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Construction Update & Travel Advisory (with revision history)


For the week of: Saturday, Sept. 10 - Friday, Sept. 16, 2011

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 | * Yakima


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: 

I-5 – SR 501 Ridgefield Interchange (milepost 13.39-14.6)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday,  Sept. 12 – Friday,  Sept. 16: No scheduled traffic impacts.

Project Engineer: Chris Tams , Phone: (866) 279-0730
For more information, visit the project Web page .   


Salmon Creek Interchange Project (I-205, mileposts 36.07 to 36.83 and I-5 mileposts 7.35 to 9.51)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: Nighttime single lane closures on both directions of I-5 and I-205.
  • Daytime shoulder closures on both directions of I-5 and I-205.

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


SR 14, Camas-Washougal Widening and Interchange (mileposts 11.93 to 15.54)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday,  Sept. 12 – Friday,  Sept. 16: Daytime intermittent shoulder closures with flaggers between Union and Second Street. South Union Street will be closed for construction activities. Local detour will be in place.

Project Engineer: Chris Tams , Phone: (866) 279-0730
For more information, visit the project Web page .


SR 500, St. Johns Blvd. Interchange (mileposts 0.42 to 1.55)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 6 – Friday,  Sept. 9: Daytime single lane closures on St. James Road from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Daytime shoulder closures on both directions of SR 500.  

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


SR 500, SE 3rd. Ave. to SE 7th Ave. - Paving (mileposts 19.52 to 20.26)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 - Friday, Sept. 16: Daytime intermittent single lane closures with flaggers.

Project Engineer: Chris Tams , Phone: (866) 279-0730
Project Information: This project paves and resurfaces a heavily traveled portion of SR 500 in Clark County. For more information, please contact the project office. 


SR 503, Fourth Plain Blvd. / SR 500 Intersection Improvements (mileposts 0.0 to 0.2)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 - Friday, Sept. 16: Nighttime single lane closures on southbound SR 503.

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


Vancouver Rail – Rail Bypass and W. 39th Street Bridge
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday,  Sept. 12 – Friday,  Sept. 16: Daytime intermittent flagging on 39th Street.  

Project Engineer: Joanna Lowrey , Phone: (866) 279-0730
WSDOT State Rail and Marine Office: Kevin Jeffers, Phone: (360) 705-7982
For more information, visit the project Web page .



MAINTENANCE:

I-5, Both directions between the Interstate Bridge and NE 39th Street (mileposts 0.0 to 2.0)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: Daytime shoulder closures on both directions of I-5 for survey work.

SR 500, Both directions at the 4th Plain intersection (milepost 5.9)
Sunday, Sept. 11: Nighttime FULL closure of SR 500 at the 4th Plain intersection. Local detour will be in place.

SR 500, Both directions Padden Parkway and Lacamas Creek (mileposts 8.0 to 13.0)
Tuesday, Sept. 13 – Thursday, Sept. 15:
Daytime single lane closures for asphalt repair. 
 
  
    

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COWLITZ COUNTY

CONSTRUCTION:  

I-5, Lewis River Bridge to Todd Road – Paving / Safety (I-5 mileposts 18.37 to 26.47, SR 503 mileposts 54.24 to 54.38)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Sunday, Sept. 11 - Friday, Sept. 16: Nighttime double lane closures on both directions of I-5. Alternating short term ramp closures at exits 21 and 22.  
  • Monday, Sept. 12 - Friday, Sept. 16: Daytime single lane and shoulder closures on both directions of I-5. Nighttime single lane closures on Atlantic Avenue, Pacific Avenue and Lewis River Road in downtown Woodland. 

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


I-5, SR 432 Talley Way Interchange (mileposts 35.82-37.48)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 - Friday, Sept. 16:  Single lane and shoulder closures on both directions of I-5, SR 432 and Talley Way.
  • Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, the ramp from westbound SR 432 to Talley Way will be closed for six weeks. Local detour will be in place.
  • NOTE: The I-5 northbound off-ramp to westbound SR 432 will be reduced to one lane for the remainder of the project.
  • NOTE: Traffic has been shifted to detour ramps for the remainder of construction.

