Weight restrictions lifted on sections of two rural roads
Clark County has completed emergency repairs on two roads following freezing and thawing conditions in early February:.
- NE Sunset Falls Road, from NE Dole Valley Road east for approximately 5.5 miles to the Skamania County line.
- NE Berry Road, from NE 240th Avenue northeast for approximately 1 mile to the Yacolt Burn State Forest boundary, west of Kaskillah/Northeast 264th Place.
Damaged pavement section on both roads have been dug out and filled with gravel. Because of loose gravel, advisory 25 mph speeds have been posted. Weight restrictions on trucks have been lifted for both road sections.
There will be additional repairs to both road sections this spring and summer.
Major changes to National Flood Insurance Program
In 2012, Congress approved changes to the National Flood Insurance Program to make the program more financially stable, including requiring flood insurance rates to reflect “true flood risk.” Buying property, allowing an existing flood insurance policy to lapse or purchasing a new policy can trigger rate changes. For more information, go to: www.fema.gov/flood-insurance-reform-act-2012.
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 county will begin design work in 2013 and complete all five projects by the end of 2015. Permitting, environmental protections and other factors can affect construction schedules. More information >