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Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Last updated: 5:30 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2018

Please note: Construction and maintenance activities are subject to weather-related adjustments. Get real-time traveler information by calling 5-1-1, or by using the WSDOT Mobile App.  


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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 2018 Construction Map.                                                


 

Clark County


CONSTRUCTION:

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.
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Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.


I-205 - Paving & Auxiliary Lanes - ODOT
Highway:
I-205 Location: Between the Glenn Jackson Bridge and Johnson Creek Boulevard
Contact: Dee Hidalgo, ODOT, 503-731-8237
Description: ODOT crews will be repaving nine miles of Interstate 205, in both directions, between the Glenn Jackson Bridge and Johnson Creek Boulevard. They will also improve safety and reduce congestion by creating auxiliary lanes within this stretch of I-205. 
Work schedule: 

  • Friday, July 20: The I-205 off-ramp to eastbound Airport Way will close from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m., for paving work.
  • Thursday, July 19 to the morning of Friday, July 20: A single lane of I-205, between Killingsworth Street and westbound Airport Way will close overnight, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  

SR 503 - Spur - Chip Seal and SR 503 Rock Creek Rd. to Williams Rd.
Highway:
SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark & Cowlitz Location: SR 503 - 13.71 - 31.31 | SR 503 Spur - 31.31 - 39.73
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT, 360-905-1500
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will chip seal and repave sections of SR 503 and the SR 503 Spur.
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Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 23: Lanes in both directions of SR 503 near the Yale Bridge, between milepost 27 near Hanley Curry Road and milepost 28 near Frasier Road will close from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for paving work. During paving work, there will be no access across the Yale bridge.   
  • Tuesday, July 24: Travelers on northbound SR 503, between milepost 25 near Healy Road and milepost 28 near Frasier Road will be alternated through a single lane, intermittently, with flaggers and a pilot car, daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., for paving work.
    Lanes in both directions of SR 503 near the Yale Bridge, between milepost 27 near Hanley Curry Road and milepost 28 near Frasier Road may close from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for paving work. 
    During paving work in this vicinity, there will be no access across the Yale bridge.  
  • Wednesday, July 25: Travelers on northbound SR 503, between milepost 25 near Healy Road and milepost 28 near Frasier Road will be alternated through a single lane, intermittently, with flaggers and a pilot car, daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., for paving work. 
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes during construction on SR 503 and on the SR 503 Spur, and significantly longer delays on cross streets when paving occurs at the intersections.   

SR 500 - Camas - Paving & Sidewalk Updates
Highway:
SR 500 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 17 - 21.5
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT, 360-905-1500
Description: WSDOT contractor crews in partnership with the City of Camas will repave sections of SR 500 through Camas and improve sidewalks along the highway. 
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Work schedule: 

  • Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27: Travelers on both directions of SR 500, between Northeast 6th Avenue and Southeast Polk Street, will be alternated through a single lane, with flaggers, daily, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for paving and sidewalk work.
  • NOTE: During construction, travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, throughout the construction zone.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.  



    MAINTENANCE:

I-5 & I-84 - Ramp Closures - Paving - ODOT
Highway: I-5 to I-84 Region: Southwest County: Multnomah Location: Exit 301 on SB I-5
Contact: ODOT, 503-731-4663
Description: ODOT will be paving stretches of I-5 and I-84, as well as several ramps along I-5 and I-84.
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Sunday, July 8 to the morning of Monday, July 23: The southbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound I-84 (Exit 301) will be closed around-the-clock, beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday, July 8 to 5 a.m., Monday, July 23, for concrete overlay, bridge repair and rail replacement work.   
  • Beginning Wednesday, July 25 to the morning of Monday, Aug. 6: The westbound I-84 off-ramp to northbound I-5/Hwy 30 will be closed around-the-clock, beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 to 5 a.m., Monday, Aug. 6, for concrete overlay, bridge repair and rail replacement work.  
  • NOTE: During the ramp closure, travelers should plan to use an alternate route, and expect long delays.

