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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

For the week of: Saturday, May 23, to Friday, May 29, 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.


Please Note: Starting Friday, May 22, at noon, no work will be completed over the weekend, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.


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:

  • Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29: Drivers should expect daytime intermittent single-lane closures between I-5 to Battle Ground, daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.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:

  • Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29: A single-lane will be closed approaching the rest area from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for sewer line installation work.

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:

  • Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29: No scheduled traffic impacts. 
  • 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:

  • Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29: Drivers should expect daytime single-lane closures on both directions of SR 500 between Northeast 23rd Avenue and Northeast 35th Avenue for 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:
No scheduled traffic impacts.

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CONSTRUCTION:

SR 432 - Tennant Way - City of Longview Beautification Project (mileposts 7.0 to 10.50)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29: Drivers along SR 432 and Tennant Way can expect the right-lane and shoulder closures, between 7th Avenue and 11th Avenue, for roadside improvements and construction.

The work on this project is being done by The City of Longview. For more information, please contact them at the following link: http://http://ci.longview.wa.us/index.aspx?recordid=672&page=33


MAINTENANCE:

SR 504, Westbound, between milepost 19 and North Fork Toutle River (mileposts 19.73 to 21.08)
Tuesday, May 26 to Thursday, May 28:
A single-lane of westbound SR 504 may be closed between milepost 19 and the entrance to the North Fork Toutle River from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for utility work, roadside maintenance and tree trimming. 


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Klickitat County

CONSTRUCTION:

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

  • Tuesday, May 26 to the morning of Friday, May 29: Both directions of US 97 will alternate through a single-lane from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for painting.

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


MAINTENANCE:

SR 14, Both between Dock Grade Road South and Courtney Road (milepost 65.0 to 67.0)
Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29:
Drivers should expect a single-lane of traffic, on both directions of SR 14 to be closed between Dock Grade Road South and Courtney Road, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., for water line installation.

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Lewis County

CONSTRUCTION:

I-5, Mellen Street to Blakeslee Junction - Stage 2 (mileposts 79.81 to 84.15)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Tuesday, May 26 to the morning of Wednesday, May 27: A single lane of the southbound I-5 off-ramp to Harrison Avenue will close from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for grading work.
  • Thursday, May 28 to the morning of Friday, May 29: A single-lane on both directions of I-5 will be closed between Chamber Way to Mellen Street, nightly from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. for grinding and paving work.
  • Friday, May 29 to the morning of Saturday, May 30: A single-lane on both directions of I-5 will be closed between Chamber Way to Mellen Street, nightly from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. for grinding and paving work. 
  • Tuesday, May 26 to the morning of Thursday, May 28: A single-lane of the southbound I-5 off-ramp to Harrison Avenue will be closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for grading work.
  • Wednesday, May 27 to the morning of Friday, May 29: A single-lane of the Northbound I-5 off-ramp to Mellen Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for 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:

  • Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29:  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:

US 12, Both directions, between Lewis Road (milepost 132.0)
Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29: 
Both directions of traffic may be alternated through a single-lane on US 12, near Lewis Road from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., for utility pole replacement. 

US 12, Both directions, between Clear Fork River and the end of the county line (mileposts 138.01 to 138.09)
Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29: 
Both directions of traffic may be alternated through a single-lane of US 12 between Clear Fork River and the county line, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., for replacement of conduit hangers on the bridge.

US 12, Both directions, between Purcell Road and Clear Fork River (mileposts 137.16 to 137.19)
Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29: 
Both directions of traffic may be alternated through a single-lane US 12, between Purcell Road and Clear Fork River, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for replacement of conduit hangers on the bridge.  

SR 122, Both directions, between Hunting Road and Silver Creek Road (mileposts 1.60 to 1.80)
Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29: 
Both directions of traffic may be alternated through a single-lane of SR 122, between Hunting Road and Silver Creek Road, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., for roadside maintenance and tree trimming and utility work.  

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Pacific County

CONSTRUCTION:

SR 4 - 3.1 Miles East of US 101 - Culvert Rehabilitation (milepost 3.1)
Traffic impacts:

  • NOTE: 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:

SR 103, Northbound, at 13th Street North (milepost 2.0)
Tuesday, May 26:
Both directions of traffic may be alternated through a single-lane of 13th Street North, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for excavation work along the dike. Drivers should watch for flaggers.  

US 101, Both directions, Teal Slough and Mill Ranch Road(mileposts 26.0 to 27.0)
Wednesday, May 27:
Both directions of traffic may be alternated through a single-lane of US 101, between Teal Slough and Mill Ranch Road, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for bridge inspection along the Naselle River Bridge. Drivers should watch for flaggers.  

SR 4, Westbound, at Brooks Slough Road (milepost 30.0)
Wednesday, May 27 to Thursday, May 28: Both directions of traffic may be alternated through a single-lane of Brooks Slough Road, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for roadside maintenance and mowing. Drivers should watch for flaggers.


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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

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    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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