Project Engineer: Denys Tak , Phone: (360) 442-1341
For more information, or visit the project Web page


SR 4, West Longview Sewer Division Project (milepost 56.49)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 - Friday, Sept. 16:  Daytime single lane traffic with flaggers from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Project Engineer: Denys Tak , Phone: (360) 442-1341
This project constructs a new sewer line across Ocean Beach Highway at NE 48th Ave. For more information, please contact the project office.


SR 411, Castle Rock Riverfront Trail Extension (milepost 12.74 ) – City of Castle Rock
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: No scheduled traffic impacts.

Project Contact: Dave Vorse , Phone: (360) 274-7478


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

  • Monday, Sept.  – Friday, Sept. 16: Daytime lane shifts and nighttime single lane traffic. Expect up to 10 minute delays.

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


MAINTENANCE:

SR 4, Both directions at NE 48th Ave. (milepost 56.5)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: City of Longview will perform daytime single lane closures for underground utility work.

SR 4, Southbound at the intersection of SR 4 and SR 411 (milepost 61.4)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16:
City of Kelso will perform daytime single lane closures for utility work.

SR 411, Northbound near Hazel Dell Road, (mileposts 6.6 to 6.8)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16:
Qwest will perform daytime single lane closures for overhead utility work.

SR 503, Both directions between Speelyai Creek and Woodland Park Road (mileposts 31.3 to 38.8)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16:
Cowlitz County PUD will perform daytime single lane and shoulder closures for roadside maintenance.

SR 503, Both directions between Speelyai Creek and McCracken Road (mileposts 31.3 to 52.0)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16:
Cowlitz County PUD will perform daytime single lane and shoulder closures for roadside maintenance.

SR 504, Both directions between Lone Maple Drive and S. Silver Lake Road, (mileposts 1.3 to 3.5)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16:
Century Link will perform daytime single lane and shoulder closures for utility work.

SR 504, Both directions between N. Fork Toutle River and Johnston Ridge Observatory (mileposts 21.0 to 52.0)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16:
Cowlitz County PUD will perform daytime shoulder closures for roadside maintenance.


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KLICKITAT COUNTY

CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 142, Little Klickitat River to US 97 - Paving (mileposts 33.54 to 35.29)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: Daytime single lane closures on SR 142. Intermittent closures of cross-street intersections.  

Project Engineer: Joanna Lowrey , Phone: (866) 279-0730
For more information, visit the project Web page.


MAINTENANCE:

SR 141, Both directions between Powerhouse Road and Northwestern Lake Road (mileposts 5.8 to 6.6)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16:
City of White Salmon will perform daytime single lane closures for utility work.

SR 142, Both directions between Lyle and Little Klickitat River (mileposts 0.5 to 19.0)
Thursday, Sept. 15:
Daytime single lane traffic with flaggers for asphalt repair.

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LEWIS COUNTY

CONSTRUCTION: 

I-5, Blakeslee Junction to Grand Mound (mileposts 83.5-88.0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: Daytime shoulder closures on both directions of I-5. Nighttime single lane traffic on both directions of I-5.  

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


US 12, Davis Lake Road to Surrey Creek - Paving (mileposts 102.14 to 118.76)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: Single lane traffic with flaggers during daylight hours.

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412
Project Information: This project paves and resurfaces 16.6 miles of US 12 in Lewis County. For more information, please contact the project office. 


US 12, White Pass Slope Stabilization (mileposts 142.0 to 147.0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: Single lane traffic with flaggers during daylight hours. Expect up to 45 minute delays. 

Project Engineer: Bill Preston , Phone: (509) 577-1810
For more information, visit the project Web page


US 12, Gulch Bridge to Tieton Road vicinity – Paving (mileposts 142.0 to 159.0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: Single lane closures with flaggers and pilot car during daylight hours. Expect delays up to 30 minutes.

Project Engineer: Bill Preston , Phone: (509) 577-1810
This project paves and resurfaces 17 miles of US 12 in Lewis County. For more information, please contact the project office.


SR 122 and SR 7 Pavement Resurfacing (SR 122; mileposts 0.0-7.8, and SR 7; mileposts 0.0 to 16.8)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: Daytime intermittent single lane and shoulder closures on SR 122 and SR 7.  

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412
Project Information: This project paves and resurfaces SR 122 and SR 7 in Lewis County. For more information, please contact the project office.


