Transportation Development Review Information

Please note: It is the user's responsibility to check to ensure that the most current standards are obtained from City of Vancouver sources. Standards and details are currently under review and will be updated soon.

The City of Vancouver’s Public Works Department provides mobility to the community by managing and maintaining the existing transportation system, including streets, traffic signals, street lighting and sidewalks. We respond to requests for traffic control, manage uses of the public right of way, protect the public investment in our transportation network and coordinate those efforts with many City departments, citizen groups and other governmental agencies.

Proper planning, design and construction of our street network are essential for providing and maintaining effective services to residents, organizations and businesses throughout the City of Vancouver.

The city's Engineering and Construction Services and Traffic Engineering division of the Department of Public Works provide design guidelines, requirements and oversight for the development and installation of these transportation systems, which are vital to our community. Design and construction requirements and recommendations can be found in the documents below. Standard detail plans are also included.
 

Standard Plans
 

Transportation Development Review and Capital Standard Plans (Details)

Transportation Standard Plans are for the purpose of providing construction standards and requirements for city transportation projects. Engineering plans for transportation and private development projects that affect streets shall include all applicable Transportation Standard Plans. Private development civil plans require inclusion of the Transportation general notes which incorporate by reference the current Transportation Standard Plans and effective date. Capital improvement projects require the details to be part of the plans.

Please note: Standards and details are currently under review and will be updated. Please contact roger.waters@cityofvancouver.us or call 360-487-7712 if you have questions.
 

Drafting Standards
 

Capital or Private Development Traffic Signal Plan Drafting Standards

The purpose of this manual is to aid consultants in the production of engineering plans for Traffic Signal contracts for Capital or Private Development Projects. The intent is to assemble all files in a consistent fashion to provide ease of use and transfer of information.

Please note: Standards and details are currently under review and will be updated. In the meantime, please contact roger.waters@cityofvancouver.us or call 360-487-7712.

Draft traffic signal plans layouts are available by clicking here and using our ftp site. The City of Vancouver has primarily switched signal detection from loop detection to video detection, but please contact us and check prior to starting your signal design

Transportation Development Review Drafting Standards Manual
(within Public Right of Way and Private Streets Only)

The City of Vancouver has prepared these Drafting Standards for the Transportation Department’s review of Development Review projects. The intent is to present the developer’s engineer with comprehensive guidelines when preparing plans. The uniformity of plans will help the city in their review process thereby accelerating the review time.

Capital Transportation Drafting Standards Manual

The purpose of this manual is to aid consultants in the production of engineering plans for city contracts. The intent is to assemble all files in a consistent fashion to provide ease of use and transfer of information.

Please note: Standards and details are currently under review and will be updated. In the meantime, please contact roger.waters@cityofvancouver.us or call 360-487-7712.

Cover, Legend and General Notes sheet and 22x34 borders templates are available by clicking here and using our ftp site. Note some changes to the legend sheet along with changing the version for WSDOT specifications to 2014 which will be required after April 1, 2014. The COV MasterNew Civil 3d 2014.dwt contains most styles including some pipe network for water, sewer and drainage.

On September 26, 2008 the city adopted a new format for Traffic Signal plan layouts, please see above for draft traffic signal plans layouts.

Fire and Garbage Truck Turning Radius Information

Users of AutoTurn software can download templates for fire apparatus and garbage trucks used in Vancouver. For other users, static drawing files are also available.

Street Vacation

Information and forms related to street vacations.

Request to Modify Street Standards

The Road Modification Template package assists the development community with the submission of road modification requests.

Street System Development

 
Traffic Impact Fees

Traffic impact fees (TIF) are charged for development that generates additional automobile trips.

Concurrency

Concurrency, as defined by the Washington Growth Management Act, is the requirement that adequate transportation capacity be available to support development. A proposed development may not proceed if it would lower the Level of Service (LOS) of a transportation facility below the adopted standard.

Checklists
Transportation Fully Complete Checklist

View specific guidelines for a Fully Complete review of a conceptual civil engineering submittal.

Transportation Civil Plan Review Checklist

City of Vancouver minimum requirements for transportation civil plan submittal.

Evergreen Highway Street Restoration Requirements

If any portion of Southeast Evergreen Highway is removed with utility extensions, special trench restoration and pavement restoration will be required.