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WSDOT and city leaders celebrate two new roundabouts on SR 14 in Washougal

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 15:21

Tamara Greenwell, communications, 360-905-2056

WASHOUGAL – Two new roundabouts on State Route 14 in Washougal are nearing completion and are open to traffic.

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Washington State Department of Transportation, the city of Washougal, the Port of Camas-Washougal, elected officials and members of the community celebrated the functional completion of the SR 14 Access Improvements project with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  All lanes are open to traffic, but there is the potential for closures in the next several weeks as minor electrical work and landscaping is completed.

Construction on the two roundabouts located at 15th Street/Washougal River Road and 32nd Street in Washougal began in spring 2019. Roundabouts at these locations offer the greatest safety benefit by reducing the potential for severe collisions. In addition, the work improves connectivity and economic development opportunities for the city, the port and the entire corridor.  

With the new highway configuration in place, there are a few key things to remember about driving roundabouts:

  • Slow down when approaching the roundabout
  • Yield to other travelers in the roundabout, including those on two wheels
  • Choose the correct lane when approaching; do not change lanes inside the roundabout
  • Do not stop in the roundabout
  • Avoid driving next to oversize vehicles. Roundabouts are designed to allow large vehicles to track across lanes and up onto the roundabout apron

WSDOT partnered with the city of Washougal to include locally made sculptures with easy to maintain landscaping in the central island of the roundabout at 15th Street/Washougal River Road. The artwork complements the background scenery of the Columbia River Gorge and welcomes visitors to Washougal.

The $7.5 million dollar project was funded as part of the Connecting Washington program that enhances the state’s transportation system and maintains critical infrastructure.

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