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Section of Northeast 119th Street to close
Northeast 119th Street, from east of Northeast 99th Avenue to west of Northeast 102nd Avenue, will be closed for construction at the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad crossing.
The closure will begin at 7 am Friday, Aug. 10, and end no later than 11 pm Sunday, Aug. 26.
Access will be maintained for residents in the immediate area on Northeast 119th Street. Drivers needing to reach Northeast 99th Avenue must approach from the west, and drivers needing to reach Northeast 102nd Avenue must approach from the east.
Through traffic will need to use an alternate route, such as Northeast Padden Parkway to the south.
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.
Projects starting, ending on Northeast 119th Street
As one contractor finishes improving one section of Northeast 119th Street, a different contractor is starting to upgrade another section.
McDonald Excavating Inc., a Washougal-based contractor, is completing a two-year project to improve Northeast 119th Street, from Northeast 50th Avenue to Northeast 72nd Avenue.
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.
Both projects are 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.
Traffic changes coming to SR 503 near Northeast 107th Street
Cornerstone Christian Academy is scheduled to open to students in fall 2018 on the northwest corner of State Route 503/Northeast 117th Avenue and Northeast 107th Street. This section of SR 503 is already a busy traffic corridor with more than 30,000 vehicles daily.
To improve safety for all drivers with the expected increase in traffic volumes, the developer will construct a center turn lane at the intersection of SR 503 and Northeast 107th Street and extend median curbing on SR 503, from just south of the Central Transfer and Recycling Station to the existing median curbing just south of the Clark County Saddle Club.
Construction on this privately funded project is expected to start in late July or early August 2018 and must be completed before the start of the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with Clark County’s development agreement (PDF) with Cornerstone Christian Academy and the property owner. This agreement also requires the school to install a traffic signal at the SR 503–Northeast 107th Street intersection within 24 months.
For more information, visit the Washington State Department of Transportation’s website.
Construction nearing completion on Otto Brown Park
Clark County's next park should be ready for public use in August 2018.
Otto Brown Neighborhood Park is being developed on a 7.9-acre property on the south side of Northeast 96th Street, west of Northeast 162nd Avenue, in the Heritage neighborhood.
The park will include a perimeter asphalt path, play equipment, a sports court, wood chip loop paths, a nature play area, picnic tables and benches.
Otto Brown Neighborhood Park will be the 31st park built as part of the Greater Clark Parks District.
Enjoy your county parks this summer - with your dog
Dogs are allowed in most parks, but be sure to comply with the county's leash and scoop laws. For more information, go to the off-leash dog parks webpage and watch this June 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.