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August 2015

- Clark County
- City of Vancouver

Clark County - (360) 397-6118 ext. 4944

NE 119th Street, 72nd Avenue to 87th Avenue

NE 119th Street has reopened to through traffic following replacement of the Curtin Creek culvert. Significant construction will continue in the corridor. A reduced speed limit of 25 mph will remain in effect throughout the NE 119th Street project area, with fines doubled in the construction zone. Drivers will continue to experience delays and may want to use alternate routes. A map showing these routes is available at:

A temporary traffic signal has been installed at NE 139th Street and NE 72nd Avenue to improve traffic flow for drivers bypassing the construction zone. Access to all businesses will remain open during construction.

Asphalt overlays – various locations

A contractor working for Clark County is making pavement repairs and repaving several road sections this summer. Drivers should expect delays from this road work. For a complete list of road sections, go to:

NE 94th Avenue, Padden Parkway to NE 99th Street

Construction is scheduled to begin in early September to widen and improve this section of NE 94th Avenue. The contractor will keep one lane open in each direction, but drivers should expect delays and may want to use alternate routes. Construction will continue throughout the fall and winter, weather permitting, before wrapping up in fall 2016.

NW 41st Avenue, south of NW 179th Street
A short section of NW 41st Avenue is closed so a contractor can stabilize the roadway slope along the east side of the road. Through traffic can bypass the construction zone by using NW 179th Street, NW 51st Avenue and NW 169th Street. The road is scheduled to reopen this fall.

NE 132nd Avenue, south of NE 119th Street

A contractor for a private development is installing utilities and rebuilding a section of NE 132nd Avenue, along with a section of NE 114th Street, NE130th Avenue to NE 132nd Avenue. The roadway is now gravel. Drivers may encounter periodic lane closures and other delays. The road should be paved before the end of September.

Big Tree Creek Bridge – NE Lucia Falls Road

A contractor is seismically retrofitting the bridge, near Moulton Falls Regional Park, and adding riprap and other features to deter water erosion. Drivers may encounter periodic lane closures and other delays. The project also required closing a portion of Big Creek Trail just north of Lucia Falls Road because of construction activity at the bridge. Hikers can bypass the trail closure by following detour signs.

Fifth Plain Creek Bridge, on NE 88th Street about a half mile east of NE Ward Road

A contractor working for Clark County is replacing the bridge. A short section of NE 88th Street is closed to through traffic on both sides of Fifth Plain Creek. Construction is scheduled to last until December. Through traffic will need to use alternate routes, such as NE Fourth Plain Road to the south.

NE Sunset Falls Road, Dole Valley Road to Sunset Falls Campground

Contractors are finishing rebuilding a 5.5-mile section of NE Sunset Falls Road. Drivers should expect intermittent single-lane closures while the contractor completes guardrail installation. A reduced speed limit of 25 mph and no passing zones will remain in effect until signs are installed and other final details completed.

NE 47th Avenue, NE 68th Street to NE 78th Street
A contractor is improving and widening this section of NE 47th Avenue. The construction area will be restricted to local access only. Flaggers will guide vehicles as necessary, but drivers should expect delays. Construction is scheduled to wrap up fall 2015.

NE 78th Street and NE 47th Avenue

The railroad crossings have been replaced, drainage improvements have been installed and the entrance to the Public Works Operations Center has been realigned to the intersection. The only significant work to be completed is turning on the new traffic signal.

Salmon Creek Avenue Pathway

A pathway is being constructed off Salmon Creek Avenue between Pleasant Valley Park and the Washington State University Vancouver campus. Motorists may encounter single lane closures and periodic delays throughout the project area. The pathway will remain closed until the crossing signal is installed and functioning.

American with Disabilities Act Ramp Improvements – NE 29th Avenue

ADA ramp improvement work is underway at various intersections along NE 29th Avenue, NE 134th Street to NE 179th Street. There will be periodic impacts to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750


2015 Pavement Management Program – Overlay, Microsurfacing, Slurry Seal and Cape Seal Projects

Through September, many streets throughout Vancouver will be resurfaced or have pavement maintenance treatments to provide better driving conditions and extend the life of the streets. Striping of lanes and other pavement markings will follow. All paving applications are highly weather dependent. Drivers should be prepared for delays, watch for traffic changes, proceed slowly, and be alert to construction workers, bicyclists, pedestrians and other motorists.

OVERLAY: Striping of newly paved is wrapping up. Streets included in the 2015 overlay program are:

  • Northwest Fruit Valley Road/Northwest Lakeshore Avenue – Northwest 20th Court to Northwest 78th Street (completed)
  • Northeast St. Johns Road – East Fourth Plain Boulevard to East 33rd Street (completed)
  • Fort Vancouver Way – East Fourth Plain Boulevard to St. Johns Road (completed)
  • Andresen Road – Northeast 18th Street to almost Northeast 40th Street (completed)
  • Fairmont Avenue – East 20th Street to East Fourth Plain Boulevard (completed)
  • East Evergreen Boulevard – Grand Boulevard to South Blandford Drive (partially complete – remainder of paving scheduled to be completed in late September following utilities repairs.)

