Southwest region construction

Last updated: 3:45 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, 2018

Please Note: Starting at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21, no work will be completed over the weekend, in observance of Thanksgiving. Work will resume on Monday, Nov. 26, at the projects normally scheduled time.

Please Note: Construction and Maintenance activities are weather dependent. 

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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 variables.  

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

An overall view of Southwest project locations can be found by viewing our 2018 Construction projects location map (pdf 381 kb).

Clark County

Construction:
SR 500 - 42nd and 54th Intersections - Safety Improvements 
Highway: SR 500 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Northeast Falk Road/Northeast 42nd Avenue 
Contact: WSDOT, 360-905-2076  
Description: WSDOT crews will complete safety improvements at the intersection of Northeast Falk Road/Northeast 42nd Avenue and eastbound SR 500. 

Work schedule: 

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

 

SB I-5 Bridge Resurfacing near Woodland and Kalama
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: 28-25.5
Contact: WSDOT, 360-905-2076  
Description: Contractor crews will replace expansion joints on the bridges, install new waterproof membrane, apply new pavement markings and resurface bridge decks on southbound Interstate 5 at the North Fork Lewis River Bridge near Woodland and the southbound I-5 railroad bridge south of Kalama. 
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, Nov. 19: The left lane on southbound I-5 between Todd Road and milepost 25.50, will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for resurfacing work. 
  • Note: Travelers should slow down through the work zone and expect delays. 

Maintenance:

    I-5 & I-84 Lane Closures - ODOT 
    Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Multnomah
    Location: Exit 302A to Exit 308 on NB I-5 | I-5 - Exit 301 to I-84 
    Contact: ODOT, 503-731-4663
    Description: The Oregon Department of Transportation will pave stretches of I-5 between the Interstate Bridge and The Moda Center in Portland.
    Work schedule:

    • Friday, Oct. 26 to the morning of Saturday, Nov. 17: The westbound I-84 ramp to northbound I-5 will closed weeknights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., and will fully close during weekends from 10 p.m. on Fridays to 5 a.m. on Mondays for paving work. 
    • Note: During the closures, the sidewalks on the southbound span of the bridge will remain open for pedestrians.

     

    Cowlitz County

    Construction: 

      I-5 - E. Fork Lewis River Bridge to Weigh Station Vic - Paving/Bridge Deck Repair
      Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 17 - 44
      Contact: Joanna Lowrey, project engineer, 360-442-1346
      Description: Contractor Crews working for WSDOT will repair several sections of I-5 between Woodland and Kelso.
      Work schedule:

      • Tuesday, Nov. 13 to the morning of Saturday, Nov. 17: Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 near the East Fork Lewis River Bridge (mileposts 17-19) will close overnight from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. for bridge joint repair work. 
      • Wednesday, Nov. 14 to the morning of Saturday, Nov. 17: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 between Frontage Road (milepost 41) and milepost 26.0, will close nightly from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for paving work. 
      • Monday, Nov. 19 to the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 21: Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 between Northwest La Center Road and the weigh station (mileposts 44.0) will close nightly, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., for paving and bridge joint repair work. 
      • Monday, Nov. 19 to the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 21: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, between North Kelso Avenue and milepost 26.0, will close nightly from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., for paving work.  
      • Note: The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced to 50 mph. Travelers should use caution and slow down through the work zone. 

      Maintenance:

      Klickitat County

      Construction:
      No scheduled traffic impacts. 
       

      Maintenance:
      No scheduled traffic impacts. 

       

      Lewis County

      Construction:

      I-5 - Chamber Way Overpass
      Highway:
      I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 78-79
      Contact:  Frank Green, WSDOT, 360-905-1547
      Description: The Chamber Way overpass over I-5 in Lewis County, will be replaced.
      Get project information
      Work schedule:

      • No scheduled traffic impacts.  

      SR 508 - S. Fork Newaukum River Bridge Replacement
      Highway: SR 508 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 13.51 - 13.87
      Contact: Aaron Myton, WSDOT, 360-442-1347
      Description: Crews will be replacing the aging temporary single lane bridge span and building a new bridge structure. 
      Work schedule:  

      • Beginning Tuesday, April 24, 2018, until further notice: Travelers on both directions of SR 508, between Centralia Alpha Road and Kearney Creek, traffic will alternate through a single lane, around-the-clock, for bridge replacement work.
      • Note: All work is weather dependent.
         

