Wednesday, June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

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Clark County drivers see wet conditions, moderate traffic in final I-5 Bridge repair commute

By , Columbian Metro Editor

Clark County drivers are seeing wet conditions but limited delays in what is expected to be the last day of their week of trunnion project commutes.

Traffic monitors at 6:15 a.m. showed moderate traffic but no significant slowing on southbound Interstate 5 through Vancouver, where traffic must merge down to two lanes to pass over the Interstate 5 Bridge.

Northbound Interstate 5 also was experiencing moderate traffic but no significant slowing as drivers merged down to one lane to pass over the bridge.

No delays were seen on Interstate 205 in Vancouver.

North and southbound traffic are sharing the southbound span of the I-5 bridge during repairs to the northbound span’s trunnion. The project reduces southbound traffic to two lanes in the morning and one lane in the evening. At noon, crews shift a median to allow two northbound lanes and one southbound lane for the afternoon commute.

If previous traffic patterns hold, southbound traffic will begin to back up to about Highway 500 in the morning commute, with northbound back-ups on Hayden Island extending toward Delta Park.

In the afternoon commute, southbound traffic tends to back up to near the Main Street off-ramp and northbound traffic backs up farther into Portland.

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