SR 508, Both directions at the South Fork Newaukum River Bridge (milepost 13.65) – Weight Restrictions
Traffic Impacts:

• Single vehicles restricted to 18 tons.
• Tractor-semi trailers restricted to 29 tons.
• Truck-trailers restricted to 36 tons. 

A damaged support beam requires weight restrictions on this bridge to maintain the serviceability of the bridge. Advanced warning signs are posted near the bridge at Gish Road (milepost 4.7), Justus Road (milepost 25.43), and August Road (milepost 15.47).


MAINTENANCE:

US 12, Both directions between Blakely Road and Tahoma Street W (mileposts 130.0 to 131.0)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16:
Lewis County PUD will perform daytime intermittent shoulder closures for overhead utility work.

US 12, Eastbound between Timberline Drive and Clear Fork River (mileposts 135.2 and 138.5)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: Lewis County PUD will perform daytime single lane closures for underground utility work.

SR 123, Both directions between US 12 and Park Service Road (mileposts 0.0 to 3.5)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16:
Lewis County PUD will perform daytime single lane closures for underground utility work.  
 
    

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PACIFIC COUNTY

CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 105, Norris Slough Culvert Replacement Project (milepost 16.45-16.70)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 - Friday, Sept. 16: Traffic has been reduced to a single lane and shifted to a temporary bridge. Traffic will be controlled with an automated signal 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412
Project information: This project will replace a failing culvert on the Norris Slough with a new bridge on SR 105, and improve guardrail, pavement, and landscaping along SR 105.




MAINTENANCE:

SR 4, Both directions between US 101 and Youth Camp Lane (mileposts 0.0 to 4.7)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: Pacific PUD will perform daytime single lane and shoulder closures for overhead utility work.

SR 105, Both directions between Lombard Street and Park Street (mileposts 0.6 to 1.0)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16:
Pacific County PUD will perform daytime single lane and shoulder closures for underground utility work. 
   
  

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SKAMANIA COUNTY

CONSTRUCTION:

SR 14, Cape Horn Bridge to Cape Horn Road – Safety Improvements (mileposts 25.82 to 26.13)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: No scheduled traffic impacts. 

Project Engineer: Chris Tams , Phone: (866) 279-0730  
For more information, visit the project Web page .


MAINTENANCE:

SR 14, Both directions between Franz Road and Duncan Creek (mileposts 32.0 to 32.7)
Wednesday, Sept. 14: Daytime single lane traffic with flaggers for asphalt repair.

SR 14, Both directions at Skamania Landing Road (milepost 34.1)
Monday, Sept. 12:
Daytime single lane traffic with flaggers and pilot car for asphalt repair.

SR 14, Both directions between First Street and Cook-Underwood Road (mileposts 45.0 to 54.7)
Monday, Sept. 12: Daytime single lane closures with flaggers and pilot car for asphalt repair.

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WAHKIAKUM COUNTY

CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts. 


  MAINTENANCE:

SR 4, Both directions at Grays River Street (milepost 17.0)
Monday, Sept. 12: Daytime single lane traffic with flaggers for asphalt repair.

SR 4, Both directions near Grays River Street (mileposts 13.0 to 17.0)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16:
NoaNet will perform daytime intermittent single lane and shoulder closures for underground utility work.

SR 4, Both directions between Loop Road and Fossil Creek Road (mileposts 20.0 to 22.0)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16:
NoaNet will perform daytime intermittent single lane and shoulder closures for underground utility work.

SR 4, Both directions between Skamokawa Valley Road and the Wahkiakum County Line (mileposts 29.0 to 47.0)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16:
Wahkiakum West Telephone will perform daytime intermittent single lane and shoulder closures for underground utility work.

SR 4, Both directions between Fossil Creek Road Bjornsgard Road (mileposts 22.0 to 25.0)
Tuesday, Sept. 13 – Wednesday, Sept. 14:
Daytime single lane traffic with flaggers for asphalt repair.

SR 4, Both directions between Skamokawa Valley Road and Mill Creek Road, (mileposts 29.0 to 47.0)
Monday, Sept. 12 – Friday, Sept. 16: Wahkiakum PUD will perform daytime single lane and shoulder closures for roadside maintenance. 
 
 
 

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YAKIMA COUNTY


* A small portion of Yakima County along US 12 to Rimrock. For information about state transportation projects in the rest of Yakima County, please visit WSDOT's South Central Region's Web




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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