Pavement work ahead for Vancouver streets this week

Rain is in the forecast for Wednesday

VANCOUVER — Pavement Management work is in full swing, nights and days, throughout the City of Vancouver. With rain forecast for Wednesday, here is the latest schedule for some of the more heavily traveled streets where work will be occurring this week:

Pavement work ahead for Vancouver streets this week
The city of Vancouver’s Pavement Management Program includes resurfacing, pavement preservation treatments, and rehabilitation of deteriorated neighborhood streets. When streets begin to fail, they fail quickly and the cost to repair them increases dramatically. Photo courtesy of city of Vancouver

East 18th Street, from Brandt to Stapleton Road: Paving is underway today (Tue., Aug. 20) through Fri., Aug. 23. Construction hours are from 7 a.m. to as late as 8 p.m. (Note: Rain may impact paving on Wednesday.) The street is closed to through traffic during paving.

Northeast Minnehaha Street, between Vancouver City limits (approximately 27th Street) to St. James Road: Nighttime microsurfacing is planned between 8 p.m. today (Tue., Aug. 20) and 6 a.m. Wed., Aug. 21. Lanes will be closed for microsurfacing, with flaggers controlling traffic.

East Mill Plain Boulevard, Fort Vancouver Way to Grand Boulevard: Nighttime microsurfacing  is planned between 8 p.m. today (Tue., Aug. 20) and 6 a.m. Wed., Aug. 21. Be prepared for street closures. 

Northeast Auto Mall Drive, Fourth Plain Boulevard to Northeast Vancouver Plaza Drive: Nighttime microsurfacing is planned between 8 p.m. Thu., Aug. 22, and 6 a.m. Fri., Aug. 23. The street will be closed for this work.

Northeast Burton Road, Fourth Plain Boulevard to Burton Road: Nighttime microsurfacing is planned between 8 p.m. Thu., Aug. 22, and 6 a.m. Fri., Aug. 23. The street will be closed for this work.

Northeast Vancouver Plaza Drive, Northeast Auto Mall Drive to Thurston Way: Nighttime microsurfacing is planned between 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 23, and 6 a.m. Sat., Aug. 24. The street will primarily be closed during this work, with lane closures at Thurston Way.

Northeast 92nd Avenue, East Mill Plain Boulevard to Northeast 12th Way. Microsurfacing is planned between 7 a.m. to as late as 8 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 25. Be prepared for street closures.

Northeast 39th Street, Northeast 122nd Avenue to Northeast 137th Avenue. Microsurfacing is planned between 7 a.m. to as late as 8 p.m., on Mon., Aug. 26. Be prepared for street closures.

Please be alert to street closures, lane changes, detours, and delays. Check message boards for schedule updates and ‘No Parking’ signs for restricted hours and dates. Schedules are subject to change due to weather and construction conditions. Replacement of striping will follow where needed.

Microsurfacing, a preservation treatment, forms a thin shell over the street, extending the life of the existing pavement. As it cures, the surface becomes smoother. 

The city’s Pavement Management Program includes resurfacing, pavement preservation treatments, and rehabilitation of deteriorated neighborhood streets. When streets begin to fail, they fail quickly and the cost to repair them increases dramatically. To use resources most efficiently, the city’s primary focus has been on keeping good streets in good condition. Pavement preservation is a cost-effective tool to extend the life of streets.

The Pavement Management Program receives support from the city’s Street Funding Strategy, adopted by the City Council in 2015 to help improve the community’s street system and reverse a trend of deteriorating pavement conditions. Nearly half of the Street Funding Strategy support currently comes from the Vancouver Transportation Benefit District (TBD) vehicle license fees. 

For details about the city’s 2019 Pavement Management Program, including a map of this year’s work, please visit the Pavement Management Program webpage at www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement. To view tentative schedules, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/PMschedule.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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