Transportation Alternatives Projects
RTC sought input from the public on projects considered for funding through the federal Transportation Alternatives Program within Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat counties. The public comment and review period was invited May 1 through May 14, 2013. Eligible projects included bicycle and pedestrian facilities, safe routes for non-drivers, rails-to-trails, scenic viewpoints, community improvements, and environmental mitigation.
The following list includes projects submitted to RTC for consideration, arranged alphabetically by jurisdiction. Those selected also include the dollar amount awarded.
- Battle Ground Chelatchie Prairie Rails-with-Trails$275,000
- The City of Battle Ground will construct a portion of the Chelatchie Prairie Rails-with-Trails between Main Street and Rasmussen Boulevard. The Trail will be a 12-foot wide shared use path with amenities.
- Camas NW 18th Avenue Bike and Pedestrian Trail Link$220,000
- The City of Camas will construct a pedestrian and bike link on the south side of NW 18th Avenue from NW Beech Street to SE 201st Avenue.
- Clark County Hazel Dell Area Sidewalks$442,000
- Clark County will construct over a half-mile of concrete sidewalk at two locations in Hazel Dell area. On the east side of Hazel Dell Avenue from NE 63rd Street south to almost Alki Road and on the south side of NW/NE 68th Street from NW 4th Avenue east to almost Hazel Dell Avenue.
- Clark County Salmon Creek Avenue Multi-Use Pathway$567,800
- Clark County will construct a detached multi-use path on the north side of NE Salmon Creek Avenue from the WSU-Vancouver entrance to Pleasant Valley Park.
- Klickitat County 6th Street Sidewalks (Lyle)$125,000
- Klickitat County will construct 6-foot wide sidewalk along 6th Street in the Town of Lyle, from Lyle Avenue to SR-14, including frontage improvements.
- La Center Aspen at 18th Street Crosswalk$27,700
- The City of La Center will construct a crosswalk, concrete access ramp, and warning signal to allow pedestrians and bicyclists to cross Aspen Avenue at 18th Street.
- Port of Vancouver Multi-Modal Path$289,600
- The Port of Vancouver will construct approximately one-half mile section of multi-modal path along SR-501 from the convergence of Mill Plain/Fourth Plain to Port Office.
- Port of Vancouver Port Connector Bike/Pedestrian Path$60,800
- The Port of Vancouver will design a bicycle and pedestrian shared use path along the southern shoulder of State Route 501 from the Port Office to Gateway Avenue trail.
- Stevenson Bridging Byway Communities, Phase II$66,400
- The City of Stevenson will pave 12-foot pathway and landscape from the Scenic Overlook on Rock Creek Drive to a new plaza/rest area on Mallicott Road.
- Vancouver Evergreen Trail$100,000
- The City of Vancouver will complete a portion of the Evergreen Highway Trail by constructing a 10-foot shared use path on the south side of SE Evergreen Highway from SE Chelsea Avenue to SE Image Road.
On July 2, 2013 the RTC Board of Directors selected 10 projects to receive approximately $2.17 million in regionally allocated federal TAP funds. These projects will be implemented between 2014 and 2016.
|1||6th Street Sidewalks, Lyle (CN)||Klickitat County||$125,000|
|2||Hazel Dell Sidewalks (PE/CN)||Clark County||$442,000|
|3||Multi-Modal Path (PE/CN)||Port of Vancouver||$289,600|
|4||NW 18th Ave. Bike & Ped. Trail (PE/CN)||Camas||$220,000|
|5||Aspen at 18th St. Crosswalk (CN)||La Center||$27,700|
|6||Chelatchie Prairie Rails-with-Trails (PE/CN)||Battle Ground||$275,000|
|7||Bridging Byway Communities, Phase II (CN)||Stevenson||$66,400|
|8||Port Connector Bike/Pedestrian Path (PE)||Port of Vancouver||$60,800|
|9||Salmon Creek Ave. Multi-Use Pathway (PE/CN)||Clark County||$567,800|
|10||Evergreen Trail (PE)||Vancouver||$100,000|