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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

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.  

Information for bordering states can be found at the Bordering Travel Information page .

An overall view of our project locations can be found by clicking on our 2016 Construction Map.


 

Clark County

CONSTRUCTION:

SR 502: Widening from I-5 to Battle Ground
Mileposts: 0.59 to 6.61
Susan Fell, WSDOT Project Engineer, (866) 279-0730
Get project information

  • Monday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 26: A single-lane in either direction of SR 502 may be closed intermittently between I-5 to Battle Ground daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway widening.
  • NOTE:  Drivers should watch for trucks entering and leaving the work zone and expect delays of up to 10 minutes.
  • NOTE: Work is weather dependent.  


I-205 - Mill Plain Interchange to 18th Street Improvements:
Mileposts: 27.22 to 30.28
Lori Figone, WSDOT Project Engineer, (360) 905-1500
Get project information

  • Monday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 26: Both directions of Northeast 18th Street, between Northeast 112th Avenue and Northeast 107th Avenue, may be alternated through a single-lane, daily, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for sign installation and landscaping work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.    


SR 500 - NE 162nd Ave to SE 3rd Ave Vic - Chip Seal
Mileposts: 8.5 to 17.26
Susan Fell, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-759-1312
Get project information 

  • Thursday, Aug. 25: Both directions of SR 500 at Northeast 182nd Avenue may be alternated through a single-lane with flaggers, daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for pavement and bridge joint repair work.     


I-5 - I-205 to North Fork Lewis River Bridge - Rehabilitate Pavement
Mileposts: 7.5 to 19.5
Lori Figone, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-905-1500
Get project information

  • Sunday, Aug. 21 to the morning of Monday, Aug. 22: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 may close between the North Fork Lewis River Bridge and Northeast 139th Street, overnight, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., for pavement repair work.
  • Monday, Aug. 22 to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 27: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 may be closed between the North Fork Lewis River Bridge and Northeast 139th Street, nightly, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., for pavement repair work.
  • NOTE: The speed limit is temporarily reduced to 60 miles per hour through the work zone.
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for flaggers and anticipate delays through the work zone.    

I-5 - La Center Interchange
Mileposts: 16.8
Kim Stube, Cowlitz Tribe, 360-353-9428
Get project information 

  • Monday, Aug. 22 to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 27: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 near the La Center Interchange will close nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for construction work.
  • NOTE: Drivers should anticipate delays through the work zone. 


MAINTENANCE:

City of Vancouver: Paving
Dave Hayes, WSDOT maintenance, 360-607-2186
Get project information

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

I-205 - SR 14 - Ramp closures - High Friction Surfacing
(Exit 27 on both directions of I-205) 
Sharon Stillwell, WSDOT, 360-921-8866

  • Monday, Aug. 15 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 19: The southbound off-ramp (Exit 27) from I-205 to eastbound SR 14 will close nighty, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for application of high friction surfacing treatment.
  • NOTE: The southbound I-205 off-ramp to westbound SR 14 will remain open.
  • Friday, Aug. 19 to the morning of Monday, Aug. 22: The I-205 northbound off-ramp (Exit 27) to east and westbound SR 14 will be fully closed, beginning 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22., for application of high friction surfacing treatment and bridge grinding.
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for highway message signs and add extra time to their trips.     

I-5 - Interstate Bridge - Bridge closures on both directions
Mileposts: 0.00
Marc Gross, ODOT Bridge Supervisor, 971-673-6120 

  • Friday, Aug. 19 to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 20: Both directions of the Interstate Bridge, between Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR, will close intermittently overnight, from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., for bridge maintenance work.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

SR 501 weight restriction at the Gee Creek Bridge
Milepost: 17.66
WSDOT Commercial Vehicle Services at 360-704-6340

  • Beginning Monday, Aug. 15 until further notice: Single-unit vehicles traveling between North Reiman Road and South Gee Creek Loop, carrying weight above the new posted limits, need to take alternate routes due to new weight restrictions on the Gee Creek Bridge.
    • 3 axles or less limited to 25 tons
    • 4 axles limited to 27 tons
    • 5 and 6 axles limited to 28 tons
    • 7 axles limited to 29 tons

SR 14 lane closures near Cape Horn
Milepost: 22-24
Gary Weiss, WSDOT (360) 905-2257

  • Wednesday, Aug. 24: Both directions of SR 14 between milepost 22 and 24, near Cape Horn, will be alternated through a single-lane with from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for commercial filming.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

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Cowlitz County


CONSTRUCTION:

SR 504 - Kid Valley Rd Vic to Johnston Ridge - Chip Seal
Mileposts: 17.86 to 51.81
Susan Fell, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-759-1312
Get project information

  • Monday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 26: Both directions of SR 504 may alternate through a single-lane intermittently in various locations between Kid Valley Road and the Loowit Viewpoint daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for pavement repair work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for flaggers and anticipate delays throughout the work zone.


