Construction Traffic Delays
Clark County - (360) 397-6118 ext. 4944
NE 119th Street, 72nd Avenue to 87th Avenue
NE 119th Street has reopened to through traffic following replacement of the Curtin Creek culvert last summer, but construction will continue in the corridor. Pipe work in and near the intersection of NE 72nd Avenue and 119th Street will affect traffic.
A reduced speed limit of 25 mph will remain in effect throughout the NE 119th Street project area, with fines doubled in the construction zone. Drivers will continue to experience delays and may want to use alternate routes. A map showing these routes is available at: www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/ne-119th-street.
Access to all businesses will remain open during construction.
2016 Sidewalk Ramp Improvements
Ramp improvements to comply with the American with Disabilities Act are underway at various locations in the Truman and Hazel Dell areas, in preparation for 2016 street overlays. This work will affect pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The first group is expected to be complete by April 2016.
NE 119th Street (NE 54th Court to NE 58th Avenue) – Utility Work
A contractor will be installing water and sanitary sewer lines from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. One lane of traffic will remain open during construction, but drivers could experience intermittent delays and may want to use alternate routes. This portion of work is scheduled to be complete by mid-February 2016.
NE 94th Avenue, Padden Parkway to NE 99th Street
Construction is ongoing to widen and improve this section of NE 94th Avenue. The contractor will keep one lane open in each direction, but drivers should expect delays and may want to use alternate routes.
Work has started on the Padden Parkway portion of the project, which involves adding acceleration and deceleration lanes to the parkway. Drivers can expect delays as the contractor temporarily restripes a portion of Padden Parkway, shifts the center barrier and installs a temporary traffic signal.
Construction on the overall NE 94th Avenue project will continue through the winter, weather permitting, before wrapping up in fall 2016.
NW 78th Street and Lakeshore Avenue – Waterline Installation
Clark Public Utilities is installing a water transmission line at the intersection of NW 78th Street and Lakeshore Avenue. Work will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. During construction, one lane of traffic will remain open at all times, with temporary signals in place and flaggers on site to direct traffic. Drivers could experience intermittent delays and may want to use alternate routes. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of February 2016.
NE 47th Avenue, NE 68th Street to NE 78th Street
A contractor has completed widening this section of NE 47th Avenue. Some final details need to be completed before the new traffic signal at NE47th Avenue and NE 78th Street is turned on. The barrier on NE 47th Avenue near NE 68th Street will remain in place until the traffic signal is operational.
City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750
Pedestrian Improvement Project – disabled-accessible curb ramps in Arnada neighborhood
Construction is underway to install multiple curb ramps that will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Locations include intersections of D Street and East 19th Street, D Street and East 20th Street, C Street and East 20th Street and Broadway and East 17th Street. Improvements are made possible through the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Community Development Block Grant programs. Work will take place during February. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to stay alert, watch for crews and be prepared for possible delays.
Village Green Sewer and Surface Water Improvement Project – Work north of NE 28th Street along portions of NE 122nd Avenue, NE 127th Avenue, NE 129th Avenue, NE 30st Street, NE 31st Street and NE 33rd Street
As part of the city's Sewer Connection Incentive Program, construction crews are extending sanitary sewer lines and improving surface water. The work includes installing about 5,000 feet of sanitary sewer main, including sewer laterals to property lines. Construction generally will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with project completion expected in February. Be alert to construction workers, equipment, lane shifts and closures, detours, rough roads, no parking areas and possible traffic delays.
Street Improvement – Southeast Sixth Way, west of Southeast 184th Avenue
A small project is underway to improve Southeast Sixth Way as part of the Banfield Pet Hospital development to the south. The street is closed during construction of the Banfield building, so there should be little disruption to drivers. Construction is expected to be completed in early March.
