Roadway construction for week of 5/27/13
- Clark County
- City of Vancouver
- Washington State Department of Transportation
Clark County - (360) 397-6118 ext. 4944
NE 119th Street at NE 50th Avenue Intersection
The intersection at NE 119th Street and NE 50th Avenue is closed to all traffic as part of the intersection improvement project. Access will remain open to local residents with homes in the area, however, no access through the intersection will be allowed. Drivers are asked to follow posted detour signs.
NW 179th Street west of NW 41st Avenue
A section of NW 179th Street is closed until further notice due to a landslide that is threatening to undermine the north side of the road. Access will remain open to local residents with homes in the area. Other drivers are asked to follow posted detour signs onto NW 169th Street using NW 41st and 51st avenues.
NE 88th Street
NE 88th Street, from Highway 99 to NE 25th Avenue, remains open to through traffic. Major road construction has resumed on the eastern part of the corridor from NE 25th Avenue to NE St. Johns Road. While open only to local traffic, the use of alternative detour routes (99th Street or 78th Street) is advised to avoid delays through the project area.
NE 20th Avenue at 144th Street – Cable Repair
Century Link will be working within the north bound lanes of NE 20th Ave at 144th Street, to repair damaged cable and fiber runs. Periodic single lane closures may result in minor delays through the project area.
McCann Road from NW 36th Ave to NW 48th Street and NW 131st Street
Contractors will be installing a new gas line along McCann Road NW 36th Avenue to approximately NE 48th Avenue, and along NE 131st Street. Vehicles traveling through the project area may experience minor delays. Project work is expected to be complete late July.
78th Street at 66th Avenue west of Andresen and Highway 99 at 86th Street – Utility Work
Contractors will be performing utility work on sewer lines on 78th Street at 66th Avenue, west of Andresen, and along Highway 99 at 86th Street. Minor traffic interruptions may occur through the project area.
NE 50th Avenue from 99th Street to 102nd Street - Sidewalk Project
The shoulder of the north bound lane on NE 50th Avenue from 99th Street to 102nd Street will be closed daily from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, to construct a new sidewalk. Project work will continue through early July.
NW 11th Ave / NW 16th Ave from NW 104th through NW 119th – Sewer Line Installation
Contractors will be installing sanitary sewer lines along NW 11th /NW 16th avenues, from NW 104th through NW 119th streets. From May 1st through May 24th, NW 11th Avenue will be closed daily, between NW 99th street to NW 104th Street, from 7 am to 5 pm for sewer line work. Detours are in place to route traffic onto NW 21st Avenue between NW 99th Street and NW 119th Street.
NE 88th Street – between Andresen and NE 94th Avenue - Water and Sewer Installation
Contractors will be installing a new water main and sewer line along NE 88th Street, between Andresen Road ad NE 94th Avenue. Project work will require portions of the road to be closed between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. Detour signage will be in place to direct motorists through the project area. Work is expected to be complete in early June.
Highway 99 from Klineline Bridge to south of Parkview Drive
Contractors will have the southbound lane of Highway 99 closed from Klineline Bridge to just south of Parkview Drive, for approximately one month to construct a new safety wall. Motorists should be prepared for minor delays through the project area.
City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750
Water/Sewer Project: NE 88th Street between NE 82nd Avenue and 94th Avenue
Along NE 88th Street, construction of water main improvements include 3,190 feet of transmission water main from NE 82nd to NE 94th avenues. This project, a collaboration between the City of Vancouver Water Utility, Clark Regional Wastewater District and Clark County Public Works, also includes installation of 840 feet of 8-inch diameter sanitary sewer main between NE 91st and NE 94th avenues. Detours will be in place on sections of NE 88th Street daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists are advised to expect some delays, drive cautiously in the construction zone and watch for flaggers directing traffic. Water and sewer work is slated to be finished by the end of June, with Clark County expected to overlay the street surface after the water and sewer work has been completed.
2013 Resurfacing Project – Curb Ramp Improvements: Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, East Andresen Road and East 33rd Street
As part of the city’s Pavement Management Program, work is under way to install new intersection curb ramps or retrofit existing curb ramps to meet compliance requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Construction will occur at Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard between Northeast 116th Avenue and Northeast Park Plaza Drive; East Andresen Road at East Missouri Drive and East Wichita Drive; and East 33rd Street at East P Street, East S Street and Saint Johns Boulevard. Drivers are advised to expect flaggers, lane closures and delays. The project is expected to be completed by mid-July, weather permitting.
