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Construction traffic delays

June 2015

- Clark County
- City of Vancouver

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

NE 78th Street and NE 47th Avenue

Work has started to replace the railroad crossings, install drainage improvements, realign the entrance to the Public Works Operations Center and add a traffic signal to the intersection. Drivers should expect delays, especially when there are lane closures on NE 78th Street.

NE 78th Street is scheduled to be closed to all traffic at NE 47th Avenue from:

  • 9 p.m. Thursday, June 4, through 6 a.m. Monday, June 8.

During the closure, drivers will need to use alternate routes such as NE Andresen Road, NE 63rd Street or 88th Street and NE St. Johns Road. A map showing these routes is available on the Clark County website,

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.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible. 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.

Salmon Creek Avenue Pathway

A pathway is being constructed off Salmon Creek Avenue Pathway 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 and NW 99th Street in the Orchards area. 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.

NE 119th Street, NE 54th Court to NE 60th Avenue

As part of construction for a private development, a contractor is installing sewer and gas lines along NE 119th Street, between NE 54th Court and NE 60th Avenue. Construction will require periodic single-lane closures. Drivers should expect delays. Work is scheduled to finish before the end of June.

NE 152nd Avenue

NE 152nd Avenue is open to two-way traffic, but drivers should use caution and obey the advisory 25 mph speed through the construction zone. Project work is anticipated to be complete by the end of next week.

Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System – sewer pipeline

Construction crews are installing a sewer pipeline in NE Union Road, south of NE 173rd Street. During construction, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, traffic on Union Road will be limited to one-way travel. Flaggers will guide motorists through the construction zone. Construction on this portion of the project is expected to continue into June.

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

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

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.

ADA Curb Ramp Work – Preparation for Summer Paving Projects

During May through July, crews will prepare for summer paving work by installing new or reconstructing several pedestrian curb ramps along streets slated for overlay paving or preservation pavement treatments. Various curb ramp work along streets slated for preventive surface treatments include 81curb ramps, mainly west of I-205. Other curb ramp work will occur along future overlay streets and include the following.

  • Northeast 15th Avenue at Northeast 41st Circle
  • East Evergreen Boulevard, from Beech Street to Harney Way
  • Northeast St. Johns Road, from Fourth Plain Boulevard to Z Street
  • Ft. Vancouver Way, from Fourth Plain Boulevard to St. Johns
  • East Andresen Road, from 18th Street to Fourth Plain Boulevard

Construction crews started work in late April, with overall completion anticipated for late July. Work hours are from 7a.m. to 5 p.m. Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians should be alert to potential delays, traffic control devices, lane shifts, rough grades at corners, and other construction-related activities. More information, project maps and street lists are available at

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.

Salmon Creek Interchange Project

No scheduled traffic impacts.

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

Monday, June 1 to Friday, June 5: Drivers should expect daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures, from I-5 to Battle Ground, daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway widening.

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

Monday, June 1 to Friday, June 5: A single-lane will be closed approaching the rest area nightly for sewer line installation work, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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, June 1 to Friday, June 5: Drivers should expect daytime single-lane closures on both directions of SR 500 between Northeast 23rd Avenue and Northeast 35th Avenue for guardrail work.


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