Southwest region construction

Last updated: 2:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 

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

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Clark County

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:

  • Friday, Sept. 20 to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 21: Up to two lanes of westbound SR 500, between Gher Road and Thurston Way, will close overnight, from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m., for pavement repair work. 
  • Friday, Sept. 20 to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 21: The following on- and off-ramps will be closed overnight from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m., for paving work: 
    • The on-ramp from Gher Road to westbound SR 500
    • The westbound SR 500 off-ramp to the I-205 northbound on-ramp
    • The northbound I-205 off-ramp to westbound SR 500
    • The westbound SR 500 off-ramp to the I-205 southbound on-ramp
    • The southbound I-205 off-ramp to westbound SR 500 
    • The westbound SR 500 off-ramp to Thurston Way
  • Saturday, Sept, 21 to the morning of Sunday, Sept. 22: Up to two lanes of westbound SR 500, between Fourth Plain Boulevard and Thurston Way, will close overnight from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m., for pavement repair work. 
  • Saturday, Sept. 21 to the morning of Sunday, Sept. 22: The following on- and off-ramps will be closed overnight, from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m., for pavement repair work: 
    • The eastbound Fourth Plain Boulevard on-ramp to westbound SR 500
    • The westbound SR 500 off-ramp to Gher Road
    • The Gher Road on-ramp to westbound SR 500
    • The westbound SR 500 off-ramp to the I-205 northbound on-ramp
    • The northbound I-205 off-ramp to westbound SR 500
    • The westbound SR 500 off-ramp to the I-205 southbound on-ramp
    • The southbound I-205 off-ramp to westbound SR 500
    • The westbound SR 500 off-ramp to Thurston Way
  • Note: During the ramp closures, no two consecutive on- or off-ramps leading in the same direction will be closed at the same time. 
  • 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: 

  • Thursday, Sept. 19 to the morning of Monday, Sept. 23: Flaggers will alternate travelers through a single-lane in both directions of SR 14 between 15th Street and 32nd Street, nightly, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., for roundabout construction work.
  • Access to all side streets will remain open. 
  • Travelers should plan to use an alternate route, or expect delays of up to 20 minutes in the area. 
  • All work is weather dependent
  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 16, through the end of October: Travelers should plan for nighttime delays, as they alternate through a single-lane of SR 14 near 32nd Street, nightly from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m.

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: 

  • Sunday, Sept. 15 to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 21: Up to two lanes of northbound I-205, between SR 14/Columbia River and the I-5/I-205 split, will close nightly, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., for concrete panel replacement work. 
  • Friday, Sept. 20 to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 21: 
    • Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, between the on-ramp to SR 502 and the on-ramp to southbound I-205, will close overnight, from 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m., for concrete panel replacement work.
    • The northbound I-205 on-ramps from westbound SR 500 and eastbound Fourth Plain Boulevard will close overnight, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., for traffic loop repair work.
  • Sunday, Sept. 22 to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 28: Up to three lanes of southbound I-5, between Northeast 139th Street and I-5/I-205 split, will close nightly, from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., for concrete panel replacement work. 

I-5 - Northbound - on-ramp closure at Exit 3 - Main Street - Barrier Installation and repair work
Highway: 
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 3.25 
Contact: Trisha Cummins, WSDOT, 360-619-0610
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will repair and/or replace concrete barrier within the northbound off-ramp from I-5 to Main Street. 
Work schedule: 

  • Sunday, Sept. 22 to the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 27: The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Main Street (Exit 3) will close nightly, from 10 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the following day, for concrete barrier replacement and repair work. 
  • Note: During the ramp closures, travelers should plan to use an alternate ramp. The ramp will reopen each day by 2:30 p.m., and remain open until 10 p.m. each evening. 
  • Note: All work is weather dependent. 

I-5 - Southbound - Gee Creek southbound - Rehabilitate RV Dump Station
Highway: 
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 12.97 - 13.23 
Contact:  Sam Leiren, WSDOT, (360) 701-1111
Description: Crews working for WSDOT will perform maintenance repairs and rehabilitate the rest area RV dump station. 
Work schedule: 

  • Monday, Sept. 23 to Friday, Sept. 27: Travelers may experience delays when entering the southbound I-5 Gee Creek Rest Area parking lot, daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for parking lot repairs and revisions.   
     

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:

  • Monday, Sept. 23: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 between mileposts 51.43 and 52.70, and the southbound off-ramp from I-5 to Exit 52, will be closed from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., for bridge deck repair work. 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24 to the morning of Friday, Sept. 27: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, between mileposts 51.43 and 52.79, will close nightly, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., for bridge deck repair work.
  • Friday, Sept. 27 to the morning of Saturday, Sept 28: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, between mileposts 51.43 to 52.79, will close overnight, from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., for bridge deck repair work.  
  • 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.  

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.  

 

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 will encounter single lane closures with flaggers along SR 14 near Wind River Road daily, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. for roundabout construction. Please use caution and reduce speeds through the work zones, 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, Sept. 23 to Friday, Sept. 27: 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.

  • 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.

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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