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 is widening NE 10th Avenue, along the west side of Interstate 5, and building 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 widening this section of NE 119th Street 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 Lockwood Creek Road – closure for retaining wall and guardrail installation
Northeast Lockwood Creek Road, from Northeast 40th Avenue east to Northeast Morcroft Road, is closed to through traffic so a contractor can install a retaining wall and guardrail.
The closure started on July 11 and is expected to last for about six weeks. Local access will be maintained for residents in the area, as well as for emergency vehicles and deliveries.
A shorter section of Northeast Lockwood Creek Road, Northeast 60th Avenue east to about the 6900 block of Northeast Lockwood Creek Road, will be closed to all traffic. Residents who live in the closed area will be able to access their homes.
A map showing alternate routes around the closure is available online: www.clark.wa.gov/public-works.
NE Salmon Creek Street, east of NE 50th Avenue – slide repair
A short section of NE Salmon Creek Street will close to all traffic so a contractor can shore up an unstable road section.
About 50 feet of eroded stream bank will be repaired using riprap and gabion baskets, which are wire baskets filled with rock. Improvements will extend 60 feet on either side of the unstable bank to connect the area to stable ground.
A map showing alternate routes around the closure is available online: www.clark.wa.gov/public-works. Construction is scheduled to finish in fall 2017.
Highway 99, NE 63rd Street to NE 78th Street – pedestrian and bicycle improvements
A contractor working for Clark County is replacing the sidewalk on the west side of Highway 99 with a wider pedestrian walkway that meets federal disabled-accessibility requirements.
Work also includes adding a pedestrian crossing south of NE 78th Street and improving the bicycle facilities on the road’s west side, and adding a bicycle repair station.
A different contractor will then pave Highway 99, from the railroad bridge at the Vancouver city limits north to NE 78th Street. Because of traffic volumes, paving will be done overnight, from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Access to all businesses will remain open during construction. Drivers should expect lane closures and delays during construction. Pedestrians should follow detour signs or use alternate routes. All work is expected to be completed by October 2017.
NE 99th Street and NE 117th Avenue/SR 503 intersection improvement
Work to improve NE 99th Street on both sides of the intersection started in April. 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.
NE 88th Street, NE 41st Avenue NE to St. Johns Road – utility work
A contractor will install water, sewer and stormwater lines for a private development. There will be periodic single-lane closures and brief delays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work is scheduled to start Monday and be completed by the end of October.
Summer road preservation, various locations in unincorporated Clark County
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.
City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750
Street Resurfacing, Rehabilitation and Pavement Preservation Projects
During July, August and September, Vancouver residents will see work on several major streets, as well as many neighborhood streets, mainly west of Interstate 205. This work helps provide residents with better driving conditions and extend the life of city streets. All pavement applications are weather dependent. Within construction zones, drivers should be prepared for delays, watch for traffic changes, proceed slowly and be alert to construction workers, bicyclists, pedestrians and other motorists.
Resurfacing – Asphalt overlay resurfacing started July 10. Streets included in the overlay paving include the following:
- Southeast Evergreen Highway, from Southeast 112th Avenue to approximately Columbia Springs/Fish Hatchery
- Southeast Park Crest Avenue, from Mill Plain Boulevard to Southeast Blairmont Drive/Southeast 15th Street
- Southeast 160th Avenue, from Mill Plain Boulevard to Southeast Village Loop
- Southeast Village Loop, from Southeast McGillivray Boulevard to Southeast 167th Avenue
- Northeast 109th Avenue, from Northeast Burton Road to Northeast 39th Street
- Northeast 39th Street, from Northeast 109th Avenue to Northeast 112th Avenue
Rehabilitation – Rehabilitation projects started July 10, and are focused on residential streets with aged or failed asphalt surfaces. Depending on existing site conditions, the failed asphalt is either removed or pulverized in-place. The exposed surface is then compacted and paved with approximately 3 inches of hot mix asphalt. As part of the 2017 program, the city has contracted with Lakeside Industries Inc. of Vancouver to rehabilitate designated streets in the Cascade South East, Cascade Highlands, Mountain View, Burton Ridge/Oakbrook and Northwest neighborhoods. This effort is the result of the city’s adopted long-term street funding strategy to take care of and improve the community’s street system.
