Southwest region construction

Last updated: 11:50 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Please Note: Construction and Maintenance activities are weather dependent. 

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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 variables.  

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

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

Clark County

Construction:

    SB I-5 Bridge Resurfacing near Woodland and Kalama
    Highway:
    I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: 28-25.5
    Contact: WSDOT, 360-905-2076  
    Description: Contractor crews will replace expansion joints on the bridges, install new waterproof membrane, apply new pavement markings and resurface bridge decks on southbound Interstate 5 at the North Fork Lewis River Bridge near Woodland and the southbound I-5 railroad bridge south of Kalama. 
    Work schedule: 

    • No scheduled traffic impacts. 
    • Note: Travelers should slow down through the work zone and expect delays. 

    I-205 Ramp Meter and SR 503 Variable Message Sign
    Highway: 
    I-205 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 31.80 - 31.45
    Contact: Devin Reck, WSDOT, 360-759-1310
    Description: WSDOT will install ramp meters at the two connecting on-ramps to northbound I-205 from westbound SR 500 and from both directions of Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard. 
    Work schedule: 

    • Monday, Dec. 17 to Friday, Dec. 21: Travelers from westbound SR 500 and from both directions of Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard who are traveling to northbound I-205, should expect intermittent ramp shoulder closures daily, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for construction sign installations and concrete foundation work.
    • Note: During construction, travelers should slow down through the work zone and expect delays.   

    Maintenance:

    SR 500 - 42nd and 54th Intersections - Safety Improvements 
    Highway: SR 500 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Northeast Stapleton Road/Northeast 54th Avenue to Northeast Falk Road/Northeast 42nd Avenue 
    Contact: WSDOT, 360-905-2076  
    Description: WSDOT crews will be completing safety improvements on SR 500 at the intersections of Northeast Falk Road/Northeast 42nd Avenue and Northeast Stapleton Road/Northeast 54th Avenue. 
    Work schedule: 

    • No scheduled traffic impacts.

    SR 14 - Filming near Cape Horn and Rowland Lake in the Gorge 
    Highway: 
    SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Clark and Klickitat Location: Mileposts 23.0 - 26.0 and 69.0 - 73.0
    Contact: Mathew Noack, 360-901-8244
    Description: A film crew will be filming throughout SR 14, between Cape Horn and Rowland Lake, near the Gorge. 
    Work schedule:  

    • Monday, Dec. 17: Travelers on both directions of SR 14, between Marble Road and Cape Horn Road and between Courtney Road and Chamberlin Lake, will be alternated through a single lane with flaggers, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for filming through the Gorge area. 
    • Note: During filming, travelers should watch for flaggers and expect slight delays of up to 10 minutes. 

    Cowlitz County

    Construction: 

      I-5 - E. Fork Lewis River Bridge to Weigh Station Vic - Paving/Bridge Deck Repair
      Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 17 - 44
      Contact: Joanna Lowrey, project engineer, 360-442-1346
      Description: Contractor Crews working for WSDOT will repair several sections of I-5 between Woodland and Kelso.
      Work schedule:

      • No scheduled traffic impacts. 
      • Note: The speed limit through the work zone has been reduced to 50 mph. Travelers should use caution and slow down through the work zone. 

      Maintenance: 

      SR 503 - Between Niemi Road and McCracken Road - Utility Work 
      Highway: 
      SR 503 Region: Southwest County: Cowlitz Location: Mileposts 48 - 52 
      Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
      Description: Comcast will be working in the area, transferring utility lines to utility poles. 
      Work schedule: 

      • Monday, Dec. 17 to Friday, Dec. 21: Travelers on both directions of SR 503, between Niemi Road and McCracken Road, will alternate intermittently, through a single lane, with flaggers, daily, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for utility line work. 

       

      Klickitat County

      Construction:
      No scheduled traffic impacts. 
       

      Maintenance:

      SR 142 - Near Horseshoe Bend Road - Utility Work 
      Highway: SR 142 Region: Southwest County: Klickitat  Location: Milepost 16.31
      Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297 
      Description: CenturyLink will be performing pothole repair work at the intersection of SR 142 and Horseshoe Bend Road. 
      Work schedule: 

      • Friday, Dec. 7: Travelers on both directions of SR 142, near Horseshoe Bend Road, will be alternated through a single lane with flaggers, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for pothole repair work. 
         

      SR 14 - Filming near Cape Horn and Rowland Lake in the Gorge 
      Highway: 
      SR 14 Region: Southwest County: Clark and Klickitat Location: Mileposts 23.0 - 26.0 and 69.0 - 73.0
      Contact: Mathew Noack, 360-901-8244
      Description: A film crew will be filming throughout SR 14, between Cape Horn and Rowland Lake, near the Gorge. 
      Work schedule:  

      • Monday, Dec. 17: Travelers on both directions of SR 14, between Marble Road and Cape Horn Road and between Courtney Road and Chamberlin Lake, will be alternated through a single lane with flaggers, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for filming through the Gorge area. 
      • Note: During filming, travelers should watch for flaggers and expect slight delays of up to 10 minutes. 

      Lewis County

      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.
      Get project information
      Work schedule:

      • No scheduled traffic impacts.  

