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Southwest Region
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Vancouver, WA 98682


Southwest Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Last updated: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Please note:
Starting at noon on Friday, Feb. 16, no work will be completed over the weekend in observance of the holiday. Work will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the projects normally scheduled time.

Please note: Construction and maintenance activities are subject to weather-related adjustments. Get real-time traveler information by calling 5-1-1.


Clark | Cowlitz | Klickitat | Lewis | Pacific | Skamania | Wahkiakum 

Southwest Map with Counties



Please Note: Daytime traffic impacts typically take place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and nighttime impacts between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Times may vary based on weather and other (construction-related) variables.  

Information for bordering states can be found at the Bordering Travel Information page .

An overall view of our project locations can be found by clicking on our 2018 Construction Map.                                                


 

Clark County


CONSTRUCTION:

SR 501 - 35th Avenue Roundabout
Highway:
SR 501 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts: 18.5
Contact: The City of Ridgefield, 360-887-3557
Description: The City of Ridgefield will be construction a roundabout at the intersection of SR 501/Pioneer Street and North 35th Avenue.
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Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20 to Friday, Feb. 23: Drivers on both directions of SR 501/Pioneer Street should plan for delays and lane closures near Smythe Road in Ridgefield daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for roundabout construction.


MAINTENANCE:

SR 14 - Evergreen Boulevard - Water Main Rehabilitation
Highway:
SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: mileposts: 2.64 - 3.70
Contact: City of Vancouver, Construction Services, 360-487-7750
Description: Contractor crews will renovate an existing 12-inch-diameter water main that crosses SR 14 from westbound Exit 3 off-ramp to SE Evergreen Highway.
Work Schedule:

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • NOTE: During the closure, travelers wishing to use the SR 14 westbound off-ramp to Evergreen Boulevard will need to find an alternate route.  


Cowlitz County

CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 503 - Emergency Slope Stabilization
Highway: SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 34.4
Contact: Lori Figone, WSDOT, 360-905-2000
Description: Emergency slope stabilization work on the hillside adjacent to SR 503 near Speelyai Bay Road.
Work schedule:

  • Travelers on SR 503 should expect rough road conditions near Speelyai Bay Road. When dry weather returns, crews will repave the highway and complete landscape restoration work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

SR 4 - Slope Stabilization and Debris Fence Replacement work
Highway:
 SR 4 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts: 49-50 
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT, 360-442-1346
Description: Maintenance crews will install concrete barriers and Conex boxes on the west side of SR 4, to prevent potential debris from falling onto the highway. 
Work schedule: 

  • Beginning Monday, Feb. 12, until further notice: Traffic on both directions of SR 4, between Bunker Hill Road and Germany Creek Road, will alternate through a single-lane, around-the-clock, using a temporary traffic signal, for slope stabilization and debris fence replacement work.  
  • NOTE: The speed limit through this area has been reduced to 25 mph.  



SR 504 - Wooster Creek - Fish Barrier Removal
Highway:
SR 504 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 16.9 - 17.01
Contact: Devin Reck, project engineer, 360-759-1310
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will remove the existing culvert and replace it with a 20-foot span bridge. 
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Work schedule: 
 

  • Monday, Oct. 30, until further notice: Traffic on both directions of SR 504 near Wooster Creek will alternate through a single-lane around-the-clock with a temporary traffic signal.  
  • NOTE: Users of the highway should watch for advanced signs notifying them of the single-lane detour ahead.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


I-5 - Elm Street to N. Kelso Ave Interchange -Illumination Rebuild
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 28.57 - 42.0
Contact: Joanna Lowrey, project engineer, 360-442-1346
Description: Contractor crews working for WSDOT will upgrade the illumination at Elm Street, Oak Street and Allen Street along I-5. 
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20 to Friday, Feb. 23: A single-lane on either direction of I-5, between Oak Street and Allen Street, will be closed daily, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for lighting upgrades.  
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.   


MAINTENENCE 

No scheduled traffic impacts.


 

CONSTRUCTION:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


MANTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


 

CONSTRUCTION:

I-5 - Chamber Way Overpass
Highway:
I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 78-79
Contact:  Frank Green, WSDOT, 360-905-1547
Description: The Chamber Way overpass over I-5 in Lewis County, will be replaced.
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Work schedule:

No scheduled traffic impacts.



MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.



CONSTRUCTION: 

SR 105 - North Cove Vicinity - Erosion Protection 2017
Highway:
SR 105 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts: 19.40 - 20.67
Contact: Mike Brown, WSDOT, 360-880-3046
Description: Slope stabilization work along the embankment near the roadway.
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Work schedule:

  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 18, until further notice: A single-lane of the highway will close between Eagle Hill Road and Panoramic Lane, around-the-clock, for erosion protection work.
  • NOTE: The speed limit has been reduced to 25 mph through this area.


MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


CONSTRUCTION:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.  


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CONSTRUCTION:

Wahkiakum County Ferry - Puget Island, WA
360-795-3301

  • The ferry is operated by Wahkiakum County Public Works. For information about sailings between Puget Island, WA and Westport, Ore., please visit their webpage.


MAINTENANCE:

No scheduled traffic impacts.

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Adjacent Counties 


CONSTRUCTION:

No scheduled traffic impacts.


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 through the work zone.
  • Avoid work zones by using alternate routes.

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