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Replacement parts for the Interstate 5 Bridge's lift mechanism were custom-built in Alabama and shipped to Oregon. They arrived at the bridge via barge on Aug. 4 and will be installed during a nine-day closure of the bridge Sept. 12 to 20.

Peripheral projects wrap up as crews prep for I-5 Bridge trunnion project

Replacement parts for the Interstate 5 Bridge's lift mechanism were custom-built in Alabama and shipped to Oregon. They arrived at the bridge via barge on Aug. 4 and will be installed during a nine-day closure of the bridge Sept. 12 to 20.

August 20, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The big Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project is less than a month away, and motorists will soon see more preparation and testing work as C-Tran and two state transportation departments count down to the Sept. 12 start date. Read story

A person watches from the bank of the Columbia River as the trunnion, sheaves and other replacement components for the Interstate 5  Bridge arrive in Vancouver via barge on Tuesday morning.

Trunnion, sheaves for September repair of Interstate 5 Bridge span arrivevideo icon

A person watches from the bank of the Columbia River as the trunnion, sheaves and other replacement components for the Interstate 5  Bridge arrive in Vancouver via barge on Tuesday morning.

August 5, 2020, 6:05am Business

The Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project won’t begin in earnest until September, but preliminary work is already underway at the site, including the Tuesday morning arrival of a barge carrying the new sheaves, trunnion and other replacement components for the bridge’s lift system. Read story

Jess Shutts of Vancouver rides an ATV on Saturday in the Jones Creek Trail System in the Yacolt Burn State Forest.

Ordinance would allow driving of all-terrain vehicles on Clark County roads

Jess Shutts of Vancouver rides an ATV on Saturday in the Jones Creek Trail System in the Yacolt Burn State Forest.

July 25, 2020, 5:52pm Clark County News

Clark County is considering an ordinance that would specifically allow driving all-terrain vehicles on county roads. Read story

WSDOT hosts Highway 500 community survey

July 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking community members to participate in an online survey about ways to improve safety on a section of state Highway 500 north of Camas, where the road passes through curved intersections with Northeast Robinson Road and Northeast Third Street. Read story

C-Tran’s Vine switching to onboard Hop payments

July 18, 2020, 5:59am Clark County News

C-Tran is changing the way riders pay their fare on the Vine bus line. Beginning Aug. 2, passengers will need to tap their Hop cards to a ticket reader when they board the bus, rather than on the platform before boarding. The onboard readers are located near the middle and… Read story

Motorists with bright headlights navigate an intersection near Vancouver Mall.

Clark Asks: Are those bright headlights legal?

Motorists with bright headlights navigate an intersection near Vancouver Mall.

June 21, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Fran Laub, a 77-year-old Vancouver resident, drives a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. She usually avoids nighttime driving, in part because of glare from the headlights of other vehicles. Read story

Motorists cross the Interstate 5 Bridge from Portland into Vancouver. Bridge traffic levels declined sharply during the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, but they've begun to recover -- and traffic officials say commuters should still plan for severe congestion in September when the northbound bridge span will close for maintenance for up to nine days.

I-5, I-205 bridge crossings to and from Clark County plummet early on during pandemic

Motorists cross the Interstate 5 Bridge from Portland into Vancouver. Bridge traffic levels declined sharply during the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, but they've begun to recover -- and traffic officials say commuters should still plan for severe congestion in September when the northbound bridge span will close for maintenance for up to nine days.

June 14, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Traffic numbers on the Interstate 5 Bridge and Interstate 205 Bridge plummeted during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, with daily vehicle crossings on I-5 dropping from a weekday average of about 139,000 in the first week of March to about 85,000 at the start of April. Read story

A cyclist rides along Columbia Street in February 2019. A project to remove street parking and add bike lanes has been postponed.

Budget shortfall delays city of Vancouver’s Columbia Street bike lanes project

A cyclist rides along Columbia Street in February 2019. A project to remove street parking and add bike lanes has been postponed.

May 8, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

A controversial project that would see protected bike lanes installed in downtown Vancouver along Columbia Street has been postponed by a year. Read story

Aerial view of Portland's Rose Quarter district.

Rose Quarter project does not need additional environmental review, Oregon commission says

Aerial view of Portland's Rose Quarter district.

April 3, 2020, 1:19pm Latest News

A more than $715 million transportation project to widen Interstate 5 through the Rose Quarter, a 1.8-mile stretch that state officials call one of the nation’s worst bottlenecks, does not require a more extensive environmental study that would delay construction for three years. Read story

Tesla cars change at the Tesla Supercharger station in the Fred Meyer parking lot in Salmon Creek.

Electric car measure charges forward in state Senate

Tesla cars change at the Tesla Supercharger station in the Fred Meyer parking lot in Salmon Creek.

March 13, 2020, 5:33pm Business

A bill designed to increase electric car sales in Washington narrowly passed the state Senate on Monday. Read story