Temporary closure of Washougal River Road at SR 14 begins Wednesday

Crews will close Washougal River Road/15thStreet between SR 14 and A Street to begin work on a permanent roundabout at the intersection

Editor’s note: This story was updated Monday at 4:15 p.m. with new information from WSDOT.

WASHOUGAL — Beginning Wed., Aug. 14, travelers who use Washougal River Road/15th Street to access the city of Washougal from State Route 14 will need to use an alternate route during a 10-day closure.

On Wednesday, crews will close Washougal River Road/15thStreet between SR 14 and A Street to begin work on a permanent roundabout at the intersection of SR 14 and Washougal River Road/15th Street.

Temporary closure of Washougal River Road at SR 14 begins Friday
Crews will continue work this week to improve access to the city of Washougal from State Route 14. On Wednesday, crews will close Washougal River Road/15thStreet between SR 14 and A Street to begin work on a permanent roundabout at the intersection of SR 14 and Washougal River Road/15th Street. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation

Closure details:

  • Beginning at 10 p.m. Wed., Aug. 14 until 5 a.m. Mon., Aug. 26: All access to Washougal using Washougal River Road/15th Street from SR 14 will be closed.
  • Travelers should use an alternate route, during the 10-day closure of Washougal River Road/15th Street between SR 14 and A Street.
  • Travel on SR 14 will not be restricted, other than access to Steamboat Landing Park from 15th Street, just south of SR 14, which will remain open to right in/right out turns only, for travels on eastbound SR 14.
  • Businesses north of SR 14 will remain open and can be accessed through A Street north of SR 14. Travelers on SR 14 will shift to the south while crews work in the northern half of the intersection. 
  • During the closure, crews will remove the traffic signals, install drainage, perform earthwork, reconstruct the roadway, pave, pour a new concrete truck apron, and install new pavement markings.

What to expect following construction:

  • The traffic lights on SR 14 at Washougal River Road/15th Street will be removed, and traffic will operate in the permanent roundabout configuration.
  • Where concrete work is not complete, the roundabout and splitter islands will be clearly marked with temporary striping, channelization, and pavement markers to guide traffic.

Real-time roadway and weather information is available 24/7 via the WSDOT mobile app, by following the Southwest Region Twitter account or by visiting the Southwest Region travel advisory page.

Information provided by Washington State Department of Transportation.

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