Roadwork News

Eclipse travel (posted 8/17/2017)
Eclips comes to Oregon 8/21/17

It’s almost here: Travel safety during the eclipse
The long-awaited solar eclipse is almost here! By Monday, Aug. 21, an estimated 1 million people are expected to have arrived in Oregon to view this once-in-a-lifetime event.
The path of totality is south of Washington County. However, it is likely that many roadways within the County will experience an increase in traffic, particularly after the eclipse is over and travelers start heading home.
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) road maintenance crews will not be performing road work on Monday. Todd Watkins, acting manager, LUT Operations and Maintenance Division, said keeping maintenance crews off the road will allow for:
More efficient deployment of crews in the event of a road or traffic-related emergency.
Elimination of road-work zones that could delay high-volume traffic.
Oregon Department of Transportation is offering the following travel safety tips:
  • Help keep roads clear. Stay off the roads help make sure emergency service vehicles can get through. Take transit, ride bicycles or walk. Work from home, if possible.
  • Travel with friends. Join friends and family for the trip to reduce the number of cars on the road. Carpool information
  • Stay put during the eclipse and leave late afterwards. This will reduce the number of vehicles on the road at the same time.
  • Be prepared. Plan ahead for basic needs - food, water, gas for the car and bathroom breaks - in the event of prolonged traffic jams.
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New Operations and Maintenance manager (posted 8/18/17)
Todd Watkins

Watkins named manager of Operations and Maintenance Division
Todd Watkins has been named Manager of the Operations and Maintenance Division (OPS) of Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) effective Aug. 26.
"Todd brings extensive experience and expertise to this position," said Andrew Singelakis, Director, LUT. "He has been with LUT nearly 20 years, serving in a variety of engineering positions. We're pleased to have him serve as the division's manager."
Watkins' tenure with LUT began in 1998 when he was hired as an Engineering Technician within the Operations and Maintenance Division. He was promoted to Engineering Project Coordinator in the Engineering and Construction Services Division in 2001. He returned to the Operations and Maintenance Division in 2004 when he was promoted to Engineering Associate. He was promoted to Senior Engineer in 2007 and Principal Engineer in 2012. He has been the OPS Acting Division Manager since Dave Schamp, the prior manager, retired in February.  Media release

Traffic Alerts (updated 8/17/17)
construction and maintenance

Road Closures
Temporary road closures. Use alternate routes.
  • 10th Avenue, between Holladay and Adair streets, for road widening, through Dec. 12. media release
  • 80th Avenue, between Elmwood and Hemlock streets, for culvert replacement, through Aug. 23. media release
  • UPDATED: 175th Avenue, between Kemmer Road and Reusser Court, for grade change, through Aug. 24 by Brian Clopton Excavating. Media release
  • 185th Avenue, 500-feet north of Springville Road, for widening and grading, through Sept. 14. Media release
  • 229th Avenue, between south of Rosedale Elementary School to north of Reserve Golf Course entry, for sewer line installation, through Sept. 4 by Pacific Excavation, Inc.
  • UPDATED: Corey Road, south of McNew Road, for culvert replacement, through Sept. 1.
  • UPDATED: Hardebeck Road, south of Withycomb Road, for culvert replacement, Sept. 11-Oct. 2.
  • Parson Road bridge, between Timmerman Road and Balm Grove Loop, for bridge maintenance, Aug. 21-25.
  • Staley Road bridge, south of Strassel/Cemetary Road, for bridge maintenance, Aug. 28-Sept. 1.
  • Tonquin Road, between Grahams Ferry Road and Basalt Creek Parkway, for widening and WWSP installation,  through April 30. Media release


Lane Closures
Watch for lane changes. Flaggers may be present.
  • Baseline Road, between Cornelius Pass Road and 231st Avenue, for overlay and striping, 8 p.m.-4 p.m. through Sept. 6.
  • Beef Bend Road, between Peachtree Drive and Coyler Way, for pedestrian pathway installation, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. through Oct. 31 by the Bull Mountain Pedestrian Pathway project.
  • Brookwood Parkway, between Baseline and Cornell roads, for overlay work, 8 p.m.-5 a.m. through Aug. 30.
  • Cornell Road, between Murray and Bethany boulevards, for overlay and striping, 8 p.m.-5 a.m. through Sept. 2.
  • Evergreen Parkway, between 185th Avenue and Cornelius Pass Road, for overlay and striping, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. through Aug. 24.
  • Kaiser Road, between Two Ponds and Vance roads, for bike lane paving, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 25.
  • Knollcrest Drive, between Inglewood and Wilshire streets, for striping, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 22.
  • Roy Rogers Road, between Lavender Avenue and Beef Bend Road, for utility survey, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Aug. 31 by Willamette Water Supply Pipeline.


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

Current construction and maintenance projects below.


Stay Informed, Get Involved (posted 8/4/17)
Stay informed, get involved

Open Houses

  • The public is invited to comment on 12 potential crossing locations. The online open house is available through Aug. 31 at Comments will aid staff in developing a final list of crossing sites for consideration and possible implementation as future, larger road projects are designed and constructed.




Community Events (updated 8/17/17)
community events



  • 158th Avenue and various roads in Banks, Beaverton and North Plains will have cyclists present 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 for the Beaverton Banks & Beyond Bike Tour.


Adopt-A-Road (posted 8/17/17)


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

  • Zion Church Road, between Gordon and Kerkman roads, In Memory of Rolando Jimenez - Aug. 19
  • Riedweg Road, between Simpson and Unger roads, by Riedweg Road Residents - Aug. 28 
  • Creps Road, between Highway 47 and Highway 47, by Banks Clean-up Crew - Sept. 11
  • 170th Avenue, between TV Highway and Baseline Road, by TVWD - Sept. 12 

 Thank you, volunteers -- stay safe!

Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 08/20 - 08/26
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
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 09/01/17
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
Clark Hill Rd At: Scholls Ferry Rd Water quality system maintenance 08/29/17
Cornell Rd 185th Av / Elam Young Pkwy Landscape maintenance 08/31/17
Evers Rd At: Bridge # 1297 Bridge Maintenance (All - Cap) 08/31/17
Farmington Rd 156th Av / 160th Av Landscape maintenance 08/31/17
Mason Hill Rd Jackson School Rd / Jackson Quarry Rd Machine patching 08/25/17
Parson Rd Balm Grove Lp / Timmerman Rd Bridge Maintenance (All - Bulkheads) 08/24/17
Staley Rd At: Bridge # 1382 Bridge Maintenance (All - RMA ) 08/31/17
Timber Rd At: Culvert #50868 Culvert Replacements 08/24/17
View all maintenance projects
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