Over the next two years there are two major road projects being undertaken that will help position Washougal and Camas to better accommodate traffic and infrastructure needs for many decades to come.
E Street Improvements
This project is already underway and is projected to be complete in the summer of 2011.
The major components of this project are installing continuous ADA sidewalks along the entire route on both the north and south sides of the street from Sixth Street to 32nd Street, installing a new water main under the same 26 blocks of street and resurfacing and re-striping of this street to allow for a center turn lane and proper bike lanes in both directions.
Many of our residents have already encountered work being done by NW Natural to ready their utilities for our construction project, as well as work on the curbing and sidewalk prep on the north side of the street by our contractor, Westech Construction.
While there are still some folks who scratch their heads to understand why the city is installing ADA sidewalks on both sides of the street and why we are putting bike lanes on one of the busiest streets in the city, the answer is easy. These two items were a requirement of the grant programs that we are using to fund the project. If these were not part of the project, the project would not have been funded.