The state Department of Transportation and the communities of Longview and Kelso are breaking ground Friday on the $48 million Longview Wye interchange reconstruction project at Exit 36.
The ground-breaking ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m. at the future Park-and-Ride lot, just west of I-5 at 2616 Coweeman Park Drive. (From I-5, take Exit 36 and travel west on SR-432 toward Longview. Take the exit for the Kelso Industrial area and turn right onto Coweeman Park Drive. The event location will be on the right.)
Project staff will be available beforehand to answer questions starting at 1 p.m.
The Interstate 5/ State Route 432 Talley Way interchange reconfiguration is designed to reduce congestion, address traffic weaving problems and open adjacent lands for commercial development. Scheduled for completion in 2012, the project is funded through the 2005 gas tax and federal highway improvement funds.
For more information, visit the project Web page at www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i5/SR432Interchange