Project Numbers: 313622, 390722 and 333122
Early work on the NE 119th Street corridor included a private company making improvements between NE 111th Avenue and NE 117th Avenue/State Route 503. Those improvements were built as part of the development on the north side of NE 119th Street, just west of NE 117th Avenue/State Route 503, that includes WinCo Foods.
- Project limits: NE 119th Street at NE 50th Avenue; NE 119th Street between NE 72nd Avenue and NE 87th Avenue; NE 119th Street between NE 50th Avenue and NE 72nd Avenue.
- Project Type: Road widening, drainage and frontage improvements.
Improvements to NE 119th Street will improve safety and ease congestion. A private developer improved the road, from NE 111th Avenue to NE 117th Avenue/State Route 503, in 2009. The county constructed NE 112th Avenue and a portion of a new traffic signal, which will serve Prairie High School.
Project update - October 2013
The intersection of NE 119th Street and NE 50th Avenue has reopened to traffic following the completion of paving and striping. Trailer-mounted temporary traffic signals are in all-red flash mode at the intersection and may remain that way until a permanent traffic signal is installed in late October to mid-November.
NE 119th Street-50th Avenue improvement
This project widened the intersection and added a traffic signal, sidewalks and left-turn lanes in all four directions.
Right-turn lanes also were built from NE 119th street onto NE 50th Avenue southbound and from NE 50th Avenue
onto NE 119th Street eastbound.
NE 119th Street and NE 50th Avenue was widened for several hundred feet from the intersection and then tapered
back to the existing roadway. In addition, the hill on NE 119th Street east of NE 50th Avenue was shaved down to
improve sight distance and motorist safety. Retaining walls also were built, along with facilities to collect and treat
polluted storm runoff.
NE 119th Street, NE 72nd Avenue to NE 87th Avenue (Project 390722) – Improvements will include two travel lanes in each direction, a continuous center left-turn lane, dual left-turn lanes from NE 119th Street westbound into NE 72nd Avenue, bicycle lanes and sidewalks.
Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2014 and last for two seasons, until the fall/winter of 2015/2016. This project will not require a full road closure, but there will be some brief closures, along with substantial disruption and delay. Through traffic should plan to follow temporary detour signs and bypass the construction zone.
NE 119th Street, NE 50th Avenue to NE 72nd Avenue (Project 333122) – Clark County has started design work for improving this section of NE 119th Street. Construction is scheduled for 2017 and is expected to take a single season to complete.
Why is the county building these projects?
Improvements to the NE 119th Street corridor are required in part due to a Developer's Agreement to improve the intersections at NE 117th Avenue/State Route 503 and at 72nd Avenue. Improvements will allow for the lifting of Urban Holding and will support economic development in the area while providing safer, more convenient travel.
The entire corridor is now in the environmental permitting process. Environmental enhancements at Curtin Creek will include replacing undersized culverts with a new crossing to allow for fish passage and improved flood plain storage. Mitigation improvements will extend the Curtin Creek greenway, including publicly accessible trails.
Robin Washington, Project Manager
(360) 397-6118 ext. 4572
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