Work to widen SR 14 between I-205 and SE 164th Avenue in Vancouver begins next week

Work to improve travel times and ease congestion on State Route 14 between Interstate 205 and Southeast 164th Avenue is about to begin.
Map courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation

Starting Monday, contracting crews from Rotschy, Inc. of Vancouver, WA working for WSDOT will begin building a third lane on SR 14 near the I-205 Interchange

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 Monday (Oct. 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.


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John Ley
John Ley
2 months ago

This is a much needed project that will ADD new vehicle capacity to SR-14. I applaud the “flexible” use of the westbound shoulder as a “4th lane” when needed.

I hope they build a wide enough shoulder on the eastbound side, so that it too can be used in the near future, when “a 4th lane” is needed!

Separately, the original $25 million for this project had been allocated to replace the 2-lane Camas Slough bridge, which is a huge safety issue. The funds were allocated in the 2015 “Connecting Washington” transportation package that increased the gas tax.

The Mayors of Camas and Washougal allowed the funds to be moved to Vancouver for this project. Sadly, the members of the 49th LD and democrats controlling the 2022 “largest in state history” transportation package, refused to allocate any money to replace the Camas Slough Bridge on SR-14.

The citizens of Camas, Washougal, and Skamania County are now suffering with this safety issue on SR-14.

Ron Abbey
Ron Abbey
1 month ago

If only the state would get rid of the cloverleaf interchange with 205

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