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October 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. Pipe work in and around the intersection of NE 72nd Ave and 119th will impact the traveling public. Drivers will encounter longer delays and heavier congestion. 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:

Up to two weeks of nighttime construction will begin on Monday, Sept. 28, at the intersection of NE 119th Street and 72nd Avenue. Construction will take place between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The intersection will remain open, but drivers should expect delays and may want to use alternate routes.

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 has started 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. The project is nearing completion, and the road should reopen to through traffic in the near future. Until then, drivers should continue bypassing 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 October.

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.

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. A pedestrian crossing signal is scheduled to be installed in October. 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

Water Main Improvements – East 13th Street, U Street and Surrounding Vicinity

Crews will be replacing almost 4,900 linear feet of aging and substandard water mains with new ductile iron pipe water mains, replace old fire hydrants and install new fire hydrants. The work will take place in the following streets:

  • East 13th Street, between East Reserve Street and Y Street
  • U Street, between Evergreen Boulevard and East 13th Street
  • V Street, between East Mill Plain Boulevard and East 13th Street
  • W Street, between East Mill Plain Boulevard and East 13th Street
  • East Reserve Street, between East 11th Street and East 12th Street
  • Alley, between U Street and V Street / Evergreen Boulevard and East 8th Street

In general, construction will occur Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, construction could continue as late as 8 p.m. and occur on weekends, if needed. The project is expected to be completed in late December 2015. Please drive slowly and stay alert to changing traffic patterns.

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

The City of Vancouver’s Pavement Management Program is almost finished. Work has been completed on many streets throughout Vancouver to provide better driving conditions and extend the life of the streets.

East Evergreen Boulevard – Grand Boulevard to South Blandford Drive:

With stormwater line repairs complete, crews will be complete overlay paving work here. The main paving work along East Evergreen Boulevard, from west of Harney Way to Grand Boulevard, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 through Tuesday, Oct. 6. About a week later, installation of final striping and pavement markings will occur. Please be prepared for delays, watch for traffic changes and proceed slowly, staying alert to construction equipment, bicyclists, pedestrians and others.

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.

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, Oct. 5 to Friday, Oct. 9: A single-lane in either direction of SR 502 may be closed intermittently between I-5 to Battle Ground, daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway widening.

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

Monday, Oct. 5 to Friday, Oct. 9: Drivers should expect intermittent single-lane closures with flaggers on both directions of Northeast 18th Street, between Northeast 112th Avenue and Northeast 107th Avenue, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for paving, landscaping and striping work.

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

Monday, Oct. 5 and Wednesday, Oct. 7: A single-lane in either direction of SR 14 may be closed intermittently, with flaggers and pilot cars east of Washougal to Prindle Road, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for pavement striping and installation of rumble strips.

I-5: Clark County – Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System

Friday, Oct. 9 to the morning of Saturday, Oct. 10: Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 may be closed between Northeast 179th Street and SR 502, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for concrete barrier removal.

SR 503: Orchards to Battle Ground – Paving

Monday, Oct. 5 to Saturday, Oct. 10:  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, Oct. 5 to Saturday, Oct. 10: Drivers on southbound 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, Oct. 5 to Saturday, Oct. 10: 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 14, Both directions, between SE 164th Avenue and SW 6th Avenue

Monday, Oct. 5 to Thursday, Oct. 8: Drivers in both directions of SR 14 between Southeast 164th Avenue and Southwest 6th Avenue may be alternated through a single-lane, daily, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for fiber optic communications and camera installations.
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