SR 500 - Camas - Paving & sidewalk updates - Complete November 2018

Project news

  • Project awarded Granite Construction Company May 10, 2018
  • Project completed in November 2018 

This project preservee the road and improved pedestrian access along SR 500 through Camas in Clark County. WSDOT contractor crews repaired more than two miles of pavement and upgraded pedestrian crossings. 

In partnership with the city of Camas, crews reconfigured 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 did WSDOT do this work?
Repairing potholes, ruts and cracks in the pavement before deeper layers of the road were damaged saved time and money, and reduced the need for emergency closures and costly repairs.

Updating pedestrian crossings improved walkability making it easier for people to cross the street safely.

The End Result
This project improved the ride quality of the highway and extended the life of the roadway. It reduced the need for emergency closures and costly repairs.
Sidewalk ramps within the project area were updated to help ensure people of all abilities could safely travel along this stretch of road.

Improvements for pedestrians

Crews added smoother transitions between the sidewalk and crosswalks for pedestrians.

Coordinating with community partners

WSDOT worked closely with community partners and coordinated construction work around events, other construction projects and business needs to keep traffic and the economy moving while crews made necessary highway preservation improvements.

Needs & benefits

  • Preserved infrastructure and extended the life of the highway, creating a smoother roadway and safer driving surface. Additionally, ruts were removed, improving traction during heavy seasonal rains. 
  • Reduced the need for costly emergency maintenance repairs and unexpected closures. 
  • Improved sidewalk access for people of all abilities.


  • Fall 2017/Winter 2018: Design/Public Outreach
  • Spring 2018: Project design
  • Summer 2018: Construction began
  • Fall 2018: Project completed


  • Paving work estimate $1.8 million
  • Sidewalk updates estimate $1.2 million
  • Total final cost of the project was $3.9 mil


Lori Figone
WSDOT Vancouver Area Office

Tamara Greenwell
WSDOT Communications

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