Crucial road to be repaired
October 12, 2023
Travelers who use the route over Beaver Creek should prepare as repairs to a section of Cathlamet Road on the Cowlitz County side are expected to begin this week, Cowlitz County Public Works Director Mike Moss said last Thursday.
The road is commonly used as an alternate route when slides occur on SR 4 between Cathlamet and Mill Creek. A slide undercut the roadway on a curve near the Wahkiakum County line, taking it down to a little more than one lane.
“I think it is a necessary fix for public safety,” Wahkiakum Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said.
Moss said the $450,000 repair would be completed by Midway Underground of Toledo. He believed a traffic light system would be set up to allow motorists to safely pass until the work is done.
Moss estimated that the project would take 35 working days to complete.
“They will get it done by the end of November,” he said, “just in time, hopefully, for this winter.”