Roadwork News

Pedestrian Safety (updated 9/22/17)
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Pedestrian safety is for everyone
Keep these safety tips in mind when walking near roads or crossing the street:
  • Stop at the curb or edge of the road before crossing.
  • Look left-right-left and check for vehicles that may be turning.
  • Continue to check for cars while crossing.
  • Do not stop in the roadway.
  • Cross at intersections or designated crosswalks, when possible.
  • Be visible to drivers by wearing bright, reflective clothing and carrying a light when it is dark out.
  • Walk on sidewalks, when possible.
  • Face on-coming traffic when walking along the shoulder of a road.
  • Avoid distractions, such as electronic devices.

Open House (posted 9/22/17)
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NE 69th Avenue bridge project open house Oct. 18
An open house for the NE 69th Avenue (formerly 227th Avenue) bridge replacement project will be 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Orenco Elementary School, 7050 NW Birch St.
The open house, sponsored by Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT), provides the public with the opportunity to learn about design options under consideration for replacement of the bridge on 69th Avenue between Quatama and Fir streets. Representatives from LUT and the city of Hillsboro will be available to answer questions. No formal presentation is planned; stop in any time during the open house hours.
The 69th Avenue bridge was weight-limited in Sept. 2016, with traffic reduced to one lane. The $3.5 million project is funded through the Washington County Road Fund and the city of Hillsboro.
For more information, visit the project website, or contact Engineering and Construction Services at 503-846-7822 or If you need a sign language interpreter, assistive listening device, or language interpreter, please call 503-846-7800 (or 7-1-1 for Telecommunications Relay Service) at least 48 hours prior to this event.

Pedestrian, Biking Improvements (posted 9/8/2017)
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Comment on URMD Pedestrian, Biking Improvement candidates by Oct. 8

Public comment on the top Pedestrian and Biking Improvement candidates being considered for funding in FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 is being solicited by Washington County's Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC).

Comments will be accepted through Oct. 8. Candidates can be reviewed and comments entered on the interactive map. URMDAC will review comments at its Oct. 18 meeting and then recommend projects to the Washington County Board of Commissioners to be included in Urban Road Maintenance District's FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 budgets.

The Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD) funds small-scale pedestrian and biking improvement projects, which include sidewalks, pathways, bike lanes and paved shoulders. Since 2011, 41 URMD Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects totaling over $14 million have been funded.

Contact Steve Franks, Urban Roads Services Coordinator, 503-846-7653, for more information.



Traffic Alerts (updated 9/25/17)
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Road Closures
Temporary road closures. Use alternate routes
  • 10th Avenue, between Holladay and Adair streets, for road widening, through Dec. 12. Media release
  • Hardebeck Road, south of Withycomb Road, for culvert replacement, through Oct. 2.
  • Tonquin Road, between Grahams Ferry Road and Basalt Creek Parkway, for widening and WWSP installation, through April 30. Media release
  • West Shore Drive, north of Hankins Road, for landslide mitigation, through Dec. 4.  Media release


Lane Closures
Watch for lane changes. Flaggers may be present.
  • 80th Avenue, between Elmwood and Hemlock streets, for culvert replacement, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Oct. 31. 
  • Beef Bend Road, between Peachtree Drive and Coyler Way, for pedestrian pathway installation, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. through Oct. 31.
  • Brugger Road, between Viola and Ernest streets, for private development, Oct. 16-Nov. 4 by D. R. Hornton.
  • Clark Hill Road, between Koehler and Farmington roads, for geotechnical survey, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Sept. 29 by Willamette Water Supply Program.
  • Farmington Road, between Grabhorn Road and 209th Avenue, for geotechnical survey, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Sept. 29 by Willamette Water Supply Program.
  • Grabhorn Road, between Tile Flat Road and Stone Creek Drive, for geotechnical survey, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Sept. 29 by Willamette Water Supply Program.
  • Scholls Ferry Road, between Roy Rogers and Tile Flat roads, for geotechnical survey, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Sept. 29 by Willamette Water Supply Program.
  • Tile Flat Road, between Scholls Ferry and Grabhorn roads, for geotechnical survey, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Sept. 29 by Willamette Water Supply Program.
  • U.S. 26, between Glencoe Road and mile post 53, for paving highway and ramps, bridge resurfacing, rumbles strip and cable median installation, 8 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday-Friday and 8 p.m.-9 a.m. Saturday through Oct. 31.
  • West Union Road, between Shoreline Way and Cornelius Pass Road, for grinding and paving, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  through Sept. 28.


Signal Shutdown
Flaggers directing traffic, work in intersection.
  • West Union Road at 185th Avenue, for grinding and paving of intersection, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Sept. 28.
  • West Union Road at Cornelius Pass Road, for grinding and paving of intersection, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Sept. 28.


View Road Closures and Traffic Advisories for a full list of alerts and on-going projects.



Adopt-A-Road (updated 9/25/17)


Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter along the following roads:

  • Dick Road, between West Union and Phillips roads, by Chetana Foundation - Sept. 26
  • Saltzman Road, between Cornell Road and Burton Street, by St. Pius and Vennes Family - Sept. 29-30 


 Thank you, volunteers -- stay safe!

Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 09/24 - 09/30
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
Bike & Ped Gain Share Projects /Various Locations Construction 12/31/17
10th Avenue - Cornelius Holladay St/Baseline St Construction 09/30/18
124th Avenue Grahams Ferry Rd/Tualatin-Sherwood Rd Construction 09/28/18
158th Avenue Merlo Station/Walker Road Construction 05/31/18
173rd Avenue (FY 2015-16 Minor Betterments) 171st Avenue/Artesian Lane Construction 10/31/17
80th Avenue Culvert Replacement SW Hemlock Street/SW Elmwood Street Construction 10/31/17
Cornelius Pass Road/TV Highway Intersection /TV Highway Construction 10/31/17
Farmington Road Murray Blvd/Hocken Ave Construction 08/31/17
Fischer Road (131st Avenue to Pacific Highway) Pacific Highway/131st Avenue Construction 09/30/17
Hagg Lake Perimeter Roads West Shore Drive/Scoggins Valley Road Construction 06/30/18
Kaiser Road (Twoponds to Vance) Gain Share Vance Drive/Two Ponds Drive Construction 08/31/17
Kinnaman Road (FY 2015-16 URMD Safety Improvement) 209th Avenue/198th Avenue Construction 10/31/17
Spring Hill Road Bridge /Tualatin River Overflow Construction 12/31/17
U.S. 26 Widening Project (Cornelius Pass Road to 185th Avenue) Cornelius Pass Road/185th Avenue Construction 12/31/18
Walker Road - Phase 1 Schendel Ave/173rd Ave Construction 07/31/17
Walnut Street Tiedeman Ave/116th Avenue Construction 09/30/17
View all construction projects

Road Maintenance Projects  
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
Bacona Rd At: Culvert #51258 Culvert Replacements 09/29/17
Old Hwy 47 At: Bridge # 1405 Bridge Maintenance (B1 - Pile) 09/29/17
River Rd Scholls Ferry Rd / Farmington Rd Vacuum Sweeping 10/06/17
Strassel Rd At: Culvert #50972 Culvert Replacements 09/29/17
Vanderschuere Rd At: Bridge # 1228 Bridge Maintenance (B2-B3 - Cap) 09/29/17
View all maintenance projects
Land Use & Transportation
1400 SW Walnut Street
Hillsboro,OR 97123-5625
Phone: 503-846-ROAD
Fax: 503-846-7620
Email: WC-Roads
Land Use & Transportation

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