2011 Projects

The Ostrander Road Bridge Bypass Project was developed in response to significant and reoccurring flooding of Ostrander Creek, submerging Ostrander Road and making it impassable for the approximately 300 households stranded behind the flooding roadway. The project replaced a deteriorated timber stringer bridge with a new modular bridge on a bypass route owned by Longview Timberlands. Cowlitz County citizens gained safe emergency access to and from their homes during frequent flooding events at a cost greatly reduced from initial estimates.

Winner: 2012 Project of the Year, Emergency $5 million or Less (PDF)
American Public Works Association Washington Chapter (PDF)


Contractor: Cowlitz County Road Crews, Horsley Construction

Total Cost: $205,000

Original estimates: $1 - 4 million

Project Lead: Roger Mauer

The Fibre Way Reconstruction Project reconstructed Fibre Way from Longview Fibre's main entrance to the Three Rivers Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The existing concrete panels were deteriorating. The project included replacement of some concrete panels as well as gravel overlay and hot mix asphalt pavement resurfacing.

Funding: Cowlitz County

Contractor: Tapani Underground, Inc, of Battleground, WA

Bid: $516,450

Project Lead: Chris Andrews

The Westside Highway Slide Repair Project will repair a slide affecting the integrity of the roadway. The site is located at MP 2.5 of Westside Highway.

Funding: Cowlitz County

Construction by County forces.

Project Lead: Chris Andrews

The Monahan Creek Culvert Repair Project repaired flood damage to the slope of the culvert wingwall and erosion of the fill slope. The project was substantially complete the week of 8/29/11. The site is located at MP 2.6 of Delameter Road near the intersection with Monahan Road.

Funding: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Highway Emergency Repair funds.

Contractor: Brookhart Excavation, LLC of Longview, WA

Bid: $48,302

Project Lead: Chris Andrews

The Tower Road Culvert Replacement Project replaced a culvert damaged in the January 2009 flooding. During construction, a one-lane temporary bridge was used to route traffic through the site. The site is located at MP 2.72 of Tower Road. The project is complete.

Funding: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Contractor: Gary Thayer Construction of Spanaway, WA

Project Lead: Roger Mauer