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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory


For the week of: Saturday, July 26, to Friday, Aug. 1, 2014  

The following Washington State Department of Transportation construction and maintenance projects are expected to have some travel impacts within Southwest Washington. Motorists 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 Region Map by 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:

Salmon Creek Interchange Project (I-205, mileposts 36.07 to 37.16 and I-5 mileposts 6.95 to 9.51)
Traffic Impacts:  

  • Monday, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1: Daytime, alternating, single-lane closures, northbound on I-205.
  • Wednesday, July 30 to Thursday, July 31: Daytime, single-lane closures on both directions of NE 134th Street.
  • Sunday, July 27 to Thursday, July 31: Nighttime, alternating single-lane closures on both directions of I-205 and I-5. Monday, July 28, off-ramp closure, southbound on I-205 to the NE 134th Street on-ramp.
  • Wednesday, July 30: Daytime, and nighttime, double-lane closures, on I-5 northbound, near NE 134th Street.   
  • Thursday, July 31: Nighttime, rolling slow downs, starting at Padden Parkway and continuing throughout the project zone, from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m.


Project Engineer: Leon Winger , (360) 905-1500
For more information, visit the project Web page .



I-5, N. Fork Lewis River Bridge - Painting (mileposts 19.83 to 20.08)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 28 to Saturday, Aug. 2: Daytime and nighttime, single-lane closures on both directions of I-5. 
  • NOTE: The posted speed limit will be reduced to 60 mph, both directions, throughout the construction zone. Workers will be present and working beyond the shoulder during daylight hours, 7 days a week.

Project Engineer: Lori Figone , Phone: (360) 442-1341
This project repaints the N. Fork Lewis River Bridge over I-5 in Clark and Cowlitz counties. For more information, please contact the project office.


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

  • Monday, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1: Multiple, daytime, and nighttime, intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers, throughout the 6 mile length of the project limits, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, and 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., nightly.
  • Friday, July 25 to Thursday, July 31: Multiple, nighttime, intermittent single-lane closures with flaggers, on NE 29th Avenue through NE 219th Street. from 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 25 to 6 a.m. Thursday, July 31.
  • Friday, Aug. 1 to Monday, Aug. 4: Full weekend closures of NE 50th Avenue and NE 219th Street from 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 to 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4.

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, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1: Daytime narrow lanes with temporary striping and barriers at the entrance of the Gee Creek Rest Area for sewer line installation.
  • Monday, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1: Nighttime, full-lane closure of the left, southbound lane on I-5, between mileposts 13.74 to 12.88, from 7 p.m. Monday, July 28 to 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1.
  • Friday, Aug. 1 to Monday, Aug. 4: Nighttime, full-lane closure of the left, southbound lane on I-5, between mileposts 13.74 to 12.88, Friday, from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 9 am., Sunday, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • NOTE: There will be intermittent shoulder closures on both directions of I-5 between mileposts 11.47 and 13.82 from Friday, July 11 to Friday, August 15.

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-5 Paving, both directions, between Northeast 39th Street and 99th Street (mileposts 2.47 to 4.93)
Traffic Impacts: 

  • Monday, July 28 to Thursday, July 31: Daytime, left and right shoulder closures, on both directions of I-5, from Northeast 39th Street to 99th Street.  
  • Thursday, July 31: Nighttime, ramp closures, southbound Main Street on-ramp to the southbound Northeast 39th Street off-ramp, and northbound Northeast 39th Street on-ramp to Main Street off-ramp.  


Project Engineer: Leon Winger , (360) 905-1500
This project paves I-5 between Northeast 39th Street to 99th Street.


 
MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts. 

  
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CONSTRUCTION:

SR 411, City of Kelso - West Main Street Realignment (mileposts 1.50 to 1.75)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1: Nighttime, single-lane closures with flaggers from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for stripping.
  • NOTE: Access on SR 411 between Washington and Grant is now open to through-traffic. The intersection of SR 411 and Main Street/Allen Street is controlled by a four-way stop.   

Project Contact:  Mike Kardas , Phone: (360) 577-3376 
                            Lynn Rust , Phone: (360) 905-2215
This project, conducted by the City of Kelso, realigns West Main Street over to Catlin Street to create a better traffic flow at the intersection of Washington Way, SR 4 and Catlin Street. This project includes utility work and the reconstruction of SR 411 between Washington Street and Grant Street. For more information, please contact the project office.


 
SR 411 - Huntington Avenue North Sidewalk Improvements (mileposts 12.46 to 12.7)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1:  No scheduled traffic impacts.

Project Contact: Yvonne Pawtowski, Phone: (206) 284-0860
This project is administered by the City of Castle Rock. Please contact the project office for more information.


SR 433, Lewis and Clark Bridge Painter, Phase 3 (milepost 0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1: Daytime, lane shifts on both directions of SR 433, and right shoulder closures, with traffic control for utilities work. There will be wide-load restrictions in place.   

Project Engineer: Lori Figone , Phone: (360) 442-1341
For more information, visit the project Web page


 SR 4, Elochoman River Vic. Culvert Replacement (mileposts 33.89 to 34.14)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1: Daytime, single-lane and shoulder closures.  


Project Engineer: Lori Figone , Phone: (360) 442-1341



SR 4, Ocean Beach Highway Sanitary Sewer Replacement (mileposts 60.3 to 60.8)

  • Wednesday, July 30 to Thursday, July 31: Daytime, and nighttime, single-lane closures, westbound on Ocean Beach Highway, between Washington Way and 9th Avenue, from 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 to 8 a.m. Thursday, July 31.
  • Thursday, July 31 to Friday, Aug. 1: Daytime and nighttime, westbound lanes on Ocean Beach Highway are tapered to a single-lane and shifted to the center turn lane between 8th Avenue and 15th Avenue, from 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31 to 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1.
  • Sunday, Aug. 3 to Friday, Aug. 8: Daytime, and nighttime, single-lane closures, westbound on Ocean Beach Highway, between Washington Way and 9th Avenue, from 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug, 3 to 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8.
  • NOTE: Drivers should follow detour signs on Washington Way to 9th Avenue.

