Southwest Region Construction

Last updated: 4:31 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020

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Clark County

I-5 Interstate Bridge Trunnion Replacement
Highway: 
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 0.0 – 2.5
Contact: Don Hamilton, ODOT, 503-731-8276
Description:  This project will replace parts that help raise and lower the south tower of the 103-year-old northbound span of the Interstate Bridge. For more information, go to interstatebridge.org or  sign up to receive email updates about this project.

  • Friday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 3: Expect delays on southbound I-5 near the Interstate Bridge, while the left lane is closed around-the-clock so crews can reconnect median barrier.
  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 28 and continuing through Friday, Oct. 2: Travel on both northbound and southbound I-5 across the Interstate Bridge will be reduced to one lane from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., while crews install media barrier. Intermittent short-term nighttime bridge closures will also be needed while crews remove falsework. 
  • The sidewalk on the northbound span will remain closed through Sunday, Oct. 4. Bike and pedestrian travelers crossing the bridge in both directions will share the sidewalk on the southbound span.

SR 99 Pavement Improvements
Highway:
SR 99 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: 32.60 - 36.70
Contact: Magan Reed, Clark County Public Works, 360-397-4398
Description: A contractor working for Clark County is performing construction activities as a part of the SR 99 Pavement Improvements project.  Paving will take place from Northeast 78th Street to Northeast 134th Street.  Drivers should expect both daytime and nighttime work activities causing delays through our work zones.
Work schedule:

  • Beginning Saturday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 18: The through lane from the southbound I-205 off-ramp to SR 99 at Northeast 134th Street, will close nightly from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., for paving work.  
  • ​Note: A detour will be in place to direct traffic around the lane closure. This work is weather dependent and could be delayed.  

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. 
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 24, until further notice: A temporary signal is in place for travelers accessing Northeast Lake Road from SR 500.
  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Oct. 2: Crews will work on roundabout construction including new storm drainage systems. Travelers will encounter flaggers from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • 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:

  • Sept. 1 until further notice: Travelers on both directions 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 fully 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 April 2022, the anticipated completion of the project and re-opening of the Refuge.
     

SR 503 & NE 299th St./NE McBride Road Safety Improvements
Highway:
SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts:12.15 - 12.35
Contact: Dave Burkey, WSDOT, 360-905-2262
Description: Crews will work to add left-turn lanes along SR 503 north of Battlground for travelers turning left on Northeast 299th Street/Northeast McBride Road. Drivers should expect daytime work activities causing delays through the work zones.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 28: Travelers on northbound SR 503 will encounter intermittent lane shifts from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Travelers on southbound SR 503 will be detoured to use the north end intersection of Northeast McBride Road to enter and exit SR 503 for construction work.​
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29: Travelers on southbound SR 503 will encounter flaggers at the intersection of Northeast McBride Road/Northeast 299th Street with delays of up to 20 minutes from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.​ for construction work. 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1: Travelers on both direction of SR 503 will encounter flaggers at the intersection of Northeast McBride Road/Northeast 299th Street with delays of up to 20 minutes from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for construction work. 

I-205 & SE Mill Plain Boulevard/104th Avenue Improvement Project
Highway:
I-205 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 28.30
Contact: Nicollette Roth, Public Works, 360-487-7750
Description: A contractor working for the City of Vancouver is performing construction activities as a part of the SE Mill Plain/104th Avenue Project designed to enhance safety and reduce congestion and delays on the Mill Plain corridor, with improved access at the Mill Plain and Interstate 205 interchange.  Drivers should expect both daytime and nighttime work activities causing delays through our work zones.
Work schedule:

  • From 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29:  Travelers will encounter the northbound I-205 off-ramp to westbound Mill Plain Boulevard closed. Access to westbound Mill Plain Boulevard will remain open.
  • From 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29: Travelers will encounter the following on-and-off ramp closures:
    *Southbound I-205 off-ramp to Mill Plain Boulevard.
    *Mill Plain Boulevard on-ramp to northbound I-205.
    *Westbound Mill Plain Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-205.

