Padden Parkway to close for weekend paving work

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  • Closures will take place Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28

VANCOUVER — People who use Padden Parkway in east Vancouver should plan ahead for consecutive weekend closures due to paving work this month.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close a single direction of Padden Parkway (State Route 500) between Northeast 117th Avenue and Northeast 162nd Avenue during the last two weekends in August.

Padden Parkway will close for weekend paving work Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28. The single-direction closure will take place between Northeast 117th Avenue and Northeast 162nd Avenue. Shown here, is a stretch of Padden Parkway closed earlier this year as part of the improvement effort. Photo by Mike Schultz
Padden Parkway will close for weekend paving work Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28. The single-direction closure will take place between Northeast 117th Avenue and Northeast 162nd Avenue. Shown here, is a stretch of Padden Parkway closed earlier this year as part of the improvement effort. Photo by Mike Schultz

Lane closure details

  • Westbound lanes will close Fri., Aug. 18 to the morning of Mon., Aug. 21: The westbound lanes of Padden Parkway between Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast 117th Avenue will close from 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug.21. Due to the closures, north and southbound traffic will not be permitted to cross Padden Parkway between Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast 117th Avenue.
  • Fri., Aug. 18, Sat., Aug. 19 and Sun., Aug. 20: Drivers on westbound Northeast Ward Road will not be able to turn left onto Northeast 162th Avenue, nightly from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound lanes will close Fri., Aug. 25 to the morning of Mon., Aug. 28: The eastbound lanes of Padden Parkway between Northeast 117th Avenue and Northeast 162nd Avenue will close from 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 25 until 5 a.m. Mon., Aug. 28. Due to the closures, north and southbound traffic will not be permitted to cross Padden Parkway between Northeast 162nd Avenue and Northeast 117th Avenue.
  • Fri., Aug. 25, Sat., Aug. 26 and Sun., Aug. 27: Drivers on northbound Northeast 162th Avenue will not be able to turn right onto Northeast Ward Road or turn left onto westbound Padden Parkway, nightly from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Shared use path closure

The popular shared use path on the south side of Padden Parkway in this location will close from 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 18 until 5 a.m. Mon., Aug. 28 while new ADA ramps are installed.

During the closures, people should plan to use alternate routes and expect delays. The work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled due to rain.

Travelers should also plan for day and nighttime lane closures in both directions of the highway, until the work is complete this fall.

To learn more about WSDOT projects, go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/news for pictures, videos, news and blogs. Real time traffic information is available at wsdot.com/traffic or by dialing 5-1-1.

Information provided by Washington Department of Transportation.  

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