Washougal road work to change Highway 14 access



Construction work on state Highway 14 will reconfigure an access point at Sixth Street in Washougal starting Monday, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

From both directions, drivers will no longer be able to cross the highway or make left turns onto Highway 14 at Sixth Street. Left turns off the highway to Sixth Street also won’t be allowed. Right turns will still be allowed at the intersection.

Motorists will, however, be allowed to cross and make left turns on and off the highway at Second Street to the west, according to WSDOT.

Crews are building a frontage road and roundabouts on the south side of the highway as part of a widening and interchange project in the area. That will divert traffic onto a temporary gravel road to reach Second Street until paving work resumes in the spring, according to WSDOT.

The $50 million widening project will expand Highway 14 to four lanes between the West Camas Slough Bridge and Washougal. The work is expected to be completed in early 2013.