      SR 508 - S. Fork Newaukum River Bridge Replacement
      Highway: SR 508 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 13.51 - 13.87
      Contact: Aaron Myton, WSDOT, 360-442-1347
      Description: Crews will be replacing the aging temporary single lane bridge span and building a new bridge structure. 
      Work schedule:  

      • Beginning Tuesday, April 24, 2018, until further notice: Travelers on both directions of SR 508, between Centralia Alpha Road and Kearney Creek, traffic will alternate through a single lane, around-the-clock, for bridge replacement work.
      • Note: All work is weather dependent.
         

      I-5 - MTB - Cantilever Signs and Landscaping
      Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 79 - 85
      Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
      Description: Contractor crews will make safety improvements throughout this stretch of I-5 in Lewis County.
      Get project information
      Work schedule:

      • Monday, Dec. 17 to Friday, Dec. 21: Travelers on both directions of I-5, between Mellen Street (Exit 81) and Harrison Avenue (Exit 82), should expect intermittent ramp-lane and shoulder closures daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for landscaping work.  
      • Note: All work is weather dependent.
         

      Maintenance: 

      SR 505 - Both directions between Roundtree Boulevard and Knowles Road - Waterline installation - City of Winlock
      Highway: 
      SR 505 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts: 1.18 - 2.52 
      Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
      Description: The city of Winlock will install new waterline and hydrants along SR 500 between Roundtree Boulevard and Knowles Road.
      Work schedule: 

      • Monday, Dec. 17 to Friday, Dec. 21: Travelers on both directions of SR 505, between Roundtree Boulevard and Knowles Road, will alternate through a single lane daily, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for waterline and hydrant installation work.   

      SR 508 - Near Dodge Road - Utility Work 
      Highway: 
      SR 508 Region: Southwest County: Lewis Location: Mileposts 27.0 - 27.47
      Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
      Description: Lewis County PUD will be performing tree trimming around aerial power lines, along SR 508, near Dodge Road. 
      Work schedule: 

      • Monday, Dec. 17 to Friday, Dec. 21: Travelers on westbound of SR 508, near Dodge Road, will be alternated through a single lane with flaggers, daily, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for tree trimming work along SR 508.  

      Pacific County

      Construction: 

      US 101 - SR 6 Intersection Improvements and Drainage Work
      Highway:
      US 101/SR6 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts: US 101 - 58.48 | SR 6 - 0.0 - 0.12
      Contact: Colin Newell, WSDOT, 360-740-8600
      Description: Contractor crews will install a roundabout at the US 101/SR 6 intersection, replace the failing drainage system between Heath and Duryea Street and add sidewalks to the west side of US 101.
      Get project information
      Work schedule:

      • Beginning Wednesday, July 25 until further notice: Travelers will use the newly configured roundabout, near the US 101 and SR 6, intersection, around-the-clock.  
      • Note: During construction, travelers passing through the work zone should anticipate delays of up to 20 minutes.
      • Note: Pedestrians will be detoured to the west side of US 101 permanently.
      • Note: All work is weather dependent.
         

      Maintenance: 

      US 101 - between Chinook Dike Road and Illwaco Cemetery Road - tree trimming 
      Highway: US 101 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts: 8.50 - 10.50  
      Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
      Description: Pacific County PUD will be trimming trees around power lines along US 101, between Chinook Dike Road and Illwaco Cemetery Road. 

      • Monday, Dec. 17 to Thursday, Dec. 20: Travelers on both directions of US 101, between Chinook Dike Road and Illwaco Cemetery Road, will be alternated through a single lane, daily, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for tree trimming work around power lines. 

      SR 103 - between Sandridge Road and Stackpole Road - tree trimming 
      Highway: 
      SR 103 Region: Southwest County: Pacific Location: Mileposts: 12.0 - 17.20 
      Contact: Nick Larson, WSDOT, 360-905-2297
      Description: Pacific County PUD will be performing tree trimming around power lines, along SR 103, between Sandridge Road and Stackpole Road. 
      Work schedule: 

      • Monday: Dec. 17 to Thursday, Dec, 20: Travelers on both directions of SR 103, between Sandridge Road and Stackpole Road, will be alternated through a single lane with flaggers, daily, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for tree trimming work around power lines. 

       

      Skamania County

      Construction:
      No scheduled traffic impacts. 

      Maintenance:
      No scheduled traffic impacts. 
       

      Wahkiakum County

      Construction:

      SR 409 - Columbia River Bridge at Puget Island - Deck Replacement and Painting
      Highway: SR 409 Region: Southwest County: Wahkiakum Location:
      Milepost: 2.79 - 3.30
      Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT, 360-442-1350
      Description: Contractor crews will install a new bridge deck and repaint the structure.
      Work schedule:

      • Beginning Monday, June 25 until further notice: Traffic on both directions of the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge will alternate through a single lane, around-the-clock, with a temporary traffic signal.
      • Monday, Dec. 17 to the morning of Friday, Dec. 21: Both directions of the SR 409 Puget Island Bridge will fully close overnight from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. for bridge deck replacement work. 
      • Note: All work is weather dependent.
      • Note: SR 409, Milepost 2.79-3.31, Both Directions; No overweight loads 24/7 - no loads over 20,000 lbs. axel weight.
      • Note: Detour options are the SR 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge in Longview or the US 101 Astoria-Megler Bridge.
      • Note: No total bridge closures are permitted between 5 a.m. on Fridays through 9 p.m. on Sundays.
      • Note: To ensure travel access on and off the island, the Wahkiakum County Ferry will run during the bridge closure hours, free of charge.

      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.


      Maintenance:
      No scheduled traffic impacts.


      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.