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April 2014

- Clark County
- City of Vancouver


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


NE Padden Parkway – westbound at I-205

The left lane will be closed for paving beginning at 9 am Monday, April 14. This work is expected to take one day to complete. Motorists should be prepared for traffic delays through the project area.

Water Main Project – City of Camas

A contractor is now restoring the roadways that were impacted during the installation of the new water main. Repair work will require single-lane closures, resulting in periodic delays. Construction will continue for the next several months.

Hazel Dell Ave from NE 63nd Street to NE 62nd Street 

A contractor will begin installing new sanitary sewer line starting Monday, April 14th, on the north side of NE 63rd Street and to the south.  The work will require single-lane closures, resulting in periodic delays. Construction will continue for the next month.

NE Highway 99 and NE 78th Street sidewalks and traffic signals

A contractor is performing work at the following intersections:

  • Highway 99 and 99th Street.
  • Highway 99 and 78th Street.
  • Highway 99 and 63rd Street.

This work will require single-lane closures and create significant traffic delays through mid-April. Use alternate routes if possible.


City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750


Water Main Replacement Project - Main Street, between 12th Street and 15th Street

Contractors for the City of Vancouver are replacing the aging water main in Main Street, from 12th to 15th streets, to increase fire flows and improve water service in the area. Work in 15th/Main St. intersection is anticipated to begin on Monday, April 7. Westbound traffic on 15th Street may be reduced to two lanes at times while workers are installing the new water main in that street. Please watch for flaggers and traffic signs. The water main work consists of three major activities: (1) installing the new water main, (2) connecting the water line at each property to the new main, and (3) connecting the new main to existing perpendicular mains in 13th Street, Mill Plain Boulevard and 15th Street. Properties in the area will be given notices prior to any water service interruptions. After the new water system is complete and successfully tested, the cuts in the street will be patched and pavement restored. During construction, portions of the street will be closed, generally one block at a time. Some delays should be expected. All work is expected to be done in late April.

Accessibility Project – Columbia Street, from West 33rd Street to West 39th Street

Starting the week of April 7, curb ramps along Columbia Street will be reconstructed to meet current Americans with Disability Act (ADA) access standards. Hours of construction will be between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, though weekend work is possible if needed. On-street parking will temporarily be prohibited in areas where construction is actively occurring. Please note also that during paving, alley access will be limited to one side. Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians should be alert to potential delays, traffic control devices, lane shifts, rough grades at corners, and other construction-related activities. Construction is expected to be completed in May 2014, weather permitting.

Street Resurfacing Project – P Street, between East 37th and 39th streets

The base layer paving work on P Street has been completed, helping eliminate rock and dirt that was on the roadway after repair of the damaged water main which ruptured last October. Temporary lane striping and markings were installed in the meantime. The final and top layer of asphalt paving will take place when the weather is warmer and dryer.

Water Line Replacement Project – Various streets north of Fourth Plain Boulevard including East 32nd Street, Fairmount Avenue, Watson Avenue and Neals Lane

Construction of water main improvements began in November. The project will install almost 19,000 linear feet of new water main, along with replacing or installing new fire hydrants and upgrading service to 310 homes. Regular construction hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with possible extended hours until 8 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays if needed. Drivers are asked to go slow, be alert to traffic changes and obey posted ‘No Parking’ signs. Work is anticipated to be completed in early May 2014.

Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvement Project along Fourth Plain Boulevard

Five Crosswalks along Fourth Plain Boulevard Five existing pedestrian crosswalks along Fourth Plain Boulevard will be upgraded to “pedestrian hybrid beacons,” with locations at: Rossiter Lane, Neals Lane, Fairmount Avenue, Z Street and west of T Street. This hybrid type of crosswalk uses a red signal beacon and signage to alert drivers to pedestrians. Northeast Electric, the City’s contractor for this project, began with underground conduit work and foundation installation. This preliminary work was completed at the beginning of the year, with the bulk of the pedestrian upgrades planned for this spring. Pedestrians and drivers are asked to be alert to construction near these existing crosswalk locations.

Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvement Project along Mill Plain Boulevard

A new “pedestrian hybrid beacon” style crosswalk will be installed at SE 157th Avenue and SE Mill Plain Boulevard. The existing pedestrian crossing to the west of Andresen Road will also be upgraded to the hybrid beacon system. This hybrid type of crosswalk uses a red signal beacon and signage to alert drivers to pedestrians. Northeast Electric, the City’s contractor for this project, will begin with underground conduit work and foundation installation. This preliminary work will occur during March and April, with the bulk of the pedestrian crossing upgrades planned for this summer. Pedestrians and drivers are asked to be alert to construction near these existing crosswalk locations.

Columbia Terrace Sewer Improvement Project – Work along portions of South Leiser Road, SE Middle Way, SE Petticoat Hill Road, SE Patterson Place, SE Frances Ave, SE Meadow Lane and SE Riverview Lane

As part of the Sewer Connection Incentive Program (SCIP), this project includes sanitary sewer main extensions and water main improvements in portions of both Father Blanchet Park and Vancouver Heights neighborhoods. More than 4,000 feet of sanitary sewer main will be installed along with 150 feet of new water mains. Work began in February and will continue into spring. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to take care while traveling in the construction area. Be alert to construction workers, equipment, lane shifts, closures, detours and rough roads; also, be prepared for possible traffic delays.

Holly Acres Sewer Improvement Project – Work north of SE Mill Plain Boulevard along portions of NE 104th Ave, NE 106th Ave, NE 107th Ave, NE 109th Ave, NE 6th St, NE 7th St, NE 8th St and NE 10th St

Starting March 5, and continuing into April, Northeast 104th Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Northeast 7th Street to Northeast 14th Street. Detours will be in place using Northeast 7th Street, Northeast 14th Street and Northeast 108th Avenue. This closure on Northeast 104th Avenue is necessary for the installation of sanitary sewer pipe and manholes as part of the City of Vancouver’s Sewer Connection Incentive Program (SCIP) in the Holly Acres Neighborhood, north of SE Mill Plain Boulevard and west of I-205. Working hours are expected to be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Emergency vehicles, postal carriers, school buses, and garbage collection vehicles will be allowed access through the construction area. Overall project work will continue into spring, with final paving of most streets in the area scheduled for resurfacing after the sewer work is done in the summer or late fall. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to take care while traveling in the construction area. Be alert to construction workers, equipment, lane shifts, closures, detours and rough roads; also, be prepared for possible traffic delays.

East Mill Plain Boulevard, from Devine to Lieser

Northwest Natural is installing a main line in the north side of East Mill Plain Boulevard. Work began in January. Construction hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drivers and bicyclists may encounter delays and lane closures between Devine and Lieser roads during this natural gas utility work, which will continue through October.

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

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, there will a full closure of I-205 at NE 134th Street. Through traffic can exit I-205 at NE 134th Street and follow a signed detour around the closure. Thursday, March 20th, there will be a nighttime single-lane closure on I-205 Northbound.

There will be daytime single-lane closures on I-205 northbound Monday through Friday. There will also be rolling slowdowns, flagging and shoulder closures throughout the project area.

NOTE: Access to NE 17th Avenue at NE 139th Street is now closed.

I-5, N. Fork Lewis River Bridge – Painting

Workers will be present and working beyond the shoulder during daylight hours, seven days a week.

NE 179th Street to I-5, N. Fork Lewis River Bridge

Nighttime single and double-lanes closures Monday through Thursday, both directions, and nighttime intermittent ramp closures on the following ramps from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. NE 179th (Exit 9), Battle Ground (Exit 11), Ridgefield (Exit 14) and La Center (Exit 16), for paving.

I-205, Both directions at Salmon Creek Bridge

Daytime single-lane closures Sunday, April 13 for guardrail repair and replacement. 

I-5, Northbound near Gee Creek Rest Area

Daytime single-lane closures Saturday. April 12 from 4:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. for pavement inspection work. Expect delays in the area.

 

 
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