Fourth Plain Safety and Mobility Project

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This project will look at ways to make Fourth Plain Blvd and Fort Vancouver Way safer for all community members, regardless of how they choose to travel.


You're Invited to Share Your Feedback!

Between May and June, 2022, the City is hosting an online open house to share information and gather community input on needs and priorities for improving safe travel on Fourth Plain and Fort Vancouver Way. Click the button below to visit the Online Open House. You can also share your feedback by taking the survey below, available in English and Spanish. You can also use this page to tell us your experience traveling on these streets, share an idea, or ask a question.

What will the project do?

The City is studying ways to improve safety, mobility, and comfort on both Fourth Plain (from F Street east to Andresen) and Fort Vancouver Way (from Fourth Plain to Mill Plain). These roads have a history of safety problems for all users, and are not comfortable roads for people to walk, ride a bike, or use transit. Improvements may include:

  • Repairing potholes and repaving
  • Safety and operations improvements at intersections
  • Improved conditions for people walking, biking, using mobility devices, or taking the bus
  • This project will look at how to use the existing right of way (road space) to make this corridor safer. This might include "lane reconfigurations," that change the number of lanes for driving to make more room for people biking, walking, or using the bus.

This project is part of the Vancouver Moves program - a citywide initiative to increase safety and mobility for all community members regardless of how they travel. Learn more about the Vancouver Moves portfolio of projects by visiting the City website.

Construction Timeline

Repaving and corridor improvements to Fourth Plain Blvd and Fort Vancouver Way are planned to occur in two separate construction phases (see map below):

  • Phase 1: West Corridor (2023): Safety upgrades, and potential lane of Fourth Plain Blvd (F Street to Fort Vancouver Way) and Fort Vancouver Way (Fourth Plain Blvd to Mill Plain Blvd). These segments are planned to be repaved in 2023.
  • Phase 2: East Corridor (2024): The second phase of the repaving, safety upgrades, and potential lane of Fourth Plain Blvd between Fort Vancouver Way and Andresen Road. This segment is planned to be repaved in 2024.

Phase 1: West Corridor (2023). Map shows Fourth Plain Blvd from F Street to Fort Vancouver Way and Fort Vancouver from Fourth Plain Blvd to Mill Plain Blvd. Phase 2: East Corridor (2024). Map shows Fourth Plain Blvd from Fort Vancouver Way to Andresen Road. The map above shows the two construction phases for the Fourth Plain Blvd and Fort Vancouver Way Safety and Mobility Study.

Why is the City doing the Project now?

The City completed the Transportation System Safety Analysis (TSSA) in 2018 that showed that Fourth Plain Blvd between Grand Boulevard and Andresen Road had the highest number of crashes per mile of all principal arterials in the City. Fourth Plain Blvd and Fort Vancouver Way are also home to several of the City's key destinations such as the Portland VA Medical Hospital, Clark College, and Fourth Plain International Business District. This project is the first step to understand how to best make these roads safer, while balancing the needs of all users. Fourth Plain and Fort Vancouver Way are also slated to be repaved in 2023 and 2024, which will provide a cost-effective opportunity for the City to implement any recommended safety improvements that come out of this project.

How will the community be involved?

Throughout Summer, 2022, the City will conduct both in-person and online outreach to reach people who live, work, play, or go to school on Fourth Plain Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way. The City will also conduct direct outreach in the corridor with local businesses, students, and transit riders. The City is committed to gathering broad community feedback to understand how project improvements can best serve all who drive, walk, bicycle, or use a mobility device along these corridors. The image below summarizes the project timeline and community engagement milestones.

The image shows project launch in Winter, 2021, milestone 1: Gather input on safety issues and needs in the corridor during Early Summer, 2022. Milestone 2: gather feedback on lane reconfiguration alternatives and safety improvements in late Summer, 2022. Final plan for improvements in Winter 2023. The image above summarizes the project timeline and community engagement milestones.


Between May and June, 2022, the City will host an online open house to share information and gather feedback on priorities for improving the corridor. Visit the Online Open House by clicking here!

