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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Last updated: 1:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

Please note: Construction and maintenance activities are subject to weather-related adjustments. 

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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 2018 Construction Map.                                                


 

Clark County


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: 

  • Saturday, Sept. 15 to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 22: Up to two lanes on both directions of I-205 between the Glenn Jackson Bridge and Glisan Street, will close nightly, from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., for paving work.   
  • NOTE: During construction, Exit 20 and 21A, I-84 west to I-205 South will be closed.


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: WSDOT, 360-905-1500
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will chip seal and repave sections of SR 503 and the SR 503 Spur.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Sept. 21: Travelers on both directions of SR 503/SR 503 Spur between Northeast Rock Creek Road and Williams Road will alternate through a single lane, with flaggers and a pilot car, daily from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., for chip sealing and 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: 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. 
Get project information
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Sept. 21: Travelers on both directions of SR 500 between Northeast Lake Road and Northeast 3rd Avenue will be flagged through a single lane, with a pilot car, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for pavement repair and highway reconfiguration work.
  • NOTE: During construction, travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, throughout the construction zone.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  

 
SR 503 - Brush Prairie RR Xing - Bus and Truck Pullout Lanes
Highway:
SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 4.33 - 4.67
Contact: Devin Reck, WSDOT, 360-759-1310
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will construct bus pullout lanes near the railroad crossing on SR 503 near Northeast Caples Road. 
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Sept. 21: Traffic on both directions of SR 503, between Northeast Caples Road and Northeast 154th Street, will be reduced to a single-lane, with flaggers, daily, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for construction of bus/truck pullout lanes.
  • NOTE: During construction a single-lane on both directions of SR 503 will remain open through the work zone.  
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


SR 503 - Drainage Improvements
Highway:
SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location:  Mileposts: 1.20 - 1.60
Contact: Devin Reck, WSDOT, 360-759-1310
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will remove the existing, failing drainage system, and install a new drainage and infiltration system, along SR 503, between Northeast 87th and Northeast 95th Street.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 17 to the morning of Sunday, Sept. 23: Travelers on both directions of SR 503, between Northeast 87th Street and Northeast 95th Street will be shifted to a single-lane, nightly, from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m., for drainage replacement work. 
  • NOTE:  One lane in each direction will remain open.
  • NOTE: Pedestrians and cyclists should watch for advanced signage, and will be guided by traffic control to either the northbound or southbound side of the work zone, nightly, from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.



MAINTENANCE:

I-5 & I-84 Lane Closures - ODOT 
Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Multnomah
Location: Exit 302A to Exit 308 on NB I-5 | I-5 - Exit 301 to I-84 
Contact: ODOT, 503-731-4663
Description: ODOT will be paving stretches of I-5 between the Interstate Bridge and The Moda Center.
Work schedule:

  • Thursday, Sept. 20 to the morning of Monday, Oct. 15: The ramp from southbound I-5 to eastbound I-84 (Exit 301) will be closed around-the-clock, for paving work.
  • NOTE: The I-5 to I-84 ramp will temporarily open Saturday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 7 for the Portlandathon.
  • Saturday, Sept. 15 to the morning of Friday, Sept. 21:  Travelers on both directions of I-5 between the Interstate Bridge and the Moda Center, should expect intermittent single-lane and ramp closures, nightly, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving work.   
  • NOTE: During the closures, the sidewalks on the southbound span of the bridge will remain open for pedestrians.

SR 14 - Bridge of the Goddess half marathon
Highway:
SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 41.26 - 41.84
Contact: Al Carbajal, WSDOT, 360-905-2257
Description: The Bridge of the Gods will be closed for the 'Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon.'
Work schedule: 

  • Saturday, Sept. 15: The Bridge of the Gods on SR 14 (milepost 41.55) will be closed to traffic from 7:30-8 a.m., for the Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon.  


