Contractors for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin work next week on a $7.6 million project to rehabilitate a 2-mile stretch of southbound Interstate 5 between Woodland and La Center, according to a press release from WSDOT.
Construction will primarily take place at night, with single- or double-lane closures and occasional rolling slowdowns between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weeknights. The speed limit within the work zone will be temporarily lowered to 55 miles per hour.
The work will include grinding off the top layer of asphalt and replacing cracked or broken concrete panels underneath the freeway, then eventually, repaving the full width of the freeway. A later stage of the project, planned for August, will result in a 24/7 closure of one southbound lane for 21 days.