Southwest region construction

Last updated: 4:05 p.m., Monday, July 13, 2020

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Clark County

I-5 - SB Interstate Br. to NE 78th St. Vic - Active Traffic Management 
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 0.25 -5.0
Contact: Mark Degenhart, WSDOT, 360-759-1305
Description: Crews will install an Active Traffic Management (ATM) system, along southbound I-5, between Northeast 78th Street and the Interstate Bridge. See how WSDOT is using smart technology to improve safety and trip reliability on southbound I-5, in Vancouver. 
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, July 13, Tuesday July 14, and Wednesday July 15: Travelers accessing southbound I-5 via the following on-ramps, 78th Street, SR 500, Main Street, Fourth Plain Boulevard, and Mill Plain Boulevard may encounter travel delays daily from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. as crews work to install smart technology along the Interstate.


I-5 - SB C-TRAN Bus on Shoulder Project
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 0.4 -5.0
Contact: Paul Harrison, WSDOT, 360-905-1503
Description: C-TRAN in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Transportation, will begin work to construct a bus-only lane using the left shoulder of southbound I-5, between the 99th Street Station and the Interstate Bridge in Vancouver, allowing C-TRAN buses to increase service reliability by operating on the left shoulder during peak congestion.
Work schedule: 

  • Friday, July 10 through the morning of Saturday, July 18: The left lane and shoulder on southbound I-5 will be closed between 99th Street and the Interstate Bridge, nightly, from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., for utility work in median related to the Bus on Shoulder project. 
  • Note: Travelers may encounter an abrupt lane edge along the median through the work zone. Motorcyclists should use caution through the area. 


NE Lake Road / NE Everett Street Intersection Improvements Project 
Highway: SR 500 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Milepost: 18.0
Contact: Jim Hodges, City of Camas, 360-817-7234 
Description: The City of Camas is improving the intersection between Northeast Everett Street (SR 500) and Northeast Lake Road. This is a critical intersection for the community, connecting the north shore, south shore and downtown Camas and providing access to regional recreational areas at Lacamas Lake and Round Lake. As community and regional growth have increased so has traffic, causing safety and mobility concerns. 
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, June 8, until further notice: Travelers on both directions of Northeast Everett Street/SR 500, at the Northeast Lake Road intersection will encounter flaggers directing traffic through a single lane, daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for tree removal work for intersection improvements construction. Roundabout construction to include new storm drainage systems, roadway realignment and pedestrian facilities. 
  • Note: The speed limit has been reduced to 25mph throughout the project limits, and will remain in place for the duration of the project. 


Steigerwald Reconnection Project
Highway: SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: 13-17
Contact: Chris Collins, Principal Restoration Ecologist, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
Description: Through the Steigerwald Reconnection Project , public and private lands will be protected from the natural ebb and flow of the floodplain by removing 2.2 miles of existing levee and creating two new setback levees. Neighbors and travelers will also see improved flood protection as SR 14 is raised to the 500-year flood level.
Work schedule:

  • June 1 through Sept. 1: Travelers on both direction of SR 14 through Washougal may experience delays with intermittent closures, daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for construction work.
  • Note: From July 6 to Oct. 2 of 2020, the Refuge will be entirely closed to public access, including the levee trail East of Index Street coming out of Captain William Clark Park. This total closure will be in effect again from April 2021 until the April 2022, the anticipated completion of the project and re-opening of the Refuge.
     

Cowlitz County

  •  No scheduled traffic impacts.  

Klickitat County

US 97 Satus Creek Bridge - Bridge Replacement
Highway: US 97 Region: Southwest County: Klickitat Location: Mileposts 30.72 - 30.96
Contact: Mike Briggs, WSDOT, 360-905-1304 
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will install construction signage and radar speed signs with shoulder closures and delays.
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, July 13 until further notice: Travelers on both directions of US 97, between Indian Service Road and Wilson Charley Road, will encounter intermittent single lane closures with flaggers, daily, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for construction of the new bridge.  
     

Lewis County

SR 506 - Lacamas Creek Bridge Replacement 
Highway: SR 506 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 8 - 8.2 
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600 
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will replace the aging  Lacamas Creek Bridge located on SR 506 near Vader. 
Work schedule: 

  • Beginning on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, until further notice: Both directions of SR 506 between Telegraph Road and the end of the Lacamas Creek Bridge will fully close for bridge replacement work. During construction, travelers can follow a signed detour using South Military Road and SR 505. The bridge closure and detour will remain in place until construction of the new bridge is complete.


SR 6 - Fronia Creek - Fish Passage
Highway: SR 6 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 30.98 - 31.14 
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600 
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will replace the aging culverts under SR 6 east of Pe Ell. 
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Thursday, July 2, 2020, until further notice: Travelers on both directions of SR 6, near Jones Creek just east of Pe Ell, will be shifted onto a temporary single-lane, bypass road. This detour allows travelers to safely bypass construction around-the-clock, and will be controlled with an automated signal. Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, for additional intermittent, daytime single-lane closures, as needed.
     

Pacific County

SR 6 - Salmon Creek Fish Passage
Highway: SR 6 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts 22.60 - 22.69
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will replace the aging culvert under SR 6 west of Pe Ell in Pacific County. 
Work schedule: 

  • Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 13. 2019, until further notice: Travelers on both directions of SR 6, between mileposts 22.60 and 22.69, will be shifted onto a temporary single-lane, bypass road. This detour allows travelers to safely bypass construction around-the-clock, and will be controlled with an automated signal. Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, for additional intermittent, daytime single-lane closures, as needed. 


SR 103 - US 101 to Stackpole Road - Chip Seal 
Highway: 
SR 103 | US 101 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Milepost: 0.00 - 19.97 
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT, 360-442-1350 
Description: Conctractor crews working for WSDOT will pave sections of the highway along SR 103 between US 101 in Pacific County and Stackpole Road. 
Work schedule: 

Monday, July 13 to Thursday, July 16: Travelers in both directions of SR 103 between the intersection of US 101 and Stackpole Road, and along US 101 between 38th Place and the intersection of SR 103, will encounter intermittent, single lane closures with flaggers, daily, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for paving work. 
 

Skamania County

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.  

Wahkiakum County

    SR 4 - near Columbia Street - Waterline Installation
    Highway: SR 4 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location: Milepost 36.1 – 36.5
    Contact: Dennis Noyes, WSDOT, 360-905-2298
    Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will work to install a waterline on Columbia Street and SR 4 in Cathlamet, WA.
    Work schedule:

    • Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, August 3: Travelers on southbound Columbia Street who wish to turn onto SR 4, will follow a signed detour using Jacobsen Road, daily, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., for waterline installation work.  
    • Note: Columbia Street will be open to local traffic only during work hours and opened to all traffic after 6 p.m.


    SR 4 -  Emergency Landslide Repair
    Highway: SR 4 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location: Milepost 19.0 - 26.0
    Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT, 360-442-1346, Tamara Greenwell, WSDOT, 360-905-2056
    Description: Debris removal and slope stabilization work continues, following the landslide on SR 4 west of Cathlamet.
    Work schedule:

    • Beginning Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, until further notice: Travelers on both directions of SR 4, between Loop Road and West Valley Road, will be alternated through a single lane with a temporary traffic signal, around-the-clock for the duration of the project.
    • Note: For safety, the speed limit has been reduced to 25 mph throughout the work zone.   


    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.

    Information for bordering states can be found at the Bordering Travel Information page.

    Safety 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.
    • Avoid work zones by using alternate routes