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Vancouver’s climate goals to push past comparable cities

December 14, 2020, 8:48pm Clark County News

Vancouver will pursue a climate strategy that stretches beyond the bare minimum, the city council agreed in a workshop Monday evening, and set goals to achieve carbon neutrality in the… Read story

Online survey to help Vancouver plan for revision of transportation systems

December 6, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Vancouver is launching a big-picture revision of its transportation systems, a project that over the next two decades could ultimately affect everyone from car commuters to pedestrians to freight haulers. Read story

A 60-foot Vine bus pictured at the C-Tran maintenance center in Vancouver. C-Tran's first bus rapid transit line debuted on Fourth Plain Boulevard in 2017, and construction is slated to start next year on a second line along Mill Plain Boulevard.

C-Tran prepares for second Vine route on Mill Plain in Vancouver

A 60-foot Vine bus pictured at the C-Tran maintenance center in Vancouver. C-Tran's first bus rapid transit line debuted on Fourth Plain Boulevard in 2017, and construction is slated to start next year on a second line along Mill Plain Boulevard.

November 29, 2020, 6:05am Business

It’s been nearly four years since the first Vine buses began rolling up and down Fourth Plain Boulevard, marking C-Tran’s first foray into the world of Bus Rapid Transit. Read story

The cost of replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge could go as high as $4.81 billion, according to conceptual cost estimates released this week.

Early estimates of I-5 Bridge replacement top out at $4.81 billion

The cost of replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge could go as high as $4.81 billion, according to conceptual cost estimates released this week.

November 24, 2020, 6:18pm Business

The renewed effort to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge has a long way to go before it gets an official price tag, but the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office put forward a range of conceptual cost estimates this week based on the mothballed Columbia River Crossing project, topping out at… Read story

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Executive Steering Group held its first meeting Friday. The group is intended to provide feedback from local governing bodies and public agencies.

I-5 Bridge replacement group outlines role, timetable

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Executive Steering Group held its first meeting Friday. The group is intended to provide feedback from local governing bodies and public agencies.

November 7, 2020, 1:39pm Clark County News

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program’s Executive Steering Group held its virtual first meeting Friday morning, outlining its role in the project as well as the process for creating a separate Community Advisory Group — and laying out an ambitious timetable for both plans. Read story

Motorists travel east on state Highway 500 near the intersection with Falk Road. WSDOT officials removed a traffic signal at the intersection two years ago, which has so far resulted in a 68 percent decrease in accidents.

Clark County interchange projects on Highways 14 and 500 result in fewer accidents

Motorists travel east on state Highway 500 near the intersection with Falk Road. WSDOT officials removed a traffic signal at the intersection two years ago, which has so far resulted in a 68 percent decrease in accidents.

October 27, 2020, 6:02am Business

It’s been a year since the Washington State Department of Transportation installed a pair of roundabouts on state Highway 14 in Washougal, and two years since the department removed two traffic signals along state Highway 500 in Vancouver. Read story

Work continues on the Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020.

Data: I-5 Bridge traffic down during trunnion repair project

Work continues on the Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020.

October 21, 2020, 6:07pm Clark County News

During last month’s weeklong Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project, it quickly became clear that Clark County commuters were doing a pretty good job of staying off the freeway. Even though both traffic directions had to share just three lanes on the southbound span of the bridge, it appeared that… Read story

Construction workers tackle a big road project at the intersection of Northeast Highway 99 and Northeast 99th Street in Hazel Dell on Wednesday afternoon.

Safety work at Northeast 99th Street and Highway 99 well underway

Construction workers tackle a big road project at the intersection of Northeast Highway 99 and Northeast 99th Street in Hazel Dell on Wednesday afternoon.

October 7, 2020, 4:59pm Clark County News

A $5 million project to improve safety at the angled, yet perpetually busy intersection of Northeast Highway 99 and Northeast 99th Street is well underway. Read story

Traffic in Vancouver is diverted into one lane Saturday as the Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion repair project begins. The project was delayed due to wildfires throughout the region.

Repair of I-5 Bridge nears end minus any calamity

Traffic in Vancouver is diverted into one lane Saturday as the Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion repair project begins. The project was delayed due to wildfires throughout the region.

September 24, 2020, 4:48pm Business

The work week at the core of the nine-day closure of the Interstate 5 Bridge is coming to an end, and Vancouver commuters appear to have dodged the worst of the predicted traffic apocalypse, apart from a few bumps throughout the week. Read story

Traffic flows smoothly in both directions in the western section of the Interstate Bridge on Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020. The northbound lanes in the eastern section of the bridge were closed because of a trunnion replacement project.

Swap-out part of I-5 Bridge work mostly done

Traffic flows smoothly in both directions in the western section of the Interstate Bridge on Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020. The northbound lanes in the eastern section of the bridge were closed because of a trunnion replacement project.

September 23, 2020, 5:39pm Clark County News

Wednesday marked the halfway point in the nine-day Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project, and Oregon Department of Transportation officials say the work is on track to wrap up on Sunday as scheduled. Read story