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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Last updated: 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

Please note: Construction and maintenance activities are subject to weather-related adjustments. Get real-time traveler information by calling 5-1-1.



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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 .

An overall view of our project locations can be found by clicking on our 2017 Construction Map.

                                               **ALERT**
State Route 14, between Washougal (milepost 19) and Dallesport (mileposts 84) is closed to vehicles over 10,000 GVW, due to wild fires on SR 14 and on I-84 in Oregon. Westbound lanes of I-84 are reopen, eastbound lanes remain closed with no ETA for reopening.  


 

Clark County


CONSTRUCTION:

I-5 - I-205 to North Fork Lewis River Bridge - Rehabilitate Pavement
Highway: I-5 - I-205 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 7.5 to 19.5
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-905-1500
Get project information
Description: WSDOT contractor crews will rehabilitate nearly 10 miles of Interstate 5 between the I-5/I-205 split and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge in Clark County.
Work schedule:  

  • No scheduled traffic impacts. 


I-205 - Mill Plain Interchange to NE 18th Street - Build Interchange Stage 2
Highway:
I-205 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 27.22 - 30.28
Contact: Brad Clark, WSDOT, 360-635-1604
Description: 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. 
Get project information
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, Sept. 25 to Friday, Sept. 29: Drivers on both directions of Northeast 18th Street, between Northeast 112th Avenue and Northeast 107th Avenue may alternate intermittently through a single-lane from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for irrigation and landscape work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.      


SR 501 26th St Ext Vicinity to End of Road - Chip Seal
Highway:
SR 501 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 2.32 - 10.13
Contact: Aaron Myton, WSDOT, 360-442-1370
Description: Contractor crews will be chip sealing nearly eight miles of SR 501, between Southwest 26th Street and end of SR 501.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  



NE 99th Street - SR 503 Intersection Improvements
Highway:
SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Milepost 1.80 
Contact: Cori Wiessner, Clark County Construction Engineer, 360-397-6118 x 4946
Description: The intersection of SR 503 and NE 99th Street is a two-lane roadway with no turn lanes. The county is improving this intersection with updated traffic signals, turn lanes, bicycle lanes, sidewalks and adding disabled-accessible curb ramps on NE 99th Street.
Get project information
Work description:

  • Beginning Monday, April 17 until further notice: The eastbound direction of Northeast 99th Street from SR 503, will be closed around-the-clock, for intersection improvements. Drivers should watch for a signed detour and expect delays.
  • NOTE: All work is being done by Clark County.   

I-5 at NE 4th Plain and Padden Parkway/SR 500 at SR 503 - Intersection Improvements
Highway:
SR 500 - SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Padden Parkway SR 500/SR 503 - Milepost: 6.96 
I-5 (Exit 1D) to eastbound NE 4th Plain Boulevard 
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT project engineer, 360-905-2000
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will upgrade the intersection of SR 500/Padden Parkway and SR 503/NE 117th Avenue and the intersection from I-5 to eastbound NE Fourth Plain Boulevard.  
Work schedule:  

  • No schedule traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays through the work zone.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


SB I-5 - Bridge Resurfacing near Woodland and Kalama
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark & Cowlitz Location: Railroad Bridge (MP 26.08 - 26.01) N. Fork Lewis River Bridge (MP 19.83 - 20.08)
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT project engineer, 360-905-1500
Description: Both the southbound I-5 span of the railroad bridge south of Kalama, and the southbound span of the North Fork Lewis River bridge south of Woodland will be resurfaced.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Sept. 24 to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 28: A single-lane of southbound I-5, near Kalama and near the North Fork Lewis River Bridge, south of Woodland, will be closed daily, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., for striping work.
  • Sunday, Sept. 24 to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 28: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, near Kalama and near the North Fork Lewis River Bridge,  south of Woodland will close nightly, from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., for striping work.
  • NOTE: Users of the highway should watch for advance signage, as the speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph throughout the work zone.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


Paving Padden Parkway (SR 500) between 117th Avenue (SR 503) and 162nd Avenue
Highway:
SR 500 - SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: SR 500/SR 503 - Mileposts 6.96 - 10.13
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT project engineer, 360-905-2000
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will repave Padden Parkway, from State Route 503, also known as 117th Avenue to NE 162nd Avenue and then crack seal along NE 162nd Avenue to NE Fourth Plain Boulevard.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 25 to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 30: A single-lane of either direction of Padden Parkway (State Route 500) between Northeast 117th Avenue (SR 503) and Northeast 162nd Avenue, and along NE 162nd Avenue to NE Fourth Plain Boulevard, will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for striping work.
  • Monday, Sept. 25 to Friday, Sept. 29: A single-lane in either direction of Padden Parkway (SR 500) between Northeast 117th Avenue (SR 503) and Northeast 162nd Avenue, and along NE 162nd Avenue and NE 4th Plain Boulevard, will be closed daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for striping work.  
  • NOTE: Drivers should plan expect delays through the work zone.  The work is weather dependent.

