WSDOT is working with the cities of Camas and Washougal, the Port of Camas-Washougal, Clark County and the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council to make transportation improvements to State Route 14 between the NW Sixth Avenue interchange in Camas and Sixth Street in Washougal.
This project widens SR 14 from two lanes to four from the end of the West Camas Slough Bridge to just east of Union Street. Included in the project is construction of a new bridge, parallel to the existing bridge on the east end of Lady Island and construction of a split-diamond interchange at Union Street and 2nd Street.
The project does not fully widen the West Camas Slough Bridge. Why?
This project will slightly widen the West Camas Slough Bridge, but only enough to install median barriers in order to prevent cross-over collisions. This project will also repave the bridge for a smoother driving surface.
The project improves safety along SR 14 by adding median barriers throughout the project area, increases capacity and reduces travel time to accommodate residential, commercial and industrial growth.
Why is WSDOT
building this project?
SR 14 functions as an urban freeway providing access between Camas, Washougal and Vancouver, and also serves as a state route connecting southwest Washington to southcentral and southeast Washington. SR 14 in the Camas-Washougal area is a two-lane high-speed state highway with multiple signalized and unsignalized intersections.
This section of SR 14 has a continuous occurrence of severe collisions, occurring primarily at the intersections. As traffic volumes continue to increase, higher demand will be placed on SR 14. This project will accommodate increased demand while improving safety and reducing travel times along SR 14.
The Port of Camas/Washougal, the cities of Camas and Washougal, and Clark County have all played significant roles in obtaining funding for this project and they will continue to provide input throughout its development.
The End Result
SR 14 will be four lanes wide between the West Camas Slough Bridge and Sixth Street in Washougal. Median barrier will improve safety by dividing traffic between NW Sixth Avenue and Sixth Street. The new split diamond interchange will carry SR 14 traffic up and over Union and Second streets.
SR 14 will better serve current and future commuter traffic demands and better accommodate the movement of goods and services.
- Safety: Provides safer access to SR 14, eliminates crossover collisions and reduces rear end collisions by consolidating access points on SR 14, installing median barrier, and by building a split diamond interchange in the vicinity of SR 14/SR 500 (Union Street) and 2nd Street.
- Congestion relief: Increases highway capacity and reduces delays to the traveling public.
- Economic: Accomodates future residential, commercial and industrial growth in the corridor area.
What is the project timeline?
- 2006: Preliminary Design began
- 2007: Preferred Alternative selected
- Spring 2011: Project advertised for construction.
- June 2011: Construction began.
- Winter 2012/2013: Construction scheduled to be complete.
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
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How can I get more information?
Area Engineer Chris Tams
WSDOT Columbia Gorge Project Office
PO Box 1709
Vancouver, WA 98682-6686
PO Box 1709
Vancouver, WA 98668-1709
or access our project feedback form.
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