Gee Creek rest areas to close this week for annual maintenance

Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close the Gee Creek rest areas located on both directions of I-5

RIDGEFIELD – Travelers on Interstate 5 who need to take a break from the road should plan ahead next week.

Both Gee Creek rest areas are among the busiest in the state, with more than 1 million annual visitors utilizing both facilities, a figure calculated by the number of toilet flushes. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation
Both Gee Creek rest areas are among the busiest in the state, with more than 1 million annual visitors utilizing both facilities, a figure calculated by the number of toilet flushes. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation

Beginning Monday (April 19), the Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close the Gee Creek rest areas located on both directions of I-5 near Battle Ground and the State Route 502 interchange (Exit 11) to perform annual maintenance work.

Closure details

  • The northbound and southbound Gee Creek rest areas will close from 6 a.m. Mon., April 19, until 5 p.m. Fri., April 23.

During the closure, travelers needing to take a break from the road will need to use other facilities. Both rest areas are among the busiest in the state, with more than 1 million annual visitors utilizing both facilities, a figure calculated by the number of toilet flushes. 

Real-time roadway and weather information is available 24/7 via the WSDOT mobile app or by following the Southwest Region Twitter account.

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