Southwest region construction

Last updated: 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 

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

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Clark County

I-5 - Interstate Bridge - Lane closures  

Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 0
Contact: Don Hamilton, ODOT, 503-704-7452
Description: Contractor Crews working for ODOT repair and replace overhead signs, replace lights and make pavement repairs.
Work schedule:

  • Two of the three lanes of the northbound span of the I-5 Interstate Bridge will close overnight from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18. During the closures, crews will repair and replace overhead signs, replace lights and make pavement repairs. The sidewalk on the northbound span will also be closed during these times. The ramp from the bridge to eastbound SR 14 will close as well for maintenance work. The Jantzen Beach on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed during the same hours.
  • All lanes of the southbound span of the I-5 Interstate Bridge will be closed overnight from 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 until 6 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 for bridge work. Oregon-bound travelers should take Washington SR 14 east to I-205 and the Glenn Jackson Bridge south into Oregon. The sidewalk on the southbound span will be closed during this time as well.

SR 500 - Burnt Bridge Creek to 4th Plain Rd - Paving and Expansion Joints
Highway: SR 500 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 0.81 - 5.98
Contact: Devin Reck, WSDOT, 360-759-1310
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will repair the pavement along SR 500 between St. Johns Road and Fourth Plain Boulevard in Vancouver.
Work schedule:

  • From 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19: All lanes of eastbound SR 500 between Northeast Thurston Way and I-5 will close. During the closure, crews will pave the highway, widen the on-ramps from Northeast Falk Road/42nd Avenue and Northeast Stapleton Road/54th Avenue to SR 500, and install new pavement markings.
  • Monday, Aug. 19 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 23: A single-lane in both directions of SR 500, between Northeast 39th Street and Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard, will close intermittently, nightly, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., for paving and expansion joint replacement work
  • Note: Travelers should plan to use alternate routes during the full weekend closures and expect delays of up to 20 minutes during the single and double lane closures.
  • Note: All work is weather dependent. 

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: 

  • Beginning at 10 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14 until 5 a.m., Monday, Aug. 26: Travelers should use an alternate route to access Washougal during the closure of Washougal River Road/15th Street at SR 14. Businesses north of SR 14 will remain open and can be accessed through A Street north of SR 14.Travelers on SR 14 will shift to the south while crews work in the northern half of the intersection.
  • Monday, July 8 until further notice: All travelers within the intersection of SR 14 and 32nd Street will use a temporary roundabout.

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, 360-759-1310 
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: 

  • Monday, Aug. 19 to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 22: A single lane of southbound I-205, between Fourth Plain Boulevard and the I-5/I-205 split will close overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., for pavement repair work. 
  • Friday, Aug. 23 to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 24: A single lane of southbound I-205, between Fourth Plain Boulevard and the I-5/I-205 split will close overnight from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., for pavement repair work. 
  • Saturday, Aug. 24 to the morning of Sunday, Aug. 25: A single lane of southbound I-205, between Fourth Plain Boulevard and the I-5/I-205 split will close overnight from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., for pavement repair work. 

SR 501 – both directions between Northwest Old Lower River Road and the Vancouver Lake Gate - Race Event
Highway:
SR 501 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 5 – 10  
Contact: Dennis Noyes, WSDOT, 360-905-2298 
Description: Only local traffic will be permitted between Northwest Old Lower River Road and the Vancouver Lake Gate, due to a bike and running event.   
Work schedule:

  • Beginning at 7:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, until Sunday, Aug. 18 at 5 p.m.: Only local traffic will be allowed to travel on SR 501 between Northwest Old Lower River Road and the Vancouver Lake Gate due to a racing event.

