The Cowlitz County Department of Public Works will close Kalama River Road at milepost 14.16 (Summers Creek) to all traffic beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, July 19th.
The road will be closed for approximately four months to allow for the construction of a new permanent bridge that will span Summers Creek. The new bridge will replace a culvert structure that was destroyed in the January 2009 flood event.
A detour around the road closure has been established utilizing the Weyerhaeuser 6000 Road. The detour route will be clearly marked for motorists traveling through the area. Those with questions are encouraged to contact the Department of Public Works at (360) 577-3030.