Southwest region construction

Last updated: 10:15 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2019 

Please Note: Starting at noon, Friday, May 24, no work will be completed over the weekend, in observance of the holiday. Work will resume on Tuesday, May 28, at the projects normally scheduled time.

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

WSDOT makes it easy to help you "Know before you go," download the WSDOT mobile app. While on the road travelers can tune into the Highway Advisory Radio at 530 am and 1610 am, or dial 5-1-1 from their hands-free device for current weather and travel conditions.  

Clark County

I-205 - Ramp Meter and SR 503 Variable Message Sign
Highway: 
I-205 RegionSouthwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 30.80 - 31.45
Contact: Devin Reck, WSDOT, 360-759-1310 
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will install ramp meters at the two connecting on-ramps to northbound I-205 from westbound SR 500 and Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard. 
Work schedule: 

  • Tuesday, May 23 to Friday, May 31: Right and left shoulder closures on the on-ramps from westbound SR 500 and Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard to northbound I-205 are possible from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for ramp meter installation work.

I-205 - northbound between Burton Road and Northeast Padden Parkway - breakaway cable replacement
Highway: 
I-205 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 30.0 - 33.0 
Contact: Mark Degenhart, WSDOT, 360-905-1512
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will replace the breakaway cables along this 3-mile stretch of I-205, between Burton Road and Northeast Padden Parkway. 
Work schedule: 

  • Wednesday, May 29 to the morning of Saturday, June 1: A single-lane of northbound I-205, between Burton Road (milepost 30.0) and Northeast Padden Parkway (milepost 33.0)  will close nightly, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., for breakaway cable replacement work, within the medians of the highway. 

Cowlitz County

  • No scheduled traffic impacts. 

Klickitat County

  • No scheduled traffic impacts. 

Lewis County

I-5 - Rush Rd. to 13th Street - Crack Sealing
Highway: 
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 72.81 - 76.55
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will perform crack-sealing work along both directions of I-5, between Rush Road and 13th Street, near Chehalis. 
Work schedule: 

  • Tuesday, May 28 to the morning of Thursday, May 30: A single lane in both directions of I-5, between Rush Road and 13th Street, will close nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for crack sealing work. 
  • Thursday, May 30 to the morning of Friday, May 31: A single lane in both directions of I-5, between Rush Road and 13th Street, will close overnight from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., for crack sealing work.
  • Friday, May 31 to the morning of Saturday, June 1: A single lane in both directions of I-5, between Rush Road and 13th Street, will close overnight, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., for crack sealing work. 
  • Note: This work is weather dependent. 

Pacific County

  • No scheduled traffic impacts. 

Skamania County

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

Wahkiakum County

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.

  • Beginning Friday, March 22, 2019, until further notice: Traffic will alternate through a single lane, around-the-clock, for bridge painting and deck replacement work. For everyone’s safety, the speed limit across the bridge is 25 mph. Please slow down and give crews room to work.

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.

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

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.