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New pavement and better sidewalk connections coming to SR 500 in Camas

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:56

Tamara Greenwell, communications, 360-905-2056
Lori Figone, project engineer, 360-905-1501

Lane and sidewalk closures begin Tuesday, June 19

CAMAS – People who walk, bike, or drive on State Route 500 through Camas will soon have a smoother ride.

Beginning Tuesday, June 19, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s contractor, Granite Construction Company, will grind and repave both directions of SR 500 between Washougal River Bridge and Leadbetter Road and improve sidewalks along the highway. In partnership with the city of Camas, crews will also reconfigure pavement markings for improved operations on N.E. 3rd Avenue between approximately N.E. Garfield St. and N.E. Dallas St.

“Repairing potholes, ruts and cracks in the pavement before deeper layers of the road are damaged saves time and money,” said WSDOT project engineer Lori Figone. “Updating sidewalks and street crossings provides more transportation options for people in the community.”

Lane closures and construction details

  • Daytime lane closures on SR 500 between Washougal River Road and Leadbetter Road in sections daily from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  • Travelers may experience some uneven and rough surfaces and should expect delays of up to 20 minutes through the construction area.
  • Users should be cautious and travel at reduced speeds approaching the work zone until the project is complete this fall.

Improvements for people who use the sidewalk

  • Smoother transitions between the sidewalk and crosswalks for all users.
  • During the work, people will be able to use intersections to cross the road, but may need to detour to safely avoid work zones.
  • Those who use the sidewalk through the area should plan for extra travel time in case of detours.

Coordinating with community partners

  • WSDOT works with community partners and coordinates construction work around events, other construction projects and business needs to keep traffic and the economy moving.
  • No lane closures will be allowed on the first Friday through the city of Camas from 3:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. for the Camas First Friday event.
  • In observance of Independence Day, there will be no lane closures Monday, July 2 through Saturday, July 7.

For a full list of lane closure restrictions, please visit the project web page

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