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Road construction and maintenance
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June 2015

- Clark County
- City of Vancouver


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


Slurry seals and rubberized asphalt cape seals
Work is scheduled to run from now until the end of August in various subdivisions. This work will require temporary street closures to allow time for the seals to dry. Residents who live along the streets affected by construction should receive a 7-day and 24-48 hour door hangers. No parking signs will be located on the roadway alerting the upcoming work. For more information about the road preservation work, please go to: www.clark.wa.gov/publicworks/roads/summer.html

Sunset Falls Road, Dole Valley Road to Sunset Falls Campground
Contractors working for Clark County will work along Sunset Falls Road, from Dole Valley Road to Sunset Falls Campground. The speed limit is signed at 25 mph and additional signs will be placed along the road during construction activities. Motorists may encounter single lane closures and periodic delays throughout the project area.

Beginning the week of July 6, Sunset Falls Road will be open to one-lane, two-way traffic and may be directed by pilot cars. Residents along Sunset Falls Road should wait for the pilot car and follow it when it passes. Construction will result in delays of 30 minutes or more through the project area.

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 15 minutes or more through the project area.

Beginning on Tuesday, July 7, NE 119th Street will be closed to through traffic about a half mile east of NE 72nd Avenue for replacing the Curtin Creek culvert. The road is expected to reopen to through traffic before the end of August.

Drivers will need to use alternate routes during culvert replacement. A map showing these routes is available at: www.clark.wa.gov/publicworks. 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.

Slurry seals and rubberized asphalt cape seals
Work is scheduled to run from now until the end of August in various subdivisions. This work will require temporary street closures to allow time for the seals to dry. Residents who live along the streets affected by construction should receive a 7-day and 24-48 hour door hangers. No parking signs will be located on the roadway alerting the upcoming work. For more information about the road preservation work, please go to: www.clark.wa.gov/publicworks/roads/summer.html.

Sunset Falls Road, Dole Valley Road to Sunset Falls Campground
Contractors working for Clark County will work along Sunset Falls Road, from Dole Valley Road to Sunset Falls Campground. The speed limit is signed at 25 mph and additional signs will be placed along the road during construction activities. Motorists may encounter single lane closures and periodic delays throughout the project area.

Beginning the week of July 6, Sunset Falls Road will be open to one-lane, two-way traffic and may be directed by pilot cars. Residents along Sunset Falls Road should wait for the pilot car and follow it when it passes. Construction will result in delays of 30 minutes or more through the project area.

NE 78th Street and NE 47th Avenue
Work is wrapping up to complete the intersection upgrade, which includes replacing the railroad crossings, installing drainage improvements, realigning the entrance to the Public Works Operations Center and adding a traffic signal to the intersection. There may be some traffic delays as final work is completed.

Salmon Creek Avenue Pathway
A pathway is being constructed off Salmon Creek Avenue between Pleasant Valley Park and the Washington State University Vancouver campus. Motorists may encounter single lane closures and periodic delays throughout the project area.

Drywell Water Quality Project
Catch basin improvement work is underway at various locations near NW 63rd Street, NW 99th Street, Ward Road and 172nd Avenue. There will be minor impacts to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Motorists may encounter single lane closures and steel plates in the roadway.

American with Disabilities Act Ramp Improvements – NE 29th Avenue
ADA ramp improvement work is underway at various intersections along NE 29th Avenue, NE 134th Street to NE 179th Street. There will be periodic impacts to pedestrian and vehicular traffic during the next two months.

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 June.

Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System – sewer pipeline
Pipeline construction in the Interstate 5 median, between the Battle Ground interchange (Exit 11) and the Ridgefield interchange (Exit 14), is expected to wrap up in mid-September. Work will be done during the day and night. Drivers should expect period single-lane closures on the freeway for materials delivery.

Work at the Pioneer Canyon Pump Station will continue through June. Drivers should expect intermittent closures of the southbound lane on North 45th Avenue, between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Flaggers will guide traffic through the construction area. Traffic delays should be expected during work hours. Steel plates will allow two-way travel during non-construction hours.

