- This project is functionally complete. Crews are wrapping up punch list items with no impact to traffic.
- This project was awarded to Granite Construction Company on June 27, with a winning bid of $4.25 million.
This project replaced deteriorating pavement and broken concrete panels on both directions of I-5 between the East Fork Lewis River Bridge (milepost 18.37) and the vicinity of Todd Road (milepost 26.47).
Crews resurfaced the mainline interstate, as well as interchange ramps and several local roads. Crews also upgraded safety features along I-5 such as guardrail, signs and luminaries, and built new sidewalks beneath the I-5 overpasses in Woodland.
Why is WSDOT
paving this portion of the highway?
This section of I-5 deteriorated due to age and normal wear.
Replacing broken concrete panels and resurfacing the interstate extends the life of the roadway and provides a smoother and safer ride for motorists.
The project also strengthens and preserves the road surface, allowing I-5 to continue handling heavy commuter and freight traffic.
The End Result
Drivers will have a safer, smoother driving surface on both directions of I-5 through northern Clark County and southern Cowlitz County.
- Safety: Motorist safety and drivability are enhanced by a smoother road surface.
- Preservation: The new surface extends the life of the roadway, requires less repair work and reduces maintenance costs.
What is the project timeline?
- April 2011: Project advertised to contractors.
- Summer 2011: Construction anticipated to begin.
- Fall 2012: Construction functionally complete.
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
- Total estimated project cost: $6.04 million
How can I get more information?
Area Engineer Lori Figone
WSDOT Kelso Area Engineering Office
2400 Talley Way
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: 360-442-1341, or toll free 1-800-545-1393
PO Box 1709
Vancouver, WA 98668-1709
or access our project feedback form.
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