179th St Access Management and Circulation Plan

Project Summary

Financial investment and new development growth are expected to change the 179th Street corridor within the Vancouver Urban Growth Area, from Northwest 11th Avenue to Northeast 50th Avenue.  This planning study evaluated the future planned streets to develop interim and long-range multimodal corridor plans for the corridor and guide future circulation and access decisions.  The proposal is aimed at promoting safety and mobility of the future principal arterial while balancing the infrastructure and utility needs of development.

Interactive Web Map

Planning Study Area


Purpose and Need

The purpose of this project is to provide a cohesive circulation and access management plan for the study corridor to guide future infrastructure improvements including access locations, intersection control and facility cross-section elements.

The current topography of 179th Street contains significant hills and valleys.  Improving 179th Street to a 4-lane street will require “cuts” and “fills”. Future access locations on/off 179th Street need to be considered for safety of the residents while preserving the mobility for all users.

179th Street Circulation and Access Management Plan 
Best Practices Memorandum
Existing and Planned Conditions Memorandum

Project Update
The 179th St Access Management and Circulation Plan is part of Community Planning’s annual amendment process of updating Clark County’s Comprehensive Growth Management Plan. Click the following link to learn more about the amendment process. https://clark.wa.gov/community-planning/overview-annual-reviews-and-dockets-plan-amendments

These proposed plan changes were scheduled to be adopted during the 2021 annual review cycle.  However, on May 25, 2022, during Clark County Council time, council agreed to remove the 179th St Access Management and Circulation Plan from the 2021 annual review cycle. Council has directed staff to provide additional public input about the plan.

This plan has been moved into the 2022 annual update of the Comprehensive Growth Management Plan.

Public Meetings

September 28, 2022 - Clark County Work Session - (will begin after the 10:00 a.m. Board of Health Meeting)

Hybrid Public Open House, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our hybrid open house! The open house was held both in person and virtually on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022.

To watch a recording of the virtual open house, click on the link below.
[video https://youtu.be/kQhE2LYYtME]

Open House PowerPoint presentation (PDF)
Open House Comments and Responses (PDF)

Heads Up - July 2022 (PDF)

 Virtual Public Open House, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

Thank you to all who attended the open house! 

1.27.2022 Open House Presentation Slides/Visuals: 179th Street Access Management Plan

April 19, 2022 – Clark County Council Hearing - Hearing postponed to May 3, 2022.

Stakeholder Meetings

December 8, 2021 

October 28, 2021 Meeting

September 22, 2021 Meeting

Technical Advisory Meeting

    December 6, 2021 

    October 25, 2021 Meeting

    September 29, 2021 Meeting

    Gary Albrecht, AICP
    Planner III
    Clark County Public Works

    Site specific county-initiated improvements on Northeast 179th Corridor Improvements are not part of this access management and circulation plan. Those projects improve the local transportation system to support the Clark County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan along the Northeast 179th Street Corridor. For more information on projects that are not part of this circulation and access management plan, click on the link below to learn more about projects related to the Northeast 179th Corridor.