A smoother ride coming to I-5 and I-205 in Vancouver

Beginning today (July 31), contractor crews will start overnight work to rehabilitate a combined total of nearly 15 miles of pavement along southbound I-5 and on both directions of I-205

A smoother ride coming to I-5 and I-205 in Vancouver
The area targeted for pavement rehabilitation along southbound I-5 between mileposts 7.47 to 12.0 is shown here. Graphic courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation

VANCOUVER — Travelers will soon say goodbye to cracks and potholes along Interstates 5 and 205 in Clark County.

Beginning today (July 31), contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will start overnight work to rehabilitate a combined total of nearly 15 miles of pavement along southbound I-5 and on both directions of I-205.   

“Preserving our infrastructure isn’t exciting, but it’s necessary,” said Devin Reck, project engineer. “Cracks, rutting and potholes are signs these highways have seen better days. This work will extend the life of the highway, providing a smoother surface and a safer ride for all travelers.”    

Construction details 

A smoother ride coming to I-5 and I-205 in Vancouver
The area planned for pavement rehabilitation along both directions of I-205 between mileposts 26.56 to 37.16 is shown in this map. Graphic courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation

During construction, contractor crews will remove and replace concrete panels along both directions of I-205 and along southbound I-5. Crews will also grind off the top layer of asphalt and lay down new asphalt in several sections and along shoulder and ramp areas within the project limits. 

  • Travelers should expect nighttime single and double lane closures, on both highways, along with intermittent on- and off-ramp closures along I-205.
  • I-5: crews will be working on southbound lanes between State Route 502 interchange and Northeast 139th Street.
  • I-205: crews will be working on both directions, between the I-5/I-205 split to the Oregon/Washington state line. 

In an effort to reduce delays to travelers and increase safety for our crews, this work is being done at night, when traffic volumes are low. Travelers should slow down through work zones.

This $3.5 million dollar pavement rehabilitation project is scheduled for completion in fall 2019. 

Travelers can get up to date construction information by visiting WSDOT’s travel alerts page, or by following WSDOT’s Twitter account.

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