City of Vancouver SE Evergreen Highway projects get underway

Contractors for the city will be installing new water and sewer main lines along Southeast Evergreen Highway

VANCOUVER — Construction was scheduled to begin today (Jan. 21) on two separate city of Vancouver projects on Southeast Evergreen Highway.

Contractors for the city will be installing new water and sewer main lines along Southeast Evergreen Highway, from Southeast Ellsworth Road to Southeast 112th Avenue. The current schedule calls for work to start on the project’s east side and proceed west. Paving will follow when favorable weather allows.

During construction, one lane will remain open to traffic, with traffic controls in place to provide a safe construction zone. Please be prepared for travel lane changes, construction conditions, crews and equipment in the roadway, and possible 15-20 minute delays.

The new water main line is funded by the city’s Water Utility as part of ongoing infrastructure improvements. The new sewer main is being extended through the city’s Sewer Connection Incentive Program (SCIP), which offers an affordable option to septic owners ready to connect to the city’s public sewer system. For general information about the SCIP program, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/SCIP.

Where Southeast Evergreen Highway meets Southeast 113th Avenue, contractors for the city will be upgrading the existing crosswalk with a new pedestrian-activated, flashing yellow beacon and curb ramps that comply with ADA accessibility standards. This project, which is partially funded by the city’s dedicated Street Funding Strategy, provides pedestrian improvements where the trail on Evergreen Highway’s north side meets with the trail on the south side.

Construction hours for both projects are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but could be as late as 8 p.m. if needed.

For more construction information, please email CityConstructionInfo@cityofvancouver.us or call (360) 487-7750.

Information courtesy of city of Vancouver.

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