Mudslide closes Pacific Highway between La Center in Woodland


Failed culvert and heavy rain leads to washed out road support

LA CENTER — Crews with Clark County Public Works have closed a 3.7-mile portion of Pacific Highway between Woodland and La Center. The closure will allow crews to make repairs to the roadway that was damaged after heavy rains caused a mudslide.

After days of heavy rain, a culvert failed under this portion of Pacific Highway leading to a mudslide that has closed a 3.7-mile stretch of road. Photo courtesy of Clark County Public Works
After days of heavy rain, a culvert failed under this portion of Pacific Highway leading to a mudslide that has closed a 3.7-mile stretch of road. Photo courtesy of Clark County Public Works

Pacific Highway will remain closed between Northwest Bratton Road in Woodland and Northwest Bolan Street in La Center. Drivers should take alternate routes during the closure. No through traffic will be allowed, but local access will be maintained.

The closure will remain in place until crews are able to also replace a culvert that failed just north of the intersection of Pacific Highway and Northwest Griffith Road in Woodland. 

The repair work should take about two weeks but is weather dependent. Once the repair is complete, drivers can anticipate a rough roadway until weather allows the road to be repaved.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications

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