Clark County — Vancouver’s Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program picked four projects it will fund with thousands of dollars the city set aside to help make certain streets safer. The city allocated $200,000 for such one-time road improvements, with $80,000 originally set aside for 2013 projects. However, higher-than-expected revenue from the Real Estate Excise Tax meant the city could fully fund all four 2013 projects, totaling $103,000. Another $120,000 is budgeted to be spent next year on another crop of not-yet-identified projects.
Here's the first set of projects:
• Southeast 195th Avenue between 15th Street and Westridge Boulevard. The $51,000 project will add speed cushions and entry islands.
• East 33rd Street between Interstate 5 and St. Johns Boulevard. The $36,000 project will add pedestrian islands, street trees and murals.
• McGillivray Boulevard at Southeast 119th Avenue. The $10,000 project will restripe a crosswalk and add signs and speed limit reminders.
• Fruit Valley Road from Fourth Plain Boulevard to 39th Street. The $6,000 project will add a new crosswalk at Firestone Lane.
Learn more at www.cityofvancouver.us/trafficcalmingprogram.