Weekly Roadwork News
Weekly Road News Highlights (posted 11/20/15)
Thanksgiving is less than a week away. If you are traveling to visit family or friends, plan ahead - designate a driver, download the SaferRide app for your Android or Apple smartphone, or take TriMet. When you are biking or walking, brighten up your outfit - Be Seen. Be Safe. Have a great holiday!
Land Use & Transportation Department offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Have we heard from you lately? Washington County's Community Involvement Transition Planning Team is seeking your input about enhancements to the community involvement program. Take an online survey, attend a community event on Dec. 1 at PCC’s Willow Creek Campus, and sign up to receive updates about the transition.
The Scoggins Valley Road drainage improvement and slide stabilization project is currently out for bid, with bids due by 10 a.m., Dec. 2. Visit ORPIN for complete details. Plan sets can be purchased by calling 503-846-7800 or you may stop by our office at 1400 SW Walnut Street, Hillsboro.
The Walnut Street (116th to Tiedeman) project will go out for bid on Monday, Nov. 9, with bids due by 10 a.m., Dec. 2. Visit ORPIN for complete details. Plan sets can be purchased by calling 503-846-7800 or you may stop by our office at 1400 SW Walnut Street, Hillsboro.
The OR 47 - Verboort/Purdin Road Roundabout project will go out for bid on Monday, Nov. 23, with bids due by 10 a.m., Dec. 9. Visit ORPIN for complete details. Plan sets can be purchased by calling 503-846-7800 or you may stop by our office at 1400 SW Walnut Street, Hillsboro.
Save the date! Come join us for an open house on Dec. 10 to learn more about proposed improvements planned for 198th Avenue between Farmington and TV Highway. Drop by Hazeldale Elementary School any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. No formal presentation is planned. There will be an opportunity to apply to be a part of the project’s Interested Parties Group (IPG). IPG members will assist the project team through the design process.
Avoid making leaf piles in the street or on sidewalks! They are a hazard for travelers and create flooding problems. Leaf drop off sites are available all over the county. Find a drop off site near you.
There’s a new bus shuttle that now serves North Hillsboro, connecting people to jobs, education, community services and events. Best of all, it’s free! Read more by visiting TriMet’s “How we roll” blog.
Adopt-A-Road volunteers will be picking up litter along the following roads:
Grading of gravel roads continues in Washington County. Crews are working overtime and extra equipment was brought in to get caught up after a long dry summer. Through roads are the first priority; dead end roads will be done after. Crews are working their way through the gravel road system as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Help make Oregon a safer place to bike! The latest update of ORcycle gives users the option to report road problems to ODOT, and ODOT will forward them to the appropriate road authorities. With the new update, ODOT will receive the GPS coordinates and a Google maps link to the location of the safety issue, and even a photo if the user wants to include one. The smartphone app is available for both Android and Apple.
The draft Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is now available for public review. An online open house will be available mid-December. Public comments on the plan will be accepted through Feb. 18.