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March 2015

- Clark County
- City of Vancouver

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

2015 ADA Ramp Improvements (Phase 1) – Various Locations

ADA ramp improvement work is underway at various locations in the Truman and Hazel Dell areas, in preparation for 2015 surface treatments and overlays. There will be minor impacts to pedestrian and vehicular traffic within the areas of construction. Phase one construction work is expected to be complete by March 2015.

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

As part of construction for a private development, a contractor will be installing sewer and gas lines along NE 119th Street between NE 54th Court and NE 60th Avenue. Construction activity will require periodic single-lane closures. Drivers will likely experience some delays. Project work is expected to be complete by the end of March.

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 during through March.

NE 119th Street – Road & Utility Relocation 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 through the project area. Activity will be increasing as the weather begins to improve. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible.

Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System – sewer pipeline

From December to approximately the end of February, crews will install 1.5 miles of force main in NE 10th Avenue, from NE 209th Street south to NE 179th Street. During construction, a 10-foot wide section of road will be closed on the west side of NE 10th Avenue. This is not a full closure. Two-way traffic will be allowed on the portion of the road that remains open. Flaggers will be present. During non-work hours, the work zone will be fenced off and the street will remain open to two-way traffic.

City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750

Vancouver Mall Area Street Projects – Northeast 45th Street Extension & Northeast 82nd Avenue Improvement

Major construction work for two new street improvement projects in the VancouverMall Neighborhood wraps up for the winter. Final paving and roadway striping will be completed in early spring when warmer and dryer weather conditions return and allow for this type of work. Over the winter, Northeast 45th Street will remain closed and the temporary traffic shift along Northeast 82nd Avenue will be maintained. When all improvements are finished, Northeast 45th Street will extend from east of Northeast 72nd Avenue to about 200 feet west of Northeast 77th Avenue. Enhancements along Northeast 82nd Avenue, from Northeast 51st Street to Northeast 58th Street, include minor roadway widening with a new pedestrian crosswalk flashing signal at Northeast 51st Street.

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 Centennial Building at the Red Lion Inn at the Quay will be removed to make way for the construction. However, the Red Lion Inn at the Quay will remain 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

Staring Thursday, May 1 until 2015:

No scheduled traffic impacts.

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

Monday, March 2 to Friday, March 6: Nighttime, single-lane and shoulder closures, going into the rest area, for maintenance and sewer-line installation work, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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

Monday, March 2 to Friday, March 6: Drivers should expect intermittent, single and double-lane closures on both directions of I-205, between Mill Plain and 18th Street, nightly. Single-lane closures will be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and double-lane closures will be from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., for concrete and median work.  Work is weather dependent.

NOTE: Pedestrians need to use the south sidewalk while traveling along 18th Street, from 112th to 107th

I-5, Southbound, between Carty Road and NE 199th Street

Monday, March 2 to the morning of Tuesday, March 3: Drivers should expect single-lane closures, of the right lane, on southbound I-5, for excavation of sign structure foundation, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.


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