Weekly Roadwork News
Stay Informed / Get Involved (updated 10/21/16)
Help the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee select safety improvements to be funded in 2017-18. View and comment on the top candidates through an interactive map. The URMD Safety Improvement program has funded more than 30 small safety projects in the last five years. Deadline for comment is Nov. 11.
ODOT announces improvements to Sunset Highway (U.S. 26) will start spring 2017.
Have you considered serving on a road advisory committee? The Rural Roads Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee (RROMAC) studies rural road issues, works with County staff, and advises the Board of Commissioners on issues related to rural roads. The Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) works with County staff and advises the Board of Commissioners on issues related to services provided by the Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD). Both committees meet monthly. Meetings are open to the public. Members are volunteers appointed by the County Board of Commissioners. Serving on an advisory committee is a great way for Washington County residents to participate in decisions that affect them and to learn more about how local government works. Application deadline is Nov. 1 for positions starting Jan. 1. Application Form
Road Closures (updated 10/21/16)
175th Avenue between Rigert and Kemmer roads remains closed through Nov. 2 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. For more information, email Matt Atiyeh or Aaron Slowik or call 503-588-7576.
View our Road Closures and Traffic Advisories page for additional work that may impact your commute.
Orange is your clue to slow down and pay attention.
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On the Road (updated 10/21/16)
The Gales Creek Bridge replacement work zone has expanded to allow roadway construction on each side of the bridge. The traffic signals have been moved further apart and signal timings have been modified.
Paving of Cornelius Pass Road between Cornell and U.S. 26 is expected to resume Oct. 21-22. Traffic signals may be turned off, with traffic directed by flaggers. Expect delays. Detours at Ronler, Evergreen and Imbrie may occur while the new pavement cools. Expect lane closures for installation of traffic signal detection loops from 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Sundays through Fridays through Nov. 4.
Expect lane restrictions on Brookwood Parkway, south of U.S. 26 to Shute Road, from 6 p.m.-7 a.m. Oct. 21- 23. Paving work is weather dependent.
Night work from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. on the storm drains at Farmington Road and Murray Boulevard continues through Nov. 18. Expect delays or use alternate routes. Weekend paving work has been postponed due to weather.
Traffic Safety (updated 10/21/16)
Last week’s storms were a reminder to be prepared and to stay alert and expect the unexpected when traveling in stormy weather:
To request emergency response for a life-threatening situation - call 9-1-1
To report a non-emergency road hazard:
Drunk driving increases on Halloween, with half of all deaths on Halloween night involving a drunk driver or motorcyclist.
Use these tips to stay safe on Halloween:
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Bike and Ped News (updated 10/21/16)
Walk anywhere, everywhere, for any reason, or for no reason at all. This is Walktober: walking fun through Halloween (the greatest walking holiday of the year). Join a free nature walk at Tualatin Hills Nature Park Oct. 23.
Adopt-A-Road (updated 10/21/16)
Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter along the following roads:
Adopt-A-Landscape volunteers are planning to maintain landscaping at the following locations:
Thank you, volunteers!