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Updated: Full closure of Lacamas Creek Bridge begins June 18

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:11

Update: The closure of the SR 506 Lacamas Creek Bridge is now scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 18, due to unforeseen delays in preparatory work necessary in advance of the closure.  

Signed detour to remain in place during bridge replacement work; new bridge should open this winter

Kimberly Pincheira, communications, 360-905-2058
Colin Newell, project engineer, 360-740-8600

VADER – Travelers who use State Route 506 near Vader should plan to add extra travel time starting next week as work begins to replace the aging and failing SR 506 – Lacamas Creek Bridge in Lewis County.

Beginning Tuesday, June 18, Washington State Department of Transportation’s contractor, Farline Bridge, Inc., will start work to replace the existing timber bridge originally built in 1951. The existing bridge no longer meets modern bridge standards and also needs repairs. This project will restore the structural integrity of the bridge with a new concrete structure that meets current standards and can accommodate all legal loads.

“The current timber bridge is nearly 70 years old and has outlived its useful life,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Colin Newell. “The new concrete bridge will benefit all travelers by improving safety with a wider structure that includes better pedestrian and bicycle access.”

To replace the bridge, contractor crews will close both directions of SR 506, between Telegraph Road and the end of the Lacamas Creek Bridge (mileposts 8.0 - 8.19). During the closure, travelers between Vader and I-5 will follow a signed detour, using South Military Road and SR 505. The bridge closure will remain in place until construction of the new bridge is complete.

The new bridge is expected to be open to travelers this winter.

Before heading out the door, travelers can get up-to-date roadway and weather information with the WSDOT mobile app, and via the WSDOT travel alerts page.

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