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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory


For the week of: Saturday, Dec. 13, to Friday, Dec. 19, 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.  
 
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:   

  • Monday, Dec. 15 to Sunday, Dec. 21: Drivers should expect single-lane closure of the right lane on southbound I-205 at Mill Plain, nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for paving work. Work is weather dependent.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 16 to Wednesday, Dec. 17: The southbound I-205 Mill Plain off-ramp will be closed overnight, from 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16 until 4 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, for road maintenance. Work is weather dependent.

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 - NE 39th Street to NE 99th Street Paving Improvements: (I-5 mileposts 2.47 to 4.93)
Traffic Impacts:

  • Monday, Dec. 15 to Tuesday, Dec. 16: The southbound NE 39th Street off-ramp from I-5, will be closed from 10 p.m. Monday to 12 a.m., Tuesday, for pavement repair.
  • Monday, Dec. 15 to Tuesday, Dec. 16: The northbound and southbound shoulders on I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. Monday, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, for removal of construction signage, throughout the work zone.

Project Manager: Mark Degenhart Phone: 360-905-1512
This project improves the safety and mobility of the Clark County area by repairing and improving the I-5 corridor, and on and off-ramps on NE 39th Street and NE 99th Street. For more information, please contact the project office.


 

MAINTENANCE:

SR 503, Both directions on the Lewis River Bridge. (milepost 27.84)
Monday, Dec. 15 to Thursday, Dec. 18:
 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. 15 to Friday, Dec. 19: Daytime and nighttime single-lane closures, on both directions of I-205, for guardrail installation.

SR 500, Westbound, between NE 4th Plain Boulevard to NE Ward Road (mileposts 10.13 to 9.28)
Sunday, Dec. 14: Emmert International will be moving a large structure, starting Sunday, Dec. 14, from 6 a.m. to 7:30 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.

I-5, Northbound Gee Creek Rest Area and Exit 11 towards Battle Ground (milepost 11.25)
Monday, Dec. 15 to Friday, Dec. 19:
A single-lane of the northbound I-5 off-ramp to SR 502 will be closed daily, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for sewer line installation. 
 


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CONSTRUCTION:


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

  • Monday, Dec. 15 to Friday, Dec. 19: 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, conducted by Cowlitz County, is repairing a failing slope that is 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 city's 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:

  • Monday, Dec. 15 to Friday, Dec. 19: 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.

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:

  • Saturday, Dec. 13: Drivers should expect, overnight, single-lane closures on southbound I-5, between mileposts 80.5 and 83.0, for roadside maintenance, from 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday.  
  • Monday, Dec. 15 to Friday, Dec. 19: 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 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 7 a.m. Work is weather dependent.  
  • Monday, Dec. 15 to Tuesday, Dec. 16: Drivers should expect an overnight closure of the northbound I-5 off-ramp, to Harrison Avenue from 10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday. Work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Dec. 15 to Wednesday, Dec. 17: Drivers should expect daytime shoulder closures along the Mellen Street Couplet Bridge, for installation of extruded curbs, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • 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, Dec. 15 to Friday, Dec. 19: Drivers should expect intermittent, daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, for bridge replacement work.
  • 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:

  • Thursday, Dec. 18: Drivers should expect daytime, intermittent stops with flaggers, while crews activate a new signal system.  

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. 15 to Friday, Dec. 19: 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:

US 101, Both directions, between 40th Street and Johnson Road (mileposts 13.50 to 15.10)
Monday, Dec. 15 to Friday, Dec. 19:
Drivers should expect daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers for roadside maintenance and tree trimming. 

 
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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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