VANCOUVER — Northeast Padden Parkway, from its intersection with Northeast 78th Street east to Andresen Road, will close this weekend so a contractor can repair surface defects and pave the roadway.
The closure is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Fri., July 7, and end no later than 5 a.m. Mon., July 10.
This work is weather dependent. In case of a weather cancellation, the closure will be rescheduled for the following weekend, from 8 p.m. Fri., July 14, until no later than 5 a.m. Mon., July 17.
Drivers should use alternate east-west routes during the closure, such as Northeast Minnehaha/63rd Street to the south and Northeast 88th Street to the north.
Northeast 78th Street also will be closed between Northeast St. Johns Road and Northeast Andresen Road, although local traffic will have access to homes and other destinations. Flaggers and temporary signs will help guide drivers around the weekend closures.
Clark County has alerted 9-1-1 dispatchers and police, fire and other emergency responders to the upcoming paving and road closure.
Construction will require C-TRAN to divert its Route 78 bus north to Northeast 88th Street, using Northeast St. Johns Road and Northeast Andresen Road, after 8 p.m.Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.
The Padden Parkway work is part of the county’s asphalt overlay program, which will repair pavement and apply a fresh layer of asphalt on nine road sections, totaling 26 lane miles.
Clark County awarded a $5.13 million contract to Granite Construction Co. for this year’s asphalt overlay program, which is partially paid for using $756,000 in County Arterial Preservation Program dollars from the County Road Administration Board.
Information courtesy of Clark County Communications.