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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

For the week of: Saturday, March 28, to Friday, April 3 2015

The following Washington State Department of Transportation construction and maintenance projects are expected to have some travel impacts within Southwest Washington. Drivers are encouraged to use caution when traveling in these areas and remember to " give 'em a brake " in construction zones.

Counties:

Clark | Cowlitz | Klickitat | Lewis | Pacific | Skamania | Wahkiakum |

Southwest Map with Counties



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 (construction-related) variables.


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

Clark County

CONSTRUCTION:

Salmon Creek Interchange Project (I-205, mileposts 36.07 to 37.16 and I-5 mileposts 6.95 to 9.51)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.


Project Engineer: Leon Winger , (360) 905-1500
For more information, visit the project Web page .



SR 502, Widening from I-5 to Battle Ground (mileposts 0.59 to 6.61)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

Project Engineer: Chris Tams , Phone: (360) 759-1310
This project widens SR 502 and adds median barriers, 10-foot shoulders for bicycles and pedestrians, and traffic signals. For more information please contact the project office.


I-5, Northbound, Gee Creek Rest Area, Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System (milepost 10.75)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3: A single-lane will be closed approaching the rest area nightly for sewer line installation work, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Construction Manager: Ron Monteferrante , Phone: (360) 993-8851
This project adds a new wastewater conveyance pipeline to connect the City of Ridgefield's Interstate 5 Junction area to Salmon Creek Treatment Plant. It will increase Ridgefield's wastewater capacity in support of future industrial and commercial development and help provide efficient, high-quality sewer service at the lowest possible cost. For more information, contact the project office.



I-205 - Mill Plain Interchange to 18th Street Improvements: (I-205 mileposts 27.22 to 30.28)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, March 30, to the morning of Friday, April 3: Drivers should expect intermittent, single-lane closures on both directions of I-205, between Mill Plain and 18th Street, nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for paving work and material delivery. Work is weather dependent. 
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect trucks entering and exiting the highway from the shoulder in the work zone. 
  • NOTE: Drivers can expect a temporary lane-shift to remain in effect for several months.
  • NOTE: Pedestrians will need to use the south sidewalk while traveling along 18th Street, from 112th to 107th.

Project Manager: Leon Winger Phone: (360) 905-1500
This project improves safety and mobility in the east Clark County area by constructing a new I-205 Northbound off-ramp and a Southbound on-ramp at NE 18th Street. For more information, contact the project office.


I-5/I-205 - Bi-State Corridor Travel Time Add Signage (I-5, mileposts 2.50 to 1.91)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled lane or ramp closures

Project Engineer: Chad Hancock, 360-905-2240
This project is installing a wireless communications conduit system, along I-5, I-205 and SR 14, which will give drivers an estimated travel time along these corridors. For more information, please contact the project office.


SR 500 - BNSF Project (mileposts 19.5 to 20.0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3: Drivers should expect daytime, single-lane closures, on both directions of SR 500, for trucks entering and exiting the roadway and guardrail work.

This project is being done by BNSF, for more information, please contact BNSF at 360-418-6303 or at bnsf.com



MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.

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CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts. 

 
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Klickitat County

CONSTRUCTION:

US 97, Biggs Rapid Bridge Painting (mileposts 0.25 to 0.49)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, March 30 to Friday, March 27: Drivers should expect intermittent, alternating, single-lane closures, with flaggers, across the bridge nightly, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., due to painting.

Project Engineer: Chris Tams, Phone: (866) 279-0730
For more information, contact the project office.


 
MAINTENANCE:

SR 14, Both directions, between Dalles Mountain Road and Wishram Road (mileposts 87.0 to 94.0)
Monday, March 30:
Drivers should expect daytime, alternating, single-lane closures, on both directions of SR 14, between Dalles Mountain Road and Wishram Road, from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for mobile operation of brush and grass removal from the roadway and shoulder.
 