SR 501 - 35th Avenue Roundabout
Highway:
SR 501 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 18.5
Contact: The City of Ridgefield, 360-887-3557
Description: The City of Ridgefield will be construction a roundabout at the intersection of SR 501/Pioneer Street and North 35th Avenue.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 25 to Friday, Sept. 29: Drivers on both directions of SR 501/Pioneer Street will be alternated through a single-lane with flaggers, daily, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for roundabout construction.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays through this area.


MAINTENANCE:

I-5 and I-205 - Ramp Closures
Highway:
I-5 & I-205 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: I-5 - 9.23 - 9.71 | I-205 - 32.0 - 36.0
Contact: Clark Sexton, WSDOT, 360-619-0610
Description: Maintenance crews will be paving several ramps on I-5 and I-205. 
Work schedule: 

  • Friday, Sept. 22 to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 23: The southbound I-205 off-ramp to Padden Parkway will close overnight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 24 to the morning of Monday, Sept. 25: The northbound and southbound I-205 off-ramps to eastbound SR 14 will close overnight, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 25 to the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 26: The northbound I-205 off-ramp Northeast 134th Street will close overnight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26 to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27: The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Northeast 78th Street (Exit 4) will close overnight, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27 to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 28: The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Northeast 99th Street (Exit 5) will close overnight, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 28 to the morning of Friday, Sept. 29: The Northeast 179th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close overnight, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 29 to the morning of Saturday, Sept 30: Two lanes of southbound I-5, between the SR 500 on-ramp to I-5 and Exit 1D, will close overnight, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 1 to the morning of Monday, Oct. 2: Up to three lanes of southbound I-5, near Exit 1D will close overnight, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.  
  • NOTE: During the ramp closures, drivers will need to find an alternate route. 

 


Cowlitz County

CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 503 - Emergency Slope Stabilization
Highway: SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 34.4
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT, 360-905-2000
Description: Emergency slope stabilization work on the hillside adjacent to SR 503 near Speelyai Recreation Road.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 25 to Friday, Sept. 29: Drivers on both directions of State Route 503 near Speelyai Bay Road will alternate through a single-lane, with flaggers, daily, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for emergency slope stabilization work.
  • NOTE: Outside of work hours, traffic will continue to alternate through a single-lane of SR 503, until the project is completed.
  • NOTE: The speed limit through the area is reduced to 25 mph.  
  • Drivers using Lewis River (Yale) Bridge,  note weight restrictions apply: Legal axle weights only. Trucks not to exceed 40,000 lbs., Tractor Trailer NTE 68,000 lbs., Truck Trailers NTE 72,000 lbs. Only one Truck allowed on bridge at a time.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

 
SR 432 - SR 4 to Industrial Way Vic. - Paving
Highway: SR 432 - SR 4 Region: Southwest  County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 0.00 to 7.19
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT project engineer, 800-545-1393
Description: WSDOT crews will resurface more than seven miles of pavement 
on SR 432, from State Route 4 to east of Industrial Way, near 3rd Avenue.  
Get project information
Work schedule: 
 

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.  
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  

SR 411 - First Ave SW to I-5 - Pavement Rehabilitation
Highway: SR 411 - First Ave to I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 1.67 to 13.31
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT project engineer, 800-545-1393
Description: WSDOT crews are resurfacing 12 miles or roadway between Kelso and Castle Rock, which will improve safety for drivers who use this stretch of State Route 411.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


 
SB I-5 - Bridge Resurfacing near Woodland and Kalama
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Railroad Bridge (MP 26.08 - 26.01) N. Fork Lewis River Bridge (MP 19.83 - 20.08)
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT project engineer, 360-905-1500
Description: Both the southbound I-5 span of the railroad bridge south of Kalama, and the southbound span of the North Fork Lewis River bridge south of Woodland will be resurfaced. 
Get project information
Work schedule:  

  • Sunday, Sept. 24 to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 28: A single-lane of southbound I-5, between Kalama and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge, south of Woodland, will be closed daily, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., for striping work.
  • Sunday, Sept. 24 to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 28: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, between Kalama and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge, will close nightly, from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., for striping work.
  • NOTE: Users of the highway should watch for advance signage, as the speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph throughout the work zone.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


SR 432 - Cowlitz River Bridge - Deck Repair & Overlay
Highway:
SR 432 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts: 9.78 - 9.89
Contact: Aaron Myton, WSDOT, 360-442-1348
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will repair cracks and ruts along the Cowlitz River Bridge. 
Get project information 
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 11 until further notice: A single-lane on both directions of SR 432, between Tennant Way and Dike Road, will be closed, around-the-clock, for bridge repair work on the Cowlitz River Bridge.
  • NOTE: The speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph throughout the work zone.    
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  


MAINTENANCE:

SR 411 - Fishers Lane - Utility work - City of Kelso
Highway:
SR 411 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Milepost 2.0 
Contact: Doug Thomas, Cowlitz County PUD, 360-501-9542
Description: Transmission Pole replacement work along Fishers Lane.
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, Sept. 25 to Friday, Sept. 29 : Drivers on both directions of SR 411 who use Fishers Lane, will need to find an alternate route, daily, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fishers Lane will be closed for utility pole replacement work
  • NOTE: Drivers will need to use an alternate route. 


