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December 2014

- Clark County
- City of Vancouver

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

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

Beginning Dec. 1 until the first week of January, a 600-foot section of pipe will be installed on NE 20th Avenue, between NE 154th Street and NE 152nd Street. A 10-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. Drivers will not be able to turn westbound on NE 152nd Street from NE 20th Avenue. Drivers needing to access homes on the west side of NE 20th Avenue 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.

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, which will continue through December.

East Fourth Plain Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way Traffic Impacts

Construction work will occur in and around the vicinity of Fourth Plain Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way. Work in the roadway is necessary for construction of the new STEM building at Clark College. Work should last approximately two weeks with much of it being done during the school holiday break. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are asked to be alert when traveling this busy corridor, prepare for possible delays and watch for construction signs and workers. 

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

During the week of Nov. 10, construction began 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 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

This project is in winter shut-down, and will resume May 2015.

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

Monday, Dec. 22 to Tuesday, Dec. 23: Drivers should expect overnight lane-closures southbound on I-205, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for striping work. Work is weather dependent.

SR 503, Both directions on the Lewis River Bridge

Monday, Dec. 22 to Wednesday, Dec. 24: Daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers for bridge maintenance. Drivers should expect delays of up to an hour.

I-205, Both directions, between the NE 18th Street Crossing and the NE 50th Avenue Crossing

Monday, Dec. 22 to Wednesday, Dec. 24: Drivers should be prepared for daytime shoulder closures, on both directions of I-205, and nighttime, single-lane closures, for guardrail installation and camera.

SR 500, Both directions, on Lacamas Lake Bridge at NE 35th Avenue

Monday, Dec. 22: Daytime, single-lane closures with flaggers along the Lacamas Lake Bridge for pothole repairs, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., work is being done by the City of Camas.


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