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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.  

Please Note: Beginning Friday, July 1 at noon, no work will be completed over the weekend in observance of the holiday. 

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


 

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

  • Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 8: A single-lane in either direction of SR 502 maybe 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

  • Tuesday, July 5 to the morning of Friday, July 8: Up to two lanes in either direction of I-205 will be closed between Mill Plain Boulevard and SR 500, nightly, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for grinding, paving, striping and concrete barrier removal work. The work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for signed detours and flaggers.  


SR 503/SR 500 Orchards to Battle Ground
Lori Figone, WSDOT Project Engineer, (360) 905-1500
Get project information

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.  
  • 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

  • Friday, July 1: Both directions of SR 500 alternate through a single lane in various locations between Pioneer Elementary School and Southeast Leadbetter Road daily from 6 a.m. to noon for pavement repair work.
  • Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 8: Both directions of SR 500 alternate through a single lane in various locations between Pioneer Elementary School and Southeast Leadbetter Road daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for pavement repair work.
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for flaggers and anticipate delays of up to 20 minutes.  


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

  • Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 8: No scheduled impacts.
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for flaggers and anticipate delays through the work zone.   


MAINTENANCE:

I-5 and SR 14 - off-ramp closures near Fort Vancouver
Chris Vigna, WSDOT maintenance, 360-619-0605

  • Monday, July 4: The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Mill Plain Boulevard will close from 6 p.m. until midnight, for fireworks display at Fort Vancouver.
  • Monday, July 4: Both the east and westbound off-ramps from SR 14 to Southeast Columbia Way will close from 9 p.m. until the end of the fireworks display.
  • NOTE: For safety, drivers are prohibited from using the shoulder along I-5 and other highways to watch fireworks displays.


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Cowlitz County


CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


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 use a temporary detour adjacent to the Klickitat River Bridge for the duration of the project. A single-lane of traffic will alternate along the detour with the use of temporary traffic signals placed at each end.


US 97 - Biggs Rapids to Prairie Rd. Vic. - Paving
Mileposts: 0.00 to 8.0
Lori Figone, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-905-1500 

  • Thursday, July 7 to Friday, July 8: Drivers on both directions of US 97, between the Biggs Rapids Bridge and Prairie Road, may be alternated through a single-lane, intermittently, overnight, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., for paving work.
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for flaggers and anticipate delays through the work zone.


SR 14: 6th Street to Bingen - Chip Seal
Milepost: 12.0 to 64.51
Susan Fell, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-759-1312
Traffic Impacts:

  • Tuesday, July 5 to the morning of Wednesday, July 6: Drivers on eastbound SR 14, between Cook-Underwood Road and Dock Grade Road North, may be alternated through a single-lane, with flaggers, overnight, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for paving work.
  • Tuesday, July 5 to the morning of Thursday, July 7: Drivers on SR 14, between Ash Lake Road and First Street, in Stevenson, may be alternated through a single-lane with flaggers, nightly, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for paving work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


MANTENANCE:

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

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


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

  • Tuesday, July 5 to the morning of Thursday, July 7: The Harrison Avenue southbound off-ramp from I-5 will close overnight from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., for paving work.
  • Tuesday, June 5 to the morning of Thursday, July 7: 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, striping and curb work.
  • Thursday, July 7 to the morning of Friday, July 8: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue may close intermittently, overnight, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for grinding, paving, striping and curb work.
  • Friday, July 8 to the morning of Saturday, July 9: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue may close intermittently, overnight, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., for paving, striping and curb work.
  • Saturday, July 9 to the morning of Sunday, July 10: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue may close intermittently, over night, from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., for paving, striping and curb work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent. 



MAINTENANCE: 
  
SR 508, Both directions, between Coughlin Road and Studhalter Road
Mileposts: 9.02 to 20.98
Coreen Fahrni, WSDOT utilities, 360-609-3309

  • Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 8: Drivers on both directions of SR 508, between Coughlin Road and Studhalter Road will be alternated through a single-lane, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for roadside maintenance and tree trimming.  

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Pacific County

CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:

US 101, Both directions, Weyerhaeuser Road and Potter Slough
Mileposts: 48.0 to 51.30 
Scott Stephens, WSDOT maintenance, 360-942-7336

  • Tuesday, July 5 to Wednesday, July 6: Drivers on both directions of US 101, between Weyerhaeuser Road and Potter Slough, will alternated through a single-lane with flaggers and pilot car, from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for pavement work. 
     
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Skamania County

CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 14: 6th Street to Bingen - Chip Seal
Milepost: 12.0 to 64.51
Susan Fell, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-759-1312
Traffic Impacts:

  • Tuesday, July 5 to the morning of Wednesday, July 6: Drivers on eastbound SR 14, between Cook-Underwood Road and Dock Grade Road North, may be alternated through a single-lane, with flaggers, overnight, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for paving work.
  • Tuesday, July 5 to the morning of Thursday, July 7: Drivers on SR 14, between Ash Lake Road and First Street, in Stevenson, may be alternated through a single-lane with flaggers, nightly, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for paving work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


MAINTENANCE:

SR 14, Westbound, Between Wind Mountain Road and Cook-Underwood Road
Mileposts: 51.90 to 53.0
Coreen Fahrni, WSDOT utilities, 360-609-3309

  • Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 8: Drivers on westbound SR 14, between Wind Mountain Road and Cook-Underwood Road will be alternate through a single-lane, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for utility pole replacement and tree trimming work.   

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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: Drivers should expect intermittent single-lane closures on both directions of SR 4 between Elochoman Valley Road and Risk Road 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 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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