Update: Sixth Avenue roundabout paving postponed

Work will be conducted on Monday and Tuesday

Due to recent wet weather, final paving on the roundabout and street improvements at Northwest Sixth Avenue and Norwood Street in Camas has been postponed.

Originally scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6 and 7, asphalt pavement placement work will instead be conducted by Granite Construction on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 10 and 11, according to Project Manager Jim Hodges.

While the paving is done, eastbound traffic will be directed through the construction zone on Northwest Sixth Avenue, while westbound traffic will be detoured through the Forest Home neighborhood.

According to Hodges, letters detailing this upcoming work were mailed to 1,000 west Camas homes on Oct. 3.

“Please remember to give yourself some extra commute time when leaving your home, with the understanding that your drive time is likely to require an additional 10 to 15 minutes, depending on your destination,” the letter states. “Avoiding the area may be the best option.”

Construction of the $2.037 million roundabout began in June. Contractor McDonald Excavating, Inc., of Washougal, is leading the construction of the project that includes building a one-lane roundabout with asphalt drive lanes at Northwest Sixth Avenue and Norwood Street, installing decorative street light poles, pouring a concrete sidewalk to Forest Home Park at Logan Street, and relocating currently existing banner poles.

“We expect this detour to be the last major traffic impact related to this construction project,” Hodges said.

Questions about the project can be directed to Hodges at 817-7234 or jhodges@cityofcamas.us.