Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending March 14, 2014 (posted 3/7/14)
Time to set those clocks forward this weekend! Daylight savings officially begins at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 9. This also means that we lose an hour of sleep. Make sure to adjust your sleeping patterns to ensure you aren’t drowsy during your commute whether you walk, bike or drive!
River levels are projected to fall below action stage by late Saturday, just in time for another soaking. We may see more high water on rural roads briefly on Sunday and Monday, but it should all drain away soon after. Travelers should continue to slow down and watch for unexpected high water or debris on rural roads.
On the Road
Work continues on ODOT's TV Highway (Minter Bridge to 331st) paving project. This weekend - weather permitting - their contractor will be paving Oak Street between Dennis and 1st Avenue. This will require the right and center lanes to be closed starting at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday, March 7 through 6 a.m., Monday, March 10. Access to several side streets will be CLOSED during this work. Visit their project website for complete details.
The Safe Routes to School program will be getting a boost out here in Washington County! Read more about this great news by visiting our Bike and Ped webpage.
Road crews continue mopping up after this week's wet and blustery storm. Sweepers continue removing sanding rock put out during the snow, and Road Surface crews are repairing potholes that opened up after the freeze/thaw. Vegetation crews plan to continue working on Haide and Banks roads and Community Service workers continue landscape maintenance on Baseline Road from 197th to 231st. The Bridge crew is making repairs on the B Street bridge. Drainage crews are working on Hansen, Withycombe and Shearer Hill roads.
Monday deadline: Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation is updating its Public Involvement Guidelines for Transportation Planning, Programs and Projects. Review the draft guidelines and submit your comments by this coming Monday, March 10.
ODOT will be holding an open house on Monday, March 10 at the International School of Beaverton from 4 to 6 p.m. to discuss proposed safety improvements for the 185th Avenue/TV Highway area. The public is invited to stop by anytime. Visit their website for more details.
ODOT will also hold a public meeting Monday, March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Beaverton Library in Room B to discuss the Draft 2015-2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which includes projects for federal, state, city and county transportation systems including highways, rail, public transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
The Urban Road Maintenance District Slurry Seal project is currently out for bid, with bids due next Wednesday, March 12, at 10 a.m. For complete details, visit the ORPIN website. To purchase plan sets, call (503) 846-7800 or stop by our office located at 1400 SW Walnut St in Hillsboro.
A project open house will be held on Wednesday, March 19 for the Walnut Street improvement project in Tigard. Stop by the Charles F. Tigard Elementary School any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. to learn about the latest design.
Join Commissioner Schouten for a discussion of the Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan on March 20 at PCC Willow Creek from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ODOT will also be there to discuss their proposed safety improvements for the 185th Avenue/TV Highway area.
Attend an open house on Thursday, April 3 for the Baseline Road improvement project. The public is invited to stop by Brown Middle School any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the latest design.