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April 2015

- Clark County
- City of Vancouver

Clark County - (360) 397-6118 ext. 4944

Drywell (UIC) Water Quality Project

Catch basin improvement work is underway at various locations near NW 63rd Street, between 94th and 105th Streets, NE 107th Avenue, NE 108th Avenue and NE 110th Avenue, between NE 63rd Avenue and Fourth Plain Boulevard. There will be minor impacts to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

NE 78th Street and NE 47th Avenue

Work has started to replace the railroad crossings, install drainage improvements, realign the entrance to the Public Works Operations Center and add a traffic signal to the intersection. Drivers can expect some delays, with full road closures on NE 78th Street scheduled for three consecutive weekends in the second half of May.

NE 119th Street – Road & Utility Work

Contractors working for Clark County and utility companies will continue to work along NE 119th Street, from west of 72nd Avenue to east of 87th Avenue. The speed limit has been lowered to 25 mph, with fines doubled in construction zones. Relocation of existing utilities and road construction will result in delays of up to 15 minutes or more through the project area.

Construction will intensify in the coming weeks as the weather continues to improve. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible. A temporary traffic signal has been installed at NE 139th Street and NE 72nd Avenue to improve traffic flow for drivers looking to detour around the construction zone. Access to all businesses will remain open during construction.

NE 119th Street, NE 54th Court to NE 60th Avenue

As part of construction for a private development, a contractor is installing sewer and gas lines along NE 119th Street, between NE 54th Court and NE 60th Avenue. Construction will require periodic single-lane closures. Drivers should expect delays. Work is scheduled to finish before the end of April.

NE 152nd Avenue

NE 152nd Avenue is open to two-way traffic, but drivers should use caution and obey the advisory 25 mph speed through the construction zone. Drivers should continue to expect some delays through April.

Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System – sewer pipeline

Construction crews are installing a sewer pipeline in NE Union Road, south of NE 173rd Street. During construction, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, traffic on Union Road will be limited to one-way travel. Flaggers will guide motorists through the construction zone. Construction on this portion of the project is expected to continue until May 1.

Crews also are installing a biofilter vault near the northwest corner of the NE 20th Avenue-NE 155th Street intersection. Work will continue through the spring.

Pioneer Street sewer extension
This project will extend sewer service to the northwest quadrant of the Ridgefield Junction. The eastbound lane on Pioneer Street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, through May 15. Flaggers will guide traffic through the construction zone. Drivers should expect delays. Steel plates will allow two-way traffic during non-construction hours. Work is expected to be finished on the overall extension before Memorial Day (May 25).

City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750

Fire Hydrant Replacement – Impact to Northeast 130th Avenue, from Northeast 99th Street to 101st Street

Northeast 130th Avenue will be closed to all through-traffic between Northeast 99th and 101st streets, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015. Water Operations crews from the City of Vancouver Public Works must relocate a fire hydrant at Northeast 130th Avenue and Northeast 99th Street as the result of a Clark County stormwater management project in the area. Detour routes will be signed, but drivers are still reminded to stay alert and watch for construction activity.

ADA Curb Ramp Work – Preparation for Summer Paving Projects

From April to June, crews will prepare for summer paving work by installing new or reconstructing several pedestrian ramps along streets slated for overlay paving or various preservation pavement treatments. Various curb ramp work along future overlay streets include the following.

Northeast 15th Avenue at Northeast 41st Circle
  • East Evergreen Boulevard, from Beech Street to Harney Way
  • Northeast St. Johns Road, from Fourth Plain Boulevard to Z Street
  • Ft. Vancouver Way, from Fourth Plain Boulevard to St. Johns
  • East Andresen Road, from 18th Street to Fourth Plain Boulevard

Construction crews will start work in late April, with completion anticipated for early to mid-June. Work hours are from 7a.m. to 5 p.m. Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians should be alert to potential delays, traffic control devices, lane shifts, rough grades at corners, and other construction-related activities.

Waterfront Development Project – Extension of Columbia Way, Grant Street and Esther Street

Construction is underway to extend Columbia, Esther and Grant streets, advancing Vancouver’s goal of connecting with the Columbia River waterfront. When completed, the project will extend Columbia Way, paralleling the railway embankment, to connect with Columbia Street, and extend Grant and Esther streets to connect with the new Columbia Way extension. Both new intersections will be constructed of concrete and be fully signalized. The Red Lion Inn at the Quay remains accessible and open for business. The new street construction is anticipated to be completed this fall.

Wind Tower Travel

West Mill Plain Boulevard and Washington Street Motorists in downtown Vancouver are advised to be mindful of oversized wind tower components periodically traveling on city streets from the Port of Vancouver to wind farm projects in the Columbia River Gorge. During the weekend and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, wind tower components are permitted to travel along West Mill Plain Boulevard to Washington Street, where they turn south to continue onto 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 night time impacts between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Times may vary based on weather and other (construction-related) variables.

Salmon Creek Interchange Project

No scheduled traffic impacts.

SR 502, Road widening from I-5 to Battle Ground

Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1: Drivers should expect daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures, from I-5 to Battle Ground, daily, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway widening.

I-5, Northbound, Gee Creek Rest Area, Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System

Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1: A single-lane will be closed approaching the rest area nightly for sewer line installation work, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Monday, April 27 to the morning of Thursday, April 30: Two lanes of northbound I-5 will be closed near the Gee Creek Rest Area from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly, for utility work.

I-205 – Mill Plain Interchange to 18th Street Improvements

Monday, April 27 to the morning of Friday, May 1: Drivers should expect intermittent, single-lane closures on both directions of I-205, between Mill Plain and SR 500, nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for material delivery and paving. Work is weather dependent.

The evening of Friday, May 1to the morning of Saturday, May 2: Drivers should expect intermittent double-lane closures on southbound I-205 between Mill Plain and SR 500 from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. for stripping work and traffic lane shifting. Work is weather dependent.

I-5/I-205 - Bi-State Corridor Travel Time Add Signage

No scheduled impacts

SR 500 - BNSF Project

Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1: Drivers should expect daytime, single-lane closures, on both directions of SR 500, for trucks entering and exiting the roadway and guardrail work.


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