Columbia Street closing for water main project
May 21, 2020
Because of the start of a water main replacement construction project, Columbia Street will be closed approximately from Jacobson Road to SR 4 starting next Tuesday.
A contractor working for the Town of Cathlamet will replace a water main that runs partway down the street and cuts off across timbered area and a creek. The line is old and subject to leaks and difficult to access. The new line will continue along the street and branch off eastward along SR 4.
Wahkiakum County has also planned to widen Columbia Street in that vicinity; the water main project will be completed first.
Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday passed a resolution ordering the closure during working hours May 26 through July 16. The road will be open to traffic after hours and on weekends.