Construction Traffic Delays
Clark County - (360) 397-6118 ext. 4944
NE 10th Avenue, NE 154th Street to NE 164th Street
A contractor working for Clark County will widen NE 10th Avenue, along the west side of Interstate 5, and build a 450-foot long bridge over Whipple Creek. Initial work will include ground clearing and erosion control. The project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2018.
This section of NE 10th Avenue will be closed to most traffic, although local access will be maintained for residents, emergency vehicles and deliveries. Drivers should avoid the area, if possible, and expect rough road conditions and travel delays.
More information is available on the county’s website: www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/ne-10th-avenue.
NE 119th Street, NE 50th Avenue to NE 72nd Avenue
A contractor working for Clark County is scheduled to start work on the next project to upgrade the NE 119th Street corridor. Improvements include widening the road to a two-lane minor arterial with a center turn lane, sidewalks, bicycle lanes and facilities to collect and treat polluted storm runoff.
This section of NE 119th Street is closed to through traffic. Access will be maintained for residents living along and near this road section. Residents should expect rough road conditions and delays during construction.
Through traffic should bypass the construction zone. A map showing alternate routes is available on the county’s website: www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/ne-119th-street.
The project is expected to be complete in fall 2018.
NE 99th Street and NE 117th Avenue/SR 503 intersection improvement
Work to improve NE 99th Street on both sides of the intersection began Monday, April 17. Construction requires closing of NE 99th Street immediately east and west of the intersection. Access to businesses will remain open during the closures. Drivers and pedestrians should follow detour signs or use alternate routes to bypass the closures. Information regarding the project and a detour map for the east closure is posted at: www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/ne-99th-street-sr-503-intersection.
Summer road preservation, various locations in unincorporated Clark County
Preliminary work is underway for asphalt overlays, cape seals, slurry seals and chip seals at various locations. Drivers should expect delays and potential road closures during this work. Clark County’s website, www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/summer-road-preservation, has more information and a project list for each of these four preservation treatments.
NE 131st Street, NE 39th Avenue, NE Corbin Road, NE Salmon Creek Boulevard
A private contractor working for Northwest Natural will install a new steel gas main on NE 50th Avenue, and down NE 131st Street to Salmon Creek Avenue. There will be periodic single-lane closures and brief traffic delays. All lanes will be open at night. Work will be completed by the end of summer. All questions can be directed to Nina Carlson, (Northwest Natural Gas, Marketing Office): 50-3721-2474or firstname.lastname@example.org
NE 99th Street/LaLonde Drive, NE 25th Avenue to NE St. Johns Road – Traffic signal work
Construction will require intermittent lane closures. Drivers should expect some delays. This work will be done in advance of this summer’s asphalt overlay on NE 99th Street.
City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750
Pedestrian Crossing Improvement – Main Street & 25th Street
A new pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Main Street and 25th Street has been constructed. The crossing includes a pedestrian-activated rapid flashing yellow beacon, which should be activated in the next several weeks. In general, work is expected to take place between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but may run as late as 8 p.m., if needed. Please be alert while traveling in the construction zone; watch for signage, flaggers, equipment, lane closures and no parking notices. The project is expected to be completed by the end of June.
NE Vancouver Mall Drive - street extension and improvements
The city of Vancouver hired Tapani Underground Inc. of Battle Ground to improve NE Vancouver Mall Drive, from NE 66th Avenue to NE 72nd Avenue. Work includes widening the road to add a right-turn lane westbound onto NE Andresen Road, extending the roadway west of NE Andresen Road with a new street section that connects into NE 66th Avenue, improving the traffic signal at the NE Andresen Road, constructing a new C-TRAN bus pullout near the intersection at NE Andresen Road and installing disabled-accessible sidewalk and curb ramps between NE 72nd and NE Andresen Road. New signal poles for the intersection improvements were installed in late November 2016. Work resumed in May to apply the final surfacing and striping to both NE Vancouver Mall Drive, between NE 66th Avenue and NE 72nd Avenue, as well as improving the pavement at the intersection with NE Andresen Road. Expect minor traffic delays and lane closures. Construction hours will be sporadic, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The new street section will open soon when the final layer of pavement and striping is completed, expected toward the end of June. www.cityofvancouver.us/VanMallAreaStreetProjectswebsite: www.cityofvancouver.us/VanMallAreaStreetProjects.