Project Engineer: Tom Gorman, Phone: (360) 749-5676
This project, conducted by the City of Longview, replaces an old sewer line underneath SR 4 between 15th Avenue and Catlin Street in Longview and Kelso. For more information, contact the project office. 


 
MAINTENANCE:


SR 411, both directions, between Waters Road and Delameter Road (mileposts 9.35 to 11.39)
Monday, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1:
Daytime, single-lane and shoulder closures for roadside maintenance.


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Klickitat County

CONSTRUCTION:

SR 14, US 197, SR 141 Klickitat County Chip Seal (SR 14 mileposts 67.10 to 102.32, SR 14 Spur mileposts 100.66 to 101.05, US 197 mileposts 0.63 to 3.18, SR 141 mileposts 0.0 to 29.30 and SR 141 Spur mileposts 6.85 to 4.69)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1: Daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car, on SR 14, SR 141 and on the SR 141 Spur.
  • Tuesday, July 29 to Thursday, July 31: Nighttime, single-lane closures with flaggers in the vicinity of the SR 14 and US 97 intersection. SR 14 milepost 100.75 to 101.50 from 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 to 6 a.m. Thursday, July 31.  

Project Engineer: Chris Tams (866) 279-0730
This is a roadway preservation project. This helps to extends the usable life of the underlying roadway, which extends the pavement life, provides a smoother ride, improves drainage and reduces maintenance.
For more information, contact the project office.


CONSTRUCTION:

US 97 / SR 14 Maryhill Interchange couplet (US 97 milepost 2.23 and SR 14  mileposts 100.5 to 102.0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 28 to Thursday, July 31: Daytime, single-lane closures, with flaggers.

Project Engineer: Chris Tams (866) 279-0730
This project will add a right-turn lane from the westbound approach on SR 14 to northbound US 97. For more information, contact the project office.


 
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SR 142, Both directions, between Fisher Hill Road and Horseshoe Bend Road (mileposts 3.0 to 15.0)
Monday, July 28 to Thursday, July 31:
Daytime, single-lane and shoulder closures with flagger for roadside and ditch maintenance.  

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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, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1: Daytime and nighttime, intermittent, single-lane and shoulder closures on both directions of I-5. Nighttime closures and flaggers on Mellen Street, from 7p.m. to 7 a.m. Drivers should follow signed detours between Ellsbury Street South and Marsh Avenue.
  • Thursday, July 31 to Friday, Aug. 1: Nighttime, northbound on-ramp on I-5 at milepost 77 will be closed, and single-lane closure on I-5 southbound at milepost 76.5, from 12 a.m. to Thursday, July 31, to 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1.
  • NOTE: The Mellen Street Park and Ride will be closed from Monday, July 28 through Friday, August, 1. The speed limit on I-5 is reduced to 50 mph from Skookumchuck Bridge to the North of Blakeslee Junction.

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, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1: Around-the-clock, single-lane closures with flaggers for earthwork on HWY 6 and McCormick Road.  
  • NOTE: The posted speed limit is 25mph 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
Traffic Impacts:

  • SR 508 is restricted to vehicles weighing less than seven tons. Trucks and large passenger vehicles should follow posted detour signs: Eastbound drivers, take Leonard Road to US 12. Westbound drivers, take Cinebar Road to Silver Creek Road/SR 122 to US 12.

SR 508 to SR 7 - Paving and Sealing Road improvements (mileposts 0.20 to 32.84)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1: Daytime, single-lane closures with pilot car for paving and sealing along SR 508, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Project Engineer: Lori Figone, phone: 360-442-1341
This is a roadway preservation project. This helps to extends the usable life of the underlying roadway, which extends the pavement life, provides a smoother ride, improves drainage and reduces maintenance.
For more information, contact the project office.



SR 507, Yew Street Intersection Improvements (mileposts 0.22 to 0.32)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Thursday, July 31 to Friday, Aug. 1: Daytime shoulder closures on SR 507 and Yew Street.

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412



MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts. 
 

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Pacific County

CONSTRUCTION: 

US 101 - Middle Nemah River Bridge Replacement (mileposts 33.04 to 33.99)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.   

Project Engineer: Lori Figone , Phone: (360) 442-1341  
For more information, visit the project Web page


SR 6, Willapa River Bridge - Bridge Replacement (mileposts 6.86 to 7.26)
Traffic Impacts:  

  • Monday, July 28 to Thursday, July 31: No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: Starting Thursday, July 3, the speed limit on SR 6 will return to 55 mph.

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412
For more information, visit the project Web page .


SR 105, Smith Creek and North River - Bridge Replacements (mileposts 6.25 to 13.65)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Sunday, July 27 to Saturday, Aug. 2: Daytime, intermittent, single-lane and shoulder closures with flagger.  
  • NOTE: The speed limit is 55 mph throughout the project area. 

Project Engineer:  Lori Figone , Phone: (360) 442-1341
For more information, visit the project Web page .



MAINTENANCE:


SR 401, Both directions, between Megler Ferry Landing and Mile Post Marker 3.00 (mileposts 1.70 to 3.21)
Monday, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1: Daytime, single-lane and shoulder closures for roadside maintenance.



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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:


SR 4, Both directions, between River View East and County Line Park (mileposts 38.0 to 45.5)
Monday, July 28 to Friday, Aug. 1:
Daytime, single-lane and shoulder closures for roadside maintenance and tree trimming around power lines.


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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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