Weekly Roadwork News
Night work begins on Farmington Road at Murray Boulevard (posted 8/26/16)
Nighttime installation of a sanitary sewer, storm drains and water lines at the intersection of Farmington Road and Murray Boulevard will take traffic down to one lane from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Sept. 5 through October.
Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic around the lane closures. All travelers are urged to use alternate routes, such as Allen Blvd or Tualatin-Valley Highway.
The Farmington Road Project is a collaboration between Washington County and the city of Beaverton. It is scheduled for completion in spring 2017. Improvements include widening Farmington Road to five lanes between Murray and Hocken Avenue; bicycle lanes, sidewalks and street lighting; realignment of141st and 142nd avenues and upgrades to water and sanitary sewer lines. For more information about the project, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/FarmingtonRoad.
Road Closures (updated 8/26/16)
The northbound lane of West Shore Drive over Scoggins Dam is scheduled to open at 5 p.m. Aug. 26. Only southbound one-way traffic is allowed across the dam while the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation conducts seismic testing.
Walnut Street, between 112th and 114th, is expected to open Aug. 27.
175th Avenue will be closed at Rigert Road from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 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.
Gordon Road between North Avenue and Commercial will be closed through Sept. 16 for a culvert replacement. Local traffic will have access up to but not through the work zone. The signed detour reroutes traffic onto North Avenue, Glencoe Road, and Gordon Road south of Commercial.
Purdin Road remains closed at Hwy 47 through September. Traffic is detoured to Kemper Road via Hwy 47 and Thatcher Road. All travelers, including farm equipment, must use the signed detour. Hwy 47 and Verboort Road remain open.
On the Road (updated 8/26/16)
ODOT is advising travelers to expect lane closures during nighttime road striping from 6:30 p.m.-7 a.m. on Aug. 28-Sept. 2 on Cornelius Pass Road (from U.S. 26 to TV Highway), 185th Avenue (from U.S. 26 to TV Highway), Murray Boulevard (from U.S. 26 to Scholls Ferry Road) and on Scholls Ferry Road (from Murray Boulevard to OR 217).
A driveway access to Fred Meyer reconstructed as part of the Cornelius Pass Road widening project is expected to reopen Aug. 29. The new southbound access driveway is on the west side of Cornelius Pass Road, north of Imbrie Drive, between Panda Express and the Chevron gas station.
Rock Creek Boulevard between Malhuer Avenue and Rock Creek Drive will be down to one lane from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Sept. 1-30 for construction of a sidewalk on the north side. Flaggers will direct traffic. Expect delays.
Evergreen Road between 273rd and Glencoe will be down to one lane 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 2 for paving and milling. Flaggers will direct traffic. Expect delays or use alternate routes.
The southbound lane on Brookwood Parkway, between Evergreen Parkway and Dawson Creek Drive, will be closed from 9 p.m. Sept. 9 through 5 a.m. Sept. 11 for reconstruction of the existing roadway. Detours will include Dawson Creek Drive and Evergreen Parkway.
Stay Informed / Get Involved (updated 8/26/16)
The Rural Tourism Study report is available for public comment through Sept. 30.
Oregon’s OReGO – a new road usage charge program designed so you pay by the mile instead of by the gallon – is now one year old! So far 1,025 vehicles are participating and they logged 5 million miles driven in Oregon in the first year of the voluntary program. Learn more about this innovative program and what participants are saying about it.
Community Events (posted 8/26/16)
Hwy 47 in Gaston and side roads Spring Hill and Flett will be closed 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 26 for the Gaston Good ‘Ol Days Parade.
The Roy Ride & Brew begins and ends at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Aug. 27. Expect participants on Harrington, Roy, Greenville, Thatcher, Stringtown, and Scoggins Valley roads 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tour de Parks, part of Tigard Family Fest, will be held Sept. 10. More information/registration.
Adopt-A-Road (updated 8/26/16)
Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter along the following roads:
Thank you, volunteers!
Traffic Safety (updated 8/26/16)
Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies will provide extra patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance safety for the Labor Day holiday. The Labor Day holiday period is known as one of the most dangerous holidays for crashes due to heavily traveled roadways, in combination with impaired and aggressive drivers.
ODOT is partnering with law enforcement agencies to enhance seat belt enforcement and highlight free car seat clinics.
Fire season is underway. Northwest Oregon is not immune to devastating fires. Most wildfires we have here are started by human acts. The Washington County Fire Defense Board, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Forestry, has enacted a burn ban in Washington County. Please be fire safe this summer.