Traffic Impact Updates

This page was last updated on July 27, 2021.

Below is up-to-date information about traffic impacts caused by the projects.

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Road construction, especially paving, is weather dependent and often delayed by inclement weather.  Please keep in mind that the schedules provided are the most current available, but are subject to weather delays.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to complete various road projects before winter weather begins in earnest. 

S Hillhurst Rd – Two sections of S Hillhurst will be reduced to one lane traffic beginning Wednesday, July 28th. S 6th Way to S Great Blue Rd, and just south of S Sevier to Ridgefield High School will be ground and repaved. Traffic will be reduced to one lane during work.

This work is part of the City’s Pavement Preservation and Management Program.  The project is expected to be completed at the end of August.

NW Smythe Rd N Smythe Road at the intersection of Pioneer St and NW Smythe Road at the intersection of N 32nd Avenue is closed permanently. A new connection is being constructed from Pioneer St to Kemper Grove subdivision and a portion of Smythe will be converted to walking trail.

S 65th Ave, S 5th St, and S Dolan Rd – Traffic Revision: ALL WAY STOP. Beginning Wednesday, April 28th, the intersection of S Dolan Rd, S 5th St and S 65th Ave will have 2 additional stop signs, making it an all way stop. Please use caution when navigating this intersection and come to a complete stop.

Mill Street RR Crossing – The Mill Street Railroad Crossing is closed permanently.
A detour route to the waterfront and boat ramp is available using the Division Street Railroad Crossing. This closure is part of the Pioneer Street Rail Overpass project.

The Pioneer Street Rail Overpass, when completed, will provide safe access to and from the waterfront for motorists and pedestrians. Upon completion of the Pioneer Rail Overpass, the two existing rail crossings in Ridgefield – one at Division Street and the other at Mill Street – will be closed. The result will be safer passage because vehicles and pedestrians will not be crossing directly on train tracts, and, as a result, trains will not need to blow their whistle as they pass through. 

This is the most current information available to City staff at this time. Construction schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions, supply availability, unexpected conditions and other factors that may impact the work underway.

The City’s first priority is safety! So, please use additional caution anywhere work is underway, be considerate of flaggers and workers, and report any safety concerns through the City’s app “AccessRidgefield” or by contacting the Public Works Department at 360-887-8251.

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