Construction Traffic Delays



Week of September 21, 2020

Clark County - 564.397.6118 ext. 4944


Northeast 72nd Ave
Regular drivers along Northeast 72nd Avenue should prepare for a full closure of Northeast 72nd Avenue beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8. The roadway will be closed to allow crews with Clark County Public Works’ contractor to perform emergency repair on a section of failing storm pipe under the road. The closure and associated work are expected to take three to four weeks and is weather dependent, which could extend the closure.

In late August, maintenance crews with Clark County Public Works found a small sink hole on the roadway shoulder, alerting them to a potential problem beneath the roadway. After inspection, crews found that around 700 lineal feet of storm pipe was failing, which could result in sinkholes and other critical damage to the roadway. The contractor will replace the damaged pipe beneath the roadway and re-pave the road making it safe for drivers.

Local traffic and emergency access will be permitted during the road closure. Non-local drivers can use Northeast 50th Avenue as a detour, following the signed route.

Northeast Manley Rd 
A contractor working for Clark County is performing construction activities as a part of the NE Manley Road project.  Work will take place from Northeast 82nd Avenue to Northeast 244th Street.  Drivers should expect delays in the work zone during construction. This project is scheduled to complete in fall 2021.

Beginning June 1, 2020, Contractor crews working for Clark County Public Works will close the roadway south of the intersection of Northeast Manley Road and Northeast 254th Street to perform culvert replacement and roadway improvements in the area. The closure will remain in place until October 31, 2020.  A signed detour route will be in place.

 2020 HMA Overlays
A contractor working for Clark County is performing asphalt overlay work, including preparatory work ahead of the overlay, at various locations around the county.
Work will take place through September of this year at these locations

  • NW Lakeshore Ave. – From NW 78th St. to NW 119th St.
  • NW Fruit Valley Rd. From NW 78th St. to NW 94th St.
  • NW 94th/93rd St. – From NW 25th Ave to NW Lakeshore Ave.
  • NW 104th St. – From NW Lakeshore Ave. to NW 26th Ave.
  • NW 209th St. – From NW 31st Ave to NW 3rd Ct.
  • NE 63rd St. – From I-205 Overpass to NE Covington Rd.
  • Kelly Rd. – From NE Gabriel Rd. to NE Lucia Falls Rd.
  • Gabriel Rd. – From NE Kelly Rd. to SR 503

Hwy 99 at NE 99th St. Intersection
A contractor working for Clark County is performing construction activities related to the widening and improving of the NW corner of the Hwy 99 and NE 99th St. intersection. The southbound right turn pocket on Hwy 99 will closed for the duration of the project, or until early November.  There will be non-peak hour closures of Hwy 99 southbound lanes and NE 99th St. westbound lanes. 

In October of this year, the contractor will schedule a complete closure of NE 99th St. westbound, from Hwy 99 to NE 13th Ave.  The westbound closure will last for up to a total of 16 days, with incentives for early completion.  Traffic will be expected to find an alternate route.

Hwy 99 Pavement Improvements
A contractor working for Clark County is performing construction activities as a part of the HWY 99 Pavement Improvements project.  Paving will take place from Northeast 78th Street to Northeast 134th Street.  Drivers should expect both daytime and nighttime work activities causing delays through our work zones.

Once nighttime paving work is complete in this area, drivers can anticipate daytime single-lane closures as crews return to the corridor to complete replacement of center medians, signing operations and remaining traffic signal work. Contractor crews will resume nighttime single lane closures in late September to complete remaining striping work. This project is expected to be completed by this fall.

2020 ADA Group 1 –This project is expected to have only short and minor disruptions of pedestrian or vehicular traffic as it is nearly complete.

Smith Bridge #211 (NE 167th Avenue)
A contractor working for Clark County has completed scour repair and maintenance work in Salmon Creek under and around Bridge #211. The work site is located on Northeast 167th Avenue about 0.25 mile south of Northeast 199th Street.

Northeast 167th Avenue is now open to traffic and the detour has been removed.

Salmon Creek Bridge #331 (NE Caples Road)
A contractor working for Clark County is completing scour and concrete patching repair and maintenance work in Salmon Creek under and around Bridge #331. The work site is located on Northeast Caples Road about 0.39 mile north of Northeast 159th Street.

