Traffic at the intersection of Southeast 164th Avenue and Southeast 34th Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 9 p.m. today to about 2 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, to allow for signal upgrades. Existing traffic signals will be turned off during that time, and flaggers will be used to control traffic.
This work, part of the City of Vancouver's Southeast 164th Intersection Project, is being done at night while traffic on the busy corridor is typically not as heavy.
Drivers are urged to be aware of the lane closures and follow flaggers' directions. Drivers and pedestrians should also watch for construction workers and equipment in the roadway. Where possible, please consider taking another route outside the construction zone.
The overall Vancouver project will improve six intersections along Southeast 164th Avenue, from about Southeast 34th Street to Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard. The project includes accessibility upgrades for a number of curb ramps, stormwater improvements and fiber-optic improvements to enhance coordination of traffic signals. That work will be followed by an overlay of asphalt on Southeast 164th Avenue as part of the city's 2012 Pavement Management Program. Other curb ramps in this 164th Avenue corridor and on Cascade Park Drive are also scheduled for accessibility improvements this summer, in advance of the overlay work.
Questions about the work may be directed to Vancouver Public Works Construction Services at 360-487-7750.