Lane closures planned for 164th Avenue tonight

By Eric Florip, Columbian transportation & environment reporter

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Construction work at the intersection of Southeast 164th Avenue and Southeast 12th Street/Tech Center Drive will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction tonight, according to the city of Vancouver.

The lane closures will last from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, according to the city.

Crews are working on signal improvements at the intersection. Existing traffic signals will be turned off during the work, meaning drivers will be directed by flaggers. People should use caution if they pass through the area, and watch for workers and equipment in the roadway, according to the city.

The work is part of a larger project that will improve six intersections along Southeast 164th Avenue, between Southeast 34th Street and Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard. Upgrades include curb ramps, stormwater improvements and signals. The $1.86 million project is expected to wrap up later this summer, after which the corridor will be repaved.

More information is available at the city of Vancouver website.