Work to widen SR 14 between I-205 and SE 164th Avenue in Vancouver begins week of Oct. 3

VANCOUVER – Work to improve travel times and ease congestion on State Route 14 between Interstate 205 and Southeast 164th Avenue is about to begin.  

Starting October 3, contracting crews from Rotschy, Inc. of Vancouver, WA working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin building a third lane on SR 14 near the I-205 Interchange.

What to expect during construction

  • As soon as Oct. 3, travelers will begin to see orange construction signs and temporary barriers along the westbound shoulder of SR 14 between I-205 and 164th Avenue.
  • The travel lanes on both directions of SR 14 will be narrowed and travelers should plan for delays.
  • Drivers are encouraged to watch for changes and avoid distractions while traveling through the work zone.

New peak-use shoulder lane

This project also creates a new peak-use shoulder lane along westbound SR 14 between Southeast 164th Avenue and I-205. Once finished, electronic signs over the highway will display when the shoulder lane is open or closed to traffic, including buses. When this lane is open, there will be four travel lanes instead of three.

This $28 million project is scheduled for completion in summer 2024.

Travelers are encouraged to sign up for county-specific email updates. Real-time traffic information is available on the WSDOT statewide travel map, the WSDOT app and the WSDOT regional Twitter account.

Slow down – lives are on the line.

In 2022, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.

Even one life lost is too many.

Each year about 670 people are killed nationally in highway work zones. In 2022, Washington had six fatal work zone crashes on state roads.

It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.

95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.