Distracted Driving Awareness Month (posted 4/14/17)
One text or call could wreck it all.
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month continues to challenge drivers to avoid driving distractions. While a distraction is anything that takes your vision, hearing, hands or mind away from the task of driving, cell phones are commonly recognized as the signal most significant cause of distraction not only to drivers, but also to pedestrians. Texting takes the hands, eyes and mind off the task of driving, a triple threat.
According to a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving blind at 55-mph for the length of an entire football field. A lot can happen in that time.
Take the pledge.
The fight to end distracted driving starts here. Make a commitment to drive phone-free today.
Distracted driving kills and injures thousands of people each year. I pledge to:
Lane closures and traffic delays (updated 4/21/17)
Construction & Maintenance
Signal Back Plate Replacement: Lane restrictions 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
View Road Closures and Traffic Advisories for more information and on-going projects.
Bicycle and Pedestrian News (posted 4/21/17)
Rock Creek Trail will be closed 5 a.m. April 29 to midnight April 30 from Highway 26 north for the demolition of the existing Rock Creek bridge for construction of a new bridge. Detours signs will direct travelers to Cornelius Pass Road or 185th Avenue. map
Community Events (updated 4/17/17)
Stoller Community 5K Run/Walk participants will be present on Skycrest Boulevard, Laidlaw Road, Bethany Village THPRD Morgan's Run Park Trail, Pirate Park, Kaiser Road, and Rock Creek Trail 8:45 - 10:00 a.m. April 23. Signals will be shutdown at Laidlaw Road at Bethany Boulevard and Laidlaw Road at Kaiser Road 8:45-9:45 a.m. - use caution and expect delays.
Hippie Chick Quarter Marathon, 15K & Half Marathon will be running 8 a.m.-12 p.m. May 13 on Scotch Church, Meek, Jackson School, Evergreen and Sewell roads in Hillsboro. Scotch Church Road will be closed between east of Glencoe and Jackson School roads.
Adopt-A-Road (posted 4/24/17)
Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter along the following roads:
Thank you, volunteers -- stay safe!