I-5 Lane Closures Between Interstate Bridge and the Moda Center
Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Multnomah
Location: Exit 302A to Exit 308 on NB I-5
Contact: ODOT, 503-731-4663
Description: ODOT will be paving stretches of I-5 between the Interstate Bridge and The Moda Center.
Work schedule:

  • Friday, July 20 to the morning of Monday, July 23: All southbound lanes of I-5 will be closed between the Marquam and Fremont Bridges, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving work.
  • Monday, July 23 to the morning of Thursday, July 26: A single lane on northbound I-5 between the Moda Center and the Interstate Bridge will close nightly, from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., for paving work.

SR 503 - Tree Trimming Between Northeast Gabriel Road and Oatfield Road 
Highway:
SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 15-20
Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
Description: Clark PUD will be trimming trees along SR 503 between Northeast Gabriel Road and Oatfield Road.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 23 to Thursday, July 26: Travelers on both directions of SR 503, between Northeast Gabriel Road and Oatfield Road, will be alternated through a single-lane intermittently, with flaggers, daily, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., for tree trimming work.


Cowlitz County

CONSTRUCTION: 


SR 4 - Slope Stabilization and Debris Fence Replacement work
Highway: SR 4 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts: 49-50
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT, 360-442-1346
Description: Maintenance crews installed concrete barriers and Conex boxes on the west side of SR 4, to prevent potential debris from falling onto the highway. Work to stabilize the hillside will begin in summer 2018.
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, until further notice: Traffic on both directions of SR 4, between Bunker Hill Road and Germany Creek Road, will alternate through a single lane, around-the-clock, using a temporary traffic signal. Work to stabilize the hillside will begin in summer 2018.
  • NOTE: The speed limit through this area has been reduced to 25 mph.  


 

SR 504 - Wooster Creek - Fish Barrier Removal
Highway: SR 504 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 16.9 - 17.01
Contact: Devin Reck, project engineer, 360-759-1310
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will remove the existing culvert and replace it with a 20-foot span bridge.
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Work schedule:

  • Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, until further notice: Traffic on both directions of SR 504 near Wooster Creek will alternate through a single lane around-the-clock with a temporary traffic signal.  
  • NOTE: Users of the highway should watch for advanced signs notifying them of the single-lane detour ahead.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.



I-5 - SB Bridges 5/40W and 5/105W - Resurfacing
Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts: 25-28
Contact: Mark Degenhart, WSDOT, 360-905-1512
Description: Crews will replace expansion joints and repave sections of southbound I-5, between Kalama and Woodland.
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Work schedule:

  • Beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018, until further notice: A single lane of southbound I-5, between Todd Road and milepost 25, will be closed around-the-clock, for paving and bridge work.  
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced to 60 mph. All lanes of southbound I-5 have been shifted throughout the work zone.  


 

SR 432 - Cowlitz River Bridge - Painting
Highway: SR 432 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 9.57 - 9.89
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, project engineer, 360-442-1346
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will work to remove existing paint and rust, and apply a specialty bridge paint that protects the structure for approximately 20 years.
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Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 23 to the morning of Friday, July 27: A single lane on eastbound SR 432/Cowlitz River Bridge will close nightly from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. for bridge painting work. During the closures, crews will intermittently close the Dike Road on-ramp to eastbound SR 432.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent. 
  • NOTE: Travelers should expect delays during construction.   


I-5 - E. Fork Lewis River Bridge to Weigh Station Vic - Paving/Bridge Deck Repair
Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 25.5 - 44
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, project engineer, 360-442-1346
Description: Contractor Crews working for WSDOT will work to preserve and repave several sections of I-5, between Woodland and Kelso.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 23 to the morning of Friday, July 27: Up to two lanes of northbound and southbound I-5 between milepost 26 and Oak Street will close nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving work.
  • Monday, July 23 to the morning of Tuesday, July 24: Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 between Lexington Bridge Drive and the weigh station (Exit 44) will close overnight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving work.
  • Tuesday, July 24 to the morning of Wednesday, July 25: The northbound I-5 on- and off-ramps at North Kelso Avenue (Exit 40) will be closed overnight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving work.  
  • Wednesday, July 25 to the morning of Thursday, July 26: The northbound I-5 on- and off-ramps at Lexington Bridge Drive (Exit 42) will be closed overnight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving work.  
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced to 50 mph. Travelers should use caution and slow down through the work zone. 


