City of Washougal Selects Landscaping Design for WSDOT SR 14 Access Improvement Project – ClarkCountyToday.com


The estimated landscaping cost for the 15th Street / Washougal River Road roundabout is $ 100,000 and will be paid by WSDOT

WASHOUGAL – The City of Washougal has selected landscaping for the 15th Street / Washougal River Road roundabout which will be constructed with WSDOT’s SR 14 Access Improvement Project.

As part of the design process, the SR 14 Landscaping / Design Committee was formed and consisted of members of the Washougal community, business owners, city staff and council member Alex Yost. During 2018, the committee considered several options prepared by the city’s landscape architect, PBS, Inc.

This aerial photo shows the location of the 15th Street / Washougal River Road roundabout. Photo courtesy of the City of Washougal

The chosen design features unique landscaping using easy-to-maintain native plants as well as a blend of artistic features inspired by Washougal’s native roots, natural beauty, and historic industries. It features mounds of grass in blue hues to create the illusion of rippling water, punctuated with sculptures of fish and birds that subtly welcome visitors to Washougal.

“The best part of the process was realizing that there are no wrong turns in this roundabout, surrounded by the scenic borders of the Columbia River and Mount Hood,” said Alex Yost, board member and of the committee. “The design itself is lovely and will make it feel like it’s always been a part of our community.”

The City of Washougal has selected landscaping for the 15th Street / Washougal River Road Roundabout which will be constructed as part of WSDOT's SR 14 Access Improvement Project.  Graphic courtesy of the City of Washougal
The City of Washougal has selected landscaping for the 15th Street / Washougal River Road Roundabout which will be constructed as part of WSDOT’s SR 14 Access Improvement Project. Graphic courtesy of the City of Washougal

The estimated landscaping cost for the 15th Street / Washougal River Road roundabout is $ 100,000 and will be paid by WSDOT to the contractor, Thompson Bros. Excavating, Inc. The city will hire an artist to create the artistic elements of the design to be put in place by the WSDOT contractor. The landscaping and art is expected to be installed by the WSDOT contractor in October 2019 once construction of the roundabout is complete. The 32nd Street roundabout will not have any landscaping to accommodate truck traffic exiting the port.

On April 9, WSDOT awarded the contract to build the SR 14 Access Improvement Project to Thompson Bros. Excavating, Inc. The project, which began in 2016, includes two roundabouts at 15th / Washougal River Road and 32nd Street. Construction of the roundabouts is expected to begin after Memorial Day and is expected to be completed by the end of fall 2019. When complete, the project will improve safety, connectivity and economic development opportunities along the SR Corridor. 14 in Washougal. $ 7.5 million has been allocated by the State of Washington Connecting Washington Transportation Package (state gasoline taxes) to fund this project.

To receive updates on the project and construction of WSDOT’s SR 14 Access Improvement Project, sign up here. Project information is available here.

Information provided by the Town of Washougal.

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