During the closure, bridge crews will install a steel plate to address a developing crack in a vertical steel beam within the bridge deck
WOODLAND – People traveling northbound on Interstate 5 near Woodland at the Clark and Cowlitz county lines, should plan ahead for delays and additional travel times.
On Friday, Aug. 18, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close the right lane on northbound I-5 approaching the northbound span of the East Fork Lewis River Bridge.
During the closure, bridge crews will install a steel plate to address a developing crack in a vertical steel beam within the bridge deck. Completing this critical repair work will prevent weight and travel restrictions on the bridge.
What to expect
- Friday, Aug. 18 from 5 a.m. – 3 p.m.: The right lane along the northbound span of the I-5/East Fork Lewis River Bridge, between mileposts 18 and 18.5, will be closed.
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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