On July 13, 2020, the contractor closed approximately 300 feet of Northeast Caples Road at the bridge to through traffic. The closure is anticipated to end this week (Sep 21-25). Drivers should choose an alternate route, and a signed detour will be in place.

Lehto Bridge #294 (NE Lehto Road)
A contractor working for Clark County is completing scour and wingwall repair and maintenance work in Salmon Creek under and around Bridge #294. The work site is located on Northeast Lehto Road approximately 0.25 mile south of Northeast Risto Road.

Work continues and minor delays on this no-outlet road will occur through the end of September. Users of the road should plan on short delays of up to 15 minutes. These delays will be intermittent.

NE 68th Street (NE 14th Ave to NE 17th Ave)
A private contractor will be working on NE 68th Street installing new water, 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 6 pm.  Drivers should expect delays.  Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October 2020.

City of Vancouver - 360.487.7750

Pavement Management Program
The 2020 Pavement Management Program began with preparations such as ADA curb ramp upgrades, tree/vegetation pruning and preliminary pavement crack sealing/repairs. Pavement preservation work, including slurry seal, cape seal, chip seal and microsurfacing, began in July and is occurring in the following neighborhoods: North Image, Burnt Bridge Creek, Parkside, Parkway East, North Hearthwood, Airport Green, Fircrest, Cascade SE, Fairway Village, Bennington, Village at Fisher's Lanading, Fisher's Creek and Awbrey Glen. Pavement program work is wrapping up with night work planned along Fourth Plain Blvd and NE 121st Ave where an asphalt-rubberized chip seal and fog seal will be applied. Also, watch for lane striping from now through September. Prepare for brief delays, watch for traffic cones, and do not drive through wet paint.

Sewer Improvement Project: Broadway, between 6th Street and 11th Street
Work began on Aug. 19, to rehabilitate aging sewer lines along Broadway Street using cured-in-place lining. Overall boundaries for this sewer rehabilitation project are from 6th Street to 11th Street on Broadway Street. Between 6th and 8th streets, the City’s contractor for this project will be lining the sewer main line, as well as about 2 feet into each sewer service line. From 8th to 11th streets, the contractor will be lining only the service lines, as the sewer main has been previously lined. Some activity will occur at utility manholes/access locations during daytime hours, where needed. However, most of the sewer lining work is scheduled to be done during nighttime hours, generally Monday through Friday. This lining technology provides cost-efficient and effective solution with minimal impact to the neighborhood and the environment. This process is also achieved with minimal or no excavation. Project completion is anticipated about mid-September 2020.

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.  

Transportation Improvement Project: SE Mill Plain Boulevard/SE 104th Avenue
Construction is underway on the SE Mill Plain Boulevard-104th Avenue Project, from approximately SE 102nd Avenue to Chkalov Drive. Currently, construction on this project is at reduced levels while awaiting arrival and testing of components for the new traffic signal to be installed at 104th Avenue. Those are anticipated to arrive in late August, with installation, programming and testing to follow into September. Paving of Mill Plain Blvd, from 104th Ave to Chkalov, and the new portion of 104th Ave just south of Mill Plain, is currently being planned for late September, shortly after the Interstate Bridge trunnion closure has been completed. Other coming work includes the construction of a median and removal of the signal at SE 105th Avenue, which will become a right in/right out only option. Due to reduced traffic levels, most of the construction work to date has occurred during the day. Paving of the top lift on Mill Plain is tentatively planned as nightwork. When completed, the project will also include enhanced pedestrian access, improved stormwater facilities and added/upgraded street lights within the Mill Plain/I-205 interchange. Stay alert to construction workers, equipment, lane shifts, closures and possible rough roads during this work. Please note: This is a City of Vancouver project that has been evaluated and determined to meet criteria of essential as defined by Governor Inslee’s Stay At Home order. The City’s contractor is implementing measures compliant with guidelines in that order.

