Two years after the Chamber Way overpass of I-5 in Chehalis was damaged by a large truck, the new bridge is complete and the Washington State Department of Transportation is preparing to finish the connections and open it to the public.
In order to complete the project Chamber Way will be closed completely for 60 hours beginning October 15. This will allow the crew to finish paving and connecting the roadway and new bridge. Once this is done drivers and pedestrians will be able to access the wider overpass, which has higher clearance for large loads moving along the interstate below.
Signed detours will guide travelers through the area during the closure. Pedestrians will be able to cross I-5 during the closure.
While the October 15th date is the plan, for now, the road closure and opening of the new bridge date may need to change depending on the weather.
For more information on the overall project as well as the latest updates on the closure please visit WSDOT’s website, which you can access by clicking here.
Closure and detour information
· Monday, Oct. 15 to the morning of Thursday, Oct. 18: Chamber Way will close between the I-5 ramps from 7 p.m. Oct. 15 to 7 a.m. Oct. 18.
· Monday, Oct. 15 to the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 16: The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Chamber Way will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for paving.
· Wednesday, Oct. 17 to the morning of Thursday, October 18: The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Chamber Way will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for paving.