 

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 at 5p.m. Monday, August 19, until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20: Two of the three lanes of southbound I-5 near the Toutle River Bridge will close for concrete deck repair. The Barnes Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will also be closed during that time.
  • 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 – Ramp closures between Vader and Chehalis for pavement repair

Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts: 79 – 51.7
Contact: Darren Hessler, 360-740-8640
Description:  Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will repair pavement on the interstate, requiring nighttime ramp closures. 
Work schedule: 

  • From 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28 to 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29: The northbound I-5 off-ramp to the Toutle River Rest area will close.
  • NOTE: The speed limit will be reduced in the area. Travelers should use caution and slow down through the work zone. 

 

Klickitat County

  • No scheduled 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.  

SR 507 – both directions will be closed though Downtown Centralia for a classic car show
Highway:
SR 507 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 1.26 – 1.52
Contact: Gary Weiss, 360-905-2257
Description:  Traffic on both directions of SR 507 through downtown Centralia will detour around the annual classic car show.  
Work schedule: 

  • From 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24: Travelers on both directions of SR 507 will use an alternate route through downtown Centralia, to detour around the annual classic car show.  

I-5 – Closures between Vader and Chehalis for overpass repair
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 60.9 - 76.2
Contact: Mike London, 360-619-0686
Description:  Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will route I-5 traffic off the interstate and back on via off- and on-ramps, during work to repair structural damage to overpasses from oversized loads hitting the structures.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, August 19, Tuesday, August 20, and Wednesday, August 21, from 9 p.m. until 4:30 a.m.:  All lanes of northbound I-5 at the 13th Street overpass will detour to use the 13th Street off- and on-ramps.
  • Monday, August 19, Tuesday, August 20, and Wednesday, August 21, from 9 p.m. until 4:30 a.m.: All lanes of southbound I-5 at the State Route 506 overpass will detour to use the SR 506 off- and on-ramps. 

I-5 – Ramp closures between Chehalis and Toutle for pavement repair
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 79 – 51.7
Contact: Darren Hessler, 360-740-8640
Description:  Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will repair pavement on the interstate, requiring nighttime ramp closures. 
Work schedule: 

Closures details

  • From 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18 to 6:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19: The northbound I-5 off-ramp to State Route 508 will close overnight.
  • From 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20 to 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21:
    • The Chamber Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close overnight.
    • The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Main Street/State Route 6 will close overnight.
  • From 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 to 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22: The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Chamber Way will close overnight.
  • From 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22 to 6:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23: The Chamber Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close overnight
  • From 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 25 to 6:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26: The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Jackson Highway will close overnight.
  • From 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 to 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27: Jackson Highway on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close overnight.
  • From 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 to 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28: Jackson Highway on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close overnight.
  • NOTE: The speed limit will be reduced in the area. Travelers should use caution and slow down through the work zone. 

 

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:

  • Monday, Aug. 12 to Thursday, Aug. 15: Travelers on both directions of SR 6 between mileposts 22.60 and 22.69 will alternate intermittently through a single lane with flaggers, daily from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for culvert replacement work.
  • 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. 6 through Tuesday, Aug. 27: Both directions of Wind River Road between SR 14 and the town of Carson are closed. Travelers should follow a signed detour from SR 14 to Hot Springs Avenue, into Carson.
  • Note: Travelers should use caution and reduce speeds through the works zone, and expect delays of up to 20-minutes. 

SR 14 - between Wind River Road and Old Hatchery Road - BNSF Fall Bridge Reconstruction 
Highway: SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Skamania Location: 49.5
Contact: KayLynn Chrismanm, Hamilton Construction Company, 541-505-0608
Description: Contractor crews working for BNSF will be working to replace the railroad bridge. 
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 19 to Sunday, Aug. 24: Travelers on eastbound SR 14, between the intersection of Hot Springs Avenue and Wind River, will be alternated, intermittently through a single lane, with flaggers, daily, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for railroad bridge replacement work. 

 

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.

  • Monday, Aug. 19 to the morning of Friday, Aug. 23: Both directions of the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge will be fully closed nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for bridge paving work.
  • 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.

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An overall view of Southwest construction project locations can be found by viewing our 2018 Construction projects location map (pdf 381 kb).

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.