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SR 508 - Bear Canyon Emergency Repairs - Complete July 2007

An emergency project to repair SR 508 at Bear Canyon began in spring 2007. Record rainfall in early November 2006 saturated the slope around the highway. Severe road settlement occurred at Bear Canyon, just east of Cinebar.

Through an emergency contract, crews were able to repair the damaged highway. Loose debris was excavated and the roadway was rebuilt with a Soldier Pile wall.

After crews worked to stabilize the damaged slope, they made additional repairs to the pavement and re-opened the highway to traffic.

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
Repairs completed during this emergency project allowed crews to safely reopen the highway to motorists.

Partnerships & Cooperation
Your thoughts and opinions are important to us. WSDOT continually informed the public of the project status through the Web page and local media.

At WSDOT we seek to address the concerns of the tribal nations using the process outlined in Section 106 of The National Historic Preservation Act and the WSDOT Tribal Consultation Policy adopted in 2003 by the Transportation Commission as part of the WSDOT Centennial Accord Plan.

For more information visit our WSDOT Tribal Liaison website.


This project was paid for through emergency funds.

Estimated project cost: $ 2 – 3 million

Contact Us

Area Engineer
Colin Newell
WSDOT Chehalis Project Office
1411 Rush Road
Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone: 360-740-8600, or toll-free 1-866-713-2412


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

or you can use our online request form.

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