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This project will look at ways to make Fourth Plain Blvd and Fort Vancouver Way safer for all community members, regardless of how they choose to travel.


You're Invited to Share Your Feedback!

Between May and June, 2022, the City is hosting an online open house to share information and gather community input on needs and priorities for improving safe travel on Fourth Plain and Fort Vancouver Way. Click the button below to visit the Online Open House. You can also share your feedback by taking the survey below, available in English and Spanish. You can also use this page to tell us your experience traveling on these streets, share an idea, or ask a question.

What will the project do?

The City is studying ways to improve safety, mobility, and comfort on both Fourth Plain (from F Street east to Andresen) and Fort Vancouver Way (from Fourth Plain to Mill Plain). These roads have a history of safety problems for all users, and are not comfortable roads for people to walk, ride a bike, or use transit. Improvements may include:

  • Repairing potholes and repaving
  • Safety and operations improvements at intersections
  • Improved conditions for people walking, biking, using mobility devices, or taking the bus
  • This project will look at how to use the existing right of way (road space) to make this corridor safer. This might include "lane reconfigurations," that change the number of lanes for driving to make more room for people biking, walking, or using the bus.

This project is part of the Vancouver Moves program - a citywide initiative to increase safety and mobility for all community members regardless of how they travel. Learn more about the Vancouver Moves portfolio of projects by visiting the City website.

Construction Timeline

Repaving and corridor improvements to Fourth Plain Blvd and Fort Vancouver Way are planned to occur in two separate construction phases (see map below):

  • Phase 1: West Corridor (2023): Safety upgrades, and potential lane of Fourth Plain Blvd (F Street to Fort Vancouver Way) and Fort Vancouver Way (Fourth Plain Blvd to Mill Plain Blvd). These segments are planned to be repaved in 2023.
  • Phase 2: East Corridor (2024): The second phase of the repaving, safety upgrades, and potential lane of Fourth Plain Blvd between Fort Vancouver Way and Andresen Road. This segment is planned to be repaved in 2024.

Phase 1: West Corridor (2023). Map shows Fourth Plain Blvd from F Street to Fort Vancouver Way and Fort Vancouver from Fourth Plain Blvd to Mill Plain Blvd. Phase 2: East Corridor (2024). Map shows Fourth Plain Blvd from Fort Vancouver Way to Andresen Road. The map above shows the two construction phases for the Fourth Plain Blvd and Fort Vancouver Way Safety and Mobility Study.

Why is the City doing the Project now?

The City completed the Transportation System Safety Analysis (TSSA) in 2018 that showed that Fourth Plain Blvd between Grand Boulevard and Andresen Road had the highest number of crashes per mile of all principal arterials in the City. Fourth Plain Blvd and Fort Vancouver Way are also home to several of the City's key destinations such as the Portland VA Medical Hospital, Clark College, and Fourth Plain International Business District. This project is the first step to understand how to best make these roads safer, while balancing the needs of all users. Fourth Plain and Fort Vancouver Way are also slated to be repaved in 2023 and 2024, which will provide a cost-effective opportunity for the City to implement any recommended safety improvements that come out of this project.

How will the community be involved?

Throughout Summer, 2022, the City will conduct both in-person and online outreach to reach people who live, work, play, or go to school on Fourth Plain Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way. The City will also conduct direct outreach in the corridor with local businesses, students, and transit riders. The City is committed to gathering broad community feedback to understand how project improvements can best serve all who drive, walk, bicycle, or use a mobility device along these corridors. The image below summarizes the project timeline and community engagement milestones.

The image shows project launch in Winter, 2021, milestone 1: Gather input on safety issues and needs in the corridor during Early Summer, 2022. Milestone 2: gather feedback on lane reconfiguration alternatives and safety improvements in late Summer, 2022. Final plan for improvements in Winter 2023. The image above summarizes the project timeline and community engagement milestones.


Between May and June, 2022, the City will host an online open house to share information and gather feedback on priorities for improving the corridor. Visit the Online Open House by clicking here!

Page last updated: 13 Jun 2022, 01:33 PM