Temporary closure for N.E. 138th Ave.



Construction crews will begin a week of all-day closures on a section of Northeast 138th Avenue starting Saturday to install new stormwater infiltration lines. The weeklong job is expected to close the street from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Friday, Feb. 15, according to the city of Vancouver.

Some access will be allowed outside of those hours.

Workers with Nutter Corporation will need to excavate a 20-foot-deep trench as part of the project. The infiltration line will run about 250 feet down the middle of the roadway, leaving inadequate room for traffic, according to the city. Northeast 33rd Street will also be closed to traffic at 138th Avenue.

During the closure, motorists will follow a detour along Northeast 28th Street, Northeast 135th Avenue and Northeast 36th Street. Signs and flaggers will be in place, according to the city.

The work is part of the city’s Northeast 137th/138th Avenue Improvement Project, designed to improve flow and safety along the corridor. The $14.6 million project is expected to be complete later this year.