SR 432 - SR 4 to Industrial Way Vic. - Paving
Mileposts: 0.00 to 7.19
Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT project engineer, 800-545-1393
Get project information

  • Friday, Aug. 26: Both directions of SR 432, between Willow Grove Road and Tennant Way may be alternated through a single-lane, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for paving work. 
  • Monday, Aug. 22 to the morning Saturday, Aug. 27: Both directions of SR 432, between Willow Grove Road and 26th Avenue may be alternated through a single-lane overnight, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., for paving work.   
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for flaggers and anticipate delays through the work zone.

SR 411 - First Ave SW to I-5 - Pavement Rehabilitation
Mileposts: 1.67 to 5.83
Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT project engineer, 800-545-1393
Get project information

  • Tuesday, Aug. 23 to Thursday, Aug. 25: Both directions of SR 411 between West Main Street and Huntington Avenue may alternate through a single-lane intermittently, daily, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for paving work.  
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for flaggers and anticipate delays through the work zone.  


SR 4 - Kandoll Rd Vic. to West Valley Creek Bridge - BST
Mileposts: 14.69 to 27.47
Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT project engineer, 800-545-1393
Get project information

  • Tuesday, Aug. 23: Both directions of SR 4 between Fossil Creek Road and Logging Road may alternate through a single-lane intermittently daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for paving work.
  • Thursday, Aug. 25: Both directions of SR 4 between Fossil Creek Road and Logging Road may a through a single-lane, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for rumble strip installation work.
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for flaggers and anticipate delays through the work zone.


MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.



Klickitat County

CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 142 - Klickitat River Bridge - Replace Bridge
Mileposts: 17.51 to 17.62
Susan Fell, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-759-1312

  • Beginning Wednesday, June 1: Drivers on both directions of SR 142 will alternate through a single-lane across the Klickitat River.  


US 97 - Biggs Rapids to Prairie Rd. Vic. - Paving
Mileposts: 0.0 to 8.0
Lori Figone, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-905-1500 
Get project information.

  • Monday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 26: Both directions of US 97 between Biggs Rapids Bridge and Hoctor Road may alternate intermittently through a single-lane daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for paving work.
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for flaggers and pilot car, and should anticipate delays through the work zone.

SR 141 - Bonnie Creek - Culvert Replacement
Mileposts: 23.75
Mike London, WSDOT, 360-619-0686

  • Beginning Monday, Aug. 8: Both directions of SR 141, between Little Mountain Road and Church Street, will be closed around-the-clock, for culvert replacement work.
  • NOTE: A signed detour will reroute drivers on either side of the culvert.


SR 14: 6th Street to Bingen - Chip Seal
Milepost: 12 to 64.5
Susan Fell, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-759-1312

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.


MANTENANCE:

SR 142, both directions at the Spring Creek Bridge
Milepost: 30.0
Mike London, WSDOT Bridge Maintenance, 360-619-0686

  • Beginning Friday, May 20 until further notice: Both directions of SR 142 will alternate through a single-lane over the Spring Creek Bridge around-the-clock for maintenance work.
  • Note: The speed limit is reduced to 25 mph in the area.

US 97 - Rumble Strip Installation
Mileposts: 7.50 to 26.80
Sharon Stillwell, WSDOT, 360-921-8866

  • Monday, Aug. 15 to Friday, Aug. 19: Both directions of US 97, between Stringstreet Road and Ski Lodge Road may alternate through single-lane intermittently, with flaggers, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., for rumble strip installation. 
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays and add extra time to their trips in this area.

US 97, Southbound, between milepost 3.0 to 2.80
Mileposts: 2.80 to 3.0
Todd Kindler, WSDOT maintenance, 509-250-0414

  • Thursday, Aug. 25: A single-lane on southbound US 97 between milepost 3.0 to 2.80 will be closed, from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for guardrail repair work. 
  • NOTE: All other lanes on southbound US 97 will remain open.
      


