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Phase 1 - 502/503 Congestion Relief Project

In 1999, a new signalized intersection was installed at 12th Ave & Main St leading into the then-new Fred Meyer shopping center. At that time, officials from the city, WSDOT, and Fred Meyer recognized and agreed that the signal, with its close proximity to the SR 502/503 intersection, would one day create congestion, need to be removed, and an alternate access to the shopping center be constructed.  With a growing population and over 50,000 vehicles passing through the 502/503 intersection each day, that day has arrived.

The Phase 1 Project
There are 3 components to the project related to the signalized intersection leading to the Fred Meyer shopping area:

(A)  The extension of NW 5th Way, just north of Fred Meyer, to SR 503. This provides the additional access point to and from the shopping area with right-in and right-out access. 

(B)  Removal of the existing traffic signal at 12th Ave and Main St and the installation of a center median at that location which will restrict access to right-in and right-out traffic only.

(C)  Extension of the left turn lane on NW 15th Ave between NW 1st Ave and Main St. This turn lane extension will add capacity for vehicles turning east onto Main St.
 Phase 1 Congestion Relief Project

Component B, removal of the 12th Ave signal will only occur after Component A, construction of the new access point along SR503 is complete and open for use. We estimate the construction of NW 5th Way will be complete and open by September/ October of this year; the removal of the 12th Ave signal will follow the road opening.

Projected Timeline
Design & Permitting: 4th Quarter 2017  (Complete)
Bid:  1st-2nd Quarter 2017
Construction: 2nd-3rd Quarters 2017

Funding: Phases 1 - 3
The city received $7.7 million in funding from the WA State legislature’s Connecting Washington Program for the entire, larger 502/503 Congestion Relief Project, a 3-phase, multi-year project. The three phases of the project are designed collectively, to keep traffic flowing and to provide a safer transportation system for all modes of travel.  

Project Manager
Ryan M. Jeynes, PE
Associate Civil Engineer
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109 SW 1st St., Suite 122
Battle Ground, WA 98604

Ph: (360) 342-5078