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Planning Committee
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Thursday, August 20, 2020 6:30 p.m.

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Lewis County Burn Restrictions

Effective 8:00 A.M., July 18, 2020, the Lewis County Fire Marshal will be enacting burn restrictions on outdoor burning for all of unincorporated Lewis County, Washington.

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Lacamas Creek Bridge Closure Update

WSDOT Update - June 23, 2020

The Contractor is pouring the bridge deck tomorrow, big milestone here.  This is followed with cure times for the new concrete deck, placement of approach slabs with cure times, bridge barrier pour with cure times and other remaining work as well.  With all the cure times and remaining work to complete the project for putting traffic on the new structure we’re looking at mid to late August before opening up to traffic. We were delayed a week for the deck pour, it was scheduled for last Tuesday, but the rains prevented us from pouring the deck that day and then availability of concrete supplier didn’t line up to the next good weather day.  There are some risk with this as we move onto other pours, but we’re also heading into dryer weather so they should be reduced.

WSDOT really appreciates the patience of the residents while we work to complete this project and realize that patience is wearing thin.

WSDOT Update - May 14, 2020

With the Governor’s proclamation to allow Phase 1 Construction at the beginning of May, our Contractor implemented a COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan, which identified work activities that can be accomplished while meeting social distancing and sanitation requirements. The Contractor restarted work on the bridge on May 6th. The girders were placed prior to the COVID-19 shutdown, which was a major milestone. Now they are working on forming the bridge diaphragms and bridge deck. Unfortunately, production is slowed as the crews meet the requirements allowing Phase 1 Construction. As you are aware, the COVID-19 shutdown impacted the schedule for this project since March. So we anticipate the Lacamas Creek Bridge opening up to traffic in the summer this year. We will keep you informed as work progresses and the schedule is refined.

WSDOT Update - Mar. 26, 2020

Effective today, the construction for the Lacamas Creek Bridge Replacement has been suspended per the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy directive and any subsequent modifications thereof.

WSDOT Update - Mar. 19, 2020

Girders we’re delivered yesterday and today.  That’s a big milestone for us in getting this on its way to completion.

There is a lot of work remaining to be done before we can put traffic on it but good progress has been made since we get started back up.

If we can minimize the disruption of the COVID-19 impact, we are still looking at late spring this year.

  • While drilling foundations for the bridge replacement structure, the contractor discovered dense soil conditions, which will delay the reopening of the highway.
  • Construction was originally scheduled to be done in 2019, and redesign work needed to complete the job will delay the project completion until next year.
  • When the newly designed reinforcing steel arrives, crews will begin work to install them, with the plan to work through winter, as weather allows. 
Update 11-27-19: WSDOT reported today that they will be receiving the steel reinforcement product for the girders the first week in December. Once placed inside the shafts, they will pour cement and be back on track. The new timeline to open the bridge for traffic is May/June 2020.
Update 9-17-19: There has been a delay to the bridge project. WSDOT engineers and geotechnicians are working on a plan to address the unforeseen issue. An updated plan and timeline will be in place in the next few weeks. A very tentative estimate for opening the bridge is Spring of 2020. We will post more information as it becomes available.
Beginning June 17, 2019 at 7 a.m. the Lacamas bridge will be closed by the Department of Transportation for approximately 6 months. The bridge is located on State Route 506 near Telegraph Road. Click here for more information on this project.

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Vader City Council Ratifies
Declaration of Emergency 3/18/20 Special Meeting
Governor's Proclamation 20-28:
 Open Public Meetings and Public Records Act
  • Summary of Proclamation 20-28. This proclamation temporarily prohibits in-person contacts with the public that are required by the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) (RCW 42.30) and the Public Records Act (PRA) (RCW 42.56), suspending some statutory language that would require such contacts.  This proclamation also temporarily suspends the PRA’s (Public Records Act) requirements for agencies to respond to PRA requests for public records within five business days from receipt, and to maintain business hours for public inspection and copying of records for a minimum of 30 hours per week.  It is effective from March 24, 2020 until midnight, April 23, 2020, unless extended beyond that date. Please read the proclamation for details and to see the list of citations to the specific OPMA and PRA statutes or portions of statutes that are temporarily suspended. 

The Vader Planning Committee 
April Meeting        Cancelled

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Friday, August 14, 2020 7:30 a.m.

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