Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending December 13, 2013 (posted 12/6/13)
Temperatures will remain very low through the weekend and we may continue to see slick conditions on some roads, especially in higher elevations. Here are some helpful tips to prep you for a wintry weather commute:
In the event weather impacts roads in Washington County, monitor our Twitter feed for the latest road information @WashCoRoads
December is proclaimed as “3D Month” in recognition of Drinking and Drugged Driving Awareness Month. This is a statewide effort aimed at reducing impaired driving during the holiday season. Drive sober or get pulled over!
Active Transportation News
Let us know your bike route! We are creating a Neighborhood Bikeway Plan to identify bike routes along neighborhood streets that provide alternate (non-major roadway) routes for bicyclists of all skill levels.
Help keep storm drains and streets clear. Drop off your leaves at free leaf disposal events. City of Cornelius and City of Tigard are holding a leaf drop-off event Saturday, December 7.
Save the date! A project open house will be held for the Cornelius Pass Road (Cornell to Highway 26) improvement project on January 9, 2014. The public is invited to stop by Liberty High School any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the proposed design.
On the Road
Adopt-A-Road volunteers will pick up litter along the following roads. Thank you, volunteers!
Lane closures along U.S. 26 at the Bethany Boulevard overpass are tentatively scheduled to occur the evening of Friday, December 20 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. while the contractor removes barriers and formwork from the overpass. This work is related to the Bethany Boulevard (Cornell to West Union) capital improvement project.
ODOT continues work on their TV Highway (Minter Bridge to 331st) paving project. Continue to expect daytime and nighttime lane closures throughout the project limits. For more information, visit their project page.
UPDATE: ODOT’s originally scheduled temporary closures of Helvetia Road and Jacobson Road are on hold due to the weather. They have been tentatively rescheduled for January. For more information about this project, visit ODOT’s U.S. 26 Brookwood/Helvetia interchange project website.