Current Projects

Industrial Way/Oregon Way Intersection Improvement Project

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Project Limits: SR 432 Mileposts 5.00 to 7.00

Federal Classification: Urban Principal Arterial (14)

Project Description: Construct grade separated intersection.

Basis for Project: : The SR 432 Rail Realignment and Highway Improvement Project has recommended the "SR 432 / SR 433 - Grade Separated Intersection" move forward as Tier I Priority to proceed into the Preliminary Engineering Phase. WSDOT is the lead agency for this project.

Funding: Project funding includes Federal and State funds. 

Schedule: Construction is expected to occur in 2023.

Contact: Joanna Lowrey, WSDOT Kelso Area Engineer, (360) 442-1350

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Delameter Road

Project Limits: Mileposts 0.90 to 2.33Delameter PH1.jpg

Federal Classification: Rural Major Collector (07)

Project Description: Reconstruct roadway to include 12-foot travel lanes with widened shoulders. Includes horizontal/vertical alignment improvements.

Basis for Project: Narrow roadway with little shoulder room. Poor visibility due to horizontal/vertical alignment.

Funding: Project funding includes $1,174,500 Federal Grants, $747,000 State Grants, and $2,472,500 County Funds for a total of $4,394,000.

Schedule: Construction is underway and expected to be completed the summer of 2020.

Contact: Roger Maurer, Project Manager / Engineer, (360) 577-3030




Pacific Avenue North ½ Bridge Replacement


 Project Limits
: Mileposts 1.50 to 1.95

S Cloverdale Road _Martins Bluff.jpgFederal Classification: Urban Minor Arterial (16)

Project Description: Replace existing deteriorated bridge structure. Realign roadway to avoid conflicts with existing BNSF railroad tunnel.

Basis for Project: Existing bridge was built in 1919 and has deteriorated with spalling, cracking of concrete and corrosion of reinforcing steel.

Funding: Project funding includes $2,016,000 Federal Grants, $0 State Grants, and $524,000 County Funds for a total of $2,560,000.

Schedule: Construction is expected to start late fall of 2020 and be complete the fall of 2021.

Contact: Chris Andrews, Project Manager / Engineer, (360) 577-3030




Wren Loop Road and White Road Culvert Replacements

Project Limits: Wren Loop Road Milepost 0.28 to 0.31 Wren-White Road Culvert.jpg

White Road Milepost 0.04 to 0.07

Federal Classification: Rural Local Access (09)

Project Description: The failed 36" diameter culvert and two smaller culverts on Wren Loop Road will be replaced with and 18-foot span culvert. The White road culverts will be replaced with a 14-foot span culvert. The project will also include development of a simulated stream bottom through the new culverts, guardrail installation and roadway repairs.

Basis for Project: The 26-inch diameter culvert on Wren Loop Road has failed and the roadway is closed. The culverts on both roadways are undersized and either have failed or are approaching failure. The culverts operate as a system and all of the culverts need to be replaces for the system to function properly. The culverts are also a barrier to fish passage and can become clogged with debris allowing water to build up on the upstream face of the roadway.

Funding: Project funding includes $521,000 Federal Grants, $87,000 State Grants and $102,000 Local Road Funds for a total of $710,000.

Schedule: The Wren Loop Road culverts were replaced in 2019 and the White Road culverts will be replaced the summer of 2020.

Contact: Roger Maurer, Project Manager / Engineer, (360) 577 -3030




Rose Valley Road – Turner Creek Culvert

Project Limits: Milepost 3.75 to 3.83 Rose Valley Road - Turner crk.jpg

Federal Classification: Rural Major Collector (07)

Project Description: Replace the existing 3-foot diameter concrete culvert with a bottomless pipe arch (22-foot span). A simulated stream channel will be placed in the bottom of the structure and a portion of the stream channel will be realigned away from the roadway.

Basis for Project: The existing culvert is reaching the end of its expected life and is a fish passage barrier in a high priority fish habitat area.

