Nighttime detours of I-5 in La Center for bridge girder setting continue

Travelers on I-5 need to be aware of overnight road closures this week near the La Center I-5 Interchange (Exit 16). The closures will continue through Fri., Oct. 19. Photo by Mike Schultz
Travelers on I-5 need to be aware of overnight road closures this week near the La Center I-5 Interchange (Exit 16). The closures will continue through Fri., Oct. 19. Photo by Mike Schultz

LA CENTER – Drivers who use Interstate 5 near La Center should be prepared for overnight delays through the morning of Fri., Oct 21.

Contractor crews working for the Cowlitz Tribe will detour I-5 traffic via the La Center off- and on-ramps (Exit 16) for bridge girder delivery and installation.

Northbound closure information

Through the morning of Wed., Oct. 19: Northbound I-5 will detour via the La Center off- and on-ramp nightly from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

  • The first lane will close at 7 p.m.
  • The second lane will close at 9 p.m.
  • The first lane on I-5 will reopen at 4 a.m., the second at 5 a.m., and all lanes will be open by 6 a.m.
  • During the detour, the southbound I-5 La Center off-ramp will also close nightly from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Southbound closure information

Through the morning of Fri., Oct. 21: Southbound I-5 will detour via the La Center off- and on-ramp nightly from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

  • The first lane will close at 7 p.m.
  • The second lane will close at 9 p.m.
  • The first lane on I-5 will reopen at 4 a.m., the second at 5 a.m., and all lanes will be open by 6 a.m.
  • During the detour, the northbound I-5 La Center off-ramp will also close nightly from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

To keep detour traffic moving, both directions of Northwest 319th Street across I-5 will close each night from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Before heading out the door, drivers can get real time traffic information on their phone with the WSDOT mobile app, and on the Travel Alerts webpage.

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