Weekly Roadwork News
Road Closures (updated 6/24/16)
Expect traffic restrictions at Imbrie Drive through June 28 to reconstruct the intersection at Cornelius Pass Road. Detour route map, postcard notification and media release are posted on the project page. Additionally, a utility contractor is scheduled to perform nighttime work on Cornelius Pass Road at Evergreen Parkway. Traffic signals will be shut down June 29 and 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Flaggers will direct traffic. Expect delays
The northbound lane of West Shore Drive over Scoggins Dam remains closed through June 30. Only southbound one-way traffic will be allowed across the dam while the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation conducts seismic testing. Two-way traffic will be allowed from July 1 through July 10. Then the lane closure will again be in effect July 11 through Aug.19.
Verboort Road will reopen mid-July. Access will be restricted to right in/right out until late September when full access will be restored.
Purdin Road will be restricted to right in/right out beginning mid-July and will then close for 40 days beginning in August as part of the David Hill Extension/Verboort-Purdin/OR 47 Roundabout project.
Walnut Street will be closed between 112th and 114th avenues beginning July 25 for three weeks while the contractor replaces a substandard culvert. View the detour map.
Porter Road will be closed for three months beginning late summer (August) while the bridge at Council Creek is replaced.
Replacement of a culvert on Dairy Creek Road north of Three Cedars Lane will restrict traffic to one lane for up to three weeks during August or September. No over-dimension vehicles will be allowed through the work zone. Culverts will also be replaced on Mountaindale Road at Old Pumpkin Ridge (two-week closure), on Gordon Road south of Commercial (three-week closure), and on Spring Hill Road (one-week closure).
Watch this space for schedule updates.
Stay Informed / Get Involved (updated 6/24/16)
Review the map of identified small road improvement candidates and let us know if a location on your wish list is missing. Propose a safety or connectivity improvement by July 15 to be considered in the next round of project selection.
ODOT invites comments on the state’s draft Transportation Safety Action Plan through Aug. 1.
The Rural Tourism Study report is available for public comment through Sept. 30.
Do you live on a gravel road? You can choose to pay for dust control on your County-maintained gravel road. Start by getting a no-cost dust control permit which ensures that County road grading will be coordinated with your contractor’s application of the dust control material. Besides reducing dust, the treatment helps to stabilize the road surface during the dry months when the road cannot be graded.
ROADs - They are what you depend on! You depend on roads to get to work, school, home and countless other places. While a wide open road means "freedom" to many, there is nothing "free" about roads. Building, improving and maintaining roads takes a lot of money. Learn how your roads are funded and where the "potholes" are in that funding system. Visit transportationfunding.org.
On the Road (updated 6/24/16)
Final paving on Baseline Road from Brookwood to Borwick is scheduled to wrap up June 28, weather permitting.
Paving work on Scoggins Valley Road is scheduled to start the week of June 27 and continue for two weeks, weather permitting. Final road striping and cleanup of this project wraps up in July. Expect lane closures and daytime delays.
ODOT plans nighttime paving on OR 219 near Walnut Street in Hillsboro the week of June 27. Expect single lane closures with traffic directed by flaggers from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Daytime work continues weekdays on OR 219 south to Scholls Ferry Road for rumble strip installation, striping and bridge joint work. Expect delays.
The contractor for the Gales Creek bridge replacement project has begun clearing operations and is expected to fully mobilize on the site over the next couple of weeks. Temporary traffic signals will be installed to control traffic through the work zone.
Fischer Road pedestrian improvement project construction kicks off in August 2016. This project, approved by Board of Commissioners and funded through use of Gain Share and City of King City Transportation Development Tax, will construct sidewalks and bike lanes along Fischer Road, add painted crosswalks at each corner of the 131st Avenue intersection, add LED speed display signage along the road and install a rapid fire beacon on Fischer Road. Construction is expected to be completed in January 2017.
Where can you expect to encounter roadwork? Check our 2016-2017 Road Work Map to see if your commute route will be worked on in the coming year. For state highways, check ODOT's summer 2016 highway projects map.
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Adopt-A-Road (updated 6/24/2016)
Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter and/or maintain landscaping along the following roads:
Thank you, volunteers!
Clean roads reflect how we feel about our community. Litter encourages litter. Littered roads destroy the natural beauty of this special place.
View the video and then contact our Adopt-A-Road coordinator to select a road to adopt. The minimum commitment is two litter pickups a year for two years. We'll provide safety equipment and training, we'll pick up and dispose of the bags you fill, and we'll erect signs recognizing your volunteer effort. Contact us at 503-846-ROAD (846-7623) or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can help create a cleaner community.
Community Events (posted 6/24/16)
Several parades and community events are planned to celebrate Fourth of July:
Have a safe holiday!