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Slope stabilization work on SR 4 east of Cathlamet begins Oct. 15

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:20

Celeste Dimichina, communications, 360-905-2057

CATHLAMET – Travelers who use State Route 4 between Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties should plan for possible delays this fall.  

Beginning Monday, Oct. 15, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will start work to stabilize the slope adjacent to SR 4 near County Line Park by removing loose rock and trees from the hillside.

“This work is a necessary part of maintaining the safety and integrity of the roadway,” said WSDOT project engineer Joanna Lowrey. “While we understand that travel delays due to another project on SR 4 this year can be frustrating, this work will help ensure the roadway serves travelers for years to come.”

Construction details

  • During construction, and especially during rock removal, lanes in both directions will be closed for up to 20 minutes at a time to ensure the safety of road users.  

Closure schedule

  • Monday, Oct. 15: Expect 20 minute closures in both directions of SR 4, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 19 through Tuesday, Oct. 23: SR 4 will have around-the-clock, alternating, single-lane traffic directed by flaggers, and delays of up to 20 minutes beginning at noon, Friday, Oct. 19, to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.

The project is scheduled for completion in late fall 2018. The work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled if severe weather is forecast.  

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