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Public invited to learn about upcoming construction activities for SR 14 Wind River Road project

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:53

Celeste Dimichina, communications, 360-905-2057
Devin Reck, project engineer, 360-759-1310

May 29 Open House at Wind River Education Center

CARSON – Community members are invited to attend an open house Wednesday, May 29, to learn more about work beginning this summer to keep people and freight moving between Carson and State Route 14.

Currently there are only two access routes between the community of Carson and SR 14: Hot Springs Avenue and Wind River Road. Hot Springs Avenue 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 traveling public, which will leave Wind River Road as the primary route for all traffic in and out of Carson.

To improve this vital connection, WSDOT worked with Skamania County and gathered input from the community. This feedback informed our work and helped determine that a roundabout at the intersection of SR 14 and Wind River Road would be the best solution for all users of the road.

This summer, contractor crews will begin work to improve safety and access between Carson and SR 14 by realigning Wind River Road and installing a roundabout.

Open House information

When:      5 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 29

Where:     Wind River Education Center
                 441 Hot Spring Avenue
                 Carson

Details:    There is no formal presentation; the public is invited to drop in anytime. WSDOT staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss anticipated traffic changes during construction.  Displays of the overall project concept and design will be available for viewing. 
 

The $6.8 million project is funded partly by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the 2015 Connecting Washington transportation package. Construction is scheduled to be completed this fall. 

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