Open house to highlight planned safety improvements on Northeast Manley Road
Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Works will host an open house later this month on a future project to improve safety on Northeast Manley Road, with construction scheduled to start in spring 2019.
The open house will be 4-7 pm Tuesday, April 17, in the commons area at Daybreak Primary and Middle Schools, 1900 NW 20th Ave., Battle Ground. Residents can stop by any time during the event to meet the project team, learn more about the upcoming construction and ask questions.
About 1,800 vehicles a day use Northeast Manley Road, which has narrow 11-foot travel lanes and minimal or no shoulders. There are several hills and substandard curves that restrict driver sight distance.
Three undersized culverts carry Daybreak Creek under Northeast Manley Road. Portions of the culverts are in poor condition and clogged with debris, which causes water backups and isolated flooding during heavy rain.
Clark County intends to improve safety on Northeast Manley Road, from Northeast 82nd Avenue to Northeast 244th Street, northwest of Battle Ground. Planned improvements include:
- Replacing three culverts to improve fish passage and allow debris to flow through the structures.
- Adding rock for bank stability, along with other stream restoration work.
- Shaving down hills, realigning or widening road sections, excavating embankments and clearing vegetation to improve sight distance and safety.
- Repaving this section of Northeast Manley Road with a fresh layer of hot mix asphalt.
- Replacing and extending guardrail as needed.
Construction is expected to take two seasons, with project competition in fall 2020. A $1.85 million state Rural Arterial Trust Account grant is projected to cover about half of estimated construction costs.
Northeast Manley Road will be closed during construction, although access will be maintained for residents living along the road. Through traffic will need to use alternate routes, such as Northeast 72nd Avenue and Northeast 239th Street. Northeast Manley Road will be open to all traffic between construction seasons.