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SR 500 - NE 42nd and 54th Intersection Improvements

Project overview

This project will restore the north/south connection across State Route 500 at the Northeast Stapleton Road/Northeast 54th Avenue intersection in Vancouver by constructing a new overcrossing that meets the Americans with Disabilities Act. Returning access across the highway for people who may have no other way to travel, other than on foot or wheels, is the next step towards improved safety and accessibility for all travelers along this stretch of highway.

Summer 2024
Project status
$5 Million

What to expect

Construction is expected to begin in Summer 2024. Once construction work starts, crews will construct the walls, ramps, and bridge, remove existing concrete traffic islands where previous traffic signals were located, and install LED highway lighting.

During construction, travelers may encounter single lane closures while the bridge abutment walls are constructed. A brief nighttime closure of the highway may be needed to install bridge girders. 

The new structure will incorporate straight ramps with a gradual incline and wide turning radius so people riding bicycles, using wheelchairs or other mobility devices can easily climb the grade and make the turns easily while traveling along the structure. The bridge will also include a landing midway along each ramp on both sides of the structure to provide a resting spot, providing users of all ages and abilities safe access across the highway. Travelers will access the bridge via new bi-directional bicycle lanes and along the existing sidewalks from Northeast 54th Avenue and Northeast Stapleton Road.