Weekly Roadwork News
Stay Informed / Get Involved (updated 7/22/16)
Attend an open house for the 90th Avenue in Tigard URMD Safety Improvement project 5-7 p.m. July 28 at Metzger Park. This project will construct sidewalks between Locust and Borders, connecting with existing sidewalks to create continuous sidewalks from Locust to Hall Boulevard.
Share your comments about the walkway project on Farmington Road from 170th and 173rd. Comments will be accepted through Aug. 12.
The Rural Tourism Study report is available for public comment through Sept. 30.
Thank you if you proposed a new small road improvement or commented on an identified candidate. We received over 200 proposals, comments, and inquiries. Candidates eligible for the Urban Road Maintenance District’s Safety Improvement program will be considered for funding later this summer. Proposals received after July 15 will be considered in next year’s round of project selection.
Washington County’s annual road maintenance program includes paving or sealing more than 60 miles of roadway, including nearly 21 miles in the Urban Road Maintenance District. Preventive maintenance preserves the pavement and extends the life of the road, saving tax dollars.
ROADs - They are what you depend on! The better the pavement condition, the safer the road. The average pavement condition of County roads has fallen over 10 points in the past decade. It is projected to fall another 20 points over the next 20 years, without additional road maintenance funding. Learn more at www.KeepRoadsSafe.org.
On the Road (updated 7/22/16)
Annual road striping is in progress. Use caution when encountering a road striping operation. Do not drive across the stripes when the paint is still wet.
Saturday bridge repair work on Baseline Road between 231st and Cornelius Pass Road is planned for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 23 and again July 30. Traffic lanes will be slightly restricted. Use caution.
Expect nighttime delays 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. July 25-29 and Aug. 1 along Cornelius Pass Road between Cornell and U.S. 26 to install new traffic signals. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone.
Chip sealing of more than 25 miles of rural roads in Washington County is in progress. ODOT also shared their chip seal plans for state highways. Multnomah County plans to chip seal Johnson Road on July 26 and Skyline Boulevard on July 27-28.
Final road striping and cleanup of the paving work on Scoggins Valley Road will be completed by the end of July. Work on guardrail upgrades continues through August.
Work on the Gales Creek bridge replacement project is underway. Temporary traffic signals have been installed to control traffic through the work zone 24/7 until end of November 2016. Temporary signals are programmed to allow through traffic to fully clear the work zone before allowing oncoming traffic to begin moving.
Roadway reconstruction at the intersection of Farmington Road and Murray Boulevard begins in August. Alternate routes are encouraged.
An URMD safety improvement project on Laidlaw Road is expected to begin construction in August. This project will widen the road shoulder between 140th and Lakeview, including an aluminum pedestrian bridge and separated pathway at the project’s west end. Expect single-lane daytime closures.
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.
Follow @WashCoRoads on Twitter for road alerts.
Road Closures (updated 7/22/16)
Walnut Street between 112th and 114th will close beginning July 25 for three weeks while the contractor replaces a substandard culvert.
Timber Road will be closed to all travelers between Strassel Road and OR 6/Wilson River Highway July 25 through Aug. 14 to replace the culvert that washed out last winter and was temporarily repaired.
Mountaindale Road from Old Pumpkin Ridge to North Avenue will be closed from Aug. 1-22 to replace a culvert.
Replacement of a culvert on Dairy Creek Road north of Three Cedars Lane will restrict traffic to one lane for from Aug. 1-Sept. 30. No over-dimension vehicles will be allowed through the work zone.
Verboort and Purdin roads at OR 47 remain partially closed through mid-August to construct a roundabout at this intersection. Access for all travelers, including farm equipment, is limited to right-in/right-out access. OR 47 remains open during this side street closure.
After mid-August, access to Purdin Road west of OR 47 will close for five weeks to complete construction of the roundabout as part of the project. No motor vehicle or pedestrian traffic will be permitted. Businesses and roadside stands will be open. Customers will need to use the detour.
Gordon Road between North Avenue and Commercial will be closed Aug. 22-Sept. 9 for a culvert replacement.
Watch this space for schedule updates.
Community Events (posted 7/22/16)
Expect bicyclists on Springville, West Union, Helvetia, Brookwood, Meek, Jackson School, Scotch Church, Roy, Banks, Mountaindale, and Glencoe roads from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23. The Gourmet Century bicycle ride begins and ends at the Chris King Factory on Nela Street in Portland.
Runners participating in the Pick Your Poison Relay will be on Scoggins Valley Road around Hagg Lake starting at 8 a.m. July 23; the race ends at 8 a.m. July 24.
Expect Tour de Cure bicyclists on various roads starting at 6:30 a.m. July 30. The event starts at Amberglen Park in Hillsboro.
Traffic Safety (updated 7/22/16)
Washington County is working toward a safer travel environment. Review a draft of our Transportation Safety Action Plan now and submit comments during the online open house running through Aug. 20. Plan highlights are available in English and Spanish. We want to hear what you think about the proposed strategies and goals to reduce severe crash-related injuries and fatalities.
ODOT invites comments on the state’s draft Transportation Safety Action Plan through Aug. 1.
A new safety campaign featuring Sasquatch reminds the public that every intersection is a legal crosswalk, striped or not.
Adopt-A-Road (updated 7/22/2016)
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 email@example.com to learn how you can help create a cleaner community.