NE Ross Street daily closures planned for stormwater improvement project
July 5, 2023
The City of Vancouver will close Northeast Ross Street to through-traffic daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., July 10 through the end of October. The daily closures from NE 15th Avenue to Main Street/Highway 99 are needed for crews to safely construct and install stormwater improvements to help treat pollution from the roadway and enhance water quality in Burnt Bridge Creek. Northeast North Road into the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) complex will remain open for BPA access only.
The daily closures will impact traffic on NE Ross Street and will also affect the Ellen Davis Trail with some minor detours along the trail route. Ike Memorial Dog Park users can still access the park, but parking continues to be limited in the two BPA parking lots to the west of NE 15th Street. Travelers should plan alternative routes and watch for detour signs to help navigate through the area.
According to the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE), stormwater runoff is the leading threat to Washington’s urban waters, streambeds, banks and habitats. With funding assistance from a DOE grant, the improved stormwater system will help treat pollutants in rain and snow runoff from the street before it enters nearby Burnt Bridge Creek. Schedules may change due to weather or other construction conditions.