Thirty ideas for improvements were identified with the help of a Technical Advisory Committee made up of engineers, planners and leadership from the City of Vancouver, Clark County, Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, and C-TRAN.
Using input from the community and local partners, the ideas were narrowed down to three concepts that could be delivered at a fraction of the cost of an overpass and interchange project. Each concept would improve safety and reduce congestion.
We need your help to make sure we have accurately captured all perspectives. We will use your input on these proposed concepts to refine them. Then, with guidance from the Technical Advisory and Executive Committees, we will select a preferred concept that best addresses the need to improve safety and is aligned with the community’s priorities.
Three concepts are being considered:
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— Existing bike/ped crossing
— Proposed bike/ped crossing
No pedestrian or bike crossing
|No Access||Right-In / Right-Out||Restricted Crossing U‑turn|
|Performance Category||Close both intersections & install new pedestrian crossing at 54th||Right-in/right-out at both intersections & install new pedestrian crossing at 54th||Restricted crossing U‑turn & reconfigure pedestrian crossing|
|Safety||Improve safety for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists|
|Maintain safe pedestrian/bicyclist access across SR 500|
|Mobility||Improve travel times on SR 500 between I-5 and I-205|
|Minimize redirection on local streets|
|Access||Vehicle access to/from SR 500 at 42nd and 54th|
|Traveling across SR 500 at 42nd and/or 54th|
|Accommodate emergency access|
|Cost||Initial estimated cost range||$3-4 million||$3-4 million||$4-6 million|