    Cowlitz County

    SR 432 - the eastbound SR 432 off-ramp to SR 411 - Ramp shoulder closures 
    Highway: 
    SR 432 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 7.4 - 7.5
    Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT, 360-442-1346  
    Description: Crews will be working to improve the on- and off-ramps within the SR 432/SR 411 intersections. 
    Work schedule: 

    • Monday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Oct. 2: The shoulders within the SR 432/SR 411 interchange will close daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., for interchange improvements.  
    • Monday, Oct. 5 to Thursday, Oct. 8: The shoulders within the SR 432/SR 411 interchange will close from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., for interchange improvements.  
    • Note: Travelers should stay focused and slow down through the work zone.  
       

    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: 

    • Beginning 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 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for construction of the new bridge.
    • Note: Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, for additional intermittent, daytime single-lane closures, as needed for construction of the temporary bypass bridge.
    • Note: The speed limit through the work zone has been temporarily reduced from 65 mph to 40 mph. This speed limit reduction will remain in place throughout construction. 

    Lewis County

    I-5 - Cowlitz River Bridges - Painting
    Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 58.98 - 59.39
    Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT, 360-442-1350 
    Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will repaint the Cowlitz River bridge span, in Lewis County. 
    Work schedule: 

    • Monday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Oct. 9: Travelers on both directions of I-5 near Vader will encounter single lane closures and multi-lane roadways as needed for crews to install bridge painting containment structures on the Cowlitz River Bridges from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • Friday, Oct. 2 through Monday, Oct. 12: Travelers on northbound of I-5 near Vader will encounter single lane closures and multi-lane roadways as needed for crews to install bridge painting containment structures on the Cowlitz River Bridges from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
    • Friday, Oct. 2 through Monday, Oct. 12: Travelers on southbound of I-5 near Vader will encounter single lane closures and multi-lane roadways as needed for crews to install bridge painting containment structures on the Cowlitz River Bridges from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

    SR 6 - Two Tributaries to Chehalis River - Fish Passage 
    Highway: 
    SR 6 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 46.32 - 46.59
    Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
    Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will remove and replace two aging and failing culverts with a bridge that meets safety standards and allows fish passage. 
    Work schedule: 

    • Monday, Sept. 28 through Monday, Oct. 5: Travelers in both directions of SR 6, near Twin Oaks Road, may encounter shoulder closures throughout the work zone daily, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for paving work.  
    • Note: The speed limit through the area has been temporarily reduced to 25 mph through the work zone and will remain in place until construction is complete. 
       

    Pacific County

    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: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will pave sections of the highway along SR 103 between US 101 in Pacific County and Stackpole Road. 
    Work schedule: 

    • Tuesday, Sept. 8 to Wednesday, Sept. 30: 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 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for paving work. 
    • Note: Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, for intermittent daytime single-lane closures, as needed for paving work.
       

    Skamania County

    SR 14 - 0.8 to 1.1 Miles West of Wind River Rd. - Slope Stabilization
    Highway: SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Skamania Location: Mileposts: 47.0 - 48.0
    Contact: Mike Briggs, WSDOT, 360-759-1302
    Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will be performing slope stabilization work along SR 14 near Wind River Road. 
    Work schedule: 

    • Monday, Sept. 28 through Tuesday, Oct. 6: Both directions of SR 14 near Wind River Road, will be fully closed for 45 minutes in duration at the top of each hour, daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., for slope stabilization work.
      • At 15 minutes to the hour, travelers on both directions of SR 14 will move through the closure with flaggers. 
    • Wednesday, Oct. 7 through Friday, Oct. 9: Travelers on both directions of SR 14 near Wind River Road, will encounter intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers, daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., for rock anchor installation work within the slopes along SR 14. 
    • Note: Travelers should expect delays and plan their trips ahead of time.   
       

    Wahkiakum County

      SR 409 Puget Island Bridge – deck repair and painting work
      Highway: SR 409 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location: Milepost 2.7
      Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT, 360-442-1346
      Description: Contractor crews will install a new bridge deck and repaint the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge (officially known as the Julia Butler Hansen Bridge).

      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 Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, until further notice: Travelers on both directions of SR 4 between Loop Road and West Valley Road will see equipment and crews starting work again. This section of SR 4 will be reduced to a single lane around-the-clock until work is complete later this year.  
      • 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