CONSTRUCTION:

US 97 and SR 14 Paving - Klickitat County
Highway:
US 97 & SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Klickitat Location: Mileposts: US 97: 26-32 and SR 14: 101-108
Contact: Jeff Katzer, WSDOT, 360-606-9684
Description: WSDOT crews will be repaving several sections of US 97 and SR 14, in Klickitat county.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 25 to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 30: Drivers on both directions of US 97, between Timmer Lane and Kushi Creek, may be alternated through a single-lane nightly, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., for paving repair work.
  • Monday, Sept. 25 to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 30: Drivers on both directions of SR 14, between the intersection of SR 14 and US 97, and Cliffs Road, may be alternated through a single-lane, nightly, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., for paving repair work.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes throughout the work zone.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


MANTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


CONSTRUCTION:

US 12 - Salkum Vic. to Corn Creek Bridge - Paving 
Highway:
US 12 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 77.0 to 89.0
Contact: Vern Roy, WSDOT project engineer, 360-740-7600
Description: WSDOT crews will repave 12 miles of US 12 in Lewis County between Salkum (milepost 77) and the Corn Creek Bridge (milepost 89).
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.


I-5 - Chamber Way Overpass
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 78-79
Contact:  Frank Green, WSDOT, 360-905-1547
Description: The Chamber Way overpass over I-5 in Lewis County, will be replaced.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  



US 12 - SR 506 - Pavement Rehabilitation
Highway:
US 12/SR 506 Region: Southwest County: Lewis
Location: Mileposts: US 12 - Mileposts 77-90 and 118-134
SR 506 - Mileposts 0.00 - 11.5  
Contact: Mike Brown, WSDOT, 360-880-3046
Description: WSDOT crews will rehabilitate several stretches of the roadway on both US 12 and SR 506. 
Get project information
Work schedule: 

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

SR 7 - Paving and Drainage from Morton to Elbe
Highway: SR 7 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 1.0 - 17.0
Contact: Mike Brown, WSDOT project inspector, 360-880-3046
Description: Work will repave 16 miles of highway and replace five culverts.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 25 to Friday Sept. 29: Drivers on both directions of SR 7 between Morton and Elbe may be alternated through a single-lane, with flaggers and pilot car, daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for pavement repair work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

 
US 12 - Coal Creek Bridge to Gulch Bridge - Paving
Highway:
US 12 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Milepost 134.28 - 142.32
Contact: Bethany Vermaas, WSDOT project engineer, 360-759-1310
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will repave nearly eight lane miles of US 12, between Packwood and White Pass.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 25 to Thursday, Sept. 28: A single-lane in either direction of US 12, between Packwood and White Pass, will be closed daily, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., for paving repair work.
  • NOTE: Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes through the work zone.


I-5 - Mellen Street to Blakeslee Junction
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 79 - 84
Contact: Mike Brown, WSDOT, 360-880-3046
Description: Congestion reduction
Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.  



CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 6 - SR 105 - Pacific County Chip Seal
Highway:
SR 6/SR 105 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts: SR 6 - 0.00 - 28.0 
Mileposts: SR 105 - 0.00 - 25.60
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT Engineer, 360-740-8600
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will resurface several miles of roadway on both SR 6 and SR 105. 
Get project information  
Work schedule: 

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


SR 105 - North Cove Vicinity - Erosion Protection 2017
Highway:
SR 105 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts: 19.40 - 20.67
Contact: Mike Brown, WSDOT, 360-880-3046
Description: Slope stabilization work along the embankment near the roadway.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, until further notice: A around-the-clock single-lane closure will be in place, on both directions of SR 105, between Eagle Hill Road and Panoramic Lane, for erosion protection work.
  • NOTE: The speed limit has been reduced to 25 mph through this area.



MAINTENANCE:

SR 101 - Maintenance Repairs 
Highway: 
US 101 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts 20.0 - 20.3
Contact: Fred Griss, WSDOT, 360-942-8562 
Description: Maintenance crews working for WSDOT will be placing rock along the shoulder of the roadway.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 25 to Tuesday, Sept. 26: Drivers on both directions of US 101, near the Greenhead Slough, will be alternated intermittently, with flaggers, daily, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for maintenance work within the shoulders.   


CONSTRUCTION:

SR 14 - Pavement Repair
Highway:
SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Skamania Location: Mileposts 44.0 - 64.0
Contact: Jeff Katzer, WSDOT, 360-759-1317
Description: Pavement along SR 14. 
Work Schedule:  

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.   

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CONSTRUCTION:

Wahkiakum County Ferry - Puget Island, WA
360-795-3301

  • The ferry is operated by Wahkiakum County Public Works. For information about sailings between Puget Island, WA and Westport, Ore., please visit their webpage.


SR 4 - Kandoll Rd Vic. to West Valley Creek Bridge - BST
Highway: SR 4 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location: Mileposts 14.69 to 27.47
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT project engineer, 800-545-1393
Description:
WSDOT crews will resurface nearly 13 miles of pavement on State Route 4, between Kandoll Road and east of Ingalls Road.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

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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