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.


City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750


Evergreen Meadows Sanitary Sewer Improvements – Work along portions of NE 14th Street, NE 15th Street, NE 16th Street, NE 118th Avenue and NE 119th Avenue

As part of the Sewer Connection Incentive Program (SCIP), this project includes sanitary sewer main extensions in Evergreen Meadows in the Fircrest Neighborhood. The project will install approximately 3,165 feet of sanitary sewer main, including sewer laterals to property lines. Construction began in early May, with work anticipated to be complete in late July. 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.

Water Transmission Main Project – Multiple streets in Wooded Acres Neighborhood

Construction began in late May to improve water and sewer utilities. A new, large diameter water line will be installed, starting at the intersection of Northeast 94th Avenue and Northeast 88th Street. The work will proceed south to Northeast 86th Street, and then north and east through various residential streets to Northeast 114th Avenue, and end directly south of Northeast 99th Street in Northeast 114th Avenue. Working with Clark Regional Wastewater District, a new sanitary sewer main line will also be installed in multiple areas of the Wooded Acres Neighborhood. This work requires construction in the street and should last through the end of July. Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling in the work zone and be prepared for traffic delays.

ADA Curb Ramp Work – Preparation for Summer Paving Projects

During May through July, crews will prepare for summer paving work by installing new or reconstructing several pedestrian curb ramps along streets slated for overlay paving or preservation pavement treatments. Various curb ramp work along streets slated for preventive surface treatments include 81curb ramps, mainly west of I-205. Other curb ramp work will occur along future overlay streets and 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 started work in late April, with overall completion anticipated for late July. 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. More information, project maps and street lists are available at www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement.

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, June 22 to Friday, June 26: 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.

Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26: Drivers should expect nighttime intermittent single-lane closures, between I-5 to Battle Ground, nightly, from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., for roadway widening.

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

Friday, June 19 to the morning of Saturday, June 20: Up to two-lanes of northbound I-5 will be closed between Northeast 179th Street and SR 502 from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. for sewer line installation work.

Saturday, June 20 to the morning of Sunday, June 21: Up to two-lanes of northbound I-5 will be closed between Northeast 179th Street and SR 502, from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., for sewer line installation work.

Sunday, June 21 to the morning of Monday, June 22: Up to two-lanes of northbound I-5 will be closed between Northeast 179th Street and SR 502, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., for sewer line installation work.

Monday, June 22 to morning of Friday, June 26: Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 will be closed between Northeast 179th Street and SR 502 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for sewer line installation work.

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

No scheduled traffic impacts.

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

No scheduled impacts

SR 500 - BNSF Project

Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26: Drivers should expect daytime single-lane closures on both directions of SR 500 between Northeast 23rd Avenue and Northeast 35th Avenue for guardrail work.

SR 501 - Gee Creek Bridge to South 56th Place

Friday, June 19 to the morning of Monday, June 22: Both directions of SR 501 will alternate through a single-lane of the highway between North Reiman Road and Northwest Smythe Road, from 6 p.m. Friday, to 6 a.m. Monday.

Monday, June 22 to Tuesday, June 23: Both directions of SR 501 will alternate through a single-lane near the roundabout at 45th Avenue, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday. Crews will completely close SR 501 at the 45th Avenue roundabout for repaving, from 11 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 23 to Wednesday, June 24: A single-lane on both directions of SR 501, between North 45th Avenue and South 56th Place, will be alternated through a single-lane, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., for paving and road work.

Thursday, June 25 to Friday, June 26: Both directions of SR 501, between North 45th Avenue and South 56th Place, will be alternated through a single-lane, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for paving work.

NOTE: Drivers can expect daytime pilot vehicle and single-lane closures during the course of paving project.

NOTE: Drivers should follow the posted detour routes. The detours will add 4 to 6 minutes to trips depending on destination and traffic.

 

 

 
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