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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Last updated: 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

Please note:
Construction and maintenance activities are subject to weather-related adjustments. Get real-time traveler information by calling 5-1-1.


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 2017 Construction Map.                                                


 

Clark County


CONSTRUCTION:

I-205 - Mill Plain Interchange to NE 18th Street - Build Interchange Stage 2
Highway:
I-205 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 27.22 - 30.28
Contact: Brad Clark, WSDOT, 360-635-1604
Description: 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. 
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Work schedule: 

  • Thursday, Dec. 14 to the morning of Saturday, Dec. 16: Drivers on both directions of Northeast 18th Street will encounter intermittent single-lane closures nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for roadside maintenance work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.      


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, Dec. 18 to Friday, Dec. 22: Drivers on both directions of SR 501/Pioneer Street will be alternated through a single-lane with flaggers, daily, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for roundabout construction. Expect delays through this area.


MAINTENANCE:

SR 14 - Utility Work
Highway:
SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Milepost: 0.22 - 0.37
Contact: Mike Buskuhl, WSDOT, 360-624-4117
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will remove damaged luminaries within the median, and install replacement luminaries.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Dec. 17 to the morning of Monday, Dec. 18: The off-ramp from westbound SR 14 to northbound I-5 will close overnight, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., for lighting replacement work within the shoulders.  

I-5 Utility Work
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 0.30 - 0.48
Contact: Mike Buskuhl, WSDOT, 360-624-4117
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will remove damaged luminaries within the median and install replacement luminaries.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Dec. 17 to the morning of Monday, Dec. 18: The northbound I-5 off-ramps to SR 14 (Exit 1A) and City Center (Exit 1B) will be close overnight, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., for lighting replacement work within the shoulders.
  • NOTE: During the closures, travelers on northbound I-5 will need to find an alternate route.


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 Recreation Road.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Dec. 18 to Friday, Dec. 22: Drivers on both directions of State Route 503 near Speelyai Bay Road will alternate through a single-lane, with flaggers, daily, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for emergency slope stabilization work. Drivers should plan for delays.
  • NOTE: Outside of work hours, traffic will continue to alternate through a single-lane of SR 503, until the project is completed.
  • NOTE: The speed limit through the area is reduced to 25 mph.  
  • Drivers using Lewis River (Yale) Bridge,  note weight restrictions apply: Legal axle weights only. Trucks not to exceed 40,000 lbs., Tractor Trailer NTE 68,000 lbs., Truck Trailers NTE 72,000 lbs. Only one Truck allowed on bridge at a time.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

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 at milepost 17.0, will be shifted to a temporary single-lane by-pass route, controlled by an automated traffic signal, around-the-clock, during construction. 
  • NOTE: Users of the highway will need to watch for advanced signs notifying them of the single-lane detour ahead.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.




MAINTENANCE:

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:

  • Saturday, Dec. 16 to the morning of Sunday, Dec. 17: In preparation for demolition work, a single lane in both directions of I-5 will close beginning at 10 p.m.  All lanes will reopen by 8 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 17.
  • Beginning at 11:59 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16 to the morning of Sunday, Dec. 17: Both directions of I-5 will be routed to the off- and on-ramps at Chamber Way, and then back onto the highway, from 11:59 p.m. to 8 a.m., for bridge demolition work.


MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.



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 is closed 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:

US 101 - Maintenance
Highway:
US 101 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts: 2.80 - 3.0 
Contact: Fred Griss, WSDOT, 360-942-8562
Description: Tree removal and gutter cleaning within the median. 
Work description: 

  • Wednesday, Dec. 20: Travelers on both directions of US 101, between Fort Columbia Tunnel 003 and Fort Columbia State Park, will alternated through a single-lane, with flaggers and pilot car, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for roadside maintenance and tree removal.   


CONSTRUCTION:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.  


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CONSTRUCTION:

Wahkiakum County Ferry - Puget Island, WA
360-795-3301

  • The ferry is operated by Wahkiakum County Public Works. For information about sailings between Puget Island, WA and Westport, Ore., please visit their webpage.

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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