Drivers who use State Route 14 near 32nd Street in Washougal could experience delays Monday, April 18, through Friday, April 22.
During that time, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will be installing curbing. Drivers heading in both directions of the highway will alternate through a single lane, daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
According to WSDOT’s Tamara Greenwell, the project will involve the installation of low profile plastic curbing with delineators through the double yellow center line.
“The purpose is to improve safety,” she said.
WSDOT traffic analysis has shown that drivers on 32nd Street are still attempting to turn left onto SR-14 despite the fact that signs have been posted prohibiting it and concrete islands and delineators have also been installed with the intention of preventing it.
“There is still a high number of collisions,” Greenwell said.
Officials hope this latest effort will lead to a decrease in traffic accidents at that location.