Lori Figone, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-442-1341
    Traffic Impacts:

    • No scheduled traffic impacts.
    • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, and watch for flaggers.


    MAINTENANCE: 
    No scheduled traffic impacts.


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    Pacific County

    CONSTRUCTION:

    SR 4: 3.1 Miles East of US 101 - Culvert Rehabilitation
    Milepost: 3.1

    Lori Figone, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-442-1341
    Get project information

    Traffic Impacts:

    • Monday, Aug. 24 to Thursday, Aug. 27: Drivers on both directions of SR 4 near Youth Camp road can expect delays daily from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for work on replacing the culvert.
    • NOTE: Drivers should watch for flaggers and trucks entering and exiting the work zone. 
    • NOTE: Traffic is being diverted onto a temporary bypass road around the collapsed culvert on SR 4.
    • NOTE: The speed limit has been reduced to 15 mph throughout the work zone.


    MAINTENANCE:
    No scheduled traffic impacts.


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    Skamania County

    CONSTRUCTION:

    SR 14: 6th Street to Bingen Paving and Chip Seal
    Mileposts: 27.87 to 63.45 
    Chris Tams, WSDOT Project Engineer, (866) 279-0730
    Get project information

    • Monday, Aug. 24 to Saturday, Aug. 29: Drivers should expect around-the-clock, intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers, on both direction of SR 14 between Prindle Road and Cook-Underwood Road for stipe removal, and paving work. 
    • NOTE: Drivers should watch for flaggers and pilot car, and expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
    • NOTE: Work is weather dependent. 
       

    MAINTENANCE:
    No scheduled traffic impacts.  

     
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    Wahkiakum County

    CONSTRUCTION:

    SR 4: Elochoman River Culvert Replacement Project
    Mileposts: 33.89 to 34.14
    Lori Figone, Project Engineer, 360-442-1341
    Traffic Impacts:

    • Monday, Aug. 14 to Friday, Oct. 2: Both directions of SR 4 are closed between Risk Road and Elochoman Valley Road, beginning 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, for culvert replacement work.
    • NOTE: Drivers should watch for detour signs and flaggers and should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
    • NOTE: The speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph throughout the work zone. 

    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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