N.E. 88th St. upgrades topic of open house



Clark County will hold an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday on a project to widen and improve 1.7 miles of Northeast 88th Street from Highway 99 to St. Johns Road.

The open house will be held at Clark Regional Wastewater District, 8000 N.E. 52nd Court.

Construction is slated to begin in June.

The project includes rebuilding a travel lane in each direction, adding a continuous left-turn lane, installing bicycle lanes, planter strips, sidewalks, curbs and gutters; replacing utility lines; and building stormwater improvements, including rain gardens to collect and treat polluted storm runoff in some planter strips.

The $17.4 million project will interfere with traffic flows, and drivers should expect delays. Only emergency vehicles, school buses and residents who need to leave and return to their private residences will be allowed inside the construction zone.

C-Tran Route 25 (Fruit Valley/St. Johns) will not serve Northeast 88th Street between Northeast 25th Avenue and Highway 99 during construction. The change begins May 13.

For information, visit N.E. 88th Street improvements.