Current Projects

Pacific Avenue North ½ Bridge Replacement

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 Project Limits
: Mileposts 1.50 to 1.95

Federal 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 spring of 2022 and be complete by the end of 2022.

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


Curve Warning 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 2022.

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


Clear Zone Inventory

Project Limits: Various locations throughout the County.  CurveSigns

Federal Classification: Various Classifications

Project Description: Collect clear zone data throughout the County.  The county will rent equipment that can record data of all items within the roadway right of way.  This data will be entered into GIS and analyzed for items that are hazards to develop clear zone safety projects.

Basis for Project: With clear zone data in the database staff can identify roadside hazards that can be removed, altered or protected to increase driver safety.  These future improvements could include object removal, installation of breakaway posts, or installation of guardrail.

Funding: This project is receiving funding from the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).  This program funds 90% of the project costs.   Project funding includes $157,500 Federal Grants, $0 State Grants, and $17,500 County Funds for a total of $175,000. 

Schedule: This project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2022.

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


Countywide Guardrail

Project Limits: Various locations throughout the County. County Wide Guardrail 

Federal Classification: Various Classifications

Project Description: This project will install new guardrail or upgrade existing guardrails to current standards on various roadways.

Basis for Project: There are many locations within the County where existing guardrail does not meet current standards or drop-offs exist next to the roadway.  Guardrail increases safety by helping to keep vehicles on the roadway.  Completing safety projects is an emphasis within the transportation industry to move us towards the target of zero fatal accidents.

Funding: This project is receiving funding from the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).  This program funds 90% of the project costs.   Project funding includes $471,200 Federal Grants, $0 State Grants, and $1,000 County Funds for a total of $472,200. 

Schedule: This project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2022.

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


Roadside DelineatorsCurveSigns

Project Limits: Various locations throughout the County.  

Federal Classification: Various Classifications

Project Description: This project will install roadside delineators on roadways throughout the County.  These delineators will be installed to increase visibility of curves.

Basis for Project: Currently there is an emphasis on accident prevention by completion of low cost projects.  Roadside delineators 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.179   Project funding includes $179,000 Federal Grants, $0 State Grants, and $1,000 County Funds for a total of $180,000. 

Schedule: This project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2022.

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


Kalama River Road Culvert Replacement

Project Limits: Mileposts 2.35 to 2.39Kalama River Road

Federal Classification: :   Rural Major Collector (07)This project will replace a damaged undersized culvert.  The new culvert will be sized for fish passage and debris passage.   WDFW will be consulted for fish passage requirements.  The existing culvert is damaged, difficult to clean and blocks fish passage and often plugs with gravel and debris. 

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 $320,000.

Schedule:  Construction is expected to start spring of 2022 and be complete by the end of 2022. 

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



Slide Creek Road Slide RepairsSlide Creek Rd-Slide Repairs

Project Limits::  Mileposts 1.40 to 1.55

Federal Classification: Rural Local Access (09)

Project Description: 

Relocate the existing roadway away from the creek at the toe of the roadway embankment

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

Funding: This project will be funded with local road funds of $320,000.

Schedule:  Construction is expected to start spring of 2022 and be complete by the end of 2022. 

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