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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Good weekend to stay local!

Info courtesy of KLOG

The Department of Transportation has some work planned on I-5 over the next few days, working both north and south of the Kelso-Longview area. Today, a series of single and double-lane closures are planned on I-5 northbound near Castle Rock, as pavement repairs are done. WashDOT officials say that they need to grind and repave a portion of the freeway that’s sagging. From noon to 3, the right lane will be closed, from 3 to 7 pm, the left lane will be closed, and from 7 to 10 pm, the left and center lanes will be closed. Delays are expected, so use alternate routes or budget extra time to get through this area.

The really big deal starts tomorrow night at the north end of Vancouver, when I-5 will be completely shut down for girder placement at the Salmon Creek interchange. The freeway will close at 11 pm tomorrow night, and will be shut down until 5 am on Monday morning. Massive backups are possible as traffic is shunted onto I-205 and SR 500 in Vancouver. Use alternate routes to avoid delays.

On Monday, rehab work on I-205 between SR 14 and I-5 gets under way. A WashDOT contractor will start work on repair and replacement of damaged concrete panels through that stretch of freeway; they’ll also be restoring the asphalt shoulders, along with striping work. Overnight lane closures will begin at 10 pm Monday night, and the speed limit will also be reduced from 60 to 50 mph. This project is expected to extend into September. Get more details by contacting the Washington Department of Transportation.

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