SR 14, Both directions between Vine Street and Dalles Mountain Road (mileposts 67.0 to 84.0)
Monday, March 30 to Tuesday, March 31:
Drivers should expect daytime, alternating, single-lane closures with flaggers, between the SR 14 between Vine Street and Dalles Mountain Road, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., for mobile operation of roadway and shoulder sweeping.
 
SR 14, Both directions, between the SR 14 and US 97 intersection and Klickitat County Line (mileposts 101.0 to 152.0)
Tuesday, March 31 to Thursday, April 2:
Drivers should expect daytime, alternating, single-lane closures on both directions of SR 14, between the SR 14 and US 97 intersection and the Klickitat County line, from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for mobile operations and roadside maintenance.

SR 141, Both directions, between Wabish Street and Trout Lake Creek Road (mileposts 2.0 to 25.0)
Wednesday, April 1 to Thursday, April 2:
Drivers should expect, daytime, alternating, single-lane closures on both directions of SR 141, between Wabish Street and Trout Lake Creek Road, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., for mobile operations of roadway and shoulder sweeping.

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Lewis County

CONSTRUCTION:

I-5, Mellen Street to Blakeslee Junction - Stage 2 (mileposts 79.81 to 84.15)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, March 30 to the morning of Saturday, April 4: The Southbound, I-5, Harrison Avenue off-ramp will be closed nightly, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for excavation, striping and paving work.
  • Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3: Nighttime, intermittent, single-lane and shoulder closures on I-5, southbound, Monday through Wednesday, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., and Friday, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for barrier moving, grinding and paving and stripe work.
  • Saturday, April 4: Beginning Saturday morning, drivers can expect a traffic revision on I-5, southbound, as mainline traffic is shifted onto the new Skookumchuck Bridge.  
  • NOTE: Friday, April 3: Beginning Friday morning, the southbound I-5 off-ramp to Mellen Street will be permanently closed at exit 81, and all Mellen Street traffic will exit at Harrison Avenue, exit 82, to get to Mellen Street.  
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412
For more information, visit the project Web page .


SR 6, Rock Creek East and West Bridges - Replacement (mileposts 25.95 to 26.94)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3: Both directions of traffic may be alternated through a single-lane of the Rock Creek Bridge daily, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for bridge replacement work. Work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: The posted speed limit is 25 mph through the construction zone.

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412
For more information, visit the Rock Creek East , or Rock Creek West Web pages.


SR 508, Both directions at the South Fork Newaukum River Bridge (milepost 13.65) – Weight restriction lifted
Traffic Impacts:

  • NOTE: The bridge is now open to traffic. Drivers should expect around-the-clock, alternating, single-lane traffic across the bridge. Drivers should follow signed traffic revisions and wait until the bridge is clear before proceeding across.

For more information, please see WSDOT news and travel info.
A temporary Bailey bridge has been installed on the SR 508 South Fork Newaukum River Bridge, and was completed Wednesday, Jan. 21. The bridge is now open to all legal-load vehicles, at a reduced speed of 25 mph.



MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.

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Pacific County

CONSTRUCTION:


SR 4 - 3.1 Miles East of US 101 - Culvert Rehabilitation (milepost 3.1)

Traffic impacts:

  • Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3: Traffic is being diverted onto a temporary bypass road around a collapsed culvert on SR 4.
  • NOTE: Drivers will notice a reduced speed limit of 15 mph through the area.

Project Engineer: Lori Figone 360-442-1341
This project is replacing the culvert failure and rebuild the roadway that was washed out due to flooding. For more information, visit the project Web page.


MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts. 

 
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Skamania County

CONSTRUCTION:

 
SR 14 - Guardrail Replacement (mileposts 30.0 to 35.0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3: Traffic will be alternated through a single-lane on SR 14, between Smith-Cripe Road and Gupril Road, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, for guardrail replacement. Delays of up to 20 minutes are expected.

Project Engineer: Chris Tams, Phone: (866) 279-0730
This project is part of a state wide effort to update guardrails. For more
information please contact the project office.


MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


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Wahkiakum County

CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.



MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


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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.

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