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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory


For the week of: Saturday, Oct. 25, to Friday, Oct. 31, 2014  

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 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, Oct. 27 to Friday, Oct. 31: No scheduled traffic impacts.  


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, Oct. 27 to Sunday, Nov. 2: A single-lane in both directions of I-5 at the North Fork Lewis River Bridge will be closed around-the-clock for painting work. 
  • 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, Oct. 20 to Friday, Oct. 24: No scheduled traffic impacts. 

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, Oct. 27 to Friday, Oct. 31:  Drivers should expect daytime narrow-lanes with temporary striping and barriers at the entrance of the Gee Creek Rest Area for sewer line installation.

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: 

  • Friday, Oct. 24 to the morning of Friday, Oct. 31: Drivers should be prepared for occasional, nighttime, intermittent lane and ramp closures on both directions of I-5 between NE 99th and NE 39th Street for paving and striping work nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.


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



I-5, Southbound, Gee Creek Rest Area Facility Improvements (milepost 12.0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • The southbound I-5 Gee Creek Rest Area is closed from Sept. 8 until Thanksgiving for facility improvements.   

Project Manager: Bob Kofstad , Phone: 360-905-2130
This project demolishes the current rest area structure, constructing two new restroom buildings, which will expand the number of bathroom facilities from eight to 14. Work is scheduled to be completed by late November 2014.   


 I-205 - Mill Plain Interchange to 18th Street Improvements: (I-205 mileposts 27.22 to 30.28)
Traffic Impacts: 

  • No travel impacts to report at this time

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.  


  
MAINTENANCE:

Structure Moving - SR 500, Both directions, between Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast Ward Road (mileposts 10.13 to 9.28)
Sunday, Oct. 25:
Emmert International will be moving a large structure, starting Sunday, Oct. 25, from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. A DOT representatives will be on the scene, and Emmert International will be providing their own traffic control with flaggers and a pilot car.


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CONSTRUCTION:


SR 411, Slope Repair Vicinity of Hazel Dell Road (mileposts 6.0 to 6.30)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Oct. 27 to Friday, Oct. 31: Drivers should be prepared for daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers, on both directions of SR 411 near Hazel Dell Road, for slope repair work. From 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., daily.

Project Engineer: Chris Andrews, Phone: (360) 577-3030 ext 6527
This project is conducted by Cowlitz County, is repairing a slope failure in the vicinity of the Hazel Dell Road intersection. For more information, contact Cowlitz County Public Works at (360) 577-3030 


 SR 4 - Sewer Replacement - City of Longview Project (mileposts 60.3 to 60.8)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts. 

Project Engineer: Tom Gorman, 360-749-5676
This project is replacing and improving the cities sewer system. For more information, contact the project office.


  
MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


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Klickitat County

CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 141, White Salmon River Bridge Painting (mileposts 8.70 to 8.72)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Until late October: Drivers should prepare for possible delays while traffic is alternated through a single-lane across the bridge while crews are painting.

Project Engineer: Jeff Katzer Phone: (866) 279-0730
For more information, contact the project office.  


 

CONSTRUCTION:

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

  • Saturday, Oct. 25 to Friday, Oct. 31: Drivers should prepare for possible nighttime delays while traffic is alternated through a single-lane across the bridge, as crews will be painting the structure.

Project Engineer:  Jeff Katzer  Phone: (866) 279-0730
For more information, contact the project office.



MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.

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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, Oct. 27 to Friday, Oct. 31: Drivers should expect possible nighttime delays with single-lane and shoulder closures, on both directions of I-5 through Centralia, for striping work. Monday through Wednesday, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Friday, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: Starting Friday, Aug. 15, the speed limit on I-5 has returned to 60 mph. Drivers should follow signed detours on Mellen Street, east of I-5 between Ellsbury Street South and Marsh Avenue.

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, Oct. 27 to Saturday, Nov. 1:  Drivers should expect intermittent, daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers, from 7 a.m. Monday to 5:30 p.m. Saturday while crews work on the bridge replacement.
  • 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
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 507, Yew Street Intersection Improvements (mileposts 0.22 to 0.32)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.  

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412
This project is installing traffic signals at the intersection on SR 507, between
Mellen Street and Yew Street. The project also improves the turning radius in
each lane, as well as building an ADA compliant pedestrian sidewalk and
ramps, and adding a westbound left turn lane.



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:

  • Monday, Oct, 27 to Friday, Oct. 31: Drivers should expect daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers for utility work, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers can expect delays of up to 20 minutes.     

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:   

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.       
  • NOTE: The speed limit on SR 6 is 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:

  • Monday, Oct. 27 to Friday, Oct. 31: Drivers should expect daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers for vegetation management from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  
  • 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:
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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