USFS/CRGNSA – News Release – Agencies Partner on SR-14 Congestion Mitigation Study

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Agencies Partner on SR-14 Congestion Mitigation Study

Stevenson, Wash., — Oct 13, 2021. The Federal Highway Administration, Washington State Department of Transportation, and U.S. Forest Service are partnering to identify strategies to reduce congestion and improve safety at popular recreation sites along State Route 14 (SR 14), including Dog Mountain Trailhead. The study area includes the 71-mile stretch of SR 14 between the City of Washougal and the eastern boundary of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

The purpose of the project is to identify strategies to promote safe access to popular recreation areas while protecting scenic, natural, cultural, and recreational resources. Project goals include reducing or mitigating congestion, enhancing safety for all transportation modes, anticipating changes in future use, developing financially sustainable approaches, and maintaining access to key recreation destinations.

The public is invited to attend upcoming engagement sessions (see details below) to learn more about the project and provide feedback on draft strategies.

·        Drop-in Community Conversations (virtual via Zoom)

§  Thursday, October 14th (4 PM -6 PM)

§  Wednesday, October 20th (4 PM -6 PM)

§  A meeting link will be posted on project website.

·        Online Open House Opportunities

§  October 12, 2021 – November 1, 2021

§  January 17, 2022 – February 4, 2022

§  Materials will be posted online for review and comment during these time periods.

For more information about the project and to get involved, visit the project website at https://sr14study.participate.online/.

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