Get ready for long lines of traffic along 3rd and 1st Avenues in Longview, and across the Allen Street Bridge, as another full closure of the eastbound lanes on the Harry Morgan Bridge happens this weekend. The Washington Department of Transportation is working on a deck rehabilitation project in the eastbound lanes, and they say that the contractor working on that project will need to close both lanes. The closure will go up at 6 am tomorrow, and will be in place through Monday, re-opening at 6 am on Tuesday, the 10th. Advance warning is posted in several locations, and detours are also being posted. Use alternate routes to avoid congestion and traffic delays.
One traffic choke point will actually ease up today, as the Cowlitz PUD concludes a two-week closure of Fishers Lane. The street has been closed for two weeks between West Side Highway and Columbia Heights Road, as the PUD rebuilds the West Kelso Substation. Plans are for the street to re-open at 4 pm today.