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The Capitol in Olympia.

Washington House, Senate Democrats release $16B transportation package

The Capitol in Olympia.

February 8, 2022, 1:38pm Latest News

House and Senate Democrats in Washington state on Tuesday unveiled a $16 billion, 16-year transportation revenue package that spends on a variety of projects ranging from building new hybrid electric ferries and funding more walking and biking corridors to highway maintenance and replacing fish passage culverts. Read story

Motorists navigate a four-way stop at the busy intersection of Northeast 179th Street and Northeast 29th Avenue north of Vancouver.  A roundabout is planned for the intersection.

Clark County plans roundabouts at two 179th Street intersections

Motorists navigate a four-way stop at the busy intersection of Northeast 179th Street and Northeast 29th Avenue north of Vancouver.  A roundabout is planned for the intersection.

January 29, 2022, 6:05am Editor's Choice

With growth and investment expected along 179th Street east of the Clark County Fairgrounds, Public Works is moving ahead with design plans for the reconstruction of two intersections. Read story

Vancouver-based Conway Construction won a contract for over $13 million from the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Conway will restore a section of the paved Historic Columbia River Highway in the Columbia River Gorge.

Vancouver-based Conway Construction to restore section of historic highway

Vancouver-based Conway Construction won a contract for over $13 million from the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Conway will restore a section of the paved Historic Columbia River Highway in the Columbia River Gorge.

November 30, 2021, 6:01am Business

Vancouver-based Conway Construction won a contract from the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration for over $13 million to restore some of the last unfinished sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. Read story

A cyclist rides south on Columbia Street bike lane, a part of the Westside Bike Mobility Project that aims to improve safety for bikers and pedestrians traveling through the city.

Nearly complete Columbia Street bike lanes still point of contention

A cyclist rides south on Columbia Street bike lane, a part of the Westside Bike Mobility Project that aims to improve safety for bikers and pedestrians traveling through the city.

October 7, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Most of the hotly debated Westside Bike Mobility Project is complete, and community members are offering mixed reviews on the impact it has made on commuting and living in the area. Read story

Guests wear masks as they gather near C-Tran buses at the Mill Plain Bus Rapid Transit groundbreaking event Tuesday afternoon. The $50 million project will add Clark County's second bus rapid transit line following the Vine, which debuted in 2017.

C-Tran breaks ground on Vancouver’s second bus rapid transit linevideo icon

Guests wear masks as they gather near C-Tran buses at the Mill Plain Bus Rapid Transit groundbreaking event Tuesday afternoon. The $50 million project will add Clark County's second bus rapid transit line following the Vine, which debuted in 2017.

September 28, 2021, 7:39pm Business

C-Tran’s second bus rapid transit line is officially on the way. Read story

Interstate 5 in Portland (The Columbian files)

Oregon panel gives conditional OK to I-5 Rose Quarter freeway cover design

Interstate 5 in Portland (The Columbian files)

September 9, 2021, 7:47pm Clark County News

The Oregon Transportation Commission voted Thursday to give conditional approval to an updated design for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project’s freeway cover component. Read story

An American flag blows in the wind on the Pioneer Street rail overpass on Tuesday in Ridgefield. The nearly finished overpass connects downtown with the boat launch area to the west of the railway.

Ridgefield to celebrate Pioneer Street railroad overpass

An American flag blows in the wind on the Pioneer Street rail overpass on Tuesday in Ridgefield. The nearly finished overpass connects downtown with the boat launch area to the west of the railway.

September 1, 2021, 6:03am Business

Ridgefield residents won’t have to wait much longer to start using the new Pioneer Street railroad overpass. The $15 million project is wrapping up the final bits of construction and is targeted to open to traffic by the end of October. Read story

The I-5 bridge looking north from the southeast tower into Vancouver.

I-5 Bridge project details timeline, goals

The I-5 bridge looking north from the southeast tower into Vancouver.

July 18, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Less than a year from now, the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office hopes to have settled on a single preferred configuration for a new Interstate 5 Bridge over the Columbia River — one that would answer all of the big design questions, such as how many lanes the bridge would… Read story

Signs and caution tape are common sights along the Mill Plain corridor lately due to an ongoing WSDOT project aimed at setting up the corridor to better accommodate freight traffic and adding new bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

Clark County road work gets into gear

Signs and caution tape are common sights along the Mill Plain corridor lately due to an ongoing WSDOT project aimed at setting up the corridor to better accommodate freight traffic and adding new bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

July 17, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Washington State Department of Transportation officials say they’re in the midst of a busy summer packed with repair projects and maintenance work on Southwest Washington roadways, and local motorists should try to stay on top of big upcoming projects and prepare to deal with occasional delays. Read story

A 60-foot Vine bus pictured at the C-Tran maintenance center in Vancouver.

C-Tran proposes service changes, including bus line to Ridgefield

A 60-foot Vine bus pictured at the C-Tran maintenance center in Vancouver.

July 15, 2021, 6:02am Business

C-Tran staff unveiled a wide-ranging list of proposed service changes this week, including the establishment of a fixed-route bus line to Ridgefield and the consolidation of some of the agency’s express service routes between Vancouver and Portland. Read story