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City of Vancouver prepares for pavement projects across 20 neighborhoods

Pavement Management Program will spend $12.6 million on the planning, design and construction

By Chrissy Booker, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 29, 2024, 6:58pm

Roadwork will temporarily close some neighborhood streets over the summer.

Starting in June, the city of Vancouver will begin paving streets in 20 neighborhoods, including North Image, Burnt Bridge Creek, Fisher’s Landing East and Fisher’s Creek. Vancouver’s Pavement Management Program will spend $12.6 million on the planning, design and construction to improve pavement conditions, according to the city.

“This work helps maximize the life of our streets and protect this vital community asset. Keeping good streets in good condition provides the most cost-effective and efficient use of available resources,” according to a city news release.

In 2015, the city adopted a street funding strategy to address pavement conditions and improve the streets for drivers. Now that funding has increased, the city will expand its program to work on even more streets. The 2024 program will pave 13 miles of street surfaces on Fourth Plain Boulevard and Northeast Ninth Street.

Pavement work will also occur on major corridors, including Mill Plain Boulevard, 164th Avenue, 34th Street, Cascade Park Drive and 192nd Avenue. During pavement work, drivers in Vancouver should expect delays and street closures. Surrounding businesses and residents will receive notices about work hours, parking restrictions and closures throughout construction, according to the city.

“To best choose which areas receive work each year, we validate community feedback with collected data as part of our location determination assessment,” city spokeswoman Nicole Walters said. “Streets are selected based on a variety of factors including condition, time of last treatment, pavement type, traffic loading and connection with other city transportation/utility improvement projects.”

The Pavement Management Program and Urban Forestry staff will prepare for construction by trimming trees and vegetation throughout the designated streets.

Curb ramp work across the city has already begun and should be complete by July. In most areas, actual paving and preservation treatments will take place from July through September, Walters said.

The city will notify the community when work is scheduled for their neighborhood. View schedule updates at www.cityofvancouver.us/government/department/public-works/pavement-management.