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Short section of Northeast 119th Street to close for work

Construction to take place at the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad crossing starting Friday

VANCOUVER — Starting Friday morning, a short section of Northeast 119th Street will close for construction at the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad crossing.

Northeast 119th Street, from east of Northeast 99th Avenue to west of Northeast 102nd Avenue, will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Fri., Aug. 10, and ending no later than 11 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26.

Access will be maintained for residents in the immediate area on Northeast 119th Street. Drivers needing to reach Northeast 99th Avenue must approach from the west, and drivers needing to reach Northeast 102nd Avenue must approach from the east.

Through traffic will need to use an alternate route, such as Northeast Padden Parkway to the south.

The railroad work is one part of a two-year project to widen and improve Northeast 119th Street, from east of Northeast 87th Avenue to Northeast 112th Avenue.

Clark County’s general contractor, Rotschy Inc. of Vancouver, will upgrade the two-lane road to a four-lane minor arterial with two lanes in each direction, a center turn lane, bicycle lanes, sidewalks and facilities to collect and treat polluted storm runoff.

This latest project is part of Clark County’s multiyear effort to upgrade Northeast 119th Street. Through a series of projects, more than $50 million will be invested to improve the east-west corridor, from a narrow two-lane road with no sidewalks or bicycle lanes to a modern arterial that meets the needs of a growing community.

More information on Northeast 119th Street improvements is available on the county’s website: www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/ne-119th-street.

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