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: Contractor crews will remove 8,000 cubic yards of unstable material from the top of the hillside adjacent to the highway and repair the debris fence. In December 2017, due to heavy rains saturating the hillside adjacent to the highway, trees, rocks and other debris, slid across SR 4, closing the roadway.
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Monday, Aug 27, 2018: Travelers on both directions of SR 4 near Stella will alternate through a single lane, around-the-clock, for slope restoration and fence replacement work.
  • NOTE: Daytime intermittent full roadway closures of 20 to 30 minutes may be needed, while crews remove large rocks off the hillside. 
  • NOTE: Use caution and slow down through the work zone. 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.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, 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.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • 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.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 17 to the morning of Friday, Sept. 21: A single lane on eastbound SR 432/Cowlitz River Bridge will close nightly from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. for bridge painting work. During the closure, crews will intermittently close the Dike Road on-ramp to eastbound SR 432. 
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent. 


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, Sept. 17 to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 19: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 between Todd Road and Frontage Road, will close nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving work. 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 to the morning of Friday, Sept. 21: Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 between Todd Road and the weigh station (milepost 44), will close nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving work.   
  • NOTE: The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced to 50 mph. 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: WSDOT, 360-905-1500
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will chip seal and repave sections of SR 503 and the SR 503 Spur.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Sept 21: Travelers on both directions of SR 503/SR 503 Spur between Northeast Rock Creek Road and Williams Road will alternate through a single lane, with flaggers and a pilot car, daily from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., for chip sealing and 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.   


MAINTENENCE 


SR 433 - Lewis and Clark Bridge - Utility Work
Highway:
SR 433 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts: 0.0 - 0.94
Contact: Dennis Noyes, WSDOT, 360-905-2298
Description: CenturyLink will have contract crews performing an inspection all utility features that have been recently installed along the span of the SR 433/Lewis and Clark Bridge.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Sept. 16 to the morning of Friday, Sept. 21: Travelers on both directions of the SR 433/Lewis and Clark bridge will be alternated intermittently through a single lane, with flaggers, nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for utility inspection work along the bridge. 

SR 4 - Slope Stabilization between County Line Park & Mill Creek Road
Highway:
SR 4 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Milepost: 45.0 - 47.0
Contact: Fred Griss, WSDOT, 360-942-8562
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will work to remove debris and slide material from the hillside and shoulder.
Work schedule: 

  • Saturday, Sept. 15 to Thursday, Sept. 20: Travelers on both directions of SR 4, between County Line Park and Mill Creek Road will be alternated through a single-lane with flaggers, daily, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for slide debris removal.   


CONSTRUCTION

SR 14 - Chip Seal - Pavement Improvements
Highway:
SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Klickitat Location: Mileposts: 119.0 - 134.34
Contact: Jeff Katzer, WSDOT, 360-759-1317
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will chip seal and repair sections of SR 14 between Goodnoe Road and Roosevelt Grade Road.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 4 to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 8: Travelers on both directions of SR 14, between Goodnoe Road and Roosevelt Grade Road, will alternate intermittently, through a single-lane with flaggers and pilot car, nightly, from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., for chip sealing and paving work.
  • NOTE: During construction, travelers should slow down, watch and wait for pilot cars to guide them through the work zone.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


MANTENANCE:


SR 14/US 97 - Super Load Transport
Highway:
SR 14 / US 97 Region: Southwest County: Klickitat Location: Mileposts: SR 14 - 133.0 - 100.6 | US 97: 0.17 - 9.32
Contact: Sam Myers, Omega Morgan, 503-680-2664
Description: Crews with Omega Morgan will transport a windmill transformer along SR 14 and US 97 to the Goldendale windfarm Rock Creek Substation.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 17 to the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 18:
  • Both directions of SR 14 between Roosevelt (milepost 133.0) and the SR 14/US 97 interchange (milepost 100.6) will close overnight from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., for transporting a windmill transformer.
  • Eastbound SR 14 between Dallesport (milepost 84.0) and the SR 14/US 97 interchange (milepost 100.6) will close intermittently with flaggers overnight, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., for transporting a windmill transformer.
  • Both directions of US 97 between the SR 14/US 97 interchange (milepost 100.6) and Toppenish (milepost 57.0) will close intermittently with flaggers, overnight, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., for transporting a windmill transformer.      
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 19:
  • Both directions of US 97, between the SR 14/US 97 interchange (milepost 100.6) and Hoctor Road (milepost 9.32) will close intermittently with flaggers, overnight, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., for transporting a windmill transformer.   


