The asphalt pavement on this section of I-5 was deteriorating due to age and normal wear.
This project extended the life of the interstate by resurfacing the roadway and repairing ruts and cracks. Additionally, this project provided a smoother and safer ride for motorists, and strengthened and preserved the road surface, allowing I-5 to continue handling heavy commuter and freight traffic.
This project improves motorist safety and drivability with a smoother road surface.
| Protects Environment
The new surface reduces the effects of aging on the pavement, requires less repair work, and reduces maintenance costs.
| Economic Incentive
This project helped support direct and indirect jobs in local communities, and helped preserve a heavily travelled freight corridor.
Partnerships & Cooperation
At WSDOT we seek to address the concerns of the tribal nations using the process outlined in Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the WSDOT Tribal Consultation Policy adopted in 2003 by the Transportation Commission as part of the WSDOT Centennial Accord Plan. This project did not impact any tribal resources since the work was entirely above ground on existing WSDOT right of way. For more information visit our WSDOT Tribal Liaison website.
WSDOT makes every effort to assess and minimize environmental impacts from our projects. A detailed analysis of the project’s environmental impacts was completed as part of the environmental documentation and environmental permitting processes. For environmental information specific to this project, please contact Barb Aberle at (360) 905-2186, or e-mail AberleB@wsdot.wa.gov.
- Pre-existing funds: $3.81 million
- 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA): $2.67 million
- Total funding available: $6.48 million
Area Engineer Colin Newell
WSDOT Chehalis Project Office
1411 Rush Road
Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone: 360-740-8600 or toll-free 1-866-713-2412
WSDOT Southwest Region
PO Box 1709
Vancouver, WA 98668-1709
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