Delays expected on SR 14 near Washougal for rockfall containment work, Aug. 2

Travelers on State Route 14 through the Gorge in Southwest Washington should plan for intermittent delays due to a debris fence replacement project between mileposts 25.35 - 25.45, near Cape Horn, with flaggers guiding single-lane traffic Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., and potential work on Fridays and Saturdays; completion is expected this fall.
Map courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation

WSDOT contractor crews will begin work to replace an existing damaged debris flow fence located along SR 14 near Cape Horn in Skamania County

WASHOUGAL – Over the next several months, travelers in Southwest Washington who use State Route 14 through the Gorge, should plan ahead for delays east of Washougal.   

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 2, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews, Rock Supremacy, LLC, will begin work to replace an existing damaged debris flow fence located along SR 14 between mileposts 25.35 – 25.45, near Cape Horn in Skamania County.

What to expect:

  • Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., travelers on SR 14 will alternate intermittently through a single lane with flaggers, daily.
  • Construction activity on Fridays and Saturdays may be needed. Any work occurring on these two days will take place along the westbound shoulder of SR 14 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • In observance of the Labor Day holiday, no work will be performed between Sunday, Sept. 3 and Tuesday, Sept. 5. All work will resume at the projects normally scheduled time on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
  • Note: Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes when flaggers are present.

During rockfall activity, the debris fence helps contain rocks and debris by holding it between the fence and the slope, reducing the number of rocks and debris that fall onto the road and into the travel lanes of the highway, which improves safety and reduces emergency road closures.

Drivers are encouraged to slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones.

Project is scheduled for completion this fall.

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