SR 503 - Spur - Chip Seal and SR 503 Rock Creek Rd. to Williams Rd.
Highway: SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark & Cowlitz Location: SR 503 - 13.71 - 31.31 | SR 503 Spur - 31.31 - 39.73
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT, 360-905-1500
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will chip seal and repave sections of SR 503 and the SR 503 Spur.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 23: Lanes in both directions of SR 503 near the Yale Bridge, between milepost 27 near Hanley Curry Road and milepost 28 near Frasier Road will close from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for paving work. During paving work, there will be no access across the Yale bridge.   
  • Tuesday, July 24: Travelers on northbound SR 503, between milepost 25 near Healy Road and milepost 28 near Frasier Road will be alternated through a single lane, intermittently, with flaggers and a pilot car, daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., for paving work.
    Lanes in both directions of SR 503 near the Yale Bridge, between milepost 27 near Hanley Curry Road and milepost 28 near Frasier Road may close from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for paving work. 
    During paving work in this vicinity, there will be no access across the Yale bridge.  
  • Wednesday, July 25: Travelers on northbound SR 503, between milepost 25 near Healy Road and milepost 28 near Frasier Road will be alternated through a single lane, intermittently, with flaggers and a pilot car, daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., for paving work. 
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes during construction on SR 503 and on the SR 503 Spur, and significantly longer delays on cross streets when paving occurs at the intersections.   


 
MAINTENENCE 

SR 433 - Lewis and Clark Bridge - Utility Work
Highway:
SR 433 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts: 0.0 - 0.94
Contact: Dennis Noyes, WSDOT, 360-905-2298
Description: CenturyLink will have contract crews performing an inspection all utility features that have been recently installed along the span of the SR 433/Lewis and Clark Bridge.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, July 22 to the morning of Friday, July 27: Travelers on both directions of the SR 433/Lewis and Clark bridge will be alternated intermittently through a single lane, with flaggers, nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for utility inspection work along the bridge.   


SR 503 - Utility Work between Merwin Village Road and Old Lewis River Road
Highway:
SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 44.3 - 44.5
Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
Description: PacifiCorp will be replacing aerial power lines along SR 503.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 23 to Saturday, July 28: Travelers on both directions of SR 503, between Merwin Village Road and Old Lewis River Road, will be alternated intermittently through a single lane with flaggers, daily, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for utility work.



CONSTRUCTION

No scheduled traffic impacts.



MANTENANCE:

SR 14 - Wood Creek Bridge Deck Repair
Highway:
SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Klickitat Location: Mileposts 134.29 - 134.34
Contact: Jeff Katzer, WSDOT, 360-759-1317
Description: WSDOT crews will be paving and repairing the bridge deck on the Wood Creek Bridge on SR 14.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27: Travelers on both directions of SR 14, between Roosevelt Ferry Road and Rankin Road, will be alternated intermittently through a single lane, with flaggers, daily, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for paving and bridge deck repair work.


US 97 - Bridge Inspection between Indian Service Road and Satus Creek
Highway:
US 97 Region: Southwest County: Klickitat Location: Mileposts 30.5
Contact: Jeff Katzer, WSDOT, 360-759-1317  
Description: Bridge Inspection of Satus Creek Bridge.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 23: Travelers on both directions of US 97, between Indian Service Road and Satus Creek will be alternated through a single lane with flaggers, from 1-4 p.m., for bridge inspection.


CONSTRUCTION:

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.
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Work schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.


SR 508 - S. Fork Newaukum River Bridge Replacement
Highway: SR 508 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 13.51 - 13.87
Contact: Aaron Myton, WSDOT, 360-442-1347
Description: Crews will be replacing the aging temporary single lane bridge span and building a new bridge structure. 
Work schedule:  

  • Beginning Tuesday, April 24, 2018, until further notice: Travelers on both directions of SR 508, between Centralia Alpha Road and Kearney Creek, traffic will alternate through a single lane, around-the-clock, using a temporary traffic signal, for bridge replacement work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


I-5 - MTB - Cantilever Signs and Landscaping
Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 80 - 85
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600  
Description: Contractor crews will make safety improvements throughout this stretch of I-5 in Lewis County.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 23 to the morning of Friday, July 27: A single lane of southbound I-5 between Blakeslee Junction and Chamber Way will close nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., for highway improvements and landscaping work.
  • Friday, July 27: A single lane of southbound I-5 between Blakeslee Junction and Chamber Way will close from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., for highway improvements and landscaping work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.



