City installs new signal at 38th Avenue and Parker Street

Road improvement project will be complete this spring

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Ongoing roadway improvements on Northwest 38th Avenue in Camas most recently included the installation of a new traffic controller, and with it motorists are getting accustomed to changes to the signal’s timing.

With the installation Friday, Feb. 6 of the new controller at Northwest 38th Avenue and Parker Street, the signal is now on a timed system. All directions are experiencing equal amounts of green signal time. This will be in effect until the vehicle detection sensors can be properly reactivated after road paving is complete this spring.

The Northwest 38th Avenue roadway improvements have been under construction since April 2013. During that time, and prior to Friday’s new signal installation, some of the sensors that detect vehicles were deactivated, causing wait times for a green light to be varied based on the direction of travel and time of day. Eastbound travel on Northwest 38th Avenue from 192nd Avenue toward Lacamas Swim and Sport Club often experienced the longest wait times.