Roadwork slows traffic on Northwest Second Avenue

By Tyler Graf, Columbian county government reporter

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Drivers can expect detour signs when traveling in one Clark County neighborhood.

Road construction began this morning on Northwest Second Avenue near H.B. Fuller Park in Salmon Creek. The street is being resurfaced as part of Clark County's annual road maintenance program.

The part of the road receiving the overlay treatment connects with Northeast 139th Street, the locale of one of the county’s most significant road projects in recent years.

The work is being performed near the Salmon Creek Interchange Project at Northeast 139th Street. The interchange project will relocate a northbound Interstate 5 ramp from Northeast 134th Street to Northeast 139th Street. It will connect Northwest 10th Avenue with a widened Northwest 20th Avenue.

The county’s contractor was making assorted pavement repairs Monday on Northwest Second Avenue ahead of actual pavement repairs, which are scheduled for one day, said Jeff Mize, a spokesman for county public works.

The county plans to hold a ribbon cutting for it on Wednesday.

On Northwest Second Avenue, flaggers have been stopping and directing traffic.