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Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Leon Winger, WSDOT project engineer, 360-905-1500 (Vancouver)
Heidi Sause, WSDOT communications, 360-905-2057 (Vancouver)
VANCOUVER – Construction work to smooth the road surface on Interstate 205 near Salmon Creek will make night travel rough for drivers next week.
Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will fully close southbound I-205 between the I-5 junction and NE 134th Street between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday nights, Nov. 14 and 15.
Two weeks ago, contractor Rotschy Inc. reinforced aging concrete panels on this stretch of I-205 by tying them together with steel dowel bars. Next week, crews will smooth the road surface where the dowel bars were installed with a diamond grinder.
Drivers should plan to use alternate routes to reach their destinations. Through traffic can use I-5 as an alternate route, or travel south on I-5 and east on SR 14 to access I-205 in east Vancouver.
Local traffic and drivers heading to Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital should exit southbound I-5 at NE 179th Street and follow a signed detour to Salmon Creek.
- Take exit 9 for NE 179th Street
- Turn left onto NE 179th Street
- Turn right onto NE 15th Avenue
This work is part of the Salmon Creek Interchange project. WSDOT and Clark County Public Works are partnering to deliver the four-stage project to reduce congestion and improve safety in the rapidly developing Salmon Creek area.
The $133 million project is funded through the 2003 Nickel gas tax and funds secured through Clark County, and is scheduled for completion in 2014.
Project photos are available on WSDOT’s Flickr site.
WSDOT keeps people, businesses and the economy moving by operating and improving the state's transportation systems. To learn more about what we're doing, go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/news/ for pictures, videos, news and blogs. Real time traffic information is available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic or by dialing 511.
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