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SR 502 - Widening From I-5 to Battle Ground

This project is in the construction phase
SR 502 Widening Project Area Map View entire map


Birds Eye View of Project Area 
A wider, safer corridor will help accommodate increasing traffic volumes.



Conceptualized image of future SR 502 widening with median barrier.

Related Projects in this Area:
I-5/SR 502 Interchange

Status

September 2014

  • Traffic has shifted north of the existing SR 502 roadway between NE 50th and NE 72nd Avenue to allow the utility companies to continue relocating their lines without affecting drivers.
  • The project will shut down on October 15 and restart in May 2015. During that time, the only work that will be occurring will be at the bridge on the south side of SR 502 in the vicinity of NE 92nd Ave. The utility companies will also be completing all of their relocation work.
  • Project awarded to Rotschy, Inc. of Vancouver, WA on March, 2014
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Overview
This project widens State Route 502 from two to four lanes from I-5 east into the city of Battle Ground. Median barrier will also be installed to help reduce the severity of collisions along the corridor.

Additionally, crews will construct 10-foot-wide shoulders for pedestrians and bicyclists along both sides of SR 502 for the entire length of the corridor.
 
Sidewalks and bike lanes will be built in the commercially zoned area near Dollars Corner, located at the intersection of SR 502 and NE 72nd Avenue.

For more information on the associated SR 502 interchange project, please visit: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/SR502/Interchange

Why is WSDOT widening State Route 502?
Central Clark County has been growing for decades. Traffic on SR 502 is expected to double in the next 20 years, and the highway needs to be wider and safer to support this increase in traffic and reduce the risk of collisions.

The End Result
Safer, faster trips on SR 502 between I-5 and Battle Ground. SR 502 will be a four-lane highway with median barrier and 10-foot shoulders for bicycle and pedestrian travel. Traffic signals will help drivers more safely access or cross SR 502 at NE 29th, 50th, 72nd and 92nd avenues.

Project Benefits

  • Congestion Relief: Improves mobility and provides better access from I-5 to the city of Battle Ground.
  • Safety: Adds two additional lanes and controls access onto and off of the highway. Median barrier will help reduce the severity of collisions.

What is the project timeline?

  • 1999: WSDOT began initial community outreach.
  • 2003: Early design and environmental review began.
  • 2007: Scoping meetings, public involvement, and design work continued.
  • 2008-2009: Federally required environmental analysis.
  • 2009 - 2012: Right-of-Way process and final environmental permitting and design process. 
  • July 2012: Phase 1 construction began.
  • November 2012: Phase 1 construction complete.
  • May 2014: Phase 2 construction scheduled to begin.
  • 2016: All phases of construction expected to be complete.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 450208W
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $7,763
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $76,617
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $200
Total $84,580

How can I get more information?
Contact:

Area Engineer Chris Tams
WSDOT Columbia Gorge Area Project Office
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682
Phone: 360-759-1310
E-mail: swGorge@wsdot.wa.gov

or

Bart Treece
WSDOT Communications
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682
Phone: 360-905-2058
E-mail: TreeceB@wsdot.wa.gov

or access our project feedback form.

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