Southwest Washington travel planner

What you need to know Saturday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Jan. 29 for travel on state highways in Southwest Washington including: Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum Counties.

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Clark County

  • Freight travelers who use northbound Interstate 5 about two miles south of Woodland, will temporarily shift to use the center lane along the northbound span of the Lewis River Bridge.  Shifting large truck traffic to use the center lane of northbound I-5 helps prevent further damage to the bridge deck and extends the usable life of the temporary repairs until more permanent repairs can be scheduled when warmer weather returns. 
  • ​SR14/SE 164th Ave. Signal Replacement project work begins Monday, Jan. 25 on the westbound SR14 off-ramp at MP 8.70 Travelers should expect intermittent lane closures from 6:30 am until 5:30 pm Jan. 25-26 and on Feb. 8. Nighttime closures of SE 164th Ave. from 8:00 pm to 2:30 pm are planned from Feb. 9-11.

Cowlitz County

Safety tips for traveling 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.

Last updated: 2:45 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021