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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

For the week of: Saturday, April 18, to Friday, April 24, 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 20 to Friday, April 24: 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.
  • Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 24: Drivers should expect nighttime, intermittent, single-lane closures, from I-5 to Battle Ground, daily, from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.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 20 to Friday, April 24: A single-lane will be closed approaching the rest area nightly for sewer line installation work, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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 20 to the morning of Friday, April 24: 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, April 24 to the morning of Saturday, April 25: Drivers should expect intermittent double-lane closures on south bound 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 20 to Friday, April 24: 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:

Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 24: The southbound Gee Creek Rest Area will be closed from 6 a.m. Monday, April 20 until 8 p.m. Friday, April 24. for facility cleaning and roadway paving.

Sunday, April 19 to Monday April 20: One lane of the northbound I-5 on-ramp to eastbound SR 14 will be closed from 10 p.m. Sunday April 19, to 5 a.m. Monday April 20 for light repair.

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CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts. 

 
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Klickitat County

CONSTRUCTION:

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

  • Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 24: 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:
Monday, April 20:
Both directions of SR 197 near The Dalles bridge will be alternated through a single-lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  for sign installation. 

Wednesday, April 22: Both directions of traffic will be alternated through a single-lane of US 97 between milepost 33 and 34, from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for guardrail repair work.

Thursday, April 23:  Both directions of SR 14 will be alternated through a single-lane near Old Hwy 8, east of Bingen, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for bridge work. 

Thursday, April 23: Traffic will be shifted into the passing-lane on northbound US 97 between milepost 5 and 6, from  6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for guardrail repair work.

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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 20 to Thursday, April 23: The Southbound, I-5, Harrison Avenue on-ramp will be closed nightly, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., for excavation, striping and paving work.
  • Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 24: Drivers should expect nighttime, single-lane closures on Mellen Street and Couplet Bridge area, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., for striping work.
  • Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 24: Drivers should expect daytime, single-lane closures around the Couplet Bridge area, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m, for curbing and striping work.
  • Monday, April 20 to Wednesday, April 24: One lane of the Southbound, I-5, Harrison Avenue off-ramp will be closed nightly, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., for excavation, grading and paving work.
  • Thursday April 23: One lane of the Southbound, I-5, Harrison Avenue off-ramp will be closed nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for excavation, grading and paving work.
  • Friday April 24: One lane of the Southbound, I-5, Harrison Avenue off-ramp will be closed nightly, 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 20 to Friday, April 24:  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:
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)

Traffic impacts:

  • Monday, April 6 to Friday, April 10: 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

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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