Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending February 6, 2015 (posted 1/30/15)
Are you ready for some football? Super Bowl Sunday is less than TWO days away. If you are going somewhere to watch the game, plan ahead if drinking is involved. Designate a driver, call a cab, or take TriMet.
Download the SaferRide app for Android and Apple devices. In one simple click, it will list off all available taxi services in the area, help you call a friend and will provide you your location.
Average cost for a DUI = $10,000 • Designated driver = $0 • Being alive = Priceless!
Be safe and enjoy the game (and commercials)!
Get Involved / Stay Informed
Oregon's largest volunteer Earth Day event - SOLVE IT - is on Saturday, April 18. SOLVE IT is an opportunity for Oregonians to come together to take care of our parks, waterways and neighborhoods. If you want to lead a volunteer Earth Day project, contact SOLVE to learn how SOLVE can support your project. The deadline for project applications is February 2.
Following the unanimous recommendation of the Hillsboro Transportation Committee, a public hearing to discuss proposed changes to the City of Hillsboro’s Transportation Utility Fee is scheduled for Tuesday, February 3, at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center Auditorium.
Attend the City of Hillsboro’s Wayfinding Open House on Tuesday, February 10, at 5:30 p.m. inside the Hillsboro Main Library. City staff are working to create a wayfinding system that reflects the great things that are growing in Hillsboro making it a place people want to live, work, visit, play and stay! View preliminary design ideas, ask questions and share your feedback.
Two weeks left to comment on the top Urban Road Maintenance District Safety Improvement candidates being considered for construction in 2015-2016. Comments submitted by February 13, will be reviewed by the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee.
The City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department will hold an open house on February 25 for their Trails Master Plan. Stop by the Hillsboro Main Library any time between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to learn more.
Attend an open house for the Farmington Road (Murray to Hocken) project on February 26 at the Beaverton Community Center. The public is invited to stop by any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. No formal presentation is planned.
Review the Draft 2015-16 Long Range Planning Work Program. The program outlines work priorities for planning staff and recommended ordinance topics. Comments will be accepted through February 26.
Two combined project open houses will be held for the following safety improvements:
·119th Avenue at Lovejoy, Cornell Road (102nd to 97th), and Thompson Road (143rd to Evergreen) – March 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cedar Mill Library
·178th Avenue (TV Highway to Johnson), 209th Avenue (Blanton to TV Highway), and Kinnaman Road (185th to Farmington) – March 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the International School of Beaverton
The public is invited to stop by any time during open house hours. No formal presentations are planned.
Get involved and stay informed about several planning initiatives around the county.
• 170th Avenue/Merlo Road Conceptual Design Plan
• Basalt Creek Concept Plan
• Bonny Slope West (Area 93) Plan
• Cooper Mountain Plan
• Hillsboro’s South Hillsboro Plan
• Southwest Corridor Plan
On the Road
In the coming weeks, expect activity on Cornelius Pass Road between Cornell and U.S. 26 and on Baseline Road between Brookwood and 231st as crews begin prepping for both upcoming capital projects. Visit the Cornelius Pass Road and Baseline Road project web pages to learn more about what is planned along both roadways.
Adopt-A-Road volunteers will be picking up litter along Vanderschuere Road from Hwy 219 to Midway (Carter Family). Thank you, volunteers!
Community Service workers will be maintaining landscaping along Murray Boulevard and Scholls Ferry Road. Drainage Maintenance crews are working on Cornelius-Schefflin, Old Hwy 99, Scoggins Valley and Seavey roads. Surface Maintenance crews are maintaining shoulders along Farmington and Timber roads.
Oleson Road remains closed at the Fanno Creek bridge just south of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. Motorists are detoured to Hall Boulevard and Scholls Ferry Road. A temporary bike/ped bridge provides access for pedestrians and bicyclists during the closure. The contractor is on schedule to reopen Oleson Road by March 28.