Private Development Projects Citywide
A variety of private development projects are occurring throughout the City of Vancouver. Some may include street, utility or right of way improvements or impacts. For information about these projects, please visit:

Washington State Department of Transportation - 360.905.2060

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 Interstate Bridge Trunnion Replacement
This project will replace parts that help raise and lower the south tower of the 103-year-old northbound span of the Interstate Bridge. For more information, go to or  sign up to receive email updates about this project.

Nighttime lane closures Friday, Sept. 18: I-5 at the Interstate Bridge in Washington and Oregon. Double lane closures will begin at 8 p.m. for both directions of I-5 as crews install the zipper barrier.

Full closure of northbound span of the Interstate Bridge from Saturday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Sept. 27: Once the zipper barrier is in place, I-5 traffic in both directions will share the three lanes on the southbound span of the bridge.

Full ramp closures from Saturday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Sept. 27:
Marine Drive on-ramp to I-5 north in Portland.
Hayden Island on-ramp to I-5 north in Portland.
I-5 north to SR 14 off-ramp in Vancouver.
SR 14/Washington Street on-ramp to I-5 south in Vancouver.

The northbound sidewalk of the Interstate Bridge is closed until Sunday, Sept. 27: Bike and pedestrian travelers crossing the Interstate Bridge in both directions will share the sidewalk on the southbound span of the bridge.

The channel under the Interstate Bridge lift span is currently closed to marine traffic and will reopen at 11:59 p.m. on October 6, 2020.

SR 99 Pavement Improvements
A contractor working for Clark County is performing construction activities as a part of the SR 99 Pavement Improvements project.  Paving will take place from Northeast 78th Street to Northeast 134th Street.  Drivers should expect both daytime and nighttime work activities causing delays through our work zones.

Monday, Sept. 21 through Friday Sept. 25: The through lane from the southbound I-205 off-ramp to SR 99 at Northeast 134th Street, will close nightly from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., for paving work.  

Note: A detour will be in place to direct traffic around the lane closure. This work is weather dependent and could be delayed.  

NE Lake Road / NE Everett Street Intersection Improvements Project 
The City of Camas is improving the intersection between Northeast Everett Street (SR 500) and Northeast Lake Road. 

Monday, Aug. 24, until further notice: A temporary signal is in place for travelers accessing Northeast Lake Road from SR 500.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 21 through Friday, Sept. 25: Crews will work on roundabout construction including new storm drainage systems. Travelers will encounter flaggers from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Note: The speed limit has been reduced to 25mph throughout the project limits, and will remain in place for the duration of the project. 

Steigerwald Reconnection Project
Through the Steigerwald Reconnection Project , public and private lands will be protected from the natural ebb and flow of the floodplain by removing 2.2 miles of existing levee and creating two new setback levees. Neighbors and travelers will also see improved flood protection as SR 14 is raised to the 500-year flood level.

Sept. 1 until further notice: Travelers on both directions of SR 14 through Washougal may experience delays with intermittent closures, daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., for construction work.

Note: From July 6 to Oct. 2 of 2020, the Refuge will be fully closed to public access, including the levee trail East of Index Street coming out of Captain William Clark Park. This total closure will be in effect again from April 2021 until April 2022, the anticipated completion of the project and re-opening of the Refuge.

I-205 & SE Mill Plain Boulevard/104th Avenue Improvement Project
A contractor working for the City of Vancouver is performing construction activities as a part of the SE Mill Plain/104th Avenue Project designed to enhance safety and reduce congestion and delays on the Mill Plain corridor, with improved access at the Mill Plain and Interstate 205 interchange.  Drivers should expect both daytime and nighttime work activities causing delays through our work zones.

From 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 until 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23:  Crews will close the on-ramp to southbound I-205 from eastbound Mill Plain Boulevard. Crews will also close the northbound I-205 off-ramp to eastbound Mill Plain Boulevard. Access to westbound Mill Plain Boulevard will remain open.

From 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 until 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25: Travelers will encounter the following on-and-off ramp closures:
*Southbound I-205 off-ramp to Mill Plain Boulevard.
*Northbound I-205 off-ramp to westbound Mill Plain Boulevard. (closes at 8 p.m., unlike others on Thursday) Access to westbound Mill Plain Boulevard will remain open.
*Mill Plain Boulevard on-ramp to northbound I-205.
*Mill Plain Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-205.