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Stay Informed / Get Involved (updated 7/22/16)
90th Avenue in Tigard open house

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.

Oregon’s OReGO – A new road usage charge program designed so you pay by the mile instead of by the gallon – now offers a new device to report mileage that does not use vehicle location technology.

On the Road (updated 7/22/16)
Don't drive on wet road stripes

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.

ODOT plans to pave OR 6 east of Tillamook starting July 25. Cities are also paving this summer. Check each city for news: Beaverton, Hillsboro, Sherwood, Tigard and Tualatin.

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.

View our Road Closures and Traffic Advisories page for additional work that may impact your commute. Orange is your clue to slow down and pay attention.

Follow @WashCoRoads on Twitter for road alerts.

Road Closures (updated 7/22/16)
Walnut Street detour map

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.
The northbound lane of West Shore Drive over Scoggins Dam remains closed through Aug. 19. Only southbound one-way traffic is allowed across the dam while the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation conducts seismic testing.
Porter Road will be closed for three months beginning Aug. 1 while the Council Creek Bridge is replaced.
Watch this space for schedule updates.

Community Events (posted 7/22/16)
Bicyclists at Haag Lake

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. 

Plan ahead for road closures near the Hillsboro Airport Aug. 5-7 during the Oregon International Air Show. Expect delays and congestion or use alternate routes.

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:

  • Murray Boulevard from TV Hwy to Walker (Optimists Club of Beaverton) 

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 lutops@co.washington.or.us to learn how you can help create a cleaner community.

Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 07/17 - 07/23
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
Bike & Ped Gain Share Projects /Various Locations Construction 12/31/16
Safety Projects - 2014 Minor Betterment & URMD /Various Locations Construction 09/30/16
Safety Projects - 2015 Minor Betterment & URMD /Various Locations Construction 06/30/16
124th Avenue Grahams Ferry Rd/Tualatin-Sherwood Rd Construction 09/28/18
Baseline Road 197th Ave to Willow Creek Dr/Brookwood Ave to 231st Ave Construction 07/31/16
Brookwood Parkway Shute Rd/Meek Rd Construction 12/30/16
Cornelius Pass Road U.S. 26/Cornell Rd Construction 12/31/16
David Hill Road & OR 47/Verboort Road / Construction 06/30/17
Farmington Road Murray Blvd/Hocken Ave Construction 05/31/17
Hagg Lake Perimeter Roads West Shore Drive/Scoggins Valley Road Construction 06/30/18
Road Widening and Paving 2015-16 Various locations/Various locations Construction 09/30/16
Tualatin-Sherwood Road (ITS - Phase 2) Hwy 99W/Teton Ave Construction 06/17/16
Walker Road - Phase 1 Schendel Ave/173rd Ave Construction 11/30/16
Walnut Street Tiedeman Ave/116th Ave Construction 05/01/17
View all construction projects

Road Maintenance Projects  
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
Banks Rd Hwy 26 / Mallard Rd Culvert installation/replacement/repair 07/28/16
Dersham Rd Harrington Rd / Mountaindale Rd Chip seal 07/28/16
Edy Rd Terrapin St / Lebeau Rd Chip seal 08/04/16
Fern Hill Rd Spring Hill Rd / Blooming-Fern Hill Rd Chip seal 08/04/16
Hornecker Rd Bridge 1313 / Susbauer Rd Chip seal 07/28/16
Jackson Quarry Rd Helvetia Rd / Bridge 1349 Chip seal 07/28/16
Mountain Creek Rd private drive / Seiffert Rd Chip seal 08/04/16
Mountaindale Rd At: 2074 Culvert replacement 08/04/16
Old Hwy 47 At: 1407 Bridge maintenance 07/28/16
Rainbow Ln Scholls Ferry Rd / Patricia Rd Chip seal 08/04/16
Scotch Church Rd Jackson School Rd / Glencoe Rd Chip seal 07/28/16
Uebel Rd At: 1362 Bridge maintenance 08/04/16
View all maintenance projects
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Email: WC-Roads
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