MAINTENANCE:

SR 507 - Utility Work
Highway:
SR 507 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: mileposts: 4.25-5.44
Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
Description: Contractors for Rainier Connect will install underground and aerial fiber optic cable along SR 507.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27: Travelers on both directions of SR 507, between Howard Avenue and the Lewis/Thurston County line, will be alternated through a single lane daily from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for tree trimming along SR 507.



CONSTRUCTION: 

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.
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Work schedule

  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, until further notice: A single-lane of the highway will close between Eagle Hill Road and Panoramic Lane, around-the-clock, for erosion protection work.
  • NOTE: The speed limit has been reduced to 25 mph through this area.


US 101 - D St. Vicinity to Water Street Paving and ADA
Highway: US 101 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts 53.57 - 54.70
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will repave a nearly one-mile stretch of US 101 in South Bend, and improve sidewalk crossings.
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Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27: Travelers on both directions of US 101 between D Street and Water Street will be alternated through a single lane, daily from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., for paving and sidewalk work.
  • NOTE: During construction, travelers on US 101 should anticipate delays up to 20 minutes through the work zone. Pedestrians using the sidewalk will be directed safely around the area.  
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


US 101 - SR 6 Intersection Improvements and Drainage Work
Highway: US 101/SR6 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts: US 101 - 58.48 | SR 6 - 0.0 - 0.12
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
Description: Contractor crews will install a roundabout at the US 101/SR 6 intersection, replace the failing drainage system between Heath and Duryea Street and add sidewalks to the west side of US 101.
Get project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 23 to Tuesday, July 24: Travelers on both directions of US 101, between the South Fork Willapa River Bridge and Duryea Street, will alternate through a single lane with flaggers, daily, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for intersection improvement work.
  • Beginning Wednesday, July 25 until further notice: The signal at the US 101 and SR 6 intersection will be removed, and travelers will be flagged through the intersection, around-the-clock, for roundabout construction work.  
  • NOTE: During construction, travelers passing through the work zone should anticipate delays of us to 20 minutes.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


CONSTRUCTION:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:

SR 14 - Utility Work
Highway
: SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Skamania Location: mileposts: 26.5-32.4
Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
Description: Contractors for Skamania PUD will repair power lines damaged during a wind storm.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, July 23 to Thursday, July 26: Travelers on both directions of SR 14, between Canyon Creek Road and Duncan Creek Road, will be alternated through a single lane with flaggers and a pilot car daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for utility work.


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CONSTRUCTION:

Wahkiakum County Ferry - Puget Island, WA
Highway: SR 409 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location: Puget Island
Contact: Wahkiakum County Public Works, 360-795-7867

  • Ferry Schedule:
    The ferry departs every day from Puget Island, WA on the hour, every hour, daily, from 5 a.m. and 10 p.m.
    The ferry departs every day from Westport, OR, at 15-minutes past the hour, every hour, daily, from 5:15 a.m. to 10:15 p.m., For more information, please call 360-795-7867


 


SR 409 - Columbia River Bridge at Puget Island - Deck Replacement and Painting
Highway: SR 409 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location:
Milepost: 2.79 - 3.30
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT, 360-442-1350
Description: Contractor crews will install a new bridge deck and repaint the structure.
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Monday, June 25 until further notice: Traffic on both directions of the SR 409 - Puget Island Bridge, will alternate through a single lane around-the-clock, with a temporary traffic signal.
  • Monday, July 23 from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 24: All lanes of the bridge will be closed overnight.
  • Tuesday, July 24 from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 25: All lanes of the bridge will be closed overnight.
  • Wednesday, July 25 from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday, July 26: All lanes of the bridge will be closed overnight.
  • Thursday, July 26 from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday, July 27: All lanes of the bridge will be closed overnight.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.
  • NOTE: SR 409, Milepost 2.79-3.31, Both Directions; No over weight loads 24/7 - no loads over 20,000 lbs. axel weight.
  • NOTE: Detour options are the SR 433 - Lewis and Clark Bridge in Longview, or the US 101 - Astoria-Megler Bridge.
  • NOTE: No total bridge closures are permitted between 5 a.m. on Fridays through 9 p.m. on Sundays.
  • NOTE: To ensure travel access on and off the island, the Wahkiakum County Ferry will run during the bridge closure hours, free of charge.


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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