Vancouver gears up for busy season of paving and preserving streets

April 24, 2024

The City of Vancouver is preparing to pave and preserve streets across 20 neighborhoods this summer. Vancouver’s Pavement Management Program will invest approximately $12.6 million in planning, design and construction to improve pavement conditions throughout the community, thanks in part to license fees collected through the City’s Transportation Benefit District. This work helps maximize the life of our streets and protect this vital community asset. Keeping good streets in good condition provides the most cost-effective and efficient use of available resources.

Several steps occur before pavement work begins on the street. As part of this preparation, street tree and vegetation pruning along identified streets has begun and will continue through June to help clear the way for coming construction equipment. Construction of ADA-compliant curb ramps at approximately 169 ramp locations, pavement repairs and sealing of street cracks also takes place prior to paving and preservation.

During pavement work, drivers should anticipate delays and street closures. Throughout the process, residents and businesses along the project corridors will receive notices with details about work hours, parking restrictions, closures and more. Travelers are advised to obey signs, watch for flaggers and slow down in work zones.

This year’s program will pave about 13 lane miles of street surfaces on Northeast Ninth Street and Fourth Plain Boulevard. The City will implement new street elements along Fourth Plain Boulevard, from Fort Vancouver Way to Andresen Road after paving work is completed. Vancouver community members have provided extensive input for this Complete Streets project to enhance safety and mobility along the corridor

Pavement preservation work, including microsurfacing, slurry seal and cape seal treatments, is a big component of the annual program. Almost 74 lane miles of streets in east Vancouver will see some type of preservation used to protect and extend the life of these streets. Numerous neighborhood streets within the North Image, Burnt Bridge Creek, Fisher’s Landing East and Fisher’s Creek neighborhoods will receive slurry seal treatments. Microsurfacing preservation treatments are planned for segments along Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, 164th Avenue, 34th Street, Cascade Park Drive and 192nd Avenue. After this work, safety and mobility improvements will be implemented on Southeast 34th Street, between Southeast 164th and 192nd avenues.

Media contacts:

Chris Sneider, Pavement Program Manager, Public Works, 360-487-8239,

Nicole Walters, Strategic Communications Manager, Public Works, 360-852-1484,