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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.  (This will occur only after the NW 5th Way extension is complete and open to traffic.)

(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 on to Main St.
 Phase 1 Congestion Relief Project

Traffic Revisions - Projected  Timeline
It is important to recognize that these are projected dates and that variations in weather, and contractor/sub-contractor and WSDOT schedules may affect them.  Updates, as they occur, will be posted to the city’s Facebook page.   

Projected for December 2/3:    NW 5th Way to open for use.
NW 5th Way, just north of Fred Meyer, has been extended east to connect to SR-503.  The new roadway will provide right-in and right-out access to and from the shopping area.  Already constructed, the road will not open for use until concrete barriers are placed along the centerline of SR-503.  

Projected for December 5/6:    The removal of the NW 12th Ave/Main St signal with a barrier installed on Main St to restrict traffic on 12th Ave to right-in and right-out only.  
This revision will not take place until after NW 5th Way opens.  Removal of the signal and installation of the barrier (a temporary barrier until a permanent median is constructed) will restrict traffic on 12th Ave to right-in and right-out access only.

Project Manager
Ryan M. Jeynes, PE
Associate Civil Engineer
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