Southwest region construction

Last updated: 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

Please Note: All construction and maintenance activities are weather dependent. 

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Clark County

SR 14 - Access Improvements – Washougal
Highway: SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Milepost: 17.0
Contact: Paul Harrison, WSDOT, 360-905-1549
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will build roundabouts on SR 14 at the intersections of Washougal River Road/15th Street and 32nd Street.
Work schedule:  

  • Crews installed 'Do not block circle' signs on SR 14 and 32nd Street
  • Note: Slow down when traveling eastbound and do not block the roundabout when a train is stopped in the area. 

I-205 - I-5 - Pavement Rehabilitation
Highway: I-205 | I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: I-205 - MP 26.56-37.16 | I-5 - MP 7.47-12.0
Contact: Columbia Gorge Office, WSDOT, 360-759-1301
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will remove and replace concrete panels along both directions of I-205 and on southbound I-5, as well as grind off the top layer of asphalt and repave. 
Work schedule: 

  • No scheduled traffic impacts. 
  • Note: During the ramp closures, travelers should slow down in work zone. 

I-5 - SB Interstate Bridge to Northeast 78th Street Vic. - Active Traffic Management 
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 4.25 - 4.30 
Contact: Mark Degenhart, WSDOT, 360-759-1305
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will be working to install smart technology that will improve safety and trip reliability on southbound I-5 in Vancouver. 
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, Dec. 9 to Thursday, Dec. 13: No scheduled traffic impacts.    

SR 500 - Burnt Bridge Creek to 4th Plain Rd - Paving and Expansion Joints
Highway: 
SR 500 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 0.0 - 5.96
Contact: Mark Degenhart, WSDOT, 360-759-1305
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will pave several sections of SR 500 between I-5 and Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard/Northeast 117th Avenue. Crews will also work to replace several bridge expansion joints throughout the corridor.
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, Dec. 9 to the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 10: Travelers on both directions of SR 500, between Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard and Northeast Andresen Road, will encounter intermittent single-lane closures, overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., for sawing and sealing work.  

I-205 - the southbound off-ramp to eastbound SR 14 - Guardrail Repair Work
Highway: 
I-205 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 27.0 
Contact: Marvin Cox, WSDOT, 360-619-0614
Description: Maintenance crews will be performing repairs to damaged guardrail along the off-ramp from southbound I-205 to eastbound SR 14. 
Work schedule: 

  • Sunday, Dec. 8 to the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 10: The off-ramp from southbound I-205 to eastbound SR 14 (Exit 27) will close nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for guardrail repair work.
     

Cowlitz County

I-5 - SB - Toutle River Bridge - Expansion Joint, Deck Repair and Overlay
Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts: 51.48 - 51.95
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will resurface the bridge deck and replace the expansion joints. 
Work schedule:  

  • Beginning Monday, July 15 until further notice: Beginning the morning of Monday, July 15, a single lane on southbound I-5 between mileposts 51.43 and 52.79 will be closed around-the-clock until construction on the bridge is complete. Overnight double-lane closures will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly Monday through Friday.
  • Note: The speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph, throughout the length of the work zone. The speed limit reduction will remain in place for the duration of construction.   

I-5 - E. Fork Lewis River Br. to Weigh Station Vic. - Paving Br. Deck Repair 
Highway: 
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 27.0 - 28.5 
Contact: Scott Seroshek, WSDOT, 360-442-1731 
Description: Contractor Crews working for WSDOT will pave the northbound span along the E. Fork Lewis River Bridge. 
Work schedule: 

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

SR 504 - Spirit Lake Memorial Highway - CLOSED for the Winter
Highway: 
SR 504 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 45.0
Contact: Kent Palmer, WSDOT, 360-442-1342 
Description: WSDOT Maintenance crews have closed access to the upper levels of the SR 504/Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, near Hummocks Trailhead. 
Work schedule: 

  • Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 31, until further notice: Access to the upper level of SR 504/Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, near Hummocks Trailhead at the gate at milepost 45.0, is closed for the winter. 
  • Note: During the road closure, travelers will have access to Coldwater Lake as weather conditions allow. 

I-5 - Northbound near Pleasant Hill Road - Water Line work under the overpass 
Highway: 
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Milepost: 43.19
Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
Description: Crews working for Beacon Hill Water and Sewer District, will be removing a pipeline under Pleasant Hill Road. 
Work schedule: 

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10 to the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 11: Up to two lanes of northbound I-5, near Pleasant Hill Road, will close overnight, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., for pipeline removal under Pleasant Hill Road overpass. 
     

Klickitat County

  • No scheduled traffic impacts. 
     

Lewis County

SR 6 – near Salmon Creek, west of Pe Ell
Highway: SR 6 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 28.3 - 28.6
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600 
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will replace an undersized culvert with a larger box culvert.
Work schedule: 

  • Beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 13, until further notice: Travelers who use State Route 6 near Salmon Creek, west of Pe Ell, will use a temporary detour road along SR 6, as crews work to replace an undersized culvert with a larger box culvert, which will provide for improved fish passage under the highway.

SR 506 - between Telegraph Road and the end of the Lacamas Creek Bridge - 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 be working to replace the aging and failing Lacamas Creek Bridge, located on SR 506, near Vader. 
Work schedule:

  • Beginning on Tuesday, June 18, 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 be working to replace the aging and failing culverts under SR 6 east of Pe Ell. 
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Monday, July 26, 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.
  • Note: Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, for additional intermittent, daytime single-lane closures, as needed.

I-5 - 13th Street Overpass - Emergency Bridge Replacement 
Highway: 
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 76.0 
Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT Project Engineer, 360-740-8600
Description: On Saturday, Oct. 5, an over height load was traveling northbound on I-5 when it struck the 13th Street overpass, damaging two of the bridge girders. Crews assessed the damage and determined that the entire northbound span of the bridge must be replaced rather than repaired. 
Work schedule: 

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

SR 6 - between Jones Creek and Stevens Road - Utility Pole Replacement 
Highway: 
SR 6 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 32.12 - 32.70
Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
Description: Lewis County PUD will be performing utility pole work between Jones Creek and Stevens Road. 
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, Dec. 9 to Friday, Dec. 13: Travelers in both directions of SR 6, between Jones Creek and Stevens Road, will alternate through a single-lane, with flaggers, daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., for utility pole work. 
     


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 be working to replace the aging and failing culvert under SR 6 west of Pe Ell, in Pacific County. 
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 13 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.  
  • Note: Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, for additional intermittent, daytime single-lane closures, as needed. 

 

Skamania County

SR 14 - Wind River Road - Intersection Improvements 
Highway: SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Skamania Location: Mileposts 47.0 - 49.50 
Contact: Devin Reck, WSDOT, 360-759-1310
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will construct a roundabout between the SR 14 and Wind River Road intersection. 
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27 until further notice: Travelers may encounter intermittent, single lane closures with flaggers along SR 14 near Wind River Road daily, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for roundabout construction.
  • Note: Please use caution and reduce speeds through the work zones, and expect delays of up to 20-minutes. 
     

Wahkiakum County

SR 409 - Columbia River Bridge at Puget Island - Deck Replacement and Painting
Highway: SR 409 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location: Milepost: 2.79 - 3.3
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT, 360-442-1350
Description: Contractor crews will install a new bridge deck and repaint the structure.

  • Beginning Friday, March 22, 2019, until further notice: Traffic will alternate through a single lane, around-the-clock, for bridge painting and deck replacement work. For everyone’s safety, the speed limit across the bridge is 25 mph. Please slow down and give crews room to work.

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