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November 2015

- Clark County
- City of Vancouver

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

NE 119th Street, 72nd Avenue to 87th Avenue

NE 119th Street has reopened to through traffic following replacement of the Curtin Creek culvert. Significant construction will continue in the corridor. Pipe work in and around the intersection of NE 72nd Ave and 119th will impact the traveling public. Drivers will encounter longer delays and heavier congestion.

A reduced speed limit of 25 mph will remain in effect throughout the NE 119th Street project area, with fines doubled in the construction zone. Drivers will continue to experience delays and may want to use alternate routes. A map showing these routes is available at:

A temporary traffic signal has been installed at NE 139th Street and NE 72nd Avenue to improve traffic flow for drivers bypassing the construction zone. Access to all businesses will remain open during construction.

NE 94th Avenue, Padden Parkway to NE 99th Street

Construction has started to widen and improve this section of NE 94th Avenue. The contractor will keep one lane open in each direction, but drivers should expect delays and may want to use alternate routes. Construction will continue throughout the fall and winter, weather permitting, before wrapping up in fall 2016.

NW 78th Street and Lakeshore Avenue – Waterline Installation

Clark Public Utilities will begin installing a new water transmission line at the intersection of NW 78th Street and Lakeshore Avenue. Project work will take place between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. During construction, one lane of traffic will remain open at all times, with temporary signals in place and flaggers on site to direct traffic through the project area. Motorists may experience intermittent delays. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of February 2016.

Fifth Plain Creek Bridge, on NE 88th Street about a half mile east of NE Ward Road

A contractor working for Clark County is replacing the bridge. A short section of NE 88th Street is closed to through traffic on both sides of Fifth Plain Creek. Construction is scheduled to last until December. Through traffic will need to use alternate routes, such as NE Fourth Plain Road to the south.

NE Sunset Falls Road, Dole Valley Road to Sunset Falls Campground

Contractors will be placing rock around the guardrail locations on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.Drivers should expect intermittent single-lane closures while the contractor completes the work.

NE 47th Avenue, NE 68th Street to NE 78th Street
A contractor is improving and widening this section of NE 47th Avenue. The construction area will be restricted to local access only. Flaggers will guide vehicles as necessary, but drivers should expect delays. Construction is scheduled to wrap up fall 2015.

City of Vancouver - (360) 487-7750

Water Station 1 Improvements

The City is installing new underground communication lines for water system controls at the Water Station 1 site. The work is not expected to impact traffic along Fourth Plain Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way, but may at times require slight route changes to the nearby walkway. This work is expected to be finished in late November, and is being done in advance of a larger enhancement project planned to improve, maintain and protect Water Station 1, the City’s most prolific water station.

Water Main Improvements – East 13th Street, U Street and Surrounding Vicinity

Crews are replacing almost 4,900 linear feet of aging and substandard water mains with new ductile iron pipe water mains, replacing old fire hydrants and installing new fire hydrants. The work is occurring along portions of East 13th Street, U Street, V Street, W Street and surrounding vicinity in the Central Park and Hudson’s Bay neighborhoods. In general, construction dates and times are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, construction could continue as late as 8 p.m. and occur on weekends, if needed. The project is expected to be completed in late December 2015. Please drive slowly and stay alert to changing traffic patterns.

Village Green Sewer and Surface Water Improvement Project – Work north of NE 28th Street along portions of NE 122nd Ave, NE 127th Ave, NE 129th Ave, NE 30st St, NE 31st St and NE 33rd St

As part of the City’s Sewer Connection Incentive Program (SCIP), construction crews are extending sanitary sewer main lines and improving surface water in the Village Green neighborhood. The work includes the installation of approximately 5,000 feet of sanitary sewer main, including sewer laterals to the property lines. In general, construction will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with project completion anticipated for early 2016. Be alert toconstruction workers, equipment, lane shifts, closures, detours, rough roads and no parking areas; also, be prepared for possible traffic 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. Starting at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25, no work will be completed in observance of the holiday.

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

Monday,Nov. 23to Wednesday,Nov. 25: A single-lane in either direction of SR 502may be closed intermittentlybetweenI-5 to Battle Ground, daily, from9 a.m. to3 p.m. for roadway widening.

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

Monday, Nov. 23 toWednesday, Nov. 25:Drivers should expect intermittent single-lane closures with flaggers on both directions of Northeast 18th Street, between Northeast 112th Avenue and Northeast 107th Avenue, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for paving, landscaping and striping work.

SR 503/SR 500 Orchards to Battle Ground

No scheduled traffic impacts.

SR 14, Both directions, between SE 164th Avenue and SW 6th Avenue

Monday, Nov. 23 to Wednesday, Nov. 25: Drivers in both directions of SR 14 between Southeast 164th Avenue and Southwest 6th Avenue may be alternated through a single-lane, daily, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for fiber optic communications and camera installations.
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