Traffic impacts to the public will be minimal during construction, but may include lane shifts or single lane closures on the bridge. Public outreach efforts and advance notifications will be conducted when traffic impacts are scheduled to occur.
WSDOT first introduced the painter project to the community following the Lewis and Clark Deck Replacement Project in 2004. WSDOT provided further information about this project at the project open house held in March 2006.
For the latest public involvement meetings in Southwest Washington, visit the Southwest Region's Public Involvement page.
Increasing safety is our priority
During construction, WSDOT will implement all necessary traffic management and safety measures to ensure the safety of the traveling public and construction personnel.
WSDOT makes every effort to assess and minimize environmental impacts and is working with the Washington State Department of Ecology and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, among other resource agencies, to ensure that the best environmental practices and procedures are carried out on the forthcoming project.
For environmental information specific to this project, please contact Barb Aberle at (360) 905-2186, or e-mail AberleB@wsdot.wa.gov.
Will this project impact tribal resources?
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 process is not applicable because the project does not impact tribal lands.
For more information visit our WSDOT Tribal Liaison website.