Intersection of Northeast 72nd Avenue and Northeast 239th Street being converted to an all-way stop starting April 18

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Starting April 18, the intersection of Northeast 72nd Avenue and Northeast 239th Street will become an all-way stop-sign controlled intersection. Prior to the change, traffic on Northeast 239th Street has been controlled by stop signs as it approaches Northeast 72nd Avenue. This change will add stop signs to Northeast 72nd Avenue as it approaches Northeast 239th Street, creating an all-way stop-sign controlled intersection. This change will improve safety and mobility at this intersection. Requiring all vehicles to stop at the intersection will help reduce the risk of collisions and crash severity. This change will also help facilitate improved mobility by reducing delays at the Northeast 239th Street approaches. 

Changes drivers should expect beginning Thursday, April 18 include: 

  • Stop signs with red flashing beacons for the Northeast 72nd Avenue approaches. 
  • “Stop ahead” warning signs approaching the new stop signs on Northeast 72nd Avenue. 
  • White stop-bar striping on all four legs of the intersection, indicating where drivers must stop. 
  • Yellow no-passing zone centerline striping on Northeast 72nd Avenue, leading up to the intersection. 

Additional temporary measures to alert drivers to the change beginning Thursday, April 18 include: 

  • High visibility flags on all new stop and stop-ahead signs, for two months. 
  • Orange “Traffic revision ahead” signs, for two months.
  • Portable electronic message signs on Northeast 72nd Avenue for two weeks. 

Drivers may notice increased police presence in the area in the coming weeks as they assist with safe operation and traffic control. 

Area residents were notified about the change several weeks ago, by mail. 

More information is at

For information about road and park projects, closures, opportunities for community input, and more, residents can follow Public Works on X (formerly known as Twitter), Facebook and Instagram and view information on Nextdoor. 

Map showing intersection of NE 72nd Ave and NE 239th St, east of Interstate 5 and west of Battle Ground.

Kaley McLachlan-Burton, communications manager