Slurry Seal, Cape Seal & MICROSURFACING: This year’s’ preventive surface treatment projects focus on areas west of Interstate 205 and include numerous residential streets. Preventive surface applications have been completed with the exception of pavement markings, which should be installed in about one to two weeks. Please see the following website and click on either ‘Overlay Paving’ or ‘Preventive Surface Treatments’ for project map and a complete list of streets.

Evergreen Highway Walkway Project – SE 100th Court to SE Ellsworth Road

Construction is underway along a new segment of a pedestrian walkway along the south side of Southeast Evergreen Highway, from Southeast Ellsworth west to Southeast 100th Court. When finished, the walkway will be mostly 8-foot-wide with three new retaining walls. The design features environmentally friendly pervious concrete to allow rain to filter through to the ground. Construction hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the possibility of some evening or weekend hours if necessary. Completion is anticipated in early October.

Waterfront Development Project – Extension of Columbia Way, Grant Street and Esther Street

Construction is underway to extend Columbia, Esther and Grant streets, advancing Vancouver’s goal of connecting with the Columbia River waterfront. When completed, the project will extend Columbia Way, paralleling the railway embankment, to connect with Columbia Street, and extend Grant and Esther streets to connect with the new Columbia Way extension. Both new intersections will be constructed of concrete and be fully signalized. The Red Lion Inn at the Quay remains accessible and open for business. The new street construction is anticipated to be completed this fall.

Wind Tower Travel

West Mill Plain Boulevard and Washington Street Motorists in downtown Vancouver are advised to be mindful of oversized wind tower components periodically traveling on city streets from the Port of Vancouver to wind farm projects in the Columbia River Gorge. During the weekend and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, wind tower components are permitted to travel along West Mill Plain Boulevard to Washington Street, where they turn south to continue onto SR-14.


Washington State Department of Transportation - (360) 905-2056

PLEASE NOTE: Daytime traffic impacts typically take place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and night time impacts between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Times may vary based on weather and other (construction-related) variables.

SR 502, Road widening from I-5 to Battle Ground

Monday, Aug. 31 to the morning of Friday, Sept. 4: A single-lane in either direction of SR 502 may be closed intermittently between I-5 to Battle Ground from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway widening.

Monday, Aug. 31 to the morning of Friday, Sept. 4: A single-lane in either direction of SR 502 may be closed intermittently with flaggers between I-5 and Battle Ground, nightly, from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. for paving.

I-205 – Mill Plain Interchange to 18th Street Improvements

Monday, Aug. 31 to Thursday, Sept. 4: Both directions of Northeast 18th Street will be alternated through a single-lane between Northeast 107th Avenue and Northeast 112th Avenue, daily, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. for paving and roundabout construction. Drivers should watch for signed detours and flaggers.

SR 14: 6th Street to Bingen Paving and Chip Seal

No scheduled traffic impacts.

SR 500 - BNSF Project

No scheduled traffic impacts.

SR 503: Orchards to Battle Ground – Paving

Monday, Aug. 31 to Friday, Sept. 4: Drivers on both directions of SR 503, between 119th Street and Main Street (SR 502) in Battle Ground, should expect intermittent single-lane closures, daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and nightly, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., for paving and looping work.

Monday, Aug. 31 to Friday, Sept. 4: Drivers on southbound of SR 503, between Fourth Plain Boulevard and 119th Street (SR 502) in Battle Ground, should expect intermittent single-lane closures, nightly, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., for paving and looping work.

Monday, Aug. 31 to Friday, Sept. 4: Drivers on northbound SR 503, between Fourth Plain Boulevard and 119th Street (SR 502) in Battle Ground, should expect intermittent, single-lane closures, nightly, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., for paving and looping work.

SR 501: Clark Public Utilities work

Monday, Aug. 31: A single-lane in either direction of SR 501 may be closed intermittently between Frenchman's Bar and Kadow's Marina from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for roadside maintenance and utility pole replacement.

I-5 - Utility work

The morning of Sunday Aug. 30: Drivers may experience delays during a rolling slow down on both directions of I-5 near NE 199th Street on from 6:00 a.m. to 7 a.m. for utility work.

I-5, I-205, SR 500: Bridge Maintenance

Sunday, Aug. 30: The Northeast 134th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 and a single lane of the highway will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge expansion joint repair.

Monday, Aug. 31: A single lane of southbound I-5 will close at Northeast 78th Street from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for expansion joint repair.

Tuesday, Sept. 1: The southbound I-205 off-ramp to eastbound SR 500 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for expansion joint repair.

Wednesday Sept. 2: Two lanes of northbound I-205 between Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and SR 500 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge deck patching and expansion joint repair.

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