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Emergency Notification
Road name From / To Impact Reason
Dick Rd Phillips Rd / Mullerleille Rd Partially Restricted * Flooding
Jacktown Rd Daniel Rd / Hackett Rd Partially Restricted * Flooding


Road Closures (updated 2/1/16)
Road flooding

Scoggins Valley Road west of Stepien Road reopened Friday (Jan. 29) afternoon after crews completed repairs. The road had been closed since Dec. 8 following a landslide and other storm damage. 

Fern Hill Road reopened Monday (Jan. 25) after being closed for nearly two weeks due to flooding. High water is currently posted on a couple of roads. Use caution and be alert.

The water level in the Tualatin River is projected to fall below action stage by Tuesday (Feb. 2), reducing the risk of high water on flood-prone roads.



Traffic Safety (updated 2/1/16)
Drive sober or get pulled over

In January, the Washington County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 74 impaired drivers. Impaired driving continues to be a significant problem in Washington County and the state of Oregon. Over the past three years, alcohol has been involved in half of the fatal crashes that occurred during the big game weekend - but in Oregon, "Fans don't let fans drive drunk."

The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will conduct high visibility enforcement patrols this Super Bowl weekend and through the month of February looking for impaired drivers.

If you're going to consume alcoholic beverages or recreational marijuana make sure to have a designated driver. The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds you to drive sober or get pulled over.



Stay Informed / Get Involved (updated 1/27/16)
Online open house

Construction begins this fall on a two-year project to widen U.S. 26 between Cornelius Pass Road and 185th Avenue. This is a partnership project between ODOT, City of Hillsboro and Washington County. Visit www.cornpass185.org to learn more and participate in the online open house, which will take users through the details of the project and what to expect during construction.   

ODOT asks for your feedback on the state's Transportation Safety Action Plan update. The online open house will be open through Feb. 9.

Representatives from both of Washington County's road advisory committees were named last week to the committee that will help create a Transportation Safety Action Plan specific to Washington County.

The Washington County Transportation Futures Study is evaluating long-term transportation strategies and investments needed in the next 50 years. We want your input! Participate in our online open house through Feb. 19 and join the voices of the future!

Feb. 23 open house is set for the OR 47/Verboort-Purdin Road roundabout project. Stop by the Forest Grove Community Auditorium any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to meet the contractor and learn more about the construction schedule, including the road closures planned during construction.

OReGO is now six months old and running strong. Results so far show the system is performing well. Learn more about Oregon's new road usage charge program – designed so you pay by the mile instead of by the gallon. When you join OReGO, you will only pay for the miles you drive. It’s a fair and sustainable way to fund road maintenance, preservation and improvements for all Oregonians.



Bike and Ped News (updated 1/27/16)
Oregon Bike and Ped Plan

ODOT's draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is available for review. The plan supports decision-making for walking and biking investments, strategies, and programs. The public comment period is open through Feb. 18.

The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is seeking to fill a vacated position that represents the youth community. The committee meets up to six times per year. The current vacancy is for a member under the age of 21 at the time of appointment.

Bring your lunch and learn about gear for safe year-round riding, how to maintain your bike through wet weather and more, at the Winter Riding Tips Workshop from noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 18, at the Washington Street Conference Center in Hillsboro. RSVP to robin_straughan@co.washington.or.us.



On the Road (updated 1/27/16)
Flagger

Night work is scheduled through Thursday (Jan. 28) at the intersection of Farmington Road and Murray Boulevard. The contractor is doing utility location work (potholing) from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Expect delays and use caution.

County crews are making repairs on Scoggins Valley Road north of Hagg Lake. The schedule and progress of this work will depend on weather conditions and availability of materials. If all goes as planned, the road will be reopened to traffic by the end of the month. The road has been closed due to storm damage since Dec. 8.

Road crews are still busy repairing damage caused by recent storms. Surface maintenance crews are filling potholes that appeared after recent cold weather. Freezing and thawing causes expansion and contraction of water which can break up the pavement and lead to potholes. Drainage maintenance crews are cleaning and repairing ditches and culverts that were plugged with debris during extended rainfall. Vegetation management crews are continuing debris cleanup after some very windy weather.

Expect delays through mid-February near the intersection of 175th Avenue and Scholls Ferry Road while a contractor installs underground utility lines for the new school. Lane restriction hours are generally between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.



Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 02/07 - 02/13
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
Bike & Ped Gain Share Projects /Various Locations Construction 12/31/16
Safety Projects - 2014 Minor Betterment & URMD /Various Locations Construction 09/30/16
Safety Projects - 2015 Minor Betterment & URMD /Various Locations Construction 06/30/16
Baseline Road 197th Ave to Willow Creek Dr/Brookwood Ave to 231st Ave Construction 06/30/16
Brookwood Parkway Shute Rd/Meek Rd Construction 12/30/16
Cornelius Pass Road U.S. 26/Cornell Rd Construction 12/31/16
Farmington Road Murray Blvd/Hocken Ave Construction 05/31/17
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Road Maintenance Projects  
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
175th Av Milepost 0.118 / Milepost 0.16 Sweeping 02/12/16
Blooming-Fern Hill Rd Golf Course Rd / Fern Hill Rd Crack seal 02/12/16
Cornell Rd Milepost 4.926 / Milepost 5.125 Sweeping 02/12/16
Edy Rd Begin Co. Jur.(.108 e/Trailbla / Elwert Rd Brush Cutting 02/12/16
Elwert Rd Hwy 99 / Edy Rd Brush Cutting 02/12/16
Germantown Rd Multnomah Co. Jur. / Cornelius Pass Rd Tile flushing 02/12/16
Helvetia Rd Hwy 26 / Jackson Quarry Rd Tile flushing 02/12/16
Helvetia Rd West Union Rd / Jackson Quarry Rd Ditch maintenance 02/12/16
Jackson School Rd Evergreen Rd / West Union Rd Crack seal 02/19/16
Old Cornelius Pass Rd Germantown Rd / Multnomah Co. Jur. Ditch maintenance 02/12/16
Old Cornelius Pass Rd Germantown Rd / Multnomah Co. Jur. Tile flushing 02/19/16
Scholls Ferry Rd Milepost 4.178 / Milepost 4.29 Sweeping 02/12/16
Scholls-Sherwood Rd Roy Rogers Rd / Elwert Rd Brush Cutting 02/19/16
Woollen Rd Sellers Rd / Green Mountain Rd Ditch maintenance 02/12/16
Woollen Rd Sellers Rd / Green Mountain Rd Tile flushing 02/19/16
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