Water Main improvements – NE 54th Street, from NE 40th Avenue to NE 45th Avenue
Construction will continue on a project to replace approximately 1,200 linear feet of aging and leak-prone water main with new ductile iron pipe, replace a substandard fire hydrant and install a new fire hydrant. Construction generally will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, work could continue as late as 8 p.m. and be done on weekends, if needed. The project is expected to be completed in early March. Please drive slowly and stay alert to changing traffic patterns.
Water Main Improvements – East 13th Street, U Street and surrounding vicinity
Water main improvements in portions of the Central Park and Hudson’s Bay neighborhoods have been completed. Most of the paving restoration has been finished. Crews will return in the spring for additional pavement restorations on portions East Reserve Street and Mill Plain Boulevard.
Wind Tower Travel, West Mill Plain Boulevard and Washington Street
Drivers in downtown Vancouver should be aware of trucks periodically carrying oversized wind tower components on city streets, from the Port of Vancouver to wind farm projects in the Columbia River Gorge. Trucks carrying wind tower components are permitted to travel along West Mill Plain Boulevard to Washington Street, on weekends and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, before turning south and continuing to 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 nighttime impacts between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Times may vary based on weather and other (construction-related) variables.
SR 502, Road widening from I-5 to Battle Ground
Monday, Feb. 15 to Friday, Feb. 19: A single-lane in either direction of SR 502 may be closed intermittently between I-5 to Battle Ground, daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway widening.
I-205 – Mill Plain Interchange to 18th Street Improvements
Monday, Feb. 15 to Friday, Feb. 19: Drivers should expect intermittent single-lane closures with flaggers on both directions of Northeast 18th Street, between Northeast 112th Avenue and Northeast 107th Avenue, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for paving, landscaping and striping work.
Monday, Feb. 15 to the morning or Tuesday, Feb. 16: Up to two lanes of southbound I-205 will be closed, between Padden Parkway and Burton Road, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for overhead sign installation work.
Monday, Feb. 15 to the morning of Saturday, Feb. 20: Up to two lanes on both directions of I-205 will closed between Mill Plain Boulevard and Northeast 18th Street, nightly, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for work along the 18th Street overpass and within the median.
SR 501, Both directions, between North Smythe Road and North Reiman Road
The eastbound lane of Pioneer Street (SR 501) will remain closed due to a landslide. Flaggers will guide drivers through a single lane of traffic. For the safety of drivers, the speed limit on this section of Pioneer Street has been temporarily reduced from 40 mph to 25 mph. Use caution and expect delays. There is no estimated time as to when the eastbound lane will reopen.
C-TRAN - (360) 953-4828
Downtown Vancouver Bus Rapid Transit Construction
C-TRAN continues construction on its bus rapid transit project. Traffic impacts for February 16 – 19 include:
Turtle Place: Loss of some on-street parking bordering Turtle Place (Seventh Street between Washington and Main streets) and a westbound lane closure on Seventh Street between Washington and Main streets. Intermittent eastbound lane closures are possible during concrete pouring but will be short in duration. On-street parking on the south side of Seventh Street will remain open unless the eastbound lane is closed.
Washington and 12th streets: Construction at the Washington Street and 12th Street bus rapid transit station. This affects the block on the west side of Washington between 12th and 13th streets. The bus stop, sidewalk, on-street parking and right traffic lane are all closed in this block. C-TRAN is providing a temporary bus stop one block south. The right traffic lane is also closed one block north. On-street parking remains open on 12th Street and on the east side of Washington Street in this area.
Broadway (between 12th and 13th streets): Access to Chase Bank from Broadway is closed; a temporary driveway from 13th Street has been created. On-street parking on the east side of the block will be removed. Drivers should expect intermittent lane closures. The bus stops at Broadway and 13th streets have been closed; please use bus stops at C and 13th streets (southbound and northbound) and C Street and Mill Plain (northbound).
