Project Info

SR 4 - 3.1 Miles East of US 101 Culvert Replacement - Completed Nov. 2015


  • On Monday, Jan. 5, a portion of State Route 4 at milepost 3.1, west of Naselle was closed when the culvert under the highway was destroyed by a flash flood, due to heavy rains. 
  • Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation worked to replaced the damaged culvert and repaved the highway.
  • SR 4 re-opened to traffic on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.


How you benefit

Protects environment
A box-style culvert was installed beneath the highway, allowing for improved tidal flow in the area. 

Economic incentive
Replacing the damaged culvert and repairing the road restored travel on SR 4. This stretch of highway is vital to the economic growth of those living in Pacific county.


Partnerships & cooperation
WSDOT worked closely with Thompson Bros. Excavating, Inc. of Vancouver, WA, throughout the length of the project.


Pre-Existing Funds (PEF): $1,489,000
Total: $1,489,000

Repairs to the roadway were anticipated to cost $1.5 million. Federal emergency relief funds covered the costs of the culvert replacement and road repairs.


Contact us
Joanna Lowrey
Area Engineer
WSDOT Kelso Area Engineering Office
2400 Talley Way
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: 360-442-1341, or toll free 1-800-545-1393


Tamara Greenwell
WSDOT Communications
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682
Phone: 360-905-2056