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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory


For the week of: Saturday, Dec. 20, to Friday, Dec. 26, 2014  

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 Region Map by 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.  

NOTE: Starting Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 12 p.m., no work will be completed over the weekend, in observance of the holiday.
 
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:

  • This project is in winter shut-down, and will resume in May 2015. 

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:   

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: Pedestrians 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.  


 

MAINTENANCE:

SR 503, Both directions on the Lewis River Bridge. (milepost 27.84)
Monday, Dec. 22 to Wednesday, Dec. 24:
 Daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers for bridge maintenance.

I-205, Both directions, between the NE 18th Street Crossing and the NE 50th Avenue Crossing (mileposts 29.35 to 34.36)
Monday, Dec. 22 to Wednesday, Dec. 24: Daytime and nighttime single-lane closures, on both directions of I-205, for guardrail and camera installation. 

SR 500, Both directions, on Lacamas Lake Bridge at NE 35th Avenue (milepost 19.59)
Monday, Dec. 22:
Daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers along the Lacamas Lake Bridge for pothole repairs, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., work is being done by the City of Camas.
 
NOTE: No work will be completed from 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, through the weekend, in observance of the holiday.


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CONSTRUCTION:


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:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

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



MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.

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Lewis County

CONSTRUCTION:

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

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: Starting Friday, Aug. 15, the speed limit on I-5 has returned to 60 mph. 

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:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • 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
Traffic Impacts:

  • SR 508 is restricted to vehicles weighing less than seven tons. Trucks and large passenger vehicles should follow posted detour signs: Eastbound drivers, take Leonard Road to US 12. Westbound drivers, take Cinebar Road to Silver Creek Road/SR 122 to US 12.

SR 507, Yew Street Intersection Improvements (mileposts 0.22 to 0.32)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.   

Project Engineer: Colin Newell , Phone: (866) 713-2412
This project is installing traffic signals at the intersection on SR 507, between
Mellen Street and Yew Street. The project also improves the turning radius in
each lane, as well as building an ADA compliant pedestrian sidewalk and
ramps, and adding a westbound left turn lane.



MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts. 
 


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Pacific County

CONSTRUCTION: 


SR 105, Smith Creek and North River Bridges - Replacement (SR 105 milepost 6.25 to 13.65)
Traffic impacts:

  • Monday, Dec. 22 to Wednesday, Dec. 24: Drivers should expect daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures, with flaggers on both directions of SR 105, while crews do landscaping and planting work in the area.

Project Engineer: Lori Figone, (360) 442-1341
For more information, visit the project Web page. 



SR 6 Willapa River Bridge - Bridge Replacement (mileposts 6.86 to 7.26)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.       

NOTE: The speed limit on SR 6 is 55 mph.

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


 

MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts. 


 
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Skamania County

CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.  




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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