Pavement Preservation – Microsurfacing, slurry seal, chip seal and cape seal treatments. Preservation work started the week of July 10, with slurry sealing in several west neighborhoods. Pavement preservation work will focus on areas west of Interstate 205 and will also take place in or near the following neighborhoods: Arnada, Carter Park, Central Park, Columbia Way, Ellsworth Springs, Esther Short, Evergreen Shores, Fourth Plain Village, Fruit Valley, Harney Heights, Hough, Lincoln, Maplewood, Meadow Homes, Northcrest, Northwest, Northwood, Ogden, Rose Village, Shumway, Van Mall and Vancouver Heights
During the spring and summer, crews prepping streets in advance by installing curb ramps or retrofitting existing ramps for ADA compliance, sealing cracks, patching potholes and trimming vegetation and trees in the rights of way.
During construction, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are asked to be prepared for delays, watch for traffic or lane changes, proceed slowly and be alert to workers and equipment in the roadway. Paving and surface treatments are weather dependent, and schedules are subject to change. Restriping of lanes and replacement of other pavement markings will follow street work.
Please see the following website and click on either "Resurfacing" or "Preservation Surface Treatments" for project map and a complete list of streets. www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement
Sidewalk Improvement Project – Neals Lane and Rossiter
New sidewalks in the Fourth Plain Village neighborhood are being 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 are no sidewalks now. The project includes stormwater drainage improvements, as well as pavement repairs at the end of the project.
East Side of Neals Lane – From Fourth Plain north to East 26th Street
- While most work will take 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 began 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 Avenue.
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 could 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. 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.
Interstate 205 – Mill Plain Interchange to 18th Street improvements
Monday, Aug. 21, to Friday, Aug. 25: 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 irrigation and landscaping work.
State Route 502 – Widening from Interstate 5 to Battle Ground
Monday, Aug. 21, to Friday, Aug. 25: A single-lane in either direction of SR 502, will close intermittently with flaggers, between I-5 and Battle Ground, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, for roadway widening.
State Route 501, SW 26th Street to end of road - chip seal
Saturday, Aug. 19, to Friday, Aug. 25: Drivers in both directions of SR 501, between Southwest 26th Street and the end of SR 501, will be alternated through a single-lane, with flaggers and a pilot car, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for pavement repairs.
Interstate 5 at NE Fourth Plain Boulevard and Padden Parkway/State Route 500 at State Route 503 - intersection improvements
- Monday, Aug. 21, to Friday, Aug. 25: Drivers on both directions of SR 500/Padden Parkway and SR 503/Northeast 117th Avenue will encounter narrowed right turn lanes, daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for intersection improvement work.
- Monday, Aug. 21, to Friday, Aug. 25: Drivers on the eastbound direction of Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard from I-5 (Exit 1D), will encounter narrowed right turn lanes, daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for intersection improvement work.
Sountbound Interstate 5 - Bridge resurfacing near Woodland and Kalama
- Sunday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 26: A single-lane of southbound I-5, between Todd Road, south of Kalama, and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., for pavement resurfacing work.
- Sunday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Saturday, Aug. 26: Up to two lanes of southbound I-5, between Todd Road, south of Kalama, and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge, will close nightly, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for pavement resurfacing work.
State Route 500, State Route 503 to NE Fourth Plain Boulevard - paving
- Friday, Aug. 18, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 21: The westbound lanes of Padden Parkway between Northeast 117th Avenue and Northeast 162nd Avenue, will close from 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18, to 5 a.m., Monday, Aug. 21.
- Friday, Aug. 18, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 21: Drivers on westbound Northeast Ward Road will not be able to turn left onto Northeast 162nd Avenue, nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
NOTE: During the closures, drivers should plan to use alternate routes and expect delays through the work zone.