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November 2014

- Clark County
- City of Vancouver

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

NE St. Johns Road – railroad replacement and road closure

A contractor working for Clark County will replace the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad crossing on NE St. Johns road near NE 68th Street.

The work will require temporarily closing NE St. Johns Road at the railroad crossing to all traffic. The closure will begin no earlier than 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and end no later than 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24.

Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, the contractor will close one lane in each direction on NE St. Johns Road. For the next three hours, vehicles will be able to cross the railroad, but there will be delays.

Drivers should use alternate routes during the closure.

NE 13th Avenue utility work
NE 13th Avenue, from approximately 1,000 feet north of NE 78th Street and extending north for about 460 feet, is temporarily closed so a contractor can install new sewer, storm and water facilities. The road’s intersections with NE 78th Street and NE 88th Street remain open. The temporary closure will end no later than December 1.

Dogwood Neighborhood Park

Drivers may encounter delays due to single lane closures and construction. Work is expected to be complete by the end of November

149th Street - Brush Prairie Dog Park

Drivers may encounter delays due to trucks entering and exiting the park during construction. Work is expected to be complete by the end of November.

NE 119th Street – Road & Utility Relocation Work

Utility companies and contractors working for Clark County continue to work along NE119th 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. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible.

Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System – sewer pipeline

Beginning November 17 until the first week of December, a 600-foot section of pipe will be installed on NE 20th Avenue between NE 154th Street and NE 152nd Street. A ten-foot wide section of road on the west side of NE 20th Avenue will be affected. This is not a full closure; one-way traffic will be allowed during work hours and two-way traffic will be allowed during non-work hours. Traffic will not be able to turn Westbound on NE 152nd Street from NE 20th Avenue. Access to residences that are on the West side of NE 20th Avenue in between NE 154th Street and NE 152nd Street will need to use NE 154th Street or NE 150th Street. Flaggers will be present during work hours to assist with traffic control.

During December, crews will be installing 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 ten-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. Warning signs will direct traffic around the work zone.

From December to February, crews will be installing 1.5 miles of force main in NE 10th Avenue, beginning at NE 209th Street and proceeding south to NE 179th Street. During construction, a ten-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.

City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750

2014 Pavement Management Program – Microsurfacing, Slurry Seal, Cape Seal and Overlay Projects

From July through November, many streets throughout Vancouver had pavement maintenance treatments applied or were resurfaced to provide residents with better driving conditions and extend the life of the streets. Please note that paving applications are highly weather dependent.

Slurry Seal, Cape Seal & MICROSURFACING applications have been completed in areas mainly east of Interstate 205, including numerous neighborhood streets such as Northeast Burton Road/28th Street, Southeast McGillivray Boulevard, Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, Southeast Tech Center Drive, Southeast 15th Street, NE 112th Avenue and Southeast 192nd Avenue. Now, final striping is being installed as weather permits.

OVERLAY PAVING is almost finished, as well, with work occurring these past few months along major streets including portions of Northeast 18th Street, Washington Street, Broadway Street, East Mill Plain Boulevard, South Andresen Road and Northeast Hearthwood Boulevard. The work to install and apply final striping will be completed as weather allows as we wrap up this year’s paving program.

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. Please see the following website and click on either ‘Overlay Paving’ or ‘Preventive Surface Treatments’ for project map and a complete list of streets.

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, which will continue through November.

West 11th Street Closure, from Industrial Way to King Street 

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 11, West 11th Street will be closed from Industrial Way to King Street to allow for construction work at the railroad crossing. Work is anticipated to last three weeks. Please be alert and watch for detour signs.                                  

Neighborhood Traffic Calming Projects – Southeast 195th Avenue and East 33rd Street

During the week of Nov. 10, construction will begin on two neighborhood traffic calming projects along Southeast 195th Avenue and East 33rd Street. Work along SE 195th Ave will consist of installation of entry islands at both Westridge Blvd and SE 15th Street and four sets of speed cushions. Improvements along E 33rd Street, from I-5 to St. Johns Blvd, will include two new pedestrian refuge islands at P Street and X Street and bike lanes from N Street to St. Johns Blvd. Drivers and pedestrians should take care while traveling in construction areas. Both projects are anticipated to be completed by the end of the year.

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 by the end of this year, with the trail reopening planned for the first of 2015.

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

Construction continues on the two new street improvement projects in the VancouverMall Neighborhood. Northeast 45th Street will be extended and completed from east of Northeast 72nd Avenue to about 200 feet west of Northeast 77th Avenue. Improvements to 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. Construction is anticipated to be completed by the end of the year except for the final layer of paving and striping which will occur in early spring when warmer and dryer weather conditions return.Residents are asked to be alert to construction work and prepare for possible travel delays.

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

Monday, Nov. 17 to Friday, Nov. 21: Daytime and nighttime, intermittent, single-lane and shoulder closures on NE 139th Street and 20th Avenue, for stripe work. Work is weather dependent.

Monday, Nov. 17 to Friday, Nov. 21: Nighttime, on-ramp and shoulder closures, from NE 139th Street to northbound I-5, will be closed stripe work, nightly, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Work is weather dependent.

I-5, N. Fork Lewis River Bridge – Painting

Workers will be present and working beyond the shoulder during daylight hours, seven days a week.

Monday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov. 23: No scheduled traffic impacts.

NOTE: The posted speed limit has returned to 70 mph, both directions, throughout the construction zone.

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

Staring Thursday, May 1 until 2016:

No scheduled traffic impacts.

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

Monday, Nov. 17 to Friday, Nov. 21: Daytime narrow lanes with temporary striping and barriers at the entrance of the Gee Creek Rest Area for sewer line installation.

I-5 Paving, both directions, between Northeast 39th Street and 99th Street

Friday, Nov. 14 to the morning of Friday, Nov. 21: Drivers should be prepared for occasional nighttime intermittent lane and ramp closures on both directions of I-5 between NE 99th and NE 39th Street for paving and striping work nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Work is weather dependent.

I-5, Southbound, Gee Creek Rest Area Facility Improvements

The southbound I-5 Gee Creek Rest Area is closed from Sept. 8 until Thanksgiving for facility improvements.

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

No scheduled traffic impacts.

SR 503, Both directions on the Lewis River Bridge

Monday, Nov. 17 to Thursday, Nov. 20: Daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers for bridge maintenance.


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