SR 500 - Camas - Paving & sidewalk updates

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  • Project awarded Granite Construction Company May 10, 2018
     

Overview
To preserve the road and improve pedestrian access along SR 500 through Camas in Clark County, WSDOT contractor crews will repair more than two miles of pavement and upgrade pedestrian crossings. 

In partnership with the city of Camas, crews will also reconfigure pavement markings for improved operations on Northeast 3rd Avenue between approximately Northeast Garfield Street and Northeast Dallas Street  For questions related to this work please contact James E. Carothers, City of Camas Engineering Manager, 360-817-7230. 

Why is WSDOT doing this work?
Repairing potholes, ruts and cracks in the pavement before deeper layers of the road are damaged saves time and money.

Updating pedestrian crossings improves walkability and makes it easier for people to cross the street safely.

The End Result
This project will improve the ride quality of the highway and extend the life of the roadway. It also will reduce the need for emergency closures and costly repairs.
Sidewalk ramps within the project area will be updated to help ensure people of all abilities can safely travel along this stretch of road.

What drivers and cyclists should know?

Daytime lane closures on SR 500 between 3rd Avenue 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.

Use caution and lower speeds until the project wraps up this fall.

No lane closures or sidewalk closures will be allowed on SR 500 between Southeast 3rd Avenue and Northeast 14th Avenue within the City of Camas during the following days:

  • The first Friday of each month, from 3 - 7 p.m. for Camas First Friday
  • Monday, July 2, through Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day
  • Saturday July 7th for the Camas Car Show
  • Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 for Camas Days
  • Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18 for Hoops 360
  • Saturday, August 25 for the Vintage and Antique Faire
  • Thursday, September 27, for Girls Night Out
  • Wednesday, October 24, for Boo Bash

No lane closures will be allowed between Northeast Leadbetter Road and Northwest Lake Road on SR 500 Saturday, August 18 for Ride Around Clark County.

No lane closures will be allowed between Northeast Leadbetter Road and Northeast 6th Avenue on SR 500 during on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 27 for Homecoming at Camas High School and Family Night at Liberty Middle School.

Improvements for pedestrians

Crews will add smoother transitions between the sidewalk and crosswalks for pedestrians.

During the work, pedestrians will have access to intersections, but may need to detour across the street to avoid work zones.

Those walking 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 while crews make necessary highway preservation improvements.

Needs & benefits

  • Preserves infrastructure and extends the life of the highway, creating a smoother roadway and safer driving surface. It will remove ruts where water puddles and can reduce traction. 
  • Reduces the need for costly emergency maintenance repairs and unexpected closures. 
  • Improves sidewalk access for people of all abilities.

Timeline

  • Fall 2017/Winter 2018: Design/Public Outreach
  • Spring 2018: Project design
  • Summer 2018: Construction scheduled to begin
  • Fall 2018: Project scheduled to be complete

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 450017P
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $112
CWA $2,442
Total $2,554
  • Paving work estimate $1.8 million
  • Sidewalk updates estimate $1.2 million

Contact

Lori Figone
WSDOT Vancouver Area Office
360-905-1500

Tamara Greenwell
WSDOT Communications
360-905-2058

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