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9/6/2013

Open house set for Northeast 10th Avenue bridge, roadway projects

Come to Sept. 12 event to hear about planning to complete transportation corridor

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Troy Pierce, Public Works
Phone: (360) 397-6118 ext. 4403
Troy.Pierce@clark.wa.gov

Vancouver, WA – An open house next week will enable residents to learn about plans to connect and improve Northeast 10th Avenue along the west side of Interstate 5.

The Northeast 10th Avenue improvements would construct a bridge over Whipple Creek and improve the existing roadway to include two 11-foot travel lanes, a center turn lane, bicycle lanes and sidewalks. Construction isn’t expected to begin for several years.

Clark County Public Works will host an open house 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Public Safety Complex, 505 N.W. 179th St., Ridgefield.

The bridge and road improvements on Northeast 10th Avenue have three primary purposes:

  • Improve traffic circulation by closing a gap in the existing grid system, upgrading a substandard roadway, and improving access to recreational facilities.
  • Enhance public health and safety by providing an alternate route for emergency responders, safe bicycle and pedestrian facilities and secondary access to the Clark County Fairgrounds for disaster response and staging.
  • Support the county's 20-year comprehensive plan and existing land uses and zoning by providing better access to existing commercial and industrial properties and extending utility lines across Whipple Creek.

“We’re still fairly early in planning for this corridor project,” said Troy Pierce, a county project manager. “Next week’s open house is a great opportunity to learn about the project and get answers to questions. It also will provide the county with valuable feedback that could be incorporated into the planning and design process.”

More information on the Northeast 10th Avenue improvements is available on the county’s website at www.clark.wa.gov/publicworks/roads/10th.html.




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