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Plan ahead for delays next week on SR 14 in western Skamania County

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Date:  Friday, May 03, 2013

Contact: Chris Tams, WSDOT project engineer, 360-759-1310 (Vancouver)
Abbi Russell, WSDOT communications, 360-690-5367 (Vancouver)

Travelers will encounter around-the-clock flagging during paving work
WASHOUGAL – Travelers on State Route 14 should work a little extra time into their routine next week when construction crews take the highway down to a single lane in western Skamania County.

Delays of up to 20 minutes are possible around the clock Monday, May 6, through Friday, May 10, while crews grind and repave SR 14 between Marble and Belle Center roads.

Though they won’t be paving at night, crews will flag traffic Monday through Thursday nights to help drivers safely navigate sections of gravel road and abrupt lane edges.

The work is part of a $6.6 million Washington State Department of Transportation safety improvement project. The project straightened curves and rebuilt intersections along a mile of SR 14 known for its high rate of collision.

This spring and summer, crews will finish paving, install new guardrail, paint fresh lane stripes and complete landscaping.

The two-year-long project is slated to wrap up this fall.

Stay up to date on construction-related traffic impacts by visiting the WSDOT’s Travel Alerts and Southwest Region Construction Update Web pages.


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