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Transportation planning

SR 503 Circulation Plan

What are circulation plans?

Circulation plans are amendments to the Arterial Plan Map which is part of the county’s Comprehensive Plan. The plans show key future road connections and identify their classifications. They are not intended to identify every future local street or to set the exact road alignment.

Why plan circulation?

Circulation planning is done to:

  • Establish a basic future roadway network through a public planning process;
  • Prevent excessive traffic on local streets not designed for it;
  • Provide an alternative to direct access to SR-503 (in this case) and arterial streets;
  • Provide certainty and an equitable distribution of impacts and costs to developers and property owners; and
  • Identify and minimize impacts to environmentally sensitive areas.

Why here?

The area south of 119th Street was brought into the urban growth boundary in September, 2005 with an urban holding designation. Circulation plans are required for expansion areas before they can be released from urban holding. The Board of Clark County Commissioners directed staff to plan for this area as well as for an area north of 119th Street; this is not meant to imply that the area outside the UGB will be brought into the urban growth area any time soon. The urban street classifications shown on the map under 'Documents' below will only take affect when the adjoining property is brought into the urban growth boundary.

SR 503 is a limited access state highway. Where possible, access to new developments must be taken to other minor streets. The draft plan provides for alternate access to most properties with frontage along the highway.

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Project contact

Mike Mabrey
(360) 397-2280 ext. 4343
michael.mabrey@clark.wa.gov

 
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