Northeast 68th Street

Virtual Open House

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our open house! The open house was held virtually on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

To watch a recording of the virtual open house, click on the link below.
[video: https://youtu.be/ycwFA59KP4A]

Project

Clark County and the City of Vancouver, or COV, are partnering on the Northeast 68th Street Sidewalk project. The county’s portion of the project will fill in segments of missing sidewalk for approximately 5,500 feet along one side of Northeast 68th Street.

Northeast 68th Street between Highway 99 and Northeast St. Johns Road serves a densely populated residential neighborhood with an average daily traffic, or ADT, of 3,288 vehicles. It has little to no segments of sidewalks.

This project is meant to fill in the gaps between the existing segments of sidewalks on one side of the road only.

Proposed Improvements

  • County will fill in missing segments of sidewalk along approximately 5,500 feet on the south side of the Northeast 68th Street
  • Addition of four (4) crosswalks from the south side to the north side
    • Northeast 14th Avenue, Northeast 17th Avenue, Hazel Dell Community Park entrance, and Northeast 28th Avenue
  • New street lighting at each crosswalk
  • Warning signs for pedestrian crossing (at crosswalks)
  • Possible rapid flashing beacon at the Northeast 14th Avenue crossing location
  • City will construct half street improvements on south side of the Northeast 68th Street

Construction is currently scheduled for spring 2023.

Funding:

The County’s project cost is an estimated $3 million for construction. The City of Vancouver’s project cost is an estimated $1.2 million for construction.

Funding for project design and construction is supported by a combination of several sources including federal and state grants, traffic impact fees, real estate excise taxes, county road fund, and the City of Vancouver.  Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council has awarded Clark County and the City of Vancouver $1.7 million in federal construction funding from the Transportation Alternatives and Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Programs. In addition, the Transportation Improvement Board has awarded Clark County and the City of Vancouver $400,000 in state construction funding.

March 2022 Heads Up 
September 2021 Heads Up
June 2021 Heads Up
May 2019 Heads Up 

More information 

Sarah Smith, project manager
Clark County Public Works 
564.397.4648
sarah.smith@clark.wa.gov 

Ivar Christensen, P.E. senior civil engineer    
City of Vancouver Department of Public Works- Transportation 
360.487.7765 
ivar.christensen@cityofvancouver.us

Laura Henry-Slye
Real Property Services Manager
Clark County Public Works
laura.slye@clark.wa.gov
564.397.4777