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Southwest Region
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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Last updated: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY: In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, no roadway construction work is scheduled from noon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, until the morning of Monday, Nov. 27.

Please note:
Construction and maintenance activities are subject to weather-related adjustments. Get real-time traveler information by calling 5-1-1.


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 2017 Construction Map.                                                


 

Clark County


CONSTRUCTION:

I-205 - Mill Plain Interchange to NE 18th Street - Build Interchange Stage 2
Highway:
I-205 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 27.22 - 30.28
Contact: Brad Clark, WSDOT, 360-635-1604
Description: 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. 
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Work schedule: 

  • Monday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Dec. 1: Drivers using the southbound I-205 on-ramp from Northeast 18th Street will encounter intermittent single-lane closures daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for roadside maintenance work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.      


SR 501 - 35th Avenue Roundabout
Highway:
SR 501 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 18.5
Contact: The City of Ridgefield, 360-887-3557
Description: The City of Ridgefield will be construction a roundabout at the intersection of SR 501/Pioneer Street and North 35th Avenue.
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Work schedule:

  • Monday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Dec. 1: Drivers on both directions of SR 501/Pioneer Street will be alternated through a single-lane with flaggers, daily, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for roundabout construction. Expect delays through this area.


MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.  


Cowlitz County

CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 503 - Emergency Slope Stabilization
Highway: SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 34.4
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT, 360-905-2000
Description: Emergency slope stabilization work on the hillside adjacent to SR 503 near Speelyai Recreation Road.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Nov. 30: Both directions of SR 503, near Speelyai Bay Road, will close daily, from 12-4 p.m., for rock blasting work, above the roadway.
  • Monday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Dec. 1: Drivers on both directions of State Route 503 near Speelyai Bay Road will alternate through a single-lane, with flaggers, daily, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for emergency slope stabilization work. Drivers should plan for delays.
  • NOTE: Outside of work hours, traffic will continue to alternate through a single-lane of SR 503, until the project is completed.
  • NOTE: The speed limit through the area is reduced to 25 mph.  
  • Drivers using Lewis River (Yale) Bridge,  note weight restrictions apply: Legal axle weights only. Trucks not to exceed 40,000 lbs., Tractor Trailer NTE 68,000 lbs., Truck Trailers NTE 72,000 lbs. Only one Truck allowed on bridge at a time.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

SR 504 - Wooster Creek - Fish Barrier Removal
Highway:
SR 504 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 16.9 - 17.01
Contact: Devin Reck, project engineer, 360-759-1310
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will remove the existing culvert and replace it with a 20-foot span bridge. 
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Work schedule: 
 

  • Monday, Oct. 30, until further notice: Traffic on both directions of SR 504, near Wooster Creek at milepost 17.0, will be shifted to a temporary single-lane by-pass route, controlled by an automated traffic signal, around-the-clock, during construction. 
  • NOTE: Users of the highway will need to watch for advanced signs notifying them of the single-lane detour ahead.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.




MAINTENANCE:

SR 433 - Lewis & Clark Bridge - Utility Work 
Highway:
SR 433 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 0.0 - 1.0
Contact: Dennis Noyes, WSDOT, 360-904-3210
Description: Utility crews will be installing fiber optics along the length of the Lewis Clark Bridge.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Nov. 19 to the morning of Sunday, Nov. 26: Drivers on both directions of SR 433/Lewis and Clark Bridge, will be alternated intermittently, through a single-lane, nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for utility work along the length of the bridge.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays.



CONSTRUCTION:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


MANTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


CONSTRUCTION:

I-5 - Chamber Way Overpass
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 78-79
Contact:  Frank Green, WSDOT, 360-905-1547
Description: The Chamber Way overpass over I-5 in Lewis County, will be replaced.
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Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 29 to the morning of December 1: Both directions of Chamber Way will close between the -5 northbound and southbound ramps, nightly, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., for work on the overpass.    


MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


CONSTRUCTION: 
SR 105 - North Cove Vicinity - Erosion Protection 2017
Highway:
SR 105 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts: 19.40 - 20.67
Contact: Mike Brown, WSDOT, 360-880-3046
Description: Slope stabilization work along the embankment near the roadway.
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Work schedule:

  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, until further notice: A single lane of the highway is closed between Eagle Hill Road and Panoramic Lane, around-the-clock, for erosion protection work.
  • NOTE: The speed limit has been reduced to 25 mph through this area.


MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.  


CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:
Highway:
SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum County Location: Mileposts 44
Contact: Gary Weiss, WSDOT, 360-905-2257
Description: Parade
Work Schedule: 
Friday, Dec. 1:
Both directions of SR 14 will be detoured onto First Street in Stevenson between Southwest Rock Creek Drive and Columbia Street, form 7:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for a parade.  
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CONSTRUCTION:

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:
Highway:
SR 4 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum County Location: Mileposts 17.3 - 19
Contact: Fred Griss, WSDOT, 360-208-4447
Description: Vehicle recovery
Work Schedule:
Wednesday, Nov. 29: 
Crews will close SR 4, approximately 15 miles west of Cathlamet, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., for recovery of equipment that went over an embankment during a crash earlier this month.


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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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