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NE Lake Road and NE Everett Street Intersection Improvement Project

The City is in the initial stages of an intersection improvement project for the NE Everett Road (State Route-500) and NE Lake Road intersection. This is a critical intersection for the community, connecting the north shore, south shore, and downtown Camas and providing access to regional recreation areas at Lacamas Lake and Round Lake. As community and regional growth have increased, so has traffic, causing safety and mobility concerns for the community. Average daily traffic through this intersection is well over 15,000.

The City has received Washington State preconstruction funds from the Public Works Board to complete design and permitting. This first phase of the project includes an alternatives analysis, transportation and environmental analysis, conceptual design, environmental documentation, and stakeholder and community outreach. This is a priority project to serve all citizens of Camas and the City is currently seeking funding for Construction.

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Project Updates

Join us at the first Community Open House on Tuesday, February 26th at the Camas Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

All Camas residents have been mailed a personal invitation to this event. We hope you can attend!
    

Project Study Limits

The project study limits extend from just south of the Fallen Leaf Lake driveway (located to the south of the project intersection) to the south side of the Everett Street Bridge (WSDOT Bridge# 500/016), and from the sidewalk terminus at Lacamas Lake Lodge, to the intersection of Lake Road and Everett Street. The project area also includes the entire City-owned property, east of the intersection.

Click here to download the map.

Project Goals

The primary goal of this project is to improve intersection safety and efficiency for all users and modes of travel. The existing signalized “T” intersection is at or near failure and travelers can experience substantial delays in all directions. The study area generally lacks pedestrian connectivity and does not currently include accessible routes between the adjacent recreation areas.

 The City has identified the following project goals:

  • Provide an inclusive and transparent community engagement process and seek stakeholder and community input on project alternatives and design.
  • Reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for all users (pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists).
  • Improve pedestrian access to adjacent recreation areas.
  • Minimize impacts to the community, surrounding properties and infrastructure, and the environment and natural resources.
  • Complete Phase 1 (including conceptual design and permitting) to facilitate construction in 2020 (if funding can be acquired) .

Get Involved

The City of Camas is committed to an inclusive and transparent community engagement process to ensure the project reflects the community’s priorities and concerns. There will be multiple opportunities to be a part of the process at key milestones throughout all phases of the project. See below to learn more about your opportunities to get involved.

  • Community Survey – Live February 22 to March 11
  • Open House 1 – February 26, Camas Library, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Open House 2 – March 26, details to follow

Project Schedule

  • Project Design Alternatives Analysis – Mid January to Mid March 2019
  • Stakeholder Interviews – Week of January 28 and February 4, 2019
  • Project Advisor Committee (PAC) Meeting #1 – February 7, 2019
  • City Council Lake-Everett Intersection Presentation #1 – February 19, 2019
  • Open House #1 – February 26, 2019
  • Community Survey – February 22 to March 11, 2019
  • PAC Meeting #2 – March 7, 2019
  • City Council Lake-Everett Presentation #2 – April 15, 2019
  • Open House #2 – March 26, 2019
  • 30% Project Design – March 27 to May 31, 2019

 Project Alternatives

The project team is currently collecting data and developing project alternatives. Check back for updates!

Contact Us

The City is committed to a transparent process with ample opportunities to involve the public. If you have questions, comments, or feedback, please contact us. We’re happy to hear from you.
Jim Hodges
City of Camas
Project Manager
360-817-7234

James Carothers
City of Camas
Engineering Manager
360-817-7230

 

 

 

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