On Thursday, WSDOT crews will temporarily close the right and left lanes on both the northbound and southbound spans of the I-5 East Fork Lewis River bridges
WOODLAND – People traveling in both directions on Interstate 5 near Woodland at the Clark and Cowlitz county lines, should plan ahead for delays.
On Thursday, Aug. 3, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s bridge preservation crews will temporarily close the right and left lanes on both the northbound and southbound spans of the I-5 East Fork Lewis River bridges, for annual bridge inspections. The inspections started on Wednesday, Aug. 2 and will continue through Tuesday, Aug. 8.
During bridge inspections, travelers approaching the northbound and southbound spans of the bridges will encounter delays as traffic is shifted from three lanes of travel down to two lanes.
What to expect
- Thursday, Aug. 3: The left lane along the northbound span of the I-5/East Fork Lewis River Bridge, between mileposts 18-18.5, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Monday, Aug. 7: The right lane along the southbound span of the I-5/East Fork Lewis River Bridge, between mileposts 18-18.5, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 8: The left lane along the southbound span of the I-5/East Fork Lewis River Bridge, between mileposts 18-18.5, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As with any highway maintenance and construction project, travelers must exercise caution through the work zone. To keep both road users and road workers safe, travelers are asked to have patience and obey advanced warning signs.
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