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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Last updated: 12 p.m. Friday, April 13, 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.  


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 .

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, April 16 to Friday, April 20: 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.


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.  



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:

  • Monday, April 16 to Monday, April 30: Beginning Monday, April 16 and continuing for two-weeks, the westbound on-ramp to SR 14 from Evergreen Boulevard (Exit 3) will be closed around-the-clock, for work to replace the water main line.    
  • NOTE: During the closure, travelers wishing to use the westbound on-ramp to SR 14 from Evergreen Boulevard, will need to find an alternate route.  

I-5 - Gee Creek Rest Area - CLOSED
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 11.30
Contact: Jeffrey Wilson, WSDOT, 360-619-0622
Description: WSDOT crews will be cleaning, updating landscaping, and making repairs to both the northbound and southbound Gee Creek rest areas.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20: The northbound Gee Creek rest area will be closed beginning at 1 a.m., Monday, April 16 through 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, for annual maintenance 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:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: Travelers on SR 503 should expect rough road conditions near Speelyai Bay Road. 
  • 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 - 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 Monday, April 16 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.  
  • Monday, April 16 to the morning of Saturday, April 21: 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.  



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:

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




MAINTENENCE 

No scheduled traffic impacts.


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.
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Work schedule:

No scheduled traffic impacts.



MAINTENANCE:

SR 7 - Utility Pole Replacement
Highway:
SR 7 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 7.78 - 8.32
Contact: Dennis Noyes, WSDOT, 360-905-2298
Description: Utility crews will replace several utility poles along SR 7, near Morton. 
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20: A single-lane of southbound SR 7, between Tilton River and Summit Creek, will close intermittently with flaggers and pilot car, daily, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for utility pole replacement work.   



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
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, between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m.
    The ferry departs every day from Westport, OR, at 15-minutes past the hour, every hour, 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:

  • Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20: Traffic on both directions of the SR 409 - Puget Island Bridge, will alternate through a single-lane with flaggers, daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for bridge work.
  • Beginning Monday, April 16, 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.



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, April 16 to Friday, April 20: 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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