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July 2015

- Clark County
- City of Vancouver

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

Asphalt overlays – various locations

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

Slurry seals and rubberized asphalt cape seals

Work is scheduled to run from now until the end of August in various subdivisions. This work will require temporary street closures to allow time for the seals to dry. Residents who live along the streets affected by construction should receive a 7-day and 24-48 hour door hangers. No parking signs will be located on the roadway alerting the upcoming work. For more information about the road preservation work, please go to:

Sunset Falls Road, Dole Valley Road to Sunset Falls Campground

Contractors working for Clark County will work along Sunset Falls Road, from Dole Valley Road to Sunset Falls Campground. The speed limit is signed at 25 mph and additional signs will be placed along the road during construction activities. Motorists may encounter single lane closures and periodic delays throughout the project area.

Beginning the week of July 6, Sunset Falls Road will be open to one-lane, two-way traffic and may be directed by pilot cars.Residents along Sunset Falls Road should wait for the pilot car and follow it when it passes.Construction will result in delays of 30 minutes or more through the project area.

NE 119th Street – Road & Utility 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. Relocation of existing utilities and road construction will result in delays of 15 minutes or more through the project area.

Beginning on Tuesday, July 7, NE 119th Street will be closed to through traffic about a half mile east of NE 72nd Avenue for replacing the Curtin Creek culvert. The road is expected to reopen to through traffic before the end of August.

Drivers will need to use alternate routes during culvert replacement. 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 looking to detour around the construction zone.

Access to all businesses will remain open during construction.

NE 78th Street and NE 47th Avenue

Work is wrapping up to complete the intersection upgrade, which includes replacing the railroad crossings, installing drainage improvements, realigning  the entrance to the Public Works Operations Center and adding a traffic signal to the intersection.  There may be some traffic delays as final work is completed.

NE 47th Avenue, NE 68th Street to NE 78th Street
Construction is beginning to improve and widen this section of NE 47th Avenue. During construction, this section of NE 47th Avenue 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.

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.

Drywell (UIC) Water Quality Project

Catch basin improvement work is underway at various locations near NW 63rd Street, NW 99th Street, Ward Road and 172nd Avenue. There will be minor impacts to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Motorists may encounter single lane closures and steel plates in the roadway.

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 during the next two months.

Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System – sewer pipeline

Pipeline construction in the Interstate 5 median, between the Battle Ground interchange (Exit 11) and the Ridgefield interchange (Exit 14), is expected to wrap up in mid-September. Work will be done during the day and night. Drivers should expect period single-lane closures on the freeway for materials delivery.

Work at the Pioneer Canyon Pump Station will continue through June. Drivers should expect intermittent closures of the southbound lane on North 45th Avenue, between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Flaggers will guide traffic through the construction area. Traffic delays should be expected during work hours. Steel plates will allow two-way travel during non-construction hours.

Crews also are installing a biofilter vault near the northwest corner of the NE 20th Avenue-NE 155th Street intersection. Work will continue through the spring.

City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750

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

During July, August and September, many streets throughout Vancouver will be resurfaced or have pavement maintenance treatments applied to provide residents with better driving conditions and extend the life of the streets. All paving applications are highly weather dependent. Within construction zones, drivers should be prepared for delays, watch for traffic changes, proceed slowly, and be alert to construction workers, bicyclists, pedestrians and other motorists.

OVERLAY: Asphalt overlay paving is scheduled to begin Monday, July 6, with work starting along Northwest Fruit Valley Road. Streets included in the overlay paving include the following:

  • Northwest Fruit Valley Road/Northwest Lakeshore Avenue – Northwest 20th Court to Northwest 78th Street
  • Northeast St. Johns Road – East Fourth Plain Boulevard to East 33rd Street
  • Fort Vancouver Way – East Fourth Plain Boulevard to St. Johns Road
  • Fairmont Avenue – East 20th Street to East Fourth Plain Boulevard
  • East Evergreen Boulevard – Grand Boulevard to South Blandford Drive
  • Andresen Road – Northeast 18th Street to almost Northeast 40th Street (matching previous pavement work)

Slurry Seal, Cape Seal & MICROSURFACING: With work slated to start mid July, this year’s’ preventive surface treatment will focus on areas west of Interstate 205 and include numerous residential streets in or near Columbia Way, Dubois Park, Evergreen Highlands, Father Blanchet, Fourth Plain Village, Fruit Valley, Hudson's Bay, Lincoln, Northcrest, Northwest, Vancouver Mall and West Minnehaha neighborhood associations.

During the last several months, crews have been prepping streets in advance of paving and preventive surface work. This includes installing curb ramps or retrofitting existing curb ramps to meet accessibility compliance, sealing cracks, patching potholes and trimming trees and vegetation in the rights of way. Preparation for upcoming overlay paving also can require excavating below the existing pavement and replacing base materials, along with grinding off old pavement. Striping of lanes and other pavement markings will follow all paving and surface treatment work.

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 of a new segment of a pedestrian walkway along the south side of Southeast Evergreen Highway, from Southeast Ellsworth west to Southeast 100th Court, is expected to begin Wednesday, July 8. 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.

Evergreen Meadows Sanitary Sewer Improvements – Work along portions of NE 14th Street, NE 15th Street, NE 16th Street, NE 118th Avenue and NE 119th Avenue

As part of the Sewer Connection Incentive Program (SCIP), this project includes sanitary sewer main extensions in Evergreen Meadows in the Fircrest Neighborhood. The project will install approximately 3,165 feet of sanitary sewer main, including sewer laterals to property lines. Construction began in early May, with work anticipated to be complete in late July. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to take care while traveling in the construction area. Be alert to construction workers, equipment, lane shifts, closures, detours and rough roads; also, be prepared for possible traffic delays.

Water Transmission Main Project – Multiple streets in Wooded Acres Neighborhood

Construction began in late May to improve water and sewer utilities. A new, large diameter water line will be installed, starting at the intersection of Northeast 94th Avenue and Northeast 88th Street. The work will proceed south to Northeast 86th Street, and then north and east through various residential streets to Northeast 114th Avenue, and end directly south of Northeast 99th Street in Northeast 114th Avenue. Working with Clark Regional Wastewater District, a new sanitary sewer main line will also be installed in multiple areas of the Wooded Acres Neighborhood. This work requires construction in the street and should last through the end of July. Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling in the work zone and be prepared for traffic delays.

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, July 6 to Friday, July 10: Drivers should expect daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures between I-5 to Battle Ground, daily, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., for roadway widening.

Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10: Drivers should expect nighttime, intermittent, single-lane closures, between I-5 to Battle Ground, nightly, from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., for roadway widening.

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

Monday, July 6 to morning of Friday, July 10: Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 will be closed between Northeast 179th Street and SR 502 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for sewer line installation work.

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

No scheduled traffic impacts.

I-5/I-205 - Bi-State Corridor Travel Time Add Signage

No scheduled impacts

SR 500 - BNSF Project

Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10: Drivers should expect daytime single-lane closures on both directions of SR 500 between Northeast 23rd Avenue and Northeast 35th Avenue for guardrail work.

SR 501 - Gee Creek Bridge to South 56th Place

Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10: Both directions of SR 501 will alternate through a single-lane between Gee Creek Bridge and South 56th Place, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for repaving and sign work.

SR 501: Clark Public Utilities work

Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10: Drivers along SR 501 can expect intermittent, single-lane closures between Frenchman's Bar and Kadow's Marina from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for roadside maintenance and utility pole replacement.



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