Lewis County

CONSTRUCTION:

I-5, Mellen Street to Blakeslee Junction - Stage 2
Mileposts: 79.81 to 84.15
Devin Reck, WSDOT Project Engineer, (866) 713-2412
Get project information

  • Monday, Aug. 22 to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 25: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue may close intermittently, nightly, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for grinding, paving and striping.
  • Thursday, Aug. 25 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 26: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue may close intermittently from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for grinding, paving and striping.
  • Friday, Aug. 26 to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 27: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue may close intermittently from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. for paving and striping.
  • Thursday, Aug. 25 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 26: The Harrison Avenue on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close overnight, from 12 - 3 a.m., for paving work.
  • NOTE: The speed limit has returned to 60 mph through this area. 

I-5 - Cowlitz River Bridge to Koontz Rd. Vicinity - Paving
Mileposts: 61.0 to 70.0
Devin Reck, WSDOT Project Engineer, 866-713-2412
Get project information

  • Monday, Aug. 22 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 26: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Toledo Vader Road and Koontz Road may close intermittently nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for pavement repair work. 
  • Friday, Aug. 26 to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 27: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Toledo Vader Road and Koontz Road may close intermittently from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. for pavement repair work.
  • NOTE: Work is weather dependent.  


I-5 - Southbound at Chamber Way
Milepost: 79.0
Bart Treece, WSDOT communications, 360-905-2058 

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.


US 12 - Salkum Vic. to Corn Creek Bridge - Paving 
Mileposts: 77.0 to 89.0
Devin Reck, WSDOT project engineer, 360-740-7600
Get project information

  • Monday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 26: Both directions of US 12, between Harms Road and Corn Creek, may be alternated through a single-lane, intermittently with flaggers, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., for paving work.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays, and add extra time to their routes through this area.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

US 12 - Salkum Vic. to Corn Creek Bridge - Paving
Mileposts: 118-134
Devin Reck, WSDOT project engineer, 360-740-7600
Get project information

  • Tuesday, Aug. 23 to Friday, Aug. 26: Both directions of US 12 between Surry Creek Road and Grizzly Road may be alternated through a single-lane, intermittently with flaggers, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., for pavement repair work.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays, and add extra time to their travel through the area. The work is weather dependent.


SR 506 - Ryderwood to I-5 Chip Seal
Mileposts: 0.00 to 11.5
Devin Reck, WSDOT project engineer, 360-740-7600
Get project information

  • Monday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 26: No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays and add extra time to their routes through this area.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  



MAINTENANCE: 

SR 505, Both directions, between Henriot Road and Jackson Highway South
Milepost: 3.85 to 7.25
Coreen Fahrni, WSDOT utilities, 360-609-3306

  • Monday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 26: Both directions of SR 505 between Henriot Road and Jackson Highway South may alternate through a single-lane daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for utility work.

SR 505, Both directions, between Toledo Winlock Road and Merchant Road
Milepost: 2.96 to 19.29
Mike Novak, WSDOT traffic, 360-905-2017

  • Monday, Aug. 22 to Thursday, Aug. 25: Both directions of SR 505 between Toledo Winlock Road and Merchant Road may alternate through a single-lane daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for rumble strip installation.

US 12, Both directions, between Gharet Road and Joerk Road
Milepost: 116.87 to 117.18
Coreen Fahrni, WSDOT utilities, 360-609-3306

  • Monday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 26Both directions of US 12 between Gharet Road and Joerk Road may alternate through a single-lane daily from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for utility work.


Pacific County

CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:

US 101, Both directions, between Bayview Street and Stringtown Road
Mileposts: 5.64 to 6.28
Coreen Fahrni, WSDOT utilities, 360-609-3309

  • Monday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 26: Both directions of US 101, between Bayview Street and Stringtown Road may alternate intermittently, through a single-lane, daily, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for utility work.  


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Skamania County

CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 14: 6th Street to Bingen - Chip Seal
Milepost: 12 to 64.5
Susan Fell, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-759-1312

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.  
  • NOTE: Drivers should anticipate delays through the work zone.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent. 


MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.
  

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Wahkiakum County

CONSTRUCTION:

SR 4: Elochoman River Culvert Replacement Project
Mileposts: 33.89 to 34
Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-442-1341
Traffic Impacts:

  • NOTE: Both directions of SR 4 between Elochoman Valley Road and Risk Road by alternate through a single lane intermittently daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for landscaping and striping work. 


Wahkiakum County Ferry - Puget Island, WA
360-795-3301

The ferry is operated by Wahkiakum County Public Works. For information about sailings between Puget Island, WA and Westport, Ore., please visit their webpage.


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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