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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

For the week of: Saturday, March 7, to Friday, March 14, 2015

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 .

Clark County

CONSTRUCTION:

Salmon Creek Interchange Project (I-205, mileposts 36.07 to 37.16 and I-5 mileposts 6.95 to 9.51)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.


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



SR 502, Widening from I-5 to Battle Ground (mileposts 0.59 to 6.61)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

Project Engineer: Chris Tams , Phone: (360) 759-1310
This project widens SR 502 and adds median barriers, 10-foot shoulders for bicycles and pedestrians, and traffic signals. For more information please contact the project office.


I-5, Northbound, Gee Creek Rest Area, Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System (milepost 10.75)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13: A single-lane will be closed approaching the rest area nightly for sewer line installation work, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Construction Manager: Ron Monteferrante , Phone: (360) 993-8851
This project adds a new wastewater conveyance pipeline to connect the City of Ridgefield's Interstate 5 Junction area to Salmon Creek Treatment Plant. It will increase Ridgefield's wastewater capacity in support of future industrial and commercial development and help provide efficient, high-quality sewer service at the lowest possible cost. For more information, contact the project office.



I-205 - Mill Plain Interchange to 18th Street Improvements: (I-205 mileposts 27.22 to 30.28)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13: Drivers should expect intermittent, single and double-lane closures on both directions of I-205, between Mill Plain and 18th Street, nightly. Single-lane closures will be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and double-lane closures will be from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., for concrete and median work.  Work is weather dependent. 
  • NOTE: Drivers can expect a temporary lane-shift to remain in effect for several months.
  • NOTE: Pedestrians will need to use the south sidewalk while traveling along 18th Street, from 112th to 107th.

Project Manager: Leon Winger Phone: (360) 905-1500
This project improves safety and mobility in the east Clark County area by constructing a new I-205 Northbound off-ramp and a Southbound on-ramp at NE 18th Street. For more information, contact the project office.


MAINTENANCE:

I-5, Southbound, on the North Fork Lewis River Bridge (mileposts 19.87 to 19.80)
Monday, March 2 to Thursday, March 12:
Drivers should expect, intermittent, alternating single-lane closures, of the right and left lanes, on southbound I-5, for inspection of the North Fork Lewis River Bridge. 

I-5, Southbound, between NE 63rd Street and East Fourth Plain Blvd, and (mileposts 3.50 to 1.80)
Monday, March 9 to Thursday, March 12:
Drivers should expect, daytime lane closures of the left 2 lanes, on southbound I-5, for utility work and sign bracket installation. 
 

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CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


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Klickitat County

CONSTRUCTION:

US 97, Biggs Rapid Bridge Painting (mileposts 0.25 to 0.49)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13: Drivers should expect intermittent, alternating, single-lane closures, with flaggers, across the bridge nightly, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., due to painting.

Project Engineer: Chris Tams, Phone: (866) 279-0730
For more information, contact the project office.


MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.

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Lewis County

CONSTRUCTION:

I-5, Mellen Street to Blakeslee Junction - Stage 2 (mileposts 79.81 to 84.15)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, March 9 to the morning of Thursday, March 12: Nighttime, intermittent, single-lane closures on both directions of I-5, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly, for striping, sign and barrier work.
  • Thursday, March 12 to the morning of Friday, March 13: Nighttime, Intermittent, single-lane closures on both directions of I-5, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly, for striping, sign and barrier work.
  • Friday, March 13 to the morning of Saturday, March 14: Nighttime, intermittent, single-lane on both directions of I-5, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., for striping, sign and barrier work.
  • Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11: The Southbound I-5 off-ramp to Harrison Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., nightly, for traffic signal and median cubing work. 
  • Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13: Daytime, single-lane closures on both directions of the Mellen Street Couplet Bridge, for curbing, striping and media filter drain work.  
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  

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


SR 6, Rock Creek East and West Bridges - Replacement (mileposts 25.95 to 26.94)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 9: Both directions of traffic may be alternated through a single-lane of the Rock Creek Bridge daily, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for bridge replacement work. Work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: The posted speed limit is 25 mph through the construction zone.

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412
For more information, visit the Rock Creek East , or Rock Creek West Web pages.


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

  • NOTE: The bridge is now open to traffic. Drivers should expect around-the-clock, alternating, single-lane traffic across the bridge. Drivers should follow signed traffic revisions and wait until the bridge is clear before proceeding across.

For more information, please see WSDOT news and travel info.
A temporary Bailey bridge has been installed on the SR 508 South Fork Newaukum River Bridge, and was completed Wednesday, Jan. 21. The bridge is now open to all legal-load vehicles, at a reduced speed of 25 mph.



MAINTENANCE:

SR 122, Eastbound, between Cinebar Road and Clahoua Drive (mileposts 2.50 to 2.75)
Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13:
Traffic will be alternated through a single-lane, intermittently, on both directions of SR 122, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily, for utility and tree trimming work.

SR 508, Both directions, between Gheer Creek and 1st Avenue (mileposts 7.78 to 8.42)
Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13:
Traffic will be alternated through a single-lane, intermittently, on both directions of SR 508, between Gheer Creek and 1st Avenue, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., daily, for utility work.

SR 508, Northbound, between Dodge Road and Bergen Road(mileposts 25.60 to 27.00)
Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13: Traffic will be alternated through a single-lane, intermittently, on both direction of SR 508, between Dodge Road and Bergen Road, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily, for utility work.

SR 7, Northbound, between Nineteenth Creek and Tilton River (milepost 4.50)
Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13:
Traffic will be alternated through a single-lane on both directions of SR 7, between Nineteenth Creek and Tilton River, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for utility work.


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Pacific County

CONSTRUCTION:


SR 4 - 3.1 Miles East of US 101 - Culvert Rehabilitation (milepost 3.1)

Traffic impacts:

  • Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13: Traffic is being diverted onto a temporary bypass road around a collapsed culvert on SR 4.
  • NOTE: Drivers will notice a reduced speed limit of 15 mph through the area.

Project Engineer: Lori Figone 360-442-1341
This project is replacing the culvert failure and rebuild the roadway that was washed out due to flooding. For more information, visit the project Web page.


MAINTENANCE:

SR 103, Both directions, between 98th Place and 170th Place (mileposts 3.00 to 6.30)
Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13: 
Traffic will be alternated through a single-lane on both directions of SR 103, between 98th Place and 170th Place, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily, for tree trimming around power lines.

SR 103, Both directions, between Z Street and 281st Street (mileposts 11.86 to 12.96)
Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13: Traffic will be alternated through a single-lane on both directions of SR 103, between Z Street and 281st Street, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily, for tree trimming around power lines.
 
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Skamania County

CONSTRUCTION:

 
SR 14 - Guardrail Replacement (mileposts 30.0 to 35.0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13: Traffic will be alternated through a single-lane on SR 14, between Smith-Cripe Road and Gupril Road, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, for guardrail replacement. Delays of up to 20 minutes are expected.

Project Engineer: Chris Tams, Phone: (866) 279-0730
This project is part of a state wide effort to update guardrails. For more
information please contact the project office.


MAINTENANCE:

SR 14, Both Directions, between Butler Loop Road and Hot Springs Avenue (mileposts 33.0 to 49.0)
Monday, March 9 to Thursday, March 12:
Drivers should expect, daytime, alternating, single-lane closures, with flaggers, on both directions of SR 14, from 8 a.m. 5 p.m., for roadside maintenance and brush removal.

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Wahkiakum County

CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.



MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


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Adjacent Counties

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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