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October 2014

- Clark County
- City of Vancouver

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

NE 13th Avenue utility work
NE 13th Avenue, from approximately 1,000 feet north of NE 78th Street and extending north for about 460 feet, is temporarily closed so a contractor can install new sewer, storm and water facilities. The road’s intersections with NE 78th Street and NE 88th Street remain open. The temporary closure will end no later than Nov. 1.

Blair Zeek Bridge #252 Seismic Retrofit, NE Blair Road north of NE Zeek Road

Construction activities include final work on north pier caps and restoring the construction entrances. Final paving of deck holes will occur when weather allows. Drivers may encounter delays due to single lane closures and construction equipment moving on and off the road.  Work is expected to be complete by the end of October.

Asphalt overlays – various locations
A contractor working for Clark County will repave portions of 17 county roads this summer. Drivers should expect delays due to lane restrictions and may want to avoid those areas if possible. Weather and other factors can also affect construction schedules.

Dogwood Neighborhood Park

Drivers may encounter delays due to single lane closures and construction. Work is expected to be complete by the end of October.

149th Street - Brush Prairie Dog Park

Drivers may encounter delays due to trucks entering and exiting the park during construction. Work is expected to be complete by the end of November.

NE 119th Street – Road & Utility Relocation Work

NW Natural will have one lane closed Saturday 11/1/2014 from daylight to past dark. Utility companies and contractors working for Clark County continue to work along NE119th 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. Installation of a new gas line, relocation of existing utilities and construction of new traffic control devices likely will result in delays through the project area. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible.

Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System – sewer pipeline

Ridgefield Junction

From September 22 to approximately October 17, a ten-foot wide section of road will be closed on the east side of South 56th Place and on the north side of South 6th Way. Two-way traffic will be allowed on the portion of the road that remains open. Orange cones will divide vehicle traffic from the construction area. Driveways for businesses will remain open to the greatest extent possible. The contractor will coordinate with each business to inform them of construction status.

North 50th Place

Construction will continue on North 50th Place in the coming weeks. Flaggers will be present at all times that work is occurring. Traffic will be allowed to pass as needed.

City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750

2014 Pavement Management Program – Microsurfacing, Slurry Seal, Cape Seal and Overlay Projects

From July through October, many streets throughout Vancouver had pavement maintenance treatments applied or were resurfaced to provide residents with better driving conditions and extend the life of the streets. Please note that paving applications are highly weather dependent.

Slurry Seal, Cape Seal & MICROSURFACING applications have been completed in areas mainly east of Interstate 205, including numerous neighborhood streets such as Northeast Burton Road/28th Street, Southeast McGillivray Boulevard, Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, Southeast Tech Center Drive, Southeast 15th Street, NE 112th Avenue and Southeast 192nd Avenue. Now, final striping is being installed and this work should be completed during the next week.

OVERLAY PAVING is almost finished, as well, with work occurring these past few months along major streets including portions of Northeast 18th Street, Washington Street, Broadway Street, East Mill Plain Boulevard, South Andresen Road and Northeast Hearthwood Boulevard. The work to install and apply final striping will last approximately two weeks as we wrap up this year’s paving program.

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. Please see the following website and click on either ‘Overlay Paving’ or ‘Preventive Surface Treatments’ for project map and a complete list of streets.

Northeast 138th Avenue – Median opening just north of Northeast 28th Street

Construction began during the week of Oct. 13 to reconfigure the median curb along NE 138th Avenue, to allow for southbound traffic to make a left turn into the northeast commercial complex at the intersection of NE 138th Ave and NE 28th Street. This project should last about two weeks with favorable weather. Traffic delays may occur as one direction of traffic at a time might need to be restricted for this work. Drivers are asked to stay alert, watch for traffic changes and follow detour signs.

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.

Waterfront Renaissance Trail Repairs

Efforts to repair the remaining damaged section of the Waterfront Renaissance Trail in the Tidewater Cover area began Aug. 18. Repair work will focus on the western section of the damaged trail directly in front of Tidewater Cove condominiums, which sustained heavy damage due to high water flows in 2011. Work is slated to be completed in two sections, and the trail will continue to remain closed during construction. The project should be completed by the end of this year, with the trail reopening planned for the first of 2015.

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

Construction continues on the two new street improvement projects in the VancouverMall Neighborhood. Northeast 45th Street will be extended and completed from east of Northeast 72nd Avenue to about 200 feet west of Northeast 77th Avenue. Improvements to 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. Construction is anticipated to be completed by the end of the year except for the final layer of paving and striping which will occur in early spring when warmer and dryer weather conditions return.Residents are asked to be alert to construction work and prepare for possible travel delays.

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, Oct. 27 to Friday, Oct. 31: No scheduled traffic impacts.

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

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

Monday, Oct. 27 to Friday, Oct. 31: A single-lane in both directions of I-5 at the North Fork Lewis River Bridge will be closed around-the-clock for painting work.

NOTE: The posted speed limit will be reduced to 60 mph, both directions, throughout the construction zone.

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

Staring Thursday, May 1 until 2016:

Monday, Oct. 27 to Friday, Oct. 31: No scheduled traffic impacts.

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

Monday, Oct. 27 to Friday, Oct. 31: Daytime narrow lanes with temporary striping and barriers at the entrance of the Gee Creek Rest Area for sewer line installation.

I-5 Paving, both directions, between Northeast 39th Street and 99th Street

Friday, Oct. 24 to the morning of Friday, Oct. 31: Drivers should be prepared for occasional nighttime intermittent lane and ramp closures on both directions of I-5 between NE 99th and NE 39th Street for paving and striping work nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

I-5, Southbound, Gee Creek Rest Area Facility Improvements

The southbound I-5 Gee Creek Rest Area is closed from Sept. 8 until Thanksgiving for facility improvements.

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

No scheduled traffic impacts.

Structure Moving - SR 500, Both directions, between Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast Ward Road

Sunday, Oct. 26: Emmert International will be moving a large structure, starting Sunday, Oct. 25, from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. A DOT representative will be on the scene, and Emmert International will be providing their own traffic control with flaggers and a pilot car.


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