Paving work to cause delays on Highway 14

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Camas — Paving work near state Highway 14 in Camas and Washougal may cause delays Wednesday. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges drivers to steer clear of the area, if possible.

Crews will repave the roundabout at Union Street and Eighth Avenue in Camas, plus the newly excavated section of Union Street across Highway 14. Paving work will last from about 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to WSDOT.

Earlier this month, WSDOT rerouted all traffic off the main highway between Union and Second streets, diverting vehicles onto a new frontage road to the south. The shift could last as long as 10 months as crews raise that section of highway. The work is part of a $50 million project to widen the highway and ease congestion.

Workers are now building embankments that will support the elevated highway. They’re also constructing bridge foundations that will eventually carry Highway 14 up and over Union Street.

The entire project is scheduled for completion in late 2012 or early 2013.