With more traffic using State Route 14 than ever before, this project will construct new lanes of travel in both directions of SR 14 between I-205 and Southeast 164th Avenue in Vancouver to help ease congestion and improve travel reliability and safety.
What to expect
Once construction begins, travelers in both directions of SR 14 between I-205 and Southeast 164th Avenue, should expect daytime and nighttime delays and intermittent lane and ramp closures. Additionally, travel lanes will be narrowed while crews work to construct new travel lanes and widen shoulders throughout the length of the project. For the safety of work crews and travelers, the speed limit has been reduced from 60 MPH to 50 MPH throughout the work zone - this speed limit reduction will remain in place for the duration of the project.
When construction is complete, travelers will notice several changes to the way they travel along SR 14: in addition to adding a third travel lane, this project also creates a new peak-use shoulder lane with new overhead electronic signs that will display when the shoulder lane is open or closed to traffic, including for buses. When the lane is open for travel, there will be four travel lanes instead of three. Increasing the number of travel lanes will help ease congestion and improve travel reliability and safety throughout the corridor.
In response to increasing travel delays on State Route 14 during peak commute hours in east Vancouver, this project will improve travel times on a consistent basis between the SR 14/I-205 Interchange to Southeast 164th Avenue. This stretch of SR 14 is often a bottleneck during peak commute times (7-9 a.m., and 3-6 p.m.), with substantial traffic merging at the SR 14/I-205 Interchange and at SE 164th Avenue. This project will address safety, congestion and inconsistent travel times along the corridor.