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Construction Update & Travel Advisory


For the week of: Saturday, July 19, to Friday, July 25, 2014  

The following Washington State Department of Transportation construction and maintenance projects are expected to have some travel impacts within Southwest Washington. Motorists 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 Region Map by 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:  

  • Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Daytime, and nighttime alternating, single-lane closures, northbound on I-205.
  • Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Daytime, and nighttime, rolling slowdowns and single-lane closures, with flaggers, in both directions on NE 134th Street.
  • Monday, July 21 to Tuesday, July 22: Nighttime, alternating, single-lane closures on both directions of I-5.


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



I-5, N. Fork Lewis River Bridge - Painting (mileposts 19.83 to 20.08)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 21 to Saturday, July 25: No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: The posted speed limit will be reduced to 60 mph, both directions, throughout the construction zone. 

Project Engineer: Lori Figone , Phone: (360) 442-1341
This project repaints the N. Fork Lewis River Bridge over I-5 in Clark and Cowlitz counties. For more information, please contact the project office.


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

  • Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Multiple, daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers, throughout the 6 mile length of the project limits, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. 
  • Saturday, July 19: Daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers, throughout the project limits, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Daytime narrow lanes with temporary striping and barriers at the entrance of the Gee Creek Rest Area for sewer line installation.
  • NOTE: There will be intermittent shoulder closures on both directions of I-5 between mileposts 11.47 and 13.82 from Friday, July 11 to Friday, August 15.

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.  


 
MAINTENANCE:


SR 503, Eastbound, between Rudy Ross Road and McCracken Road (milepost 51.40)
Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25:
Daytime, single-lane closures for roadside maintenance.  

  
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CONSTRUCTION:

SR 411, City of Kelso - West Main Street Realignment (mileposts 1.50 to 1.75)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Nighttime, single-lane closures with flaggers from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for stripping.
  • NOTE: Access on SR 411 between Washington and Grant is now open to through-traffic. The intersection of SR 411 and Main Street/Allen Street is controlled by a four-way stop.   

Project Contact:  Mike Kardas , Phone: (360) 577-3376 
                            Lynn Rust , Phone: (360) 905-2215
This project, conducted by the City of Kelso, realigns West Main Street over to Catlin Street to create a better traffic flow at the intersection of Washington Way, SR 4 and Catlin Street. This project includes utility work and the reconstruction of SR 411 between Washington Street and Grant Street. For more information, please contact the project office.


 
SR 411 - Huntington Avenue North Sidewalk Improvements (mileposts 12.46 to 12.7)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25:  No scheduled traffic impacts.

Project Contact: Yvonne Pawtowski, Phone: (206) 284-0860
This project is administered by the City of Castle Rock. Please contact the project office for more information.


SR 433, Lewis and Clark Bridge Painter, Phase 3 (milepost 0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Daytime, lane shifts on both directions of SR 433, and right shoulder closures, with traffic control for utilities work. There will be wide-load restrictions in place.   

Project Engineer: Lori Figone , Phone: (360) 442-1341
For more information, visit the project Web page



SR 4, Ocean Beach Highway Sanitary Sewer Replacement (mileposts 60.3 to 60.8)

  • Sunday, July 20 to Friday, July 25: Daytime and nighttime, single-lane closures in the westbound lanes of Ocean Beach Highway. Sunday, July 20 to Friday, July 25, from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. each day. Drivers should follow detour signs for Cascade Way or Pacific Way.

Project Engineer: Tom Gorman, Phone: (360) 749-5676
This project, conducted by the City of Longview, replaces an old sewer line underneath SR 4 between 15th Avenue and Catlin Street in Longview and Kelso. For more information, contact the project office. 


 
MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


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Klickitat County

CONSTRUCTION:

SR 14, US 197, SR 141 Klickitat County Chip Seal (SR 14 mileposts 67.10 to 102.32, SR 14 Spur mileposts 100.66 to 101.05, US 197 mileposts 0.63 to 3.18, SR 141 mileposts 0.0 to 29.30 and SR 141 Spur mileposts 6.85 to 4.69)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car, on SR 141 and SR 141 Spur.
  • Thursday, July 24 to Friday, July 25: Daytime, single-lane closures, with flaggers and a pilot car on SR 141, SR 14 and US 97.  