Firstenburg Community Center – Parking Lot Improvement Project
The city of Vancouver began a project in mid-April to replace portions of the parking lot at Firstenburg Community Center. Existing pervious concrete will be replaced with permeable brick pavers. The resulting surface will be more durable, easier to repair and maintain drainage needs. Firstenburg and Cascade Park Library will remain open throughout construction. This project will be done in three separate phases and will affect parking and traffic patterns for the next few months. Please watch for signage indicating possible driveway closures or parking restrictions during construction. More information is available on the city's website at: www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/community-center-hours-updates-and-closures.
Water Main Replacement Project – Portions of West 28th Street, Grant Street and Daniels Street
Construction of a water utility project in the Carter Park neighborhood started in late May. The project will replace approximately 2,300 feet of aging, substandard water main with new ductile iron pipe and replace one fire hydrant. Work will occur along the following streets:
- West Grant Street, between 27th and 30th streets
- West 28th Street, between Harney and Esther streets
- West Esther Street, between 27th and 28th streets, and
- West Daniels Street, between Fourth Plain Boulevard and 27th Street
Construction generally will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, but could continue as late as 8 p.m. and on weekends, if needed. Travel in the work zone will be reduced to one lane or detoured as needed to safely perform the work. The project is expected to be completed in early July 2017.
Water Main Replacement Project – West McLoughlin Boulevard, from Lincoln to Kaufman avenues
Construction of a water utility project in the Hough Neighborhood started in late May. The project will replace approximately 565 feet of aging, substandard water main with new ductile iron pipe and replace two fire hydrants along McLoughlin Boulevard, from Lincoln Avenue to Kaufman Avenue. Construction hours generally will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, but could continue as late as 8 p.m., if needed. The project is expected to be completed in early July 2017.
Disabled-Accessible Sidewalk Curb Ramp Construction - various locations
The city of Vancouver is preparing for its annual summer pavement management projects. During April through June, crews start the first phase of this work by installing new pedestrian ramps where required to bring those corners up to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
For 2017, there are two ADA curb ramp projects: One related to streets scheduled for resurfacing and one related to streets scheduled for preservation treatments.
Resurfacing Program: Construction began April 12 on a project to improve 96 pedestrian curb ramp corners to meet ADA accessibility requirements. This work is in advance of asphalt resurfacing of about 20 lane miles of street this summer. Ramp construction will occur in the following neighborhoods: Burton Ridge Kevanna Park, Cascade Southeast, Cascade Highlands, Mountain View and Northwest.
The work will include pavement cutting, construction of the ADA ramps and curbs, and pavement striping and landscaping at some locations. In general, work is expected to take place between 7 a.m. and around 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, but may run as late as 8 p.m. if needed. Please be alert while traveling in the construction zone; watch for signage, flaggers, equipment, lane or shoulder closures and no parking notices. This project is targeted for completion in June.
Preservation Program: Construction began May 4 to improve 83 pedestrian curb ramp corners to meet ADA accessibility requirements. Of these, 49 are new ramps and 34 are existing ramps that will have detectable warning panels installed to meet ADA requirements. This work is in advance of preservation treatments planned along an estimated 70 lane miles of street this summer.
The work will begin in the Fruit Valley Neighborhood, where four intersections along Simpson Avenue will see construction of ADA-compliant curb ramps. In addition to Fruit Valley, this year’s preservation-related curb ramp construction will affect portions of six other Vancouver neighborhoods: Hough, Arnada, Esther Short, Rose Village, Ogden and Ellsworth Springs.
