Highway 14 detour set to begin March 9

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Camas — A traffic shift set for next week will drastically change the flow of traffic on state Highway 14 through Camas and Washougal.

At 8 p.m. March 9, Washington State Department of Transportation crews will divert all vehicles off the main highway onto a parallel frontage road to the south, near the Camas-Washougal boundary, for about half a mile between Second and Union streets.

The frontage road has a speed limit of 25 mph, and sends drivers through roundabouts at both Second and Union. The shift is expected to last almost 10 months, according to WSDOT.

Drivers should expect delays in the work zone, especially during the morning and evening commutes, according to WSDOT. Work will also prompt periodic weekend closures of Union and Second while workers excavate existing streets that cross Highway 14.