      I-5 - MTB - Cantilever Signs and Landscaping
      Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 79 - 85
      Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
      Description: Contractor crews will make safety improvements throughout this stretch of I-5 in Lewis County.
      Get project information
      Work schedule:

      • Monday, Nov. 19 to Tuesday, Nov. 20: Travelers on both directions of I-5, between Mellen Street (Exit 81) and Harrison Avenue (Exit 82), should expect intermittent ramp-lane and shoulder closures daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for landscaping work.  
      • Note: All work is weather dependent.
         

      Maintenance: 

      SR 508 - Westbound, between Dodge Road and Bergen Road - Lewis County PUD 
      Highway: SR 508 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 26.0 - 27.87 
      Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297 
      Description: Lewis County PUD will trim trees around power lines along SR 508. 
      Work schedule: 

      • Tuesday, Nov. 13 to Friday, Nov. 16: Travelers on westbound SR 508, between Dodge Road and Bergen Road, will alternate through a single-lane daily, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for tree trimming work. 

      SR 505 - Both directions between Roundtree Boulevard and Knowles Road - Waterline installation - City of Winlock
      Highway: 
      SR 505 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 1.18 - 2.52 
      Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
      Description: The city of Winlock will install new waterline and hydrants along SR 500 between Roundtree Boulevard and Knowles Road.
      Work schedule: 

      • Monday, Nov. 19 to Wednesday, Nov. 21: Travelers on both directions of SR 505, between Roundtree Boulevard and Knowles Road, will alternate through a single-lane daily, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for waterline and hydrant installation work.   

      Pacific County

      Construction: 

      US 101 - SR 6 Intersection Improvements and Drainage Work
      Highway:
      US 101/SR6 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts: US 101 - 58.48 | SR 6 - 0.0 - 0.12
      Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
      Description: Contractor crews will install a roundabout at the US 101/SR 6 intersection, replace the failing drainage system between Heath and Duryea Street and add sidewalks to the west side of US 101.
      Get project information
      Work schedule:

      • Beginning Wednesday, July 25 until further notice: Travelers will use the newly configured roundabout, near the US 101 and SR 6, intersection, around-the-clock.  
      • Note: During construction, travelers passing through the work zone should anticipate delays of up to 20 minutes.
      • Note: Pedestrians will be detoured to the west side of US 101 permanently.
      • Note: All work is weather dependent.
         

      Maintenance: 
      No scheduled traffic impacts. 

       

      Skamania County

      Construction:
      No scheduled traffic impacts. 

      Maintenance:

      SR 14 - Between the Fish Hatchery and Cook-Underwood Road - Tree Trimming
      Highway: 
      SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Skamania Location: Mileposts: 62.11 - 62.31
      Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
      Description: Skamania PUD will be trimming trees on SR 14, between the fish hatchery (milepost 61.0) and Cook-Underwood Road. 
      Work schedule: 

      • Monday, Nov. 19 to Wednesday, Nov. 21: Travelers on both directions of SR 14, between the fish hatchery (milepost 62.0) and Cook-Underwood Road, will alternate through a single-lane, with flaggers, daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for tree trimming.  
         

      Wahkiakum County

      Construction:

      SR 409 - Columbia River Bridge at Puget Island - Deck Replacement and Painting
      Highway: SR 409 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location:
      Milepost: 2.79 - 3.30
      Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT, 360-442-1350
      Description: Contractor crews will install a new bridge deck and repaint the structure.
      Work schedule:

      • Beginning Monday, June 25 until further notice: Traffic on both directions of the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge will alternate through a single lane, around-the-clock, with a temporary traffic signal.
      • Tuesday, Nov. 20 to the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 21: Both directions of the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge will fully close overnight from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. for bridge deck replacement work. 
      • Note: All work is weather dependent.
      • Note: SR 409, Milepost 2.79-3.31, Both Directions; No over weight loads 24/7 - no loads over 20,000 lbs. axel weight.
      • Note: Detour options are the SR 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge in Longview or the US 101 Astoria-Megler Bridge.
      • Note: No total bridge closures are permitted between 5 a.m. on Fridays through 9 p.m. on Sundays.
      • Note: To ensure travel access on and off the island, the Wahkiakum County Ferry will run during the bridge closure hours, free of charge.

      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.

      Maintenance:

      No scheduled traffic impacts.

      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.