In general, work is expected to take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but may run as late as 8 p.m. if needed. Please adhere to any parking restrictions during this work. While traveling in the construction zone, please watch for signage, flaggers, equipment, lane or shoulder closures and no parking notices. Curb ramp completion in these areas is expected in early July 2017.
Sidewalk Improvement Project – Neals and Rossiter lanes
New sidewalks in the Fourth Plain Village neighborhood will be constructed to improve livability and pedestrian safety. The sidewalks will be built mainly along the east side of Neals Lane and along the west side of Rossiter Lane, north of East Fourth Plain Boulevard, in places where there currently are no sidewalks. The project includes stormwater drainage improvements, as well as paving repairs at the end of the project.
East Side of Neals Lane – From Fourth Plain north to East 26th Street
- While most work will be taking place along the east side of Neals Lane, there will be sidewalk improvements along the west side from Fourth Plain Boulevard north to the existing sidewalk (about 300 feet) and some work occurring at the intersection with Fourth Plain Boulevard.
- Where necessary, trees will be removed to accommodate the sidewalk and new trees planted.
- Existing speed bumps will be retained.
West Side of Rossiter Lane – From Evergreen Park north about 660 feet
- When completed, the sidewalk on the west side of the street will be the same distance as on the east.
- “No Parking” signs will be added along the west side of Rossiter Lane.
Construction hours are typically from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but could be as late as 8 p.m. and include weekends, if needed. The project is expected to be completed by early September.
Sanitary Sewer Improvements – NE 79th Street, NE 118th Avenue to NE 128th Avenue, and nearby residential streets
As part of the city’s Sewer Connection Incentive Program, construction crews are extending sanitary sewer lines in the Granada South neighborhood. The project will install approximately 14,500 feet of sanitary sewer main, including sewer laterals to property lines. Please be alert to construction workers, equipment, lane shifts, closures, detours, rough roads and no parking areas In general, construction hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with project completion expected in November.
NE 18th Street Improvement Project, Four Seasons Lane to NE 136th Avenue
Construction started in late January on the next segment of the NE 18th Street Improvement Project, from Four Seasons Lane to NE 136th Avenue. The street is being upgraded to urban standards with additional travel lanes, an improved traffic signal system, street lights, and bike and pedestrian facilities. Installation of underground utilities is nearly complete on the south side of Northeast 18th Street, east of Northeast 125th Ave. Next steps include grading and placing rock for widening the south side of 18th Street; and utilities installation along the north side of the street, also east of 125th Avenue. In addition, Clark Public Utilities will be working in the area to relocate power poles as part of this project. Work hours are generally 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday but go as late as 8 p.m. if needed. Please go slow and be alert to possible lane changes and equipment and workers in the construction zone. Project completion is expected in early 2018. For more information, visit the city's website: www.cityofvancouver.us/18thStreet.
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 nighttime impacts between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Times may vary based on weather and other (construction-related) variables.
I-205 - Mill Plain Interchange to 18th Street improvements
Tuesday, June 27, to Friday, June 30: Traffic in both directions of Northeast 18th Street, between Northeast 107th Avenue and NE 112th Avenue, may alternate through a single-lane, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, for sign installation and landscaping.
I-5 - La Center Interchange
- Monday, June 26, to the morning of Friday, June 30: Up to two lanes in either direction of I-5, between the North Fork Lewis River Bridge and Pioneer Street, will close overnight, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., for construction and paving.
- Wednesday, June 28, to the morning of Friday, June 30: The southbound on-and off-ramps between Pioneer Street and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge will be closed nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for construction and paving work.
State Route 502 – Widening from I-5 to Battle Ground
Monday, June 26, to Friday, June 30: A single lane in either direction of SR 502 will close intermittently, between I-5 and Battle Ground, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, for road widening.