Funding: Project funding includes $981,750 State Grants and $193,250 Local Road Funds for a total of $1,175,000.

Schedule: This project is scheduled for 2020 construction.

Contact: Roger Maurer, Project Manager/ Engineer, (360) 577 – 3030 



Germany Creek Washout Repairs 

Project Limits: Milepost 3.59 to 3.61 Germany Creek.jpg 

Federal Classification: Rural Local Access (09)

 Project Description: Repair existing roadway embankment by placing rock fill at the toe of the embankment in a scour area.  

Basis for Project: A segment of the roadway embankment has washed out due to high flows on Germany Creek. The embankment has been subject to ongoing erosion at the creek level. If the erosion continues unchecked the roadway prism will eventually destabilize.  

Funding: Project funding is $210,000 of Local Road Funds. 

Schedule: This project is scheduled for construction in 2020.  

Contact: Roger Maurer, Project Engineer / Manager, (360) 577 - 3030



Mahaffey Road Drainage Improvements


Project Limits:  Mileposts 1.03 to 1.07 Mahaffey Road.jpg

 Federal Classification:  Rural Local Access (09)

 Project Description: Replace existing 15-inch CMP with a new culvert to allow for high flows and fish passage. 

Basis for Project: The existing culvert is undersized for large storm flows and fish passage. The metal bottom is completely rusted out and low flows flow under the culvert eroding the base material. At the downstream end there is a drop of approximately 1.5 feet. Mahaffey Road is a dead end road with approximately a dozen homes beyond the culvert. 

Funding: Project funding is $420,000 of Local Road Funds.

Schedule: This project is scheduled for construction in 2020.

Contact: Roger Maurer, Project Engineer / Manager, (360) 577 – 3030



South Cloverdale Road 

Project Limits: Milepost 0.15 to 0.81South Cloverdale.jpg

(Todd Road to Confer Road)   

Federal Classification: Rural Minor Collector (08) 

Project Description: Reconstruct the roadway to include two 12-foot wide travel lanes with 6-foot shoulders. Includes horizontal/vertical alignment improvements. The existing culverts will be replaced and sized to meet current standards.

Basis for Project: The existing roadway is narrow with minimal shoulders. Sections of the roadway have poor visibility due to horizontal/vertical alignment deficiencies. The Kalama area is developing and traffic is increasing on this roadway.

Funding: Project funding includes $875,000 Federal Grants, $1,300,000 State Grants and $880,000 of Local Road Funds for a total of $3,055,000.

Schedule: This project is scheduled for construction in 2021. 

Contact: Chris Andrews, Project Engineer / Manager, (360) 577 - 3030 


South Cloverdale Road – Confer Road Intersection Improvements

Project Limits: Milepost 0.75 to 0.86 South Cloverdale.jpg

Federal Classification: Rural Minor Collector (08)

Project Description:  Improve vertical curve sight distance south of the intersection of Confer Road with South Cloverdale Road by lowering the roadway at the vertical curve.

Basis for Project: Current vertical alignment limits sight distance for vehicles turning onto Confer Road or continuing south on South Cloverdale Road.

Funding:  Project funding includes $300,000 Federal Grants and $160,000 of Local Road Funds for a total cost of $460,000.

Schedule: This project is scheduled for construction in 2021.

Contact: Chris Andrews, Project Engineer / Manager, (360) 577 - 3030 



Coyote Lane Baxter Creek Culvert 

 Project Limits: Milepost 0.11 to 0.21 Coyote Lane Baxter Creek.jpg 

Federal Classification: Rural Local Access (09) 

Project Description: This project will replace an existing undersized 7.00’ diameter culvert with a bridge. 

Basis for Project:  The existing culvert is a fish barrier that also has the potential to plug and flood the roadway.

Funding: Project funding includes $2,096,500 State Grants and $374,500 Local Road Funds for a total of $2,471,000. 

