Vancouver Mall Area Street Projects

Three new street improvement projects are coming to the Vancouver Mall Neighborhood area in 2014. Funding for all three of these City of Vancouver projects comes from local traffic impact fees and developer contributions. Construction began this summer along Northeast 45th Street and Northeast 82nd Avenue Northeast, and both projects are expected to be completed in late December. Find out more about each project listed below.

Northeast 45th Street Extension

Construction is underway along Northeast 45th Street to complete this stretch of roadway from east of Northeast 72nd Avenue to about 200 feet west of Northeast 77th Avenue. The existing gravel road will be upgraded to a paved, urban street and will connect the section that is currently missing. This project aims to improve circulation for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. When finished, the project will include:

   - One lane of traffic in each direction
   - New curbs and sidewalks on both sides
   - East/west bicycle lanes
   - Storm water drainage and sanitary sewer improvements
   - Street lights
   - Street trees and landscaping, with special attention to northeast corner of Northeast 45th Street and Northeast 72nd Avenue to create a smaller, overall intersection width

Northeast 82nd Avenue Improvement

The improvements coming to Northeast 82nd Avenue, from Northeast 51st Street to Northeast 58th Street, will help promote safety, livability and travel capacity. This will include minor roadway widening with a new pedestrian crosswalk flashing signal at Northeast 51st Street. Project details include:

   - Minor widening of roadway with center turn-lane
   - North/south bicycle lanes
   - New ADA-compliant curb ramps and infill sidewalk between Northeast 51st and 54th streets
   - Pedestrian crosswalk with flashing signal at Northeast 51st Street intersection
   - Storm water drainage
   - Street trees and landscaping

Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive Extension

This project is currently on-hold while the City reviews and evaluates additional traffic needs and issues for enhanced improvements, especially for the intersection of Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive and Northeast Andresen Road. Although this project has been temporarily delayed, it still remains a part of the City’s Transportation Improvement Program.

This future project includes extending Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive to west of Northeast Andresen Road with a new street that connects with Northeast 66th Avenue.

   - One lane of traffic in each direction
   - Center turn lane
   - Sidewalks on both sides
   - East/west bike lanes
   - Street lights
   - Street trees

When this project is constructed, trees will be removed for this street connection. New street trees will be planted at the end of the construction work. Please note that this project is currently still under design. The signalized intersection and configuration options under review for Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive and Northeast Andresen Road will help determine the final project schedule.

Northeast 45th Street Project Map
Northeast 82nd Avenue Project Map
Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive Project Map
Northeast 45th Street
NE 45th St & NE 72nd Ave
Vancouver, WA
Northeast 82nd Avenue
NE 82nd Ave & NE 54th St
Vancouver, WA
Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive
NE Vancouver Mall Drive & NE Andresen Road
Vancouver, WA