Holiday travel safety (posted 5/26/2017)
Stay safe this holiday weekend
A warm and sunny Memorial Day weekend means camping, water sports, barbecue and, for many, alcohol.
Designate a sober driver or call a ride service. Choose not to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will be providing extra patrols
over the holiday weekend to help keep the roads safe.
Slow down and avoid distractions
. Use of handheld electronics is not permitted when driving, even when stopped in traffic. On average, distracted driving in Oregon causes at least one injury every three hours.
Don't give up until everyone buckles up
- all motor vehicles passengers in Oregon must be buckled in to available seat belts and children under 8 must be in a proper child safety seat or booster seat. Seat belts save lives.
Practice water safety by staying sober when on the water and using approved safety flotation devices, especially for children. Hagg Lake
offers of limited number of safety vests that visitors are encouraged to borrow.
Stay safe so this holiday weekend remains a happy one.
Lane closures and traffic delays (updated 5/26/17)
- Lane closures for striping 7 p.m.-5 a.m. May 30-31 on Cornelius Pass Road between Highway 26 and Cornell Road.
- Lane closures for striping 7 p.m.-5 a.m. May 30-31 on Evergreen Road between Glencoe Road and 25th Avenue.
- Lane closures for overlay 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30-June 2 on Germantown Road between Cornelius Pass Road and the Multnomah County line.
- Lane closures 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays for paving on Walker Road between 174th Terrace to east of Schendel Avenue June 1-9.
- Full closure of U.S. 26 in both directions between Interstate 5 and Highway 217 11 p.m. June 2- 6 a.m. June 3.
- Lane closures nights beginning June 4 on Bronson Road between Summerset West entrance and 185th Avenue.
- Paving, widening on 185th Avenue between Farmington and Bany roads 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through June 14.
- One northbound lane on Cornelius Pass Road from TV Highway to 300 feet north for Willamette Water Supply Program construction through mid-July.
- Road widening work on 158th Avenue including northbound right lane closed between Jenkins Road and Jay Street through July and additional lane restrictions between Walker Road and Merlo Station 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays.
- City of Beaverton waterline construction with bike and lane closures on Jenkins Road between Briggs Road and Cedar Hills Boulevard through mid-June, Cedar Hills Boulevard between Fairfield Street and Gem Lane mid-June through early-July and Walker Road between Westfield Avenue to 350 feet east of Cedar Hills Boulevard July through August.
Full list of current construction and maintenance projects below.
View Road Closures and Traffic Advisories for more information and on-going projects.
Community Events (updated 5/26/17)
- Dick Inukai Birthday Run will be held 9 a.m.-noon May 27 with runners present on Baseline Street, Dennis Avenue, Main Street, Ebberts Avenue/Garibaldi Street, 10th Avenue and Padgett Road.
Adopt-A-Road (posted 5/26/17)
Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter along the following roads:
- Campbell Road between Laurel and Bald Peak roads (Laurel Community Church) - May 27
- Johnson School Road between Tongue Lane and Simpson Road (Duyck's Peachy Pig Farm) - May 27
- North Avenue between Glencoe and Gordon avenues (The Vandehey Family) - May 27
- Gales Creek Road between Thatcher Road and one mile west (Forest Grove Rotary) - June 3
- Thatcher Road between Gales Creek Road and one mile north (Forest Grove Rotary) - June 3
- Martin Road between Verboort Road to just south of Old Martin Road (Hoerber Family) - June 3
- Seiffert Road between Hillsboro Highway and Mountain Home Road (Ponzi Vinewarys) - June 7
Thank you, volunteers -- stay safe!