Broadway (between 15th and 16th streets): Broadway between 15th and 16th streets will be closed in both directions during construction hours. The southbound travel lane will reopen each afternoon at about 4 p.m. and remain open until the next construction day and on weekends. 16th Street is one way westbound between C and Broadway streets. Detours and access to local businesses will remain open. The bus stop on Broadway northbound at 15th Street will remain closed for bus rapid transit station construction. The bus stop will be relocated to 16th Street after construction is complete. Passengers will need to use the existing bus stop at Broadway and 19th streets or the temporary bus stops at C and 13th streets (both directions) or at C Street north of 15th Street (northbound only). On-street parking along 16th Street will remain open. On-street parking along southbound Broadway will be closed during construction but will reopen when southbound Broadway reopens each afternoon.
Marshall/Luepke Center: Construction, in both directions, on McLoughlin Boulevard at the Marshall and Luepke centers. C-TRAN is providing temporary bus stops in close proximity to closed stops. Few traffic lane closures are expected, but on-street parking will be affected.
McLoughlin Boulevard and Washington Street: Construction at McLoughlin Boulevard and Washington Street. Construction will affect on-street parking on the north side of McLoughlin. The westbound traffic lane is closed. Intermittent eastbound lane closures in this location are possible but will be short in duration. Access to Wells Fargo bank will remain open.
East Reserve Street and Fourth Plain Boulevard: Construction at East Reserve Street and Fourth Plain Boulevard. The outside eastbound lane, on the south side of Fourth Plain Boulevard, will be closed.
Fort Vancouver Way and Fourth Plain Boulevard: Construction at Fort Vancouver Way and Fourth Plain Boulevard will require closing the outside, southbound lane on the west side of Fort Vancouver Way. The bus stop also is closed, but a temporary bus stop has been established on Fort Vancouver Way southbound at 25th Avenue.
Grand Boulevard and Fourth Plain Boulevard (Eastbound): Construction on Fourth Plain at Grand Boulevard. The outside eastbound lane, on the south side of Fourth Plain Boulevard, will be closed. The bus stop on the south side of Fourth Plain and Grand will also be closed; please use either adjacent bus stops to the east or west.
Grand Boulevard and Fourth Plain Boulevard (Westbound): Construction on Fourth Plain at Grand Boulevard. The outside westbound lane, on the north side of Fourth Plain Boulevard, will be closed. The bus stop on the north side of Fourth Plain and Todd Road will also be closed; please use the temporary bus stop provided a block west of the current stop.
General Anderson and Fourth Plain Boulevard: Construction on Fourth Plain at General Anderson. The outside eastbound lane, on the south side of Fourth Plain Boulevard, will be closed. The bus stop on the south side of Fourth Plain and General Anderson will remain. The bus stop on the north side of Fourth Plain and General Anderson will be closed; please use the temporary bus stop provided a block east of the current stop.
Todd Road and Fourth Plain Boulevard (Eastbound): Construction on Fourth Plain at Todd Road. The outside eastbound lane, on the south side of Fourth Plain Boulevard, will be closed. The bus stop on the south side of Fourth Plain and Todd Road will also be closed; please use the temporary bus stop provided a block east of the current stop.
Todd Road and Fourth Plain Boulevard (Westbound): Construction on Fourth Plain at Todd Road. The outside westbound lane, on the north side of Fourth Plain Boulevard, will be closed. The bus stop on the north side of Fourth Plain and Todd Road will also be closed; please use the temporary bus stop provided a block west of the current stop.
65th Avenue and Fourth Plain Boulevard (Eastbound): Construction on Fourth Plain at 65th Avenue. The outside eastbound lane, on the south side of Fourth Plain Boulevard, will be closed. The right turn lane on the east side of 65th will also be closed. The bus stop on the south side of Fourth Plain and 65th Avenue will also be closed; please use the temporary bus stop provided a block west of the current stop.
57th Avenue and Fourth Plain Boulevard (Eastbound): Construction on the median of Fourth Plain at 57th Avenue; both center traffic lanes will be closed.