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Southbound I-5 ramps to close Tuesday for paving

Southbound Interstate 5 on- and off-ramps at East 39th Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday for paving following a city of Vancouver water main construction project.

Drivers who typically use those southbound ramps to and from 39th Street, on the west side of I-5, should plan ahead and take an alternate route.

Tuesday’s work is part of the overall paving on portions of 39th Street, from Washington Street to I-5.

Work will begin Monday and run through Friday. General construction hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., though at least one night of work is expected.

From Washington Street to Creston Avenue, crews will grind the existing surface and pave the parking and bike lane where the water main was installed, along the south side of 39th Street.

From Creston Avenue to the I-5 overpass, crews will grind the existing surface and pave the eastbound, or south side, travel lane. Paving of the intersection of Main and East 39th street is expected to be done at night.

Traffic will be maintained through the project area using flaggers, cones and signs. Drivers should expect delays and allow more travel time through the construction zone.

Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians should be alert to construction workers and equipment in the roadway, along with lane shifts and rough roads conditions. Street parking on portions of 39th Street will be unavailable during paving. “No Parking” signs which will be posted in advance.

The new water main line installed along the south side of 39th Street, from Washington Street to I-5, replaced an old water line that dated back to 1911.


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