SR 14 - Wind River Rd - Intersection Improvements

Project news

WSDOT is working with Skamania County to build a project that will help keep people and freight moving between Carson and SR 14.

After incorporating community input and weighing the benefits of different alternatives, a roundabout at the intersection of SR 14 and Wind River has been selected as the preferred design.

Why is WSDOT building a roundabout at the intersection of SR 14 and Wind River Road near the town of Carson?
Currently, there are only two routes between the community of Carson and SR 14: Hot Springs Ave. and Wind River Road.

Existing access issues

  • Hot Springs Ave. is threatened by erosion from the Wind River. At some point in the future, the road will need to be closed for the safety of the travelling public.
  • Due to the tight angle, freight vehicles are unable to turn at the intersection of SR 14 and Wind River Road.

The End Result
Improving the intersection and stabilizing the slope will help to ensure the safety of the traveling public through this stretch of highway.

Needs & benefits

  • Improve safety
  • Keep traffic moving
  • Keep commerce moving through Carson


Spring - Fall 2017

  • Conduct geotechnical investigations

Winter 2017 - Winter 2018

  • Obtain environmental permits
  • Property acquisition
  • Develop
  • final plans

Early 2019

  • Construction


Financial Data for PIN L2000074
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $1,150
CWA $5,655
Total $6,805


WSDOT Columbia Gorge Area Project Office

Celeste Dimichina
WSDOT communications