Construction Traffic Delays
Clark County - 360.397.6118 ext. 4944
Northeast 119th Street, Northeast 87th Avenue to Northeast 112th Avenue – road improvements
A contractor working for Clark County is widening and upgrading this section of NE 119th Street to a four-lane minor arterial with center turn lane, sidewalks, bicycle lanes and facilities to collect and treat polluted storm runoff. The project is scheduled to be complete in fall 2019.
Drivers should expect rough road conditions and delays during construction. The speed limit in the construction zone has been reduced to 25 miles per hour.
More information is available on the county’s website: www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/ne-119th-street.
Northeast 10th Avenue, Northeast 154th Street to Northeast 164th Street - road and bridge construction
Clark County opened the new bridge to traffic on Jan. 3. Some final work still needs to be completed. There still could be occasional single lane closures, but the bridge will remain open to traffic during remaining construction.
More information is available on the county’s website: www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/ne-10th-avenue.
Guardrail Improvement Project
Work is underway on a project to upgrade guardrail at several locations: NW Paradise Park Road, NE Salmon Creek Avenue, NE Sylvan Terrace Road, NE JA Moore Road, NE Stauffer Road, and NE 152nd Avenue.
The project is expected to cause minimal disruption to traffic though there may be short delays. Please watch for flaggers and signage directing traffic. Project work is anticipated to be completed in June 2019, but is weather dependent.
Highway 99 – Klineline Sidewalk
A contractor working for Clark County will begin construction of a connecting sidewalk between the Klineline Bridge and NE 129th Street. The northbound lane of travel on Highway 99 will be closed intermittently during the day, resulting in traffic delays up to 15 minutes. Project work is expected to be complete by late spring or early summer.
City of Vancouver - 360.487.7750
ADA Pedestrian Curb Ramp Construction – Pavement Management Program
During April through June, the City’s contractors will be installing new pedestrian curb ramps where required to bring those corners up to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards as part of the 2019 Pavement Management Program. Watch for work starting the week of April 8 in the Bagley Downs neighborhood, and continuing into Ogden, Image and Ellsworth Springs neighborhoods. Construction is also scheduled to begin the week of April 8 on 24 new ADA-compliant curb ramps along East Mill Plain Boulevard, from Fort Vancouver Way to Grand Boulevard. Construction will start on new pedestrian curb ramps Monday, April 22, along Southeast Columbia Way, East 5th Street and various streets in the West Minnehaha neighborhood. Construction hours are generally 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but may run as late as 8 p.m. if needed. Please watch for signs, flaggers, sidewalk closures/detours, and lane closures. For more information, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement.
BRT Corridor Pedestrian Improvement Project: Fort Vancouver Way/E McLoughlin Blvd
This is a two-part pedestrian enhancement project, installing pedestrian improvements on the BRT corridor along Fort Vancouver Way, near Clark College. Work is expected to resume in May, weather permitting, with the installation of new poles and signal cabinets to upgrade an existing pedestrian crosswalk signal. The first part of the project, construction of about 1,000-feet of infill sidewalk on Fort Vancouver Way north of McLoughlin, as well as a short retaining wall, has been completed. New trees will be planted to replace some existing trees that must be removed to allow for new pedestrian improvements.
Traffic Signal Improvement Project: St. James Road and NE 42nd Street
Work is underway on a project to replace an existing traffic signal at the intersection of NE St. James Road and NE 42nd Street. Curb ramps at all four corners of the intersection are being upgraded to comply with ADA accessibility standards. The project is expected to cause minimal disruption to traffic and anticipated to be completed in mid-to-late April 2019, weather and construction conditions allowing. Please stay alert to flaggers and signage directing traffic.
Sewer Improvement Project: Evergreen Highlands
As part of the City’s Sewer Connection Incentive Program, a City contractor is underway to install approximately 880 feet of new sewer main pipe, including sewer laterals to the property lines, along Devine Road, Buena Vista Drive and Adams Street. In general, construction in residential areas will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, work may continue as late as 8 p.m. and could take place on weekends, if needed. The project is anticipated to be completed in late April 2019, weather and construction conditions allowing.
Sewer Improvement Project: Burnt Bridge Creek Area
Construction will begin in April to rehabilitate 21 sanitary sewer manholes located throughout the Burnt Bridge Creek Neighborhood, all north of NE 49th Street. Rehabilitation work involves lining the manholes to prevent corrosion and deterioration. Manholes will be accessed from locations within streets and easements. Watch for crews working in the street and also in the BPA wetland area behind some residences. The project is anticipated to be completed in late April, construction conditions allowing.
Water/Sewer Improvement Project: SE Evergreen Hwy, SE Ellsworth Rd to SE 112th Ave
A sanitary sewer and water utility improvement project mains continues along SE Evergreen Highway, between SE Ellsworth Road and SE 112th Avenue. Approximately 1,100-feet of new water main and 1,000-feet of new sanitary sewer pipe are being installed. The sewer portion of the work is a part of the City’s Sewer Connection Incentive Program and includes installing sewer laterals to the property lines. Following completion of the utility work, the road section will be rebuilt by removing existing concrete panels and repaving with hot mix asphalt. In general, construction in residential areas will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, work may continue as late as 8 p.m. and could take place on weekends, if needed. The project is anticipated to be completed at the end of April 2019, weather and construction conditions allowing. Flaggers and other traffic control devices will be used to maintain traffic flow through the work zone. Please be alert to activities in the construction zone, including lane changes, flaggers, and construction workers and equipment in the roadway.
Water Improvement Project: NE 107th Avenue, from NE 76th Street to NE 81st Way
Construction of water main improvements along NE 107th Avenue, between NE 76th Street and NE 81st Way, is complete. This work installed approximately 1,200-feet of new water main and reconnected existing water services to the new main. The final paving for this project will occur in early 2019 when favorable weather allows.
39th Street Water Main Improvement Project: Washington to I-5 Ramps
Installation of the new water main line along the south side of East 39th Street is complete. The final paving for this project will occur in early 2019 when favorable weather allows.
Stormwater Improvement Project: NE Pacific Way, Mason Drive to Fourth Plain Boulevard
Installation of the stormwater improvements in the Ogden neighborhood is complete. The final paving for this project will occur in early 2019 when favorable weather allows.
Development Projects Citywide
A variety of private development projects are occurring throughout the City of Vancouver. Some may include street, utility or right of way improvements or impacts. For information about these projects, please visit: www.cityofvancouver.us/projects.
Washington State Department of Transportation - 360.905.2056
PLEASE NOTE: Daytime traffic impacts typically take place between 6 am and 6 pm, and nighttime impacts between 6 pm and 6 am. Times may vary based on weather and other construction-related variables.
I-5 – Gee Creek Rest Areas – CLOSED
Monday, April 15 to Friday, April 19: The northbound Gee Creek rest area will be closed for annual maintenance work.
I-205 - Ramp Meter and SR 503 Variable Message Sign
Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26: Crews will perform right and left shoulder closures on the on-ramp to northbound I-205 from westbound SR 500 and Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for installation work.
SR 500 - between Northeast 19th Avenue and Northeast 14th Avenue - Camas Easter Day Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 21: Traffic control will be in place between Northeast 19th and Northeast 14th Avenue, from 1-3:30 p.m., for the annual Camas Easter Day Egg Hunt event.
Note: Parking will be prohibited between Northeast 17th and Northeast 15th Avenue.