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 April 4, 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 April 4, 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 April 4, 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 April 4, 2017).
Forest Home Road Slide Repair, (City Project: SS-612C1)
The design of the landslide repair on Forest Home Road is complete, and the project will be advertised for bids the week of April 3rd. The project is eligible for Federal Emergency Relief Funding, which is administered by WSDOT. The project has taken longer than expected due to some federal requirements associated with acquisition of a number of private property easements needed to complete construction. Formal award of the project is scheduled to occur in May of 2017, with construction to commence immediately afterwards. Construction of the repairs should be completed in the summer 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 April 5, 2017).
Lacamas Lane Road Slide Repair (City Project: SS-612C2)
Repair of the Lacamas Lane Slide Repair is scheduled to begin on April 17th, 2017. The City’s Contractor, McDonald Excavating, Inc. of Washougal, estimates the repairs will take 5 to 6 weeks. Motorists can expect long delays for the duration of the repair, and the neighborhoods near the area will see significant truck traffic during construction. The City recommends that commuters use an alternate route to access NW Lake Road, and suggest increasing commute times by at least 10-15 minutes. FEMA 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 April 5, 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 on this project is expected to be complete by April 14, 2017. Questions about the project may be directed to James Hodges, Project Manager at 360-817-7234, or at email@example.com(updated April 5, 2017)
Dallas Street CDBG Improvements, (City Project: T-1008)
The City has received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from Clark County that will help fund infrastructure improvements to NE Dallas Street between NE 17th and NE 21st Avenues. Planned improvements include new water, sanitary sewer, sidewalk, and street rehabilitation. The project is currently under design and is expected to be constructed in the Fall of 2017. Questions about the project may be directed to James Hodges, Project Manager at 360-817-7234, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mill Ditch Sewer Improvements, (City Project: S-1004)
City Engineering staff are working on a project that will rehabilitate much of the sanitary sewer piping that runs parallel to the Mill Ditch between NE Adams and NE Franklin Streets. Camas has retained KC Development of Camas to perform land surveying related to the project. The existing sewer line was originally installed in the 1920’s and is situated on properties owned by Georgia-Pacific Mill and the City of Camas. Construction is anticipated to begin in late Summer 2017. Questions about the project may be directed to James Hodges, Project Manager at 360-817-7234, or at email@example.com.