Project Engineer: Chris Tams (866) 279-0730
This is a roadway preservation project. This helps to extends the usable life of the underlying roadway, which extends the pavement life, provides a smoother ride, improves drainage and reduces maintenance.
For more information, contact the project office.


CONSTRUCTION:

US 97 / SR 14 Maryhill Interchange couplet (US 97 milepost 2.23 and SR 14  mileposts 100.5 to 102.0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 21 to Thursday, July 24: Daytime, single-lane closures, with flaggers.

Project Engineer: Chris Tams (866) 279-0730
This project will add a right-turn lane from the westbound approach on SR 14 to northbound US 97. 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, July 21, to Friday, July 25: Daytime and nighttime, intermittent, alternating lane and shoulder closures, in both directions of I-5.
  • Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Daytime and nighttime, intermittent single-lane closures with flaggers on Mellen Street and Ellsbury Street for drainage work, nighttime working hours are 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Monday, July 21: Nighttime, off-ramp closure, northbound on Mellen Street, from 10 p.m. Monday, July 21 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 22.
  • NOTE: The Mellen Street Park and Ride will be closed from Monday, July 28 through Friday, August, 1. The speed limit on I-5 is reduced to 50 mph from Skookumchuck Bridge to the North of Blakeslee Junction.

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, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Around-the-clock, single-lane closures with flaggers for earthwork on HWY 6 and McCormick Road.  
  • NOTE: The posted speed limit is 25mph 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
Traffic Impacts:

  • SR 508 is restricted to vehicles weighing less than seven tons. Trucks and large passenger vehicles should follow posted detour signs: Eastbound drivers, take Leonard Road to US 12. Westbound drivers, take Cinebar Road to Silver Creek Road/SR 122 to US 12.

SR 508 to SR 7 - Paving and Sealing Road improvements (mileposts 0.20 to 32.84)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Daytime, single-lane closures with pilot car for paving and sealing along SR 508, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Project Engineer: Lori Figone, phone: 360-442-1341
This is a roadway preservation project. This helps to extends the usable life of the underlying roadway, which extends the pavement life, provides a smoother ride, improves drainage and reduces maintenance.
For more information, contact the project office.



MAINTENANCE:


I-5, Northbound on-ramp, at the Chamber Way Interchange (milepost 79.0)
Thursday, July 24 to Friday, July 25:
Daytime, shoulder closures near the Chamber Way interchange, east of the northbound on-ramp, for roadside maintenance.  

 

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Pacific County

CONSTRUCTION: 

US 101 - Middle Nemah River Bridge Replacement (mileposts 33.04 to 33.99)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.   

Project Engineer: Lori Figone , Phone: (360) 442-1341  
For more information, visit the project Web page .
 


SR 6, Willapa River Bridge - Bridge Replacement (mileposts 6.86 to 7.26)
Traffic Impacts:  

  • Monday, July 21 to Thursday, July 24: No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: Starting Thursday, July 3, the speed limit on SR 6 will return to 55 mph.

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


SR 105, Smith Creek and North River - Bridge Replacements (mileposts 6.25 to 13.65)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Sunday, July 20 to Saturday, July 26: Daytime, intermittent, single-lane and shoulder closures with flagger.  
  • NOTE: The speed limit is 55 mph throughout the project area. 

Project Engineer:  Lori Figone , Phone: (360) 442-1341
For more information, visit the project Web page .



MAINTENANCE:


SR 401, Both directions, between Megler Ferry Landing and Mile Post Marker 3.00 (mileposts 1.70 to 3.21)
Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Daytime, single-lane and shoulder closures for roadside maintenance.

SR 6, Both directions, between South Fork Road and Lebam Road (mileposts 5.80 to 13.0)
Monday, July 21 to Thursday, July 24: Daytime, single-lane traffic with pilot car for roadside maintenance.


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Skamania County

CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.

 




MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.

        
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Wahkiakum County

CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.



MAINTENANCE:


SR 4, Both directions, between River View East and County Line Park (mileposts 38.0 to 45.5)
Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25:
Daytime, single-lane and shoulder closures for roadside maintenance and tree trimming around power lines.


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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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