Lane closures begin at Highway 99, Northeast 99th Street in Hazel Dell


Closures are for intersection improvements; will last 16 days

VANCOUVER – Regular drivers along the intersection of Northeast 99th Street and Highway 99 can expect intermittent lane closures, beginning today (Aug. 3).

Intermittent lane closures began Monday at the intersection of Highway 99 and Northeast 99th Street in Hazel Dell. They will continue for 16 days. Photo by Mike Schultz
Intermittent lane closures began Monday at the intersection of Highway 99 and Northeast 99th Street in Hazel Dell. They will continue for 16 days. Photo by Mike Schultz

Due to high traffic volumes and the complexity of the contracted work, drivers and pedestrians can expect the following impacts during construction:

  • Single-lane closures with delays on Highway 99 and Northeast 99th Street between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Complete and partial road closures on westbound Northeast 99th Street for up to a total of 16 days. These closures are anticipated to occur in mid-October.
  • Single-lane closures on Highway 99 southbound.
  • Complete closure of the Highway 99 southbound right-turn lane for the duration of construction.
  • Other lanes may be closed as needed.

Clark County Public Works’ contractor, Nutter Corporation of Vancouver, will widen lanes on this heavily traveled corridor, allowing drivers to more easily navigate turning movements. This work also includes filling in gaps in the existing bicycle lanes on Highway 99 and building a bicycle lane on Northeast 99th Street, from Highway 99 west to Northeast 13th Avenue. The combination of heavy traffic, a skewed intersection, narrow lanes and tight turning radius has created congestion problems and safety concerns.

All contracted work is expected to be complete in Nov. 2020.

Stay up-to-date with the latest traffic impacts by visiting our website: https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/highway-99-corridor-improvements. You can also find real-time information on the Public Works Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, and on NextDoor.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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