Dangers of speeding (posted 12/8/17)
Dangers of speeding
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing. Shopping, working, and visiting loved ones means a lot of time is spent commuting in December. Jam packed schedules may make zipping around town sound favorable, but speeding endangers everyone on the road. Speeding was a contributing factor in 27 percent of all fatal crashes in 2015, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Other dangers associated with speeding include:
Remember to slow down on the road - the festivities can wait.
Snow Zones (11/8/2017)
Snow zones implemented in Washington County
Snow zones, areas where vehicles are required to have traction devices during inclement weather, have been implemented on portions of three roads in Washington County with steep grades and high elevations.
The snow zone areas are:
Motorists traveling in snow zones during inclement weather will be required by law to have traction devices, such as studded tires, snow tires or tire chains, on or in vehicles. Traction devices can help reduce crashes in icy, snowy conditions. Snow zones have the potential to reduce the number of vehicles abandoned on shoulders and rights-of-way, which can also increase safety and allow for more efficient plowing and sanding.
The snow zones are marked with yellow signs. During winter months, the signs will read "carry chains or traction tires;" when restrictions are in effect, the message will change to "chains required." Read more at www.snow-zones.com.
Traffic Alerts (updated 12/08/17)
Temporary road closures. Use alternate routes.
Watch for lane changes. Flaggers may be present.
View Road Closures and Traffic Advisories for a full list of alerts and on-going projects.
Stay Informed, Get Involved (updated 12/8/17)
Canyon Road Project open house
Representatives from ODOT and the city of Beaverton will be discussing the Canyon Road Streetscape Project 5-7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way.
Comment on bus service improvements
TriMet is conducting an online open house and several in-person open houses to solicit public comments on bus service improvements including new routes, all-night service on some routes and electric buses.
Adopt-A-Road (updated 12/8/17)
Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter along the following roads:
Thank you, volunteers -- stay safe!