Construction to close St. Johns overnight



VANCOUVER — Ongoing construction at the intersection of state Highway 500 and St. Johns Boulevard in Vancouver will close St. Johns on Friday night.

Closure of the north-south arterial will extend from Cherry Road to East 33rd Street between 8 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Near Cherry Road, St. Johns splits with St. James Road, which will also be closed during that time.

The closure will eliminate all turns from Highway 500 to St. Johns, according to WSDOT.

Workers plan to re-stripe the road during the closure, place concrete barriers and shift traffic to the west onto a temporary detour roadway.