Week of March 1, 2021
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2021 Preservation ADA Improvements Group 1
A contractor will be updating various curb ramps on the following roads:
- NE 99th Street (from NE 80th Avenue to NE 82nd Avenue)
- NE 124th Avenue (from NE 99th Street to NE 101st Street)
- NW 36th Avenue (from NW 119th Street to NW 136th Circle)
Travel lanes may be travel reduced or shifted at times. Drivers should expect construction activities between 8 am and 5 pm. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of April, 2021. The completion of this work is weather dependent.
NE 68th Street (NE 14th Ave to NE 17th Ave)
A private contractor will be working on NE 68th Street restoring the roadway. The lane of travel will be reduced at times to one lane with two flaggers between the hours of 7 am to 6 pm. Drivers should expect delays. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2021. The completion of this work is weather dependent.
NE 72nd Ave (NE 132th St to NE 134th St)
A private contractor will be working on NE 72nd Ave installing new storm, sanitary, curb and sidewalk required for the new development. The lane of travel will be reduced to one lane with two flaggers between the hours of 7 am to 3:30 pm. Drivers should expect delays. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2021
City of Vancouver
Construction of this safety improvement project began in September along SE Tech Center Drive, between SE 172nd Avenue and SE Tech Center Place/SE 167th Avenue. The project will improve safety for people using all modes of transportation, increase multimodal access to a major employment center and fill an important gap in the City’s bike network.
Sewer Improvement Project: West Minnehaha Neighborhood
As part of the City’s Sewer Connection Incentive Program, a City contractor is installing 8-inch sanitary sewer pipe, sanitary sewer laterals and manholes to provide sanitary sewer service to approximately 26 residential properties West Minnehaha. Work started in early August with general construction hours occurring from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, work may continue as late as 8 p.m. and could take place on weekends, if needed. The project is anticipated to be completed in late October/early November 2020, weather and construction conditions allowing.
Stormwater Extension Project: SE Talton Avenue
The City of Vancouver has hired Clearwater Contracting to construct a stormwater extension along SE Talton Avenue, between SE 21st Street and SE Forest Street. This improvement project will extend the existing stormwater system and help increase capacity for stormwater runoff. Construction will occur in the median and in a portion of the northbound lane along SE Talton Avenue, between SE 21st and SE Forest streets. Street closures are not anticipated during this work, but vehicles and bicycles will share the road during construction. Construction hours are generally 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but could last until 8 p.m. and may include weekend work if necessary. The project is anticipated to be completed in January 2021, weather and construction conditions allowing.
Water Main Improvement Project – NW 41st Street/NW 43rd Street Area
Construction began in early November on a City of Vancouver Utility project to install about 2,800 linear feet of new water main line on NW 41st Street and NW 43rd Street, from NW Lincoln Avenue to NW Daniels Street, including a portion of NW Grant Street. General construction hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but could be extended if needed. Travel in the construction areas will be restricted to all but emergency vehicles and local access of residents, mail and other service deliveries. Construction will start on the east end of the project, near the intersection of NW 41st Street and Daniels Street, and then move west. This work will involve excavating a trench in the roadway, installing the new water main line and filling in the trench. The project is anticipated to be completed in late December 2020. After all water improvements are tested and complete, pavement will be restored when weather allows.
Sewer Improvement Project: Orchards Area
As part of the City’s Sewer Connection Incentive Program, a City contractor is installing 8-inch sanitary sewer pipe, sanitary sewer laterals and manholes to provide sanitary sewer service to 51 residential properties in the Orchards area of unincorporated Clark County. General construction hours occurring from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, work may continue as late as 8 p.m. and could take place on weekends, if needed. The project is anticipated to be completed in late December 2020, weather and construction conditions allowing.
Traffic Signal Construction – SE Hearthwood Boulevard and SE 1st Street
The City of Vancouver will be upgrading the current intersection of Southeast Hearthwood Boulevard and Southeast 1st Street to a fully signalized intersection. Preliminary work is expected to begin in late November and continue into December. The start of the project will focus mainly on underground work, preparations needed for the coming traffic signal equipment. Construction hours are planned for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but could be as late as 8 p.m. and include weekends if needed.
This first step of preparing the site is expected to be completed in late December. In the next few months that follow, you may not notice much on-site construction activity while we await the arrival and testing of the needed traffic signal components and equipment. Look for construction to start up again in spring 2021, depending upon timing of getting and testing of signal equipment and on favorable weather. Currently, the project is anticipated to be completed in early June, weather and construction conditions/staffing allowing. Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists are reminded to take care while traveling through this intersection. Please drive slowly in the construction zone.
Water Main Improvement Project – NE 56th Avenue and NE 58th Street
Construction is expected to begin Monday, Dec. 7, on a City of Vancouver Utility project to install 1,128 linear feet of new water main line along NE 56th Avenue and NE 58th Street. The project area includes the following:
- NE 56th Avenue, from NE 58th Street to 53rd Street
- NE 58th Street, from NE 56th Avenue to NE 57th Avenue
Typical construction hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., but could continue to as late as 8 p.m. at times if needed. This work will involve excavating a trench in the roadway, installing the new water main line and filling in the trench. During construction, there will be some impacts to travel in the work zone. Watch for periodic closures to one lane of traffic during the project. Traffic will be able to use these streets, but please stay alert to flaggers when travel is restricted to one lane. The project is anticipated to be completed by the end of January 2021, weather and construction conditions/staffing allowing.
Water Transmission Improvement Project: Water Station 5
Construction has started on a City Utility project to install a new water transmission main extending from Water Station 5 approximately 2 miles to the east. Construction hours are generally 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but could last until 8 p.m. and may include weekend work if necessary. Night work can also be expected at some points during the project, such as when crossing East Mill Plain Boulevard’s intersection with Devine and Andresen roads. During construction in East Mill Plain Boulevard, one lane is expected to remain open in the westbound direction. The westbound bike lane may be closed for construction safety, and during those times, cars and bikes will share the road. Traffic in the eastbound lanes will not be substantially impacted. Installation and testing of the new water main is expected to be completed in spring 2021, followed by restoration of pavement. For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/WaterStation5Project.
Private Development Projects Citywide
A variety of private development projects may be occurring throughout the City of Vancouver. For information about these projects, please visit: www.cityofvancouver.us/projects.
Washington State Department of Transportation
PLEASE NOTE: Daytime traffic impacts typically take place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and nighttime impacts are between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Times may vary based on weather and other (construction-related) variables
I-5 - Northbound - Temporary Traffic Shift at the Lewis River Bridge
WSDOT maintenance crews will temporarily shift freight travelers on northbound I-5 to use the center lane along the northbound span of the Lewis River Bridge, about two-miles south of Woodland.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 4, until further notice: All freight trucks will encounter a traffic shift to use the center lane on northbound I-5 along the Lewis River Bridge, between mileposts 19.36 and 20.0, just south of Woodland.
Note: All travelers should slow down through the area and freight traffic should watch for advanced signs advising them when to shift to use the center lane.
SR14/SE 164th Ave. Signal Replacement project work begins Monday, Jan. 25 on the westbound SR14 off-ramp at MP 8.70 Travelers should expect intermittent lane closures from 6:30 am until 5:30 pm Jan. 25-26 and on Feb. 8. Nighttime closures of SE 164th Ave. from 8:00 pm to 2:30 pm are planned from Feb. 9-11.