Construction Traffic Delays
Week of March 30, 2020
Clark County - 564.397.6118 ext. 4944
NE 119th Street, NE 87th Avenue to NE 112th Avenue – road improvements
A contractor working for Clark County is completing landscaping work along this section of 119th Street. The work is scheduled to be complete by spring of 2021.
Drivers should expect intermittent minor delays and lane closures.
More information is available on the county’s website: www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/ne-119th-street.
Highway 99 Pavement Improvements
A contractor working for Clark County is performing construction activities as a part of the Highway 99 Pavement Improvements project. Work will take place from Northeast 78th Street to Northeast 134th Street. Drivers should expect delays in the work zone during construction. Work includes localized widening, guardrail, crack sealing, pavement repair, pre-leveling, placing hot mix asphalt, curb ramps, and traffic control. This project is scheduled to complete in summer 2020.
Northeast 72nd Avenue at NE St. Johns Road Intersection – Intersection work
A private contractor will be working in the intersection modifying the existing median and installing new curb and sidewalk required for a new development. Drivers should expect traffic revisions within the area. Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of March 2020.
2020 Traffic Signal Upgrades
Contractor will improve existing traffic signal systems, upgrade and relocate existing school zone flashing lights and repair damaged signal systems and fiber optic lines. This work will be performed intermittently at 10 locations:
- Northeast 47th Avenue at Northeast Minnehaha Street
- Northeast 13th Avenue at Northeast 78th Street
- Northeast 10th Avenue at Northeast 199th Street
- Northeast Tenney Road at Northeast 139th Street
- Northeast 16th Avenue at Northeast 78th Street
- Northeast 58th Avenue at Northeast 78th Street
- York Elementary School – Northeast 152nd Avenue
- Pleasant Valley Primary School – Northeast 50th Avenue
- Northwest Lakeshore Avenue at Northwest 78th Street
- Northeast 78th Street from Northeast Highway 99 to Northeast St. Johns Road
The work on Northeast 78th Street from Northeast Highway 99 to Northeast St. Johns Road involves repair to fiber optic lines, requiring temporary sidewalk closures during the work.
The contractors will complete the work as materials and resources become available, so last-minute changes to scheduled locations may occur. This type of signal work is typically complete within one to three days, so drivers should not expect lengthy delays.
Manley Rd – Century Link’s contractor has started relocation work necessary to prepare for the start of the Manley Rd Project. This work will be ongoing until the physical start of the Manley Rd project. The public should anticipate possible single lane closures and minor delays.
City of Vancouver - 360.487.7750
Traffic Calming Project: NW Lincoln Avenue
The City of Vancouver will soon be constructing crosswalk enhancements, including crosswalk pavement striping and enhanced pedestrian and street lighting, along Northwest Lincoln Avenue at the intersection with Northwest 43rd/44th streets. This project was proposed by representatives from the Lincoln Neighborhood Association and was awarded funding through the City’s competitive Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program. The new crosswalk and sidewalk work is scheduled to be done during the middle of March, favorable weather and construction conditions allowing. The new street lighting will be installed later; the current schedule is anticipating this work to be completed in May. Construction hours are planned for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, but could be as late as 8 p.m. and include Friday and weekends if needed.
ADA Curb Ramps: NE 34th Street, from NE 149th Avenue to NE 162nd Avenue
Work will begin in early March to construct 21 new ADA-compliant curb ramps along NE 34th Street in the Parkside and Parkway East neighborhoods. Ramps will be built at various locations along the corridor from NE 149th Avenue to NE 162nd Avenue, in advance of pavement preservation work coming this summer. Work hours will typically be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but may run as late as 8 p.m. Completion of these curb ramp improvements is anticipated by early April.
Sewer Improvement Project: Port Way, West 16th Street and Thompson Avenue
This sewer improvement project, located in the Fruit Valley Neighborhood, will rehabilitate an existing large-sized sewer pipe to prolong its service life. Work will occur underground near Port Way, West 16th Street and Thompson Avenue. The contractor will use trenchless construction methods minimizing disruption to commuters using these streets, although commuters may experience some traffic impacts and delays. Construction is expected from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and as late as 8 p.m., if needed. The project is anticipated to be completed in April 2020.
Transportation Improvement Project: SE Mill Plain Boulevard/SE 104th Avenue
Construction will get underway in early March along SE Mill Plain Boulevard, from SE 102nd Avenue to Chkalov Drive. The traffic signal at 105th Avenue will be eliminated, and northbound traffic will be rerouted to Mill Plain via an improved 104th Ave intersection. The project will also enhance pedestrian access, improve stormwater facilities, and add/upgrade street lights within the Mill Plain/I-205 interchange. Watch for construction to start on SE 104th Ave and SE 2nd Street, south of Mill Plain, from approximately March through April, hours 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday-Friday. From about April through September, construction on Mill Plain, from SE 102nd Ave to SE Chkalov Drive, will occur at night to lessen travel impacts. Resurfacing of SE Mill Plain, from 104th Ave to Chkalov Drive, will complete the project. Stay alert to construction workers, equipment, lane shifts, closures and possible rough roads during this work.
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 - 360.905.2060