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Stay Informed / Get Involved (updated 10/21/16)
Urban Road Maintenance District

Help the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee select safety improvements to be funded in 2017-18. View and comment on the top candidates through an interactive map. The URMD Safety Improvement program has funded more than 30 small safety projects in the last five years. Deadline for comment is Nov. 11.

ODOT announces improvements to Sunset Highway (U.S. 26) will start spring 2017.
Have you considered serving on a road advisory committee? The Rural Roads Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee (RROMAC) studies rural road issues, works with County staff, and advises the Board of Commissioners on issues related to rural roads. The Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) works with County staff and advises the Board of Commissioners on issues related to services provided by the Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD). Both committees meet monthly. Meetings are open to the public. Members are volunteers appointed by the County Board of Commissioners. Serving on an advisory committee is a great way for Washington County residents to participate in decisions that affect them and to learn more about how local government works. Application deadline is Nov. 1 for positions starting Jan. 1. Application Form

Road Closures (updated 10/21/16)
175th at Rigert closure


175th Avenue between Rigert and Kemmer roads remains closed through Nov. 2 for right-of-way improvements as part of the Oldham Meadows project. The detour route includes Scholls Ferry Road, Murray Boulevard and Hart Road. The improvements are part of the Oldham Meadows subdivision, under development by Evergreen Pacific Inc. For more information, email Matt Atiyeh or Aaron Slowik or call 503-588-7576.


View our Road Closures and Traffic Advisories page for additional work that may impact your commute.

Orange is your clue to slow down and pay attention.

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On the Road (updated 10/21/16)


The Gales Creek Bridge replacement work zone has expanded to allow roadway construction on each side of the bridge. The traffic signals have been moved further apart and signal timings have been modified.

Paving of Cornelius Pass Road between Cornell and U.S. 26 is expected to resume Oct. 21-22. Traffic signals may be turned off, with traffic directed by flaggers. Expect delays. Detours at Ronler, Evergreen and Imbrie may occur while the new pavement cools. Expect lane closures for installation of traffic signal detection loops from 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Sundays through Fridays through Nov. 4.

Expect lane restrictions on Brookwood Parkway, south of U.S. 26 to Shute Road, from 6 p.m.-7 a.m. Oct. 21- 23. Paving work is weather dependent.

Night work from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. on the storm drains at Farmington Road and Murray Boulevard continues through Nov. 18. Expect delays or use alternate routes. Weekend paving work has been postponed due to weather.

Traffic Safety (updated 10/21/16)
Be prepared


Last week’s storms were a reminder to be prepared and to stay alert and expect the unexpected when traveling in stormy weather: 

  • Turn on your lights, increase following distance, and slow down. 
  • Don’t drive through a flooded road – turn around, don’t drown. 
  • Treat a non-working traffic signal as an all-way stop – stop and take turns.

To request emergency response for a life-threatening situation - call 9-1-1

To report a non-emergency road hazard: 


Drunk driving increases on Halloween, with half of all deaths on Halloween night involving a drunk driver or motorcyclist.

Use these tips to stay safe on Halloween: 

  • Designate a sober driver, take public transportation or call a ride service. 
  • Designate a sober friend to walk you home. 
  • Report drunken drivers to local law enforcement. 
  • Take keys away from someone who may be impaired.

More tips for being a responsible party host... 

Bike and Ped News (updated 10/21/16)

Walk anywhere, everywhere, for any reason, or for no reason at all. This is Walktober: walking fun through Halloween (the greatest walking holiday of the year). Join a free nature walk at Tualatin Hills Nature Park Oct. 23.

Adopt-A-Road (updated 10/21/16)
Oleson Road clean up

Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter along the following roads:

  • 197th and 198th avenues from Johnson to Baseline (Aloha Business Association) 
  • Beach Road from Glencoe to Gordon (Murray Smith & Associates) 
  • Butner Road from Cedar Hills to Murray (Plumbing Craftsman) 
  • Evers Road from Osterman to Greenville (The Evey Family) 
  • Johnson School Road from Tongue Lane to Simpson (Duyck’s Peachy Pig Farm) 
  • Purdin Road from Thatcher to Hwy 47 (Rinier Family) 
  • Scholls Ferry Road from River to Hwy 219 (Scholls Women’s Club) 
  • Visitation and Verboort roads from Osterman to Hwy 47 (The Evey Family)  

Adopt-A-Landscape volunteers are planning to maintain landscaping at the following locations:

  • Oleson Road medians (Garden Home Gardeners)

Thank you, volunteers!


Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 10/23 - 10/29
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
124th Avenue Grahams Ferry Rd/Tualatin-Sherwood Rd Construction 09/28/18
Bike & Ped Gain Share Projects /Various Locations Construction 12/31/16
Brookwood Parkway Shute Rd/Meek Rd Construction 12/30/16
Cornelius Pass Road U.S. 26/Cornell Rd Construction 12/31/16
David Hill Road & OR 47/Verboort Road / Construction 06/30/17
Farmington Road Murray Blvd/Hocken Ave Construction 05/31/17
Porter Road Bridge /Council Creek Construction 05/31/17
Safety Projects - 2014 Minor Betterment & URMD /Various Locations Construction 09/30/16
Safety Projects - 2015 Minor Betterment & URMD /Various Locations Construction 10/31/16
Tualatin-Sherwood Road (ITS - Phase 2) Hwy 99W/Teton Ave Construction 08/31/16
Walker Road - Phase 1 Schendel Ave/173rd Ave Construction 11/30/16
Walnut Street Tiedeman Ave/116th Ave Construction 06/26/17
View all construction projects

Road Maintenance Projects  
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
Bald Peak Rd Laurel Rd / Campbell Rd Ditch maintenance 10/28/16
Bethany Bl Ridgetop Ln / West Union Rd Water quality system maintenance 10/27/16
Boones Ferry Rd Day Rd / Norwood Rd Water quality system maintenance 10/27/16
Clark Hill Rd Scholls Ferry Rd / Farmington Rd Ditch maintenance 11/04/16
Farmington Rd At: 20069 Bridge maintenance 11/04/16
Germantown Rd At: 19033 Bridge maintenance 10/28/16
Holly Hill Rd Campbell Rd / end of gravel Ditch maintenance 10/28/16
Lafollett Rd Golf Course Rd / Geiger Rd Shoulder maintenance 10/28/16
Laurel Rd Hwy 219 / Bald Peak Rd Ditch maintenance 11/04/16
Moreland Rd Dorland Rd / Multnomah Co. Jur. Shoulder maintenance 10/28/16
Oleson Rd Bridge #22191 / Scholls Ferry Rd Water quality system maintenance 10/27/16
Spring Hill Rd Yamhill Co. Jur. / Hwy 47 Ditch maintenance 10/28/16
View all maintenance projects
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Email: WC-Roads
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