Flood Gates (posted 11/17/17)
Flood gates installed on Susbauer and Fern Hill roads
Permanent, manual-locking flood gates have been installed on Susbauer and Fern Hill roads ahead of winter weather. The roads frequently flood during periods of heavy rainfall and the gates will allow crews to quickly and efficiently close the roads.
The gates lock into place, unlike portable barricades, and will prevent motorists from traveling into floodwaters.
Last February there were two confirmed cases of motorists who moved/drove around barricades and had to be rescued. Forest Grove Fire & Rescue charged each driver $516 for the rescues and both drivers were also fined $260 each for moving/driving around barricades, which is against the law. This does not include any expenses for recovery of or damages to flooded vehicles.
Snow Zones (11/8/2017)
Snow zones implemented in Washington County
Snow zones, areas where vehicles are required to have traction devices during inclement weather, have been implemented on portions of three roads in Washington County with steep grades and high elevations.
The snow zone areas are:
Motorists traveling in snow zones during inclement weather will be required by law to have traction devices, such as studded tires, snow tires or tire chains, on or in vehicles. Traction devices can help reduce crashes in icy, snowy conditions. Snow zones have the potential to reduce the number of vehicles abandoned on shoulders and rights-of-way, which can also increase safety and allow for more efficient plowing and sanding.
The snow zones are marked with yellow signs. During winter months, the signs will read "carry chains or traction tires;" when restrictions are in effect, the message will change to "chains required." Read more at www.snow-zones.com.
Traffic Alerts (updated 11/17/17)
Temporary road closures. Use alternate routes.
Watch for lane changes. Flaggers may be present.
View Road Closures and Traffic Advisories for a full list of alerts and on-going projects.
Stay Informed, Get Involved (updated 11/17/17)
Aloha Tomorrow open house 6-8 p.m. Nov. 30
Aloha High School, Commons Area 18550 SW Kinnaman Road
Aloha community members have helped Washington County project staff identify land use and transportation needs in Aloha including:
Staff will be available to discuss concepts at this family-friendly open house. No formal presentations are planned.
For more information about the Aloha Tomorrow project visit, www.alohatomorrow.com
SW 198th Avenue improvement project open house 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6
An open house for the improvements planned for SW 198th Avenue will be held 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Edwards Aloha Community Center, 4375 SW Edwards Place. Exhibits and current information will be posted on the project website, when available.
North Banks community outreach event 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7
An open house for the improvements planned to the city of Banks' northern limits will be held 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Banks Fires District #13 300 S. Main St. County and city staff will be available to discuss the proposed changes, including:
Exhibits and current information will be posted on the project website, when available.
Comment on the proposed Southwest Corridor light rail options
There's an online open house on the proposed route options for the Southwest Corridor light rail line. Metro is asking for pubic input on the potential routes between Portland and Tualatin. It will be available for public comment through Nov. 22.
Comment on bus service improvements
TriMet is conducting an online open house and several in-person open houses to solicit public comments on bus service improvements including new routes, all-night service on some routes and electric buses.
Community Events (updated 11/17/17)
Adopt-A-Road (updated 11/16/17)
Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter along the following roads:
Adopt-A-Landscape volunteers are scheduled to perform landscaping along the following roads:
Thank you, volunteers -- stay safe!