Southwest region construction

Last updated: 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020

Please Note: All construction and maintenance activities are weather dependent. 

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Clark County

I-5 - SB Interstate Br. to NE 78th St. Vic - Active Traffic Management 
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 1.92
Contact: Mark Degenhart, WSDOT, 360-759-1305
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will be working to install smart technology that will improve safety and trip reliability on southbound I-5 in Vancouver. 
Work schedule: 

  • No scheduled traffic impacts. 

 

Cowlitz County

I-5 - SB - Toutle River Bridge - Expansion Joint, Deck Repair and Overlay
Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts: 51.48 - 51.95
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will resurface the bridge deck and replace the expansion joints. 
Work schedule:  

  • Beginning Monday, July 15 until further notice: Beginning the morning of Monday, July 15, a single lane on southbound I-5 between mileposts 51.43 and 52.79 will be closed around-the-clock until construction on the bridge is complete. Overnight double-lane closures will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly Monday through Friday.
  • Note: The speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph, throughout the length of the work zone. The speed limit reduction will remain in place for the duration of construction.   

SR 504 - Spirit Lake Memorial Highway - CLOSED for the Winter
Highway: 
SR 504 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 45.0
Contact: Kent Palmer, WSDOT, 360-442-1342 
Description: WSDOT Maintenance crews have closed access to the upper levels of the SR 504/Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, near Hummocks Trailhead. 
Work schedule: 

  • Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 31, until further notice: Access to the upper level of SR 504/Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, near Hummocks Trailhead at the gate at milepost 45.0, is closed for the winter. 
  • Note: During the road closure, travelers will have access to Coldwater Lake as weather conditions allow. 

 

Klickitat County

  • No scheduled traffic impacts. 
     

Lewis County

SR 6 – near Salmon Creek, west of Pe Ell
Highway: SR 6 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 28.3 - 28.6
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600 
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will replace an undersized culvert with a larger box culvert.
Work schedule: 

  • Beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 13, until further notice: Travelers who use State Route 6 near Salmon Creek, west of Pe Ell, will use a temporary detour road along SR 6, as crews work to replace an undersized culvert with a larger box culvert, which will provide for improved fish passage under the highway.

SR 506 - between Telegraph Road and the end of the Lacamas Creek Bridge - Lacamas Creek Bridge Replacement 
Highway: SR 506 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 8 - 8.2 
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600 
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will be working to replace the aging and failing Lacamas Creek Bridge, located on SR 506, near Vader. 
Work schedule:

  • Beginning on Tuesday, June 18, until further notice: Both directions of SR 506 between Telegraph Road and the end of the Lacamas Creek Bridge will fully close for bridge replacement work. During construction, travelers can follow a signed detour using South Military Road and SR 505. The bridge closure and detour will remain in place until construction of the new bridge is complete.

SR 6 - Fronia Creek - Fish Passage
Highway: SR 6 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 30.98 - 31.14 
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600 
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will be working to replace the aging and failing culverts under SR 6 east of Pe Ell. 
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Monday, July 26, until further notice: Travelers on both directions of SR 6, near Jones Creek just east of Pe Ell, will be shifted onto a temporary single-lane, bypass road. This detour allows travelers to safely bypass construction around-the-clock, and will be controlled with an automated signal.
  • Note: Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, for additional intermittent, daytime single-lane closures, as needed.

 

Pacific County

SR 6 - Salmon Creek Fish Passage
Highway: SR 6 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts 22.60 - 22.69
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will be working to replace the aging and failing culvert under SR 6 west of Pe Ell, in Pacific County. 
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 13 until further notice: Travelers on both directions of SR 6, between mileposts 22.60 and 22.69, will be shifted onto a temporary single-lane, bypass road. This detour allows travelers to safely bypass construction around-the-clock, and will be controlled with an automated signal.  
  • Note: Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, for additional intermittent, daytime single-lane closures, as needed. 

SR 401 - Naselle River Bridge
Highway: SR 401 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Milepost 11.4
Contact: Stacy Katyryniuk, WSDOT, 360-484-3481
Description: Road closure at intersection of SR 401 and Astoria Megler Bridge and road closure at SR 401 and SR 4 intersection in Pacific County. 
Work schedule:

  • Beginning on Thursday, Jan. 9, until further notice:  Crews will close the highway at the intersection of SR 401 and the Astoria Megler Bridge on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 6 a.m..to remove debris buildup beneath the bridge structure. 
  • Note: Travelers who use SR 401 near Nasell should plan to us an alternate route.

 

Skamania County

SR14 – Special Event
Highway: SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Skamania Location: Milepost 42.0 – 42.7
Contact: Crofton Diak, WSDOT, 503-317-6489
Description: Film production on SR 14 east of the Bridge of the Gods
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 21: Travelers on both directions of SR 14, immediately east of Bridge of the Gods, between mileposts 42.0 to 43.0, will be alternated through a single-lane intermittently, with flaggers, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for film production through the area. 
  • Note: Travelers should slow down through the area, watch for flaggers and expect delays. 
     

Wahkiakum County

Wahkiakum County Ferry - Puget Island, WA

Highway: SR 409 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location: Puget Island
Contact: Wahkiakum County Public Works, 360-795-7867

Ferry Schedule:

  • The ferry departs every day from Puget Island, WA on the hour, every hour, daily, from 5 a.m. and 10 p.m.
  • The ferry departs every day from Westport, OR, at 15-minutes past the hour, every hour, daily, from 5:15 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. For more information, please call 360-795-7867.

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

Safety 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.
  • Avoid work zones by using alternate routes