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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory


For the week of: Saturday, Nov. 22, to Friday, Nov. 28, 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 Thursday, Nov. 27, 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:   

  • Monday, Nov. 24 to Friday, Nov. 28: 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-5 Paving, both directions, between Northeast 39th Street and 99th Street (mileposts 2.47 to 4.93)
Traffic Impacts: 

  • Monday, Nov. 24 to Wednesday, Nov. 26: Drivers should be prepared for occasional, nighttime, intermittent lane and ramp closures on both directions of I-5 between NE 99th and NE 39th Street for paving and striping work nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., work is weather dependent.


Project Engineer: Leon Winger , (360) 905-1500
This project paves I-5 between Northeast 39th Street to 99th Street.



I-5, Southbound, Gee Creek Rest Area Facility Improvements (milepost 12.0)
Traffic Impacts:

  • The southbound I-5 Gee Creek Rest Area is closed from Sept. 8 until Thanksgiving for facility improvements.   

Project Manager: Bob Kofstad , Phone: 360-905-2130
This project demolishes the current rest area structure, constructing two new restroom buildings, which will expand the number of bathroom facilities from eight to 14. Work is scheduled to be completed by late November 2014.   


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

  • Monday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Nov. 30: Daytime shoulder closures, with around-the-clock sidewalk closures, for sign installation and utility work. Closures are along 18th Street from NE 112th to NE 107th Street.   

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, Nov. 24 to Wednesday, Nov. 26:
 Daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers for bridge maintenance.

Structure Moving - SR 500, Both directions, between Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast Ward Road (mileposts 10.13 to 9.28)
Sunday, Nov. 23:
Emmert International will be moving a large structure, starting Sunday, Nov. 23, from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. A DOT representatives will be on the scene, and Emmert International will be providing their own traffic control with flaggers and a pilot car.



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CONSTRUCTION:


SR 411, Slope Repair Vicinity of Hazel Dell Road (mileposts 6.0 to 6.30)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Nov. 24 to Wednesday, Nov. 26: Drivers should be prepared for daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers, on both directions of SR 411 near Hazel Dell Road, for slope repair work. From 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., daily.

Project Engineer: Chris Andrews, Phone: (360) 577-3030 ext 6527
This project is conducted by Cowlitz County, is repairing a slope failure in the vicinity of the Hazel Dell Road intersection. For more information, contact Cowlitz County Public Works at (360) 577-3030 


 SR 4 - Sewer Replacement - City of Longview Project (mileposts 60.3 to 60.8)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts. 

Project Engineer: Tom Gorman, 360-749-5676
This project is replacing and improving the cities sewer system. For more information, contact the project office.


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:

  • Saturday, Nov. 22 to Wednesday, Nov. 26: Drivers should prepare for possible nighttime delays while traffic is alternated through a single-lane across the bridge, as crews will be painting the structure.
  • NOTE: No work will be completed from 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 to Monday, Dec. 1, in observance of the holiday.

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:

  • Monday, Nov. 24 to Tuesday, Nov. 25: Drivers should expect nighttime, intermittent delays with single-lane closures on both directions of I-5 through Centralia, for guardrail and concrete barrier installations. Monday through Tuesday, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Nov. 24 to Tuesday, Nov. 25: The I-5 Northbound Harrison Avenue off-ramp will be closed nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for striping and concrete barrier placement. Work is weather dependent.
  • 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:

  • Monday, Nov. 24 to Wednesday, Nov. 26: Drivers should expect intermittent, daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, for bridge replacement work. Work will stop Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 12 p.m., for the holiday, and continue on Monday. Dec. 1.
  • 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.


SR 508, I-5 to SR 7, Paving  (SR 508 milepost 0.20 to 32.84)
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.  

Project Engineer: Scott Serosheck, Phone: 360-442.1371
For more information, contact the project office. 



MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts. 
 


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Pacific County

CONSTRUCTION: 

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:

SR 4, Both directions between Youth Camp Lane and North Valley Road (milepost 5.0)
Monday, Nov. 24 to Wednesday, Nov. 26:
Daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers and pilot car for roadside maintenance and remove of limbs and brush.
 
SR 103, Northbound, between 259th Place and Sandridge Road (mileposts 11.0 to 12.0)
Monday, Nov. 24:
Daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers and pilot car, for roadside maintenance and removal of limbs and brush.


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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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