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NE 78th Street at NE 47th Avenue to close for three weekends in May

Ongoing work to improve NE 78th Street’s intersection with NE 47th Avenue will require closing the east-west arterial for three weekends in May.

NE 78th Street will be closed to all traffic at the intersection from:

  • 9 p.m. Thursday, May 14, through 6 a.m. Monday, May 18.
  • 9 p.m. Thursday, May 21, through 6 a.m. Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day).
  • 9 p.m. Friday, May 29, through 6 a.m. Monday, June 1.

During the closures, drivers will need to use alternate routes, such as NE Andresen Road, NE 63rd Street or 88th Street, and NE St. Johns Road. Clark County has prepared a map showing alternate routes.

Clark County has alerted police, fire, ambulance and 911 dispatch to the upcoming road closures. The county also has coordinated with Vancouver Public Schools and C-Tran, which will have to temporarily reroute its No. 78 bus line.

The intersection project includes replacing railroad crossings, realigning the entrance to the Clark County Public Works Operations Center, adding a traffic signal and building drainage improvements.

County seeks input on future of community's park system

Clark County is working with the Parks Advisory Board to update the county's long-range parks plan. County residents are encouraged to participate in this planning process by:

County to upgrade or replace five bridges

Clark County will receive $4.1 million in federal funds to replace one bridge and upgrade four other crossings to withstand earthquakes.

Fifth Plain Creek Bridge, on Northeast 88th Street about a half mile east of Northeast Ward Road, is the last wood support bridge in the county’s inventory of 78 bridges.

The bridge will cost an estimated $2.28 million to replace, with federal funds covering 80 percent of the cost. The project is scheduled for construction in summer 2015.

The county started design work in 2013 and intends to complete all five projects by the end of 2015. Permitting, environmental protections and other factors can affect construction schedules. More information >

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To request public records involving Public Works, contact Anita Temme at (360) 397-6118 ext. 4363 or

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Clark County Public Works
PO Box 9810
Vancouver, WA 98666-9810

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The County Road Fund is a critical revenue source for building, maintaining and preserving transportation infrastructure. Traffic impact fees also help build road improvements.

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Photo of Salmon Creek interchangeThe Salmon Creek Interchange Project, one of the biggest public works projects in county history, opened to traffic on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.