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A pair of construction workers shovel large chunks of pavement into the excavator on Tuesday at the corner of Broadway and East Mill Plain Boulevard. The work marks the start of a project to replace the sewer and water main lines beneath Broadway, which will continue through the summer.

Broadway sewer project to reroute downtown Vancouver traffic

A pair of construction workers shovel large chunks of pavement into the excavator on Tuesday at the corner of Broadway and East Mill Plain Boulevard. The work marks the start of a project to replace the sewer and water main lines beneath Broadway, which will continue through the summer.

April 21, 2021, 6:02am Business

Summer weather is here, and downtown Vancouver drivers have already begun to adjust a common summer sight: street construction. A three block stretch of Broadway near East Mill Plain Boulevard closed down last week for a sewer project, snarling traffic in the busy corridor. Read story

A snow-lined pedestrian walkway on the Interstate 5 bridge pictured on Friday afternoon, February 12, in downtown Vancouver.

The future of Washington transportation hinges on carbon pricing debate

A snow-lined pedestrian walkway on the Interstate 5 bridge pictured on Friday afternoon, February 12, in downtown Vancouver.

April 19, 2021, 6:02am Latest News

A new bridge over the Columbia River at Interstate 5. Improvements to the state's ferry system. A new State Route 2 trestle in Snohomish County. Replacing culverts that block fish passage throughout the state. Read story

Workers unload wind blades bound for Canada from the MV Star Kilimanjaro at the Port of Vancouver on May 4, 2020. The ship departed China on April 13 and held 27 blades for nine wind turbines.

Port of Vancouver, importers of oversize cargo push for upgrades to I-84

Workers unload wind blades bound for Canada from the MV Star Kilimanjaro at the Port of Vancouver on May 4, 2020. The ship departed China on April 13 and held 27 blades for nine wind turbines.

April 17, 2021, 6:03am Business

The Port of Vancouver has spent the past few years positioning itself as a major import destination for wind energy components, touting its massive harbor cranes and large storage areas for turbine blades and tower segments. Read story

Daffodils bloom near the Legislative Building on April 6, 2020 at the Capitol in Olympia.

33 transportation fees and taxes on the menu in Washington Legislature

Daffodils bloom near the Legislative Building on April 6, 2020 at the Capitol in Olympia.

April 12, 2021, 7:42am Latest News

Nowadays, the government needs more than gasoline taxes to fund its vast mission to expand, replace and preserve transportation routes in Washington state. Read story

An aerial view of Portland's Rose Quarter district. (Randy L.

Portland group sues over ODOT’s planned Rose Quarter expansion

An aerial view of Portland's Rose Quarter district. (Randy L.

April 5, 2021, 11:02am Business

Portland activist group No More Freeways announced Monday it has filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Transportation’s planned Rose Quarter Improvement Project, which would add auxiliary lanes and shoulders to a stretch of Interstate 5 in Portland. Read story

The intersection of Highway 500 and Northeast 54th Avenue in Vancouver in November 2018.

State seeks input on Highway 500 bike/foot bridge at 54th Ave.-Stapleton Road interchange

The intersection of Highway 500 and Northeast 54th Avenue in Vancouver in November 2018.

March 16, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking public input to help design a new bike and pedestrian overcrossing at the Northeast 54th Avenue and Northeast Stapleton Road interchange with state Highway 500 in Vancouver. The $5 million project is set to break ground late next year. Read story

Cars merge onto Highway 14 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

Vancouver’s climate goals to push past comparable cities

Cars merge onto Highway 14 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

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 coming decades. Read story

The city of Vancouver's transportation survey is at www.beheardvancouver.org/vancouvermoves

Online survey to help Vancouver plan for revision of transportation systems

The city of Vancouver's transportation survey is at www.beheardvancouver.org/vancouvermoves

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 prepares for second Vine route on Mill Plain in Vancouver

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

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