Sidewalk Project: Bella Vista Road between Southeast 22nd Street and Southeast 29th Circle
Work is under way to construct new sidewalks along Bella Vista Road to provide better pedestrian access and complete a sidewalk path from McGillivray Boulevard to Southeast 30th Street. The new sidewalk segments will be located on both the east and west sides of Bella Vista Road. On the east, sidewalks will be built between 2207 and 2313 Bella Vista. On the west, sidewalks will be built between 2600 and 2610 Bella Vista, and at 2806 and 2824 Bella Vista, as well. Construction will start with excavation near the south end and progress to the north, with sidewalk installation following after the excavation. Some parking will be restricted, but traffic will be allowed in both directions on Bella Vista Road during construction. Motorists are advised to expect some delays, drive cautiously in the construction zone and watch for flaggers directing traffic. The project should take about two months and is expected to be completed this summer.
Northeast 137th/138th Avenue between Northeast 28th and 49th streets
Construction continues on this major improvement project. When finished, overall improvements will include 1) widened travel lanes with a continuous concrete median and bicycle lanes; 2) new sidewalks, retaining walls, sound walls, storm water drainage improvements, sanitary sewer lines, street lighting, striping and landscaping; and 3) traffic roundabouts where Northeast 137th/138th intersects Northeast 32nd Street (single lane roundabout), Northeast 39th Street (double-lane roundabout), and Northeast 44th Street (single-lane roundabout) to better connect the neighborhood, offer U-turn options for local travel and help manage traffic flow. Construction hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with additional hours or Saturdays as needed. Drivers are asked to go slow and be alert to traffic changes and construction equipment and workers. Updates on this project will be posted at city's website at www.cityofvancouver.us/137-138Ave. Completion of this major project is currently anticipated for winter 2013.
Waterfront Access Project
The Vancouver Waterfront Access Project to reconnect the community's downtown area with the Columbia River waterfront is well under way. The project has achieved one major milestone – substantial completion of the Railway Phase - while the next phase of the project continues to advance. On Tuesday, May 28, Esther Street will close at Phil Arnold Way and Phil Arnold Way will close until the project is completed, which is anticipated for late 2013. Access will be maintained to adjacent businesses, and no impacts beyond those already in place are expected to the popular Vancouver Farmer's Market and Esther Short Park events. The permanent closure of Jefferson Street between Eighth and Evergreen is currently anticipated for late summer or early fall 2013, when the new underpass from Sixth/Grant to Seventh/Jefferson is opened. The total Waterfront Access Project involves road, rail and utility improvements, including reconstruction of the BNSF railway berm in downtown Vancouver and extension of Esther and Grant streets under the rail line. Arnold Way, formerly West Fourth Street, between Columbia and Esther streets is closed when necessary during construction. Additional temporary closures and traffic changes can be expected as work progresses. Closures will be posted and notice will be provided in advance. www.cityofvancouver.us/WaterfrontAccess
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. No work will be done after 12 noon on Friday, May 24 to Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Salmon Creek Interchange Project
There will be daytime shoulder closures and rolling slowdowns on both directions of I-5 and I-205 Tuesday through Friday. There will also be daytime single lane closures on NE 16th Avenue from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
NOTE: Access to NE 17th Avenue at NE 139th is now permanently closed.
SR 14, Camas-Washougal Widening and Interchange
There will be nighttime single lane closures on the west end of project limits, including the West Camas Slough Bridge, as well as nighttime signed intermittent ramp closures throughout the project area. Tuesday through Friday nights. There will also be daytime single lane closures on both directions of SR 14.
There will also be daytime single lane closures on both directions of SR 14 Monday through Friday.
SR 500, St. Johns Blvd Interchange
There will be daytime single lane and shoulder closures on both directions of St. Johns Boulevard and the on- and off-ramps Tuesday through Friday. There will also be daytime shoulder closures on both directions of SR 500 as well as trucks entering and exiting the work zone.
SR 501, Pioneer Street Reconstruction – Port of Ridgefield
There will be daytime single lane traffic at the intersection of SR 501 and Main Avenue Tuesday through Friday.
SR 502, Widening from I-5 to Battle Ground, Stage 1
No scheduled traffic impacts.
SR 503, NE 65th Street to Padden Parkway – Median Curb Installation
There will be nighttime left-turn and single lane closures on both directions of SR 503 between 65th and 71st Streets Tuesday through Friday. No left turns will be permitted. Use alternate routes.
I-5, Both directions between the Interstate Bridge and NE 39th Street
Daytime shoulder closures for survey work, Tuesday through Friday.
SR 500, Both directions between 4th Plain Boulevard and Padden Parkway
Qwest will perform daytime intermittent single lane closures for utility work Tuesday through Friday.
SR 500, Both directions between NE 28th Street and NE 5th Avenue
Clark Public Utilities will perform daytime intermittent single lane closures for overhead utility work Tuesday through Friday.
SR 502, Both directions between I-5 and NW 13th Avenue
Century Link will perform daytime intermittent single lane and shoulder closures for utility work Tuesday through Friday.
SR 503, Both directions between NE Rock Creek Road and NE 156th Avenue
Sawtooth Technologies will perform daytime intermittent single lane closures for utility work Tuesday through Friday.