Following a two-week hiatus, Camas is proceeding with city construction projects, including the future roundabout at Northeast Lake Road and Northeast Everett Street.
Four other construction projects — Brady Road improvements, construction of the 18th Avenue reservoir, the Lacamas Creek pump station and improvements at the Wastewater Treatment Plant — will also continue, according to a news release from the city.
City officials have said that the projects qualify as essential during the statewide stay-at-home order and initially planned to move forward without delay. But the city decided, on the same day that work was set to begin on the roundabout, that it would halt projects for two weeks.
In that time, contractors have expanded and improved safety precautions in accordance with official guidelines, according to the city. They must submit plans to a certified industrial hygienist, who has also trained inspectors, project managers, consultants and subconsultants.
A construction inspector will monitor job sites regularly, according to the city. Noncompliance may result in suspension of work.
Updated information about the city’s COVID-19 response can be found at cityofcamas.us/ourcommunity/covid-19. The city is also updating information about the roundabout at cityofcamas.us/lakeroadconstruction and other capital projects at cityofcamas.us/projectsalerts.