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Join us for Dec. 18 ribbon cutting on 10th Avenue Bridge
The public is invited to join local and state dignitaries for a ribbon cutting on Clark County’s 10th Avenue Bridge, south of the Clark County Fairgrounds.
The bridge, which carries Northeast 10th Avenue over Whipple Creek, will eliminate a transportation gap in the Salmon Creek-Fairgrounds area. Construction started in spring 2017, and the bridge is expected to open to traffic in late 2018 or early 2019.
The event will begin at 1 pm Tuesday, Dec. 18, and will feature remarks, a ceremonial ribbon cutting and light refreshments.
People can access the site by driving north on Northeast 10th Avenue from Northeast 139th Street or by driving south on Northeast Delfel Road from Northeast 179th Street. Please park along Northeast 10th Avenue on either side of the bridge and walk a short distance to the event.
The event will be held rain or shine. Although some tents and chairs will be provided, people should play it safe and dress for the weather.
For more information on the project, visit the county's 10th Avenue Bridge webpage.
2019 parking passes for four regional parks now on sale
Annual passes can be purchased for $30 and are good for the calendar year, not for the 12-month period following the sale.
Annual pass holders will save money if they visit just one of the four regional parks once a month during the year.
Parking passes can be purchased online or at three locations:
- Clark County 78th Street Operations Center, Building A, 4700 NE 78th St. 7 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
- Clark County Permit Center, first floor, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.
- Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E Main St. 8 am to 4 pm Monday and 8 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Friday.
For more information, go to the parking fees webpage.
State seeks comments on proposed change to Camp Bonneville cleanup
The Washington State Department of Ecology will accept public comments until Dec. 31, 2018, on a proposed change to the cleanup action plan for Camp Bonneville.
The proposed change is for the Western Slopes, the area generally west of Lacamas Creek on the 3,840-acre property. The area slated for surface clearance, where metal detectors are used to locate munitions of explosive concern, would be reduced from 425 acres to 194 acres.
Munitions generally were fired from the Western Slopes toward the east. The revised surface clearance area would focus on the Western Slopes’ eastern portion, where munitions of explosive concern are more likely to be found.
More information, including how to submit comments, can be found on the Ecology Department's four-page handout (PDF).
More information about the ongoing cleanup can be found on the county's Camp Bonneville webpage.
Public Work publishes Community Report
The report includes pages about Clean Water, Vegetation Management, Road Maintenance, Traffic Signals, Summer Road Preservation and other services provided by the department's 300-plus employees.
The report contains information about a couple specific road projects, but much of the report is general in nature to ensure it has a longer shelf life.
Click here to read an online version of the Public Works Community Report.
Construction continues on Northeast 119th Street
Rotschy Inc., a Vancouver-based contractor, is in the early stages of a two-year project to improve Northeast 119th Street, from east of Northeast 87th Avenue to Northeast 112th Avenue.
The project is part of Clark County’s multiyear effort to upgrade Northeast 119th Street. Through a series of projects, more than $50 million will be invested to improve the east-west corridor, from a narrow two-lane road with no sidewalks or bicycle lanes, to a modern arterial that meets the needs of a growing community.
For more information on past, present and future projects on Northeast 119th Street, visit the Northeast 119th Street webpage and watch this March 2018 CVTV video.
Sweepers highlight importance of clean streets for clean water
In June 2018, new messaging was added to Public Works' street sweepers to emphasize the connection between street sweeping and clean water.
When it rains, runoff picks up dirt and other debris and carries it to storm drains and eventually on to streams and rivers.
Sweeping county streets helps keep pollutants out of storm drains, thereby reducing water pollution.
Street sweepers now remind residents to "Protect Water - Only Rain in Drain."
Check out this 39-second video that uses time-lapse photography to show how a clean water message was applied to a county sweeper or learn more about Clark County's street sweeping program.
Dogs and clean water
Clark County is home to more than 100,000 dogs. Read about Canines for Clean Water and how you can help keep dog waste out of creeks, rivers and groundwater.
Be ready for flood season
If you live in a flood-prone area, consider purchasing flood insurance now. There is a 30-day waiting period before coverage takes effect. Standard homeowner's insurance does not cover flooding. Learn more on the flood insurance webpage.
Sidewalk curb ramps
Learn why Clark County rebuilds sidewalks on street corners prior to some road preservation projects. Read a one-page flier (PDF) about sidewalk curb ramps and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Park impact fees
Track fund balances (PDF) for park impact fees, the county's primary revenue source for building parks, and review a map showing park impact fee districts (PDF).
Clark County's Stormwater Manual/Code include regulations for land use and development, along with best management practices to minimize the harmful effects of polluted storm runoff.
Learn about the ongoing cleanup at the former U.S. Army base north of Camas.