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July 2014

- Clark County
- City of Vancouver

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

2014 Overlays

There will be single lane closures on Cedar Creek Road, from Munch Road to Dobbler Hill Road. Traffic will be restricted to the northbound lane on Ward Road, from 172nd Avenue to 119th Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured away from Ward Road.

NE 119th Street-Salmon Creek Avenue traffic signal

Traffic will be shifted at NE 119th Street and Salmon Creek Avenue during the installation of a new traffic signal. Both NE 119th Street and Salmon Creek Avenue will remain open to two-way traffic during construction, but there will be some delays and drivers may want to avoid the intersection if possible.

Asphalt overlays
A contractor working for Clark County will repave portions of 17 county roads this summer. Preparatory work followed by paving is scheduled on the following two road sections this week:

  • NE Ward Road, from a quarter mile northeast of NE 172nd Avenue to about 50 feet north of NE 119th Street.
  • NE Cedar Creek Road, from 300 feet west of NE Goodnight Road to about 50 feet west of NE Munch Road.

Drivers should expect delays due to lane restrictions and may want to avoid the area if possible. Weather and other factors also can affect construction schedules.

Highway 99 Walkway Improvements

There will be single lane closures on Highway 99 between NE 99th Street and 117th Street Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. Project work will widen the shoulders and sidewalks along Highway 99, and provide signal upgrades at 104th and 107th streets.

NE 44th and 49th Street sidewalks

Sections of sidewalk will be built on NE 44th and 49th Streets east of NE St. Johns Road. Drivers should expect some delays and watch for flaggers.

NE 119th Street – Utility Relocation Work

Utility companies have begun relocation work along NE 119th Street, west of 72nd Avenue to east of 87th Avenue, in preparation for major road construction work that is scheduled to begin in late July or early August. Motorists may experience brief delays through the project area.

Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission System – sewer pipeline

One lane of North 45th Avenue, just north of Pioneer Street in Ridgefield, will be closed to install new manholes and sewer lines. The lane will be closed 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The closure will be about 500 feet long. Flaggers will direct traffic, and drivers should expect delays. During non-construction hours, the road will be opened to two-way traffic, with speed reduced to 25 mph.

Beginning Thursday, July 24,the northbound lane of South Timm Road at South Sixth Way will be closed for approximately 100 feet while construction crews excavate a receiving pit for material from a future bore under Interstate 5. Work is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flaggers will direct traffic, but drivers should expect some delays. During non-work hours, the intersection will be a three-way stop with stop signs at each of the three corners.

NW Overlook Drive; down NW 68th Street between from NW Mt. Lake Way to NW 6th Ave

A contractor is installing a new sanitary sewer line along NW Overlook Drive starting at NW Mt. Lake Way, and to the east. The line will continue up NW 68th Ave and end at NW 6th Ave.  Project work will require single-lane closures, resulting in periodic delays. Construction is anticipated to wrap up this week.

City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750

Residential Road Construction – NE 52nd Street, from NE 131st Avenue to NE 135th Avenue

In conjunction with the construction of a new housing development nearby, NE 52nd Street will be closed to all traffic from NE 131st to NE 135th avenues. Contractors will be installing utilities and reconstructing the roadway with pervious concrete. Detours will be in place, but drivers are still asked to be aware of workers, flaggers and equipment. The street is expected to be closed from June 27 to the end of July.

2014 Resurfacing Project – Curb Ramp Improvements Prior to Preventive Surface Treatments

As part of the City’s Pavement Management Program, Vancouver Public Works crews are preparing streets for the upcoming preventive surface treatment work. Keystone Contracting has been working throughout July to install new intersection curb ramps or retrofit existing curb ramps at various locations to meet compliance requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A complete list of these intersections is available at by clicking on the Preventive Surface Treatments page link. Drivers are advised to watch for flaggers and possible lane closures.

Traffic Calming Improvement Project – SE 168th Avenue, from Mill Plain Boulevard to SE Fifth Street

Crews have finished installing speed cushions and a concrete median to help slow traffic along SE 168th Ave. The street has also been striped with new bicycle lanes. Later this summer, SE 168th Ave, from SE Mill Plain Blvd to SE Fifth St, is scheduled to be microsurfaced with permanent striping installed at that time. Please drive safely and watch for new street elements.

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.

Water Main Replacement Project – NE 49th Street, from NE St. Johns Road to NE 40th Avenue and Vicinity

Work continues on the installation of a new water main line along NE 49th Street, from NE St. Johns Road to NE 40th Avenue, in the City of Vancouver’s water utility service area. City work along NE 49th Street is anticipated to be completed in early July, with other City work expected to wrap up in August. Please use caution when traveling through and around the work zone.

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

As part of the Sewer Connection Incentive Program (SCIP), installation of sewer lines throughout Holly Acres was recently completed. Sanity sewer improvements started this winter, and crews began preparing streets for paving in mid-May. Final paving is now underway. During preparation and paving, street parking is not allowed. Please remember that paving is highly weather dependent and can alter schedules. Be alert toconstruction workers, equipment, lane shifts, closures, detours, rough roads and no parking areas; 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, July21 to Friday, July 25: Daytime, and nighttime alternating, single-lane closures, northboundon I-205.

Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Daytime, and nighttime, rolling slowdowns and single-lane closures, with flaggers, in both directions on NE 134th Street.

Monday, July21 to Tuesday, July 22: Nighttime,alternating, single-lane closures on both directions of I-5.

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, July 21 to Friday, July 25: No scheduled traffic impacts. 

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

Staring Thursday, May 1 until 2016: Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Multiple daytime, intermittent,single-lane closures with flaggers, throughout the6 mile length of the project limits from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, July 19: Daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers throughout the project limits, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25: Daytime narrow lanes with temporary striping and barriers at the entrance of the Gee Creek Rest Area for sewer line installation.

NOTE: There will be intermittent shoulder closures on both directions of I-5 between mileposts 11.47 and 13.82 from Friday, July 11 to Friday, August 15.

SR 503, Eastbound, betweenRudy Ross Road and McCracken Road
Monday, July21 to Friday, July 25: Daytime, single-lane closuresfor roadside maintenance.


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