I-5 construction near Woodland starts Sunday

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Starting Sunday night, an eight-mile paving and reconstruction project is expected to cause daily lane closures on Interstate 5 between Woodland and Kalama, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Starting Sunday night, an eight-mile paving and reconstruction project is expected to cause daily lane closures on Interstate 5 between Woodland and Kalama, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

The $5.9 million project begins at 7 p.m. Sunday. Crews will replace deteriorating concrete panels and resurface pavement on the freeway between the East Fork Lewis River Bridge and Todd Road. Workers will also complete repairs on the Dike Road Bridge, and pave eight ramps on Dike Road and state Highway 503 interchanges in Woodland.

Drivers should expect double-lane closures in both directions of I-5 at night, and single-lane closures during the day. The project is scheduled for completion in the fall.

The stretch of I-5 between Woodland and Kalama is a heavily traveled freight corridor. That section of the freeway handles 55,000 commuter and freight vehicles each day, according to WSDOT.