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January 2015

- Clark County
- City of Vancouver

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

2015 ADA Ramp Improvements (Phase 1) – Various Locations

ADA ramp improvement work is underway at various locations in the Truman and Hazel Dell areas, in preparation for 2015 surface treatments and overlays. There will be minor impacts to pedestrian and vehicular traffic within the areas of construction. Phase one construction work is expected to be complete by March 2015. NW 85th Street off NW 9th Avenue will be closed to through traffic Monday February 2 through Wednesday February 4th. Access to residences will be maintained.

NE 119th Street from NE 54th Court to NE 60th Avenue

As part of construction for a private development, a contractor will be installing sewer and gas lines along NE 119th Street between NE 54th Court and NE 60th Avenue. Construction activity will require periodic single-lane closures. Drivers will likely experience some delays. Project work is expected to be complete by the end of February.

NE 13th Avenue
As part of construction for a private development, a section of NE 13th Avenue will be closed from just north of NE 78th Street, so that a contractor can install new sewer and storm water facilities, and remove the vertical curve. The road’s intersections with NE 78th Street and NE 88th Street will remain open during construction. Project work is expected to be complete by mid-February.

NE 25th Avenue

As part of construction for a private development, a contractor will be installing sewer and water lines along NE 25th Avenue. Travel lanes will remain open in both directions during construction. Drivers may experience some delays through the project area. Project work is expected to be complete by the end of January.

NE 152nd Avenue bypass road

As part of construction for a private development, a temporary bypass road will be used along NE 152nd Avenue at about NE 110th Street. The bypass road will be open to two-way traffic, but drivers should use caution and obey the advisory 25 mph speed through the construction zone. Drivers should expect some delays during December and January.

NE 119th Street – Road & Utility Relocation Work

Contractors working for Clark County and utility companies will continue to work along NE 119th Street, from west of 72nd Avenue to east of 87th Avenue. The speed limit has been lowered to 25 mph, with fines doubled in construction zones. Installation of a new gas line, relocation of existing utilities and construction of new traffic control devices likely will result in delays through the project area. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible.

Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System – sewer pipeline

From December to February, crews will install 1.5 miles of force main in NE 10th Avenue, from NE 209th Street south to NE 179th Street. During construction, a 10-foot wide section of road will be closed on the west side of NE 10th Avenue. This is not a full closure. Two-way traffic will be allowed on the portion of the road that remains open. Flaggers will be present. During non-work hours, the work zone will be fenced off and the street will remain open to two-way traffic.

During January, crews will install a 300-foot section of pipe in NE 20th Avenue in front of Albertson’s. The north parking lot entrance of Albertson’s will be closed during construction. During gravity pipe replacement, a 10-foot wide section of road will be closed on the east side of NE 20th Avenue. This is not a full closure. Two-way traffic will be allowed on the portion of the road that remains open. Signs will direct traffic around the work zone. This portion of the project is expected to take about 10 days.

City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750

East Mill Plain Boulevard, from Devine to Lieser

Northwest Natural is installing a main line in the north side of East Mill Plain Boulevard. Work began in January. Construction hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drivers and bicyclists may encounter delays and lane closures between Devine and Lieser roads during this natural gas utility work.

Waterfront Renaissance Trail Repairs

Efforts to repair the remaining damaged section of the Waterfront Renaissance Trail in the Tidewater Cover area began Aug. 18. Repair work will focus on the western section of the damaged trail directly in front of Tidewater Cove condominiums, which sustained heavy damage due to high water flows in 2011. Work is slated to be completed in two sections, and the trail will continue to remain closed during construction. The project should be completed during the first part of the new year, with the trail reopening planned during the first quarter of 2015.

Vancouver Mall Area Street Projects - Northeast 45th Street Extension & Northeast 82nd Avenue Improvement

Major construction work for two new street improvement projects in the VancouverMall Neighborhood wraps up for the winter. Final paving and roadway striping will be completed in early spring when warmer and dryer weather conditions return and allow for this type of work. Over the winter, Northeast 45th Street will remain closed and the temporary traffic shift along Northeast 82nd Avenue will be maintained. When all improvements are finished, Northeast 45th Street will extend from east of Northeast 72nd Avenue to about 200 feet west of Northeast 77th Avenue. Enhancements along Northeast 82nd Avenue, from Northeast 51st Street to Northeast 58th Street, include minor roadway widening with a new pedestrian crosswalk flashing signal at Northeast 51st Street.

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.

Salmon Creek Interchange Project

No scheduled traffic impacts.

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

Staring Thursday, May 1 until 2015:

No scheduled traffic impacts.

I-5, Northbound, Gee Creek Rest Area, Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System

Monday, Jan. 26 to Friday, Jan. 30: Nighttime, single-lane and shoulder closures, going into the rest area, for maintenance and sewer-line installation work, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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

Monday, Jan. 26 to Friday, Jan. 30: Drivers should expect intermittent, single-lane closures on both directions of I-205, nightly, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for concrete and median work. Work is weather dependent.

NOTE: Drivers can expect a temporary lane-shift to remain in effect for several months.

NOTE: Pedestrians need to use the south sidewalk while traveling along 18th Street, from 112th to 107th

SR 500, Both Directions, between NE 73rd Street and NE 162nd Avenue

Monday, Jan. 26 to Friday, Jan. 30: Drivers should expect daytime, single-lane closures for aerial installation work.


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