Project Info

SR 4 - 3.1 Miles East of US 101 - Culvert Rehabilitation - Complete September 2015

Construction work was completed and the roadway is now open to traffic.


Why is WSDOT completing emergency repairs to SR 4, west of Naselle...
A portion of State Route 4 was damaged when a culvert collapsed on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, due to heavy rains.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation built a temporary bypass road.

This will allow traffic to move through the area, at a reduced speed, while permanent repairs to the highway and the culvert are being made.

The End Result
The new culvert will restore travel on State Route 4 West of Naselle at milepost 3.1.

Project Benefits
This project will rebuild the damaged highway and replace the culvert.

What is the project timeline?
Jan. 2015: Heavy rains and flooding washed out the culvert
July 2015: Construction began to rebuild the culvert.
Sept. 2015: Construction work was completed and the roadway is opened up to traffic.

Financial Information
Repairs to the roadway are anticipated to cost $1.5 million. Federal emergency relief funds will cover the costs of the culvert replacement and road repair.


How can I get more information?

Joanna Lowrey 
Area Engineer
WSDOT Kelso Area Engineering Office
2400 Talley Way
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: 360-442-1341


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

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Road damage due to culvert collapse
On Monday, Jan. 5, State Route 4 was closed when a culvert collapsed and severely damaged the road.

State Route 4 near Naselle opened to traffic Tuesday, Sept. 29, after crews put the finishing touches on the culvert rehabilitation project.