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SR 14 - 6th St to Bingen - Chip Seal

Status

March 2017

 
  • Construction contract awarded to Granite Construction Company
  • Upcoming traffic impacts

Overview
During the summer of 2015 and 2016, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will resurface 45 miles of pavement along State Route 14 from Washougal to Bingen. Crews will repave six miles between 6th Street in Washougal to the Clark County line. The remaining 39 miles from Prindle to Bingen will be resurfaced using hot oil chip seal.

Over the winter, WSDOT observed that portions were not holding up well, resulting in loose rocks on the roadway.

Beginning Tuesday, July 5, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor Granite Construction will repair sections of SR 14 through the communities of Stevenson, White Salmon and Bingen.

Why is WSDOT paving and chip-sealing SR 14 through the Columbia River Gorge?
The asphalt on several portions of SR 14 is nearing the end of its useful life and this work is needed to preserve the road for the next several years. Sections of the highway were last paved 17 years ago and are showing signs of deterioration such as cracking and rutting. Deferring this work would result in more expensive repairs.

The End Result
In addition to providing drivers a smoother ride, the work helps WSDOT preserve SR 14 through the Columbia River Gorge as well as the cities of Stevenson and Bingen.

Project Benefits

  • Preserves infrastructure and extends the life of the highway.
  • Reduces the need for costly emergency maintenance repairs and unexpected closures.

What is the project timeline?

  • May 2015: Construction contract awarded to Granite Construction Company
  • July 2016: Nighttime paving on SR 14 through Stevenson, White Salmon and Bingen.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 401415B, 401416P
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $6,825
CWA $0
Total $6,825

Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.

$5.2 million

How can I get more information?
Contact:
WSDOT Columbia Gorge Area Project Office
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682
Phone: 360-759-1310
E-mail: swGorge@wsdot.wa.gov

or

Bart Treece
WSDOT Communications
360-905-2058 
TreeceB@wsdot.wa.gov

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