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US 101/SR 103 Fort Columbia - Long Beach Paving - Complete August 2009

Project Status - Complete
US 101 SR 103 Ft. Columbia to Long Beach
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New pavement on SR 103
This project resurfaced nearly 10 miles of highway on SR 103 and brought ADA facilities up to current federal standards.
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The pavement on these sections of US 101 and SR 103 deteriorated due to age and normal wear. The completed paving US 101 and chip sealing SR 103 protects the existing pavement from further damage, rejuvenates the road surface, and extends the life of the roadway. Nearly 10 miles of highway on SR 103 received a new surface and the project brought ADA facilities along SR 103 in Long Beach up to current federal standards. Additionally, a portion of US 101 near Chinook was paved.

Chip sealing repairs roadway damage and extends the life of the roadway. This treatment improves safety for drivers by creating a highly skid-resistant surface and reducing glare. To learn more about the chip-seal process, visit

In February 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. WSDOT stood ready to translate the federal recovery funding into job creation and highway improvements, including this roadway preservation project.

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
Reinforced skid-resistance and glare reduction helps increase motorist safety on this stretch of corridor. Additionally, drivability is enhanced due to a smoother road surface.
Leaf Glyph Protects Environment
The new surface reduces the effects of aging on the pavement, requires less repair work, and reduces maintenance costs.

Partnerships & Cooperation
Your thoughts and opinions are important to us. WSDOT provided updates on the project’s progress using public meetings or open houses, project mailings, this Web page and the local media.

For the latest public involvement meetings in Southwest Washington, visit the Southwest Region's Public Involvement page.


Pre-existing funds: $1.86 million
2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA): $390,000

Contact Us
WSDOT Kelso Area Engineering Office
2400 Talley Way
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: 360-442-1341, or toll free 1-800-545-1393


WSDOT Southwest Region
PO Box 1709
Vancouver, WA 98668-1709
Phone: 360-905-2058

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