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:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.


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, 2018, 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 - 85
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600  
Description: Contractor crews will make safety improvements throughout this stretch of I-5 in Lewis County.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Sept. 21: No scheduled traffic impacts.  
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


SR 6 - Chehalis River Adna Bridge - Replace Expansion Joints
Highway:
SR 6 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 46.59 - 46.67
Contact: Mike Brown, WSDOT, 360-880-3046
Description: Contractors working for WSDOT will replace the expansion joints along the bridge span and repave the surface of the bridge. 
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, Sept. 17 to the morning of Sunday, Sept. 23: Travelers on both directions of SR 6, between Twin Oaks Road and Bunker Creek Road will be alternated through a single-lane with flaggers, nightly, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., for bridge work.    
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.



MAINTENANCE: 

No scheduled traffic impacts.




Pacific County


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, 2017, 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.



US 101 - SR 6 Intersection Improvements and Drainage Work
Highway:
US 101/SR6 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts: US 101 - 58.48 | SR 6 - 0.0 - 0.12
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
Description: Contractor crews will install a roundabout at the US 101/SR 6 intersection, replace the failing drainage system between Heath and Duryea Street and add sidewalks to the west side of US 101.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Wednesday, July 25 until further notice: Travelers will use the newly configured roundabout, near the US 101 and SR 6, intersection, around-the-clock.  
  • Monday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Sept. 21: Travelers on both directions of US 101 will be flagged through a single lane intermittently, through the US 101/SR 6 intersection, around-the-clock, for roundabout construction and drainage work.   
  • NOTE: During construction, travelers passing through the work zone should anticipate delays of us to 20 minutes.
  • NOTE: Pedestrians will be detoured to the west side of the US 101 permanently.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


SR 4 Shoulder and US 101 Centerline Rumble Strips
Highway: US 101/SR 4 Region: Southwest County: Pacific/Wahkiakum Location: Mileposts: US 101 - 9.4 - 57.18 | SR 4 - 0.0 - 35.53
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
Description: Contractor crews will install new signs and repair sections of the pavement.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Sept. 21: Travelers on both directions of SR 4 between the US 101/SR 4 intersection and Greenwood Road will alternate through a single lane daily, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for rumble strip installation work.
  • Monday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Sept. 21: Travelers on both directions of US 101 between Chinook Valley Road and Port of Willapa Road, will alternate through a single lane daily, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for rumble strip installation work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.



MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


CONSTRUCTION:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:

SR 14 - Between Belle Center Road and Cape Horn Slide
Highway:
SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Skamania Location: Mileposts 25.54 - 25.56
Contact: Maddie Chambers, WSDOT, 360-759-1324
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will repair the debris fence near Cape Horn Slide. 
Work schedule:  

  • Monday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Sept. 21: Travelers on both directions of SR 14 a half-mile east of Cape Horn will alternate through a single lane daily, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for debris fence repair work. 

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Wahkiakum County

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 Monday, June 25 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.
  • Monday, Sept. 17 to the morning of Friday, Sept. 21: Both directions of SR 409/Puget Island Bridge will fully close overnight beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 until 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21.  
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: SR 409, Milepost 2.79-3.31, Both Directions; 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.
  • NOTE: No total bridge closures are permitted between 5 a.m. on Fridays through 9 p.m. on Sundays.
  • NOTE: To ensure travel access on and off the island, the Wahkiakum County Ferry will run during the bridge closure hours, free of charge.

SR 4 Shoulder and US 101 Centerline Rumble Strips
Highway: US 101/SR 4 Region: Southwest County: Pacific/Wahkiakum Location: Mileposts: US 101 9.4 - 57.18 | SR 4 - 0.0 - 35.53
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
Description: Contractor crews will install new signs and repair sections of the pavement.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Sept. 21: Travelers on both directions of SR 4 between the US 101/SR 4 intersection and Greenwood Road will alternate through a single-lane daily, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for rumble strip installation work.
  • Monday, Sept. 17 to Friday, Sept. 21: Travelers on both directions of US 101 between Chinook Valley Road and Port of Willapa Road, will alternate through a single-lane daily, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for rumble strip installation work.
  • 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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