Press Releases

Cowlitz County Department of Public Works is committed to providing the most accurate information to the members of the public. We provide our press releases, in particular for traffic delays, to reduce the impact to the traveling public. Please visit us often and check in for our upcoming interactive traffic delays map.

Continued Bridge Restrictions - South Toutle Road Bridge

Cowlitz County Park and Recreation Advisory Board transitioning to online meetings on September 14, 3021.

Road Delays for the week of August 9-14, 2021

Road Delays for the week of August 2-7, 2021

Road Delays for the week of July 26-31, 2021

2021 Road Striping Resumes July 17th, 2021

Updated Bridge Restrictions - South Toutle Road, July 15th, 2021

Road Delays for the week of July 19-23, 2021

Chip Seal Maps:  Castle Rock, Kelso, Longview, Woodland and City of Castle Rock

Road Delays for the week of July 12-16, 2021

Road Delays for the week of July 5-9, 2021

Immediate Bridge Restrictions - South Toutle Road, June 29th, 2021

Road Delays for Paving, June 22, 2021

Road Delays beginning June 9th, 2021

Travel Delays for Tree Removal - Update - West Side Highway - May 3rd, 2021

Travel Delays for Tree Removal - West Side Highway - April 26th-29th, 2021

Road closure - Pleasant Hill Road, Castle Rock - Closed as of February 24th, 2021

Sandbags available to Cowlitz County Residents, January 12th-13th, 2021

Road delays for the week of November 9th-13th, 2020

Road delays for the week of November 2nd-6th, 2020

Road delays for the week of October 26th-23rd, 2020

Temporary Road Closure - Kalama River Road - Monday, October 26th, 2020

Road delays for the week of October 19-23, 2020

Temporary Road Closure - West Side Hwy - October 16, 2020

Road delays for the week of October 12-16, 2020

Road delays for the week of October 5th-9th

Temporary Road Closure - West Side Highway, Castle Rock - Wednesday Sept. 30th - Detour Plan

LFCZD Sparks Drive Pump Station Repaired

Road Delays for the week of Sept. 28 - October 2, 2020

Spark's Drive Pump Station Emergency Repairs

Road Delays for the week of September 21-25 , 2020

Temporary Road Closure - Imboden Road, Castle Rock

Road Delays for the week of September 14-18 , 2020

Road Delays for the week of September 7-11, 2020

Road Delays for the week of August 31 - September 4, 2020

Road Delays for the week of August 24-28, 2020

Road Delays for the week of August 17-21, 2020

Road Delays for the week of August 10-14, 2020

Road Delays for the week of July 3-7, 2020

Kalama chip sealing updates, 2020

Road Delays for the week of July 27-31, 2020

Road Delays for the week of July  20-24, 2020 

Road Delays for the week of July 13-17, 2020

Road Delays for the week of July 6-10, 2020 - Maps:  Castle Rock, Kelso, Longview, Wahkiakum and Kalama.

Road Delays beginning July, 2020

Cowlitz County Park and Recreation Advisory Board has moved the location of their regular meeting scheduled for June 9th, 2020

Public Works Administration Building Temporary Closure Beginning March 18, 2020

Kalama River Road 8100 Road Detour Map