Sixth Avenue roundabout will be focus of open house

Construction is scheduled for 2016

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Camas citizens are invited to attend an open house that will focus on the Northwest Sixth Avenue and Norwood Street intersection improvements.

The event will be held Thursday, May 28, at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., followed by a presentation at 5:45 p.m., and the open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The city plans to build a roundabout and landscaped gateway feature at the western entrance to Camas. The site is a major thoroughfare where traffic enters and exits Highway 14 to the west and east. Sixth Avenue takes travelers who have exited Highway 14 east past landmarks including Forest Home Park and the paper mill, and into the historic downtown shopping district.

The cost to build a one-lane roundabout with a center median and landscaping is $1.5 million. The money will come from the proceeds from limited tax general obligation bonds, which were issued and sold by the city earlier this year.

Plans call for the project to be designed and put out to bid this year, and constructed in 2016.