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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

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:

SR 502: Widening from I-5 to Battle Ground
Mileposts: 0.59 to 6.61
Susan Fell, WSDOT Project Engineer, (866) 279-0730
Get project information

  • Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 13: A single-lane in either direction of SR 502 maybe closed intermittently between I-5 to Battle Ground daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway widening.
  • NOTE: Work is weather dependent.  


I-205 - Mill Plain Interchange to 18th Street Improvements:
Mileposts: 27.22 to 30.28
Lori Figone, WSDOT Project Engineer, (360) 905-1500
Get project information

  • Monday, May 9 to the morning of Saturday, May 14: Up to two lanes on southbound I-205 will be closed between Mill Plain Boulevard and SR 500, nightly, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., for grinding, paving, striping and concrete barrier removal work.
  • Wednesday, May 11 to the morning of Saturday, May 14: The southbound I-205 off-ramp from Mill Plain Boulevard will be closed nightly, from midnight to 4 a.m., for pavement grinding work.
  • NOTE: Drivers should watch for signed detours and flaggers.  


SR 503/SR 500 Orchards to Battle Ground
Lori Figone, WSDOT Project Engineer, (360) 905-1500
Get project information

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



MAINTENANCE:


SR 501 between North Reiman Road and North Smythe Road
Mileposts: 17.90 to 18.50
Bart Treece, WSDOT communications, 360-905-2058

  • Monday, May 9 to Sunday, May 15 : Drivers on both directions of SR 501 between North Smythe Road and North Reiman Road will be alternated through a single-lane of traffic  around-the-clock for hillside stabilization and roadway repair work. Use caution and expect delays.
  • NOTE: The speed limit in this area has been temporarily reduced from 40 mph to 25 mph through the work zone.   


SR 14, Both directions between 2nd Street and Marble Road
Mileposts: 15.49 to 21.77
Becky Rogerson, WSDOT engineering, 360-759-1323

  • Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 13: No scheduled traffic impacts.


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Cowlitz County


CONSTRUCTION:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:


SR 433, Both directions along the Lewis and Clark Bridge
Scott Miller, Century Link, 503-242-4144
Dennis Noyes, WSDOT Engineer, 360-905-2298

  • Monday, May 9 to the morning of Friday, May 13: Drivers on both directions of SR 433/Lewis and Clark Bridge, may be alternated through a single-lane, with flaggers, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for wire installation along the length of the bridge. 
  • Friday, May 13 to the morning of Saturday, May 14: Drivers on both directions of SR 433/Lewis and Clark Bridge, may be alternated through a single-lane, with flaggers, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., for wire installation along the length of the bridge. 
  • Saturday, May 14 to the morning of Sunday, May 15: Drivers on both directions of SR 433/Lewis and Clark Bridge, may be alternated through a single-lane, with flaggers, from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m., for wire installation along the length of the bridge



Klickitat County

CONSTRUCTION:

No scheduled construction impacts.



MANTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.

 


Lewis County

CONSTRUCTION:

I-5, Mellen Street to Blakeslee Junction - Stage 2
Mileposts: 79.81 to 84.15
Devin Reck, WSDOT Project Engineer, (866) 713-2412
Get project information

  • Friday, May 6 to the morning of Saturday, May 7: The Harrison Avenue off-ramp from southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., drivers should watch for signed detours.
  • Friday, May 6 to the morning of Saturday, May 7: The Harrison Avenue off-ramp from northbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., for paving and striping work.
  • Monday, May 9 to the morning of Thursday, May 12: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue may close intermittently nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for grinding, paving and guardrail work.
  • Thursday, May 12  to the morning of Friday, May 13: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 may close intermittently between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for grinding, paving and guardrail work.
  • Friday May 13 to the morning of Saturday, May 14: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 may close intermittently between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. for grinding, paving and guardrail work.
  • Saturday, May 14 to the morning of Sunday, May 15: A single-lane in either of direction of I-5 may close intermittently between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., for grinding, paving and guardrail work. 
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent. 



MAINTENANCE: 

SR 508, Both directions, between Hyak Road and Alexander Road
Milepost: 7.22 to 7.80 
Coreen Fahrni, WSDOT utilities, 360-609-3309

  • Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 13: Drivers on both directions of SR 508, between Hyak Road and Alexander Road, may be alternated through a single-lane from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for utility replacement work.



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Pacific County

CONSTRUCTION:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


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Skamania County

CONSTRUCTION:

SR 14: 6th Street to Bingen - Chip Seal
Milepost: 47.43
Susan Fell, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-759-1312
Traffic Impacts:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.


US 97 and SR 14, Rockfall project
Mileposts: US 97 - 5.13 to 5.28
                  SR 14 - 58.84 to 58.94
Susan Fell, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-759-1312

  • Monday, May 9 to Saturday, May 14: No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


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Wahkiakum County

CONSTRUCTION:

SR 4: Elochoman River Culvert Replacement Project
Mileposts: 33.89 to 34
Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-442-1341
Traffic Impacts:

  • NOTE: Drivers should expect intermittent single-lane closures on both directions of SR 4 between Elochoman Valley Road and Risk Road from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for landscaping and striping work. 


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.

MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.



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  • Adjacent Counties

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    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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