New lanes to open on Highway 14

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Two additional lanes will open to traffic on state Highway 14 in Camas and Washougal starting Friday, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

The change will expand the highway from two lanes to four. Crews opened a newly raised and widened stretch of Highway 14 last fall, but ongoing construction kept two lanes closed through the winter, according to WSDOT.

Drivers can still expect intermittent single-lane closures this spring, according to WSDOT. Crews still plan to put a final layer of asphalt over the entire section of roadway, but that won't happen until the weather is warm and dry enough for paving.

The work is part of a $49 million project designed to expand the highway and improve safety between the West Camas Slough Bridge and Sixth Street in Washougal. The project is expected to wrap up this year.