Capital Improvements Projects
The City of Camas Engineering staff manages the design and construction of all capital improvement and infrastructure projects within our city. These improvements include transportation facilities, water systems, sewer collection and treatment facilities, parks and trails and the municipal buildings that our citizens use every day.
The following capital improvement project list is updated periodically. We try to reflect the most current status of construction projects and how those projects may affect the citizens of Camas. In reading these notes, please remember that they reflect the best information we have at the time of publication. We strive to provide 24-hour notice prior to the construction of capital projects to adjoining neighbors through a number of methods, which include mailings, door hangers, and in some cases phone calls.
NW Larkspur Street to Camas Meadows Drive Improvements (City Project: S-604)
The City has retained OTAK, Inc. of Vancouver to perform engineering and land surveying services required to design improvements to NW Larkspur Street, from NW Lake Road north to Camas Meadows Drive. Improvements will include one-lane in each direction with a raised island, and a left turn lane at intermittent locations, storm system, sidewalks, signing, street lighting, and other improvements. The project is funded by a State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) Grant, and is scheduled to be constructed in 2018. Questions about the project should be directed to Jim Carothers, Engineering Manager at 360-817-7230 or email@example.com; or James Hodges, Project Manager, at 360-817-7234 or firstname.lastname@example.org (updated on March 1, 2017)
NW Brady Road Improvements (City Project: S-587)
Improvements to NW Brady Road from NW 16th Avenue to NW 24th Avenue are currently under design and are expected to be constructed in 2019 or 2020. The project will include reconstruction and widening of the existing roadway to accommodate one-lane in each direction, raised medians, left-turn lanes, bike lanes, curbs, sidewalks, illumination, stormwater collection and treatment, and landscaping. Camas Staff are working with PBS Engineering of Vancouver on the design of the project. Questions may be directed to Jim Carothers, Engineering Manager at 360-817-7230 or email@example.com; or James Hodges, Project Manager, at 360-817-7234 or firstname.lastname@example.org (updated on March 1, 2017)
Goodwin Road Trailhead Parking Improvements (City Project: P-911)
This project proposes to construct additional parking spaces to this popular facility that serves the Lacamas Lake Trail. Design and permitting of the project is underway, with construction anticipated to begin late in 2017 or 2018, contingent on availability of funding. Funding is through the City of Camas. Questions may be directed to Jim Carothers, Engineering Manager at 360-817-7230 or email@example.com; or Steve Wall, Public Works Director, at 360-817-1561 (updated on March 1, 2017)
Camas Water Transmission Main Project, Phase 3 (City Project: WS-709H)
Over the last several years, the City has replaced several miles of water transmission main between the new Slow Sand Water Filtration Plant located on NE Lessard Road and the water distribution system that serves our customers. The remaining old section of waterline was installed in the 1920’s and is located between NE 312th /Ireland Road and the new Slow Sand Water Filtration Plant. Camas Engineering Staff are working with CH2M of Portland to complete the design and permitting required to construct the new waterline in 2018. Questions about the project may be directed to the James Hodges, Project Manager, at 360.817.7234 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (updated on March 1, 2017).
Forest Home Road Slide Repair, (City Project: SS-612C1)
The repair of the landslide on Forest Home Road is currently under design by PBS –formerly HDJ Design Engineers, of Vancouver. The project is eligible for Federal ER Funding, which is administered by WSDOT. Camas Engineering Staff are working closely with WSDOT Staff to make sure we comply with all Federal Funding Requirements in an effort to maximize the federal reimbursement for the project. The project has taken longer than expected due to some legal obstacles associated with the need to acquire some private property easements. Repairs will commence as soon as we receive clearance from WSDOT, which is expected in the Spring of 2017. Forest Home Road will remain closed until the repairs are completed. Questions about the project may be directed to the Jim Carothers, City Engineer at 360.817.7230; or James Hodges, Project Manager at 360.817.7234 or email@example.com. (updated on March 1, 2017).
Lacamas Lane Road Slide Repair, (City Project: SS-612C2)
The City is scheduled to award a contract to repair the Lacamas Lane Landslide Repair at the Council Meeting of March 6, 2017. The low bidder, McDonald Excavating, Inc. of Washougal is scheduled to commence the repairs by April 1st, 2017. During construction, traffic flow on Lacamas Lane will be delayed intermittently while work occurs. FEMA will participate in funding of the repair up to a maximum project cost of approximately $520,000 and will reimburse the City of Camas for eligible expenses up to $390,000. Questions about the project may be directed to Jim Carothers, Engineering Manager at 360.817.7230; or James Hodges, Project Manager, at 360.817.7234 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (updated on March 1, 2017).
Oak Mitigation – Tree Removal, (City Project: S-566B)
Camas has retained Michael Green Construction, Inc. of Washougal to perform selective tree removal on a City-owned parcel adjacent to the Lacamas Bible Camp on NE Goodwin Road. Work is expected to commence in late March of 2017, and will be completed by April 15th as the weather allows. Questions about the project may be directed to James Hodges, Project Manager at 360-817-7234, or at email@example.com