Schedule: This project is scheduled for construction in 2020.

Contact: Roger Maurer, Project Engineer / Manager, (360) 577 - 3030 



Spencer Creek Road Slide Repair 

Project Limits: Milepost 1.52 to 1.56 Spencer Crk.jpg 

Federal Classification: Rural Local Access (09)

Project Description: Repair the existing roadway by installing a rock buttress and repaving the roadway surface. The existing guardrail will be reviewed and upgraded as needed.

Basis for Project: Existing roadway and guardrail were damaged during the 2015 flood event. The damage has created the need for narrower lanes as the roadway continues to settle.

Funding: Project funding consists of $420,000 of Local Road Funds.

Schedule: This project is scheduled for construction in 2020.

Contact: Chris Andrews, Project Engineer / Manager, (360) 577 - 3030


Curve Signs

Project Limits: Various locations throughout the County. CurveSigns 

Federal Classification: Various Classifications

Project Description: This project will install curve warning signs on roadways throughout the County.  These signs will include warning signs that include advisory speeds and chevrons directing drivers around curves.

Basis for Project: Currently there is an emphasis on accident prevention by completion of low cost projects.  Curve warning signs have been shown to decrease runoff the road accidents which is a leading type of accident on rural roads within the County.

Funding: This project is receiving funding from the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).  This program funds 90% of the project engineering and 100% of the construction costs.  The federal funding is $409,000 with a local Road Fund match of $1,000.

Schedule: This project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2020.

Contact: Chris Andrews, Project Manager/Engineer, (360) 577 - 3030



Ostrander Road / Pacific Avenue N Intersection Improvements

Project Limits: 

  • Milepost 0.00 to 0.05 (Ostrander Road)
  • Milepost 3.60 to 3.65 (Pacific Avenue N)

 Ostrander-Pacific-ImprovementsFederal Classification: Rural Minor Collector (08)

Project Description: The existing private retaining wall at the intersection is bulging and appears to be approaching failure.  In addition there are some sight distance issues.  The location is being evaluated to determine the best solution: intersection relocation, wall reconstruction, or embankment sloping.

Basis for Project: The existing intersection poses two safety risks that need to be addressed, wall failure which could block the intersection and sight distance issues.

Funding: This project will be funded with local road funds for a total of $850,000.

Schedule: This project will occur in two phases, the first in 2020 and the second in 2021 where the intersection will be realigned.

Contact: Chris Andrews, Project Manager/Engineer, (360) 577-3030



Slide Creek Road Slide Repairs

Project Limits: Milepost 1.46 to 1.54

Slide Creek Rd-Slide RepairsFederal Classification: Rural Local Access (09)

Project Description: Relocate existing roadway away from the embankment that is sliding into the creek below.

Basis for Project: The roadway embankment is moving into the creek below causing roadway instability and lane narrowing.

Funding: This project will be funded with local road funds of $300,000.

Schedule: This project is scheduled for construction the fall of 2020.

Contact: Roger Maurer, Project Engineer/Manager, (360) 577-3030




Dike Road Reconstruction – Phase 2

Project Limits: Milepost 3.05 to 5.32

Dike Rd ReconstructionFederal Classification: Rural Minor Collector (08)

Project Description: This project will reconstruct the roadway section to improve the structural strength of the roadway.  This will be completed using full depth reclamation (FDR) as the construction method.  Shoulder rock will be placed and the roadway restriped. The clear zone will be reviewed and issues addressed.

Basis for Project: Increased truck traffic has caused severe damage to the roadway because this roadway has an inadequate roadway section to support frequent fully loaded trucks.  It is anticipated that this increase in truck traffic will continue as the port develops.

Funding: This project is being funded with $238,000 local road funds and $1,692,000 CRAB RAP grant funds.

Schedule: This project is scheduled for 2021 construction.

Contact: Roger Maurer, Project Engineer/Manager, (360) 577-3030