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Highlights for the week ending October 16, 2015 (posted 10/9/15)
Quake Up

Get Involved / Stay Informed 

Are you prepared for an earthquake? Quake Up! Attend an earthquake preparedness event from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on October 10 at the downtown Hillsboro Saturday Farmers' Market

ODOT is hosting a pre-construction Open House on October 14 for the TV Highway and 185th Avenue Safety Project. The Open House will be held 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the International School of Beaverton in Aloha. Construction is expected to begin in October 2015 and be complete in fall 2016.

The Rural Roads Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee meets October 15. The meeting is open to the public.

This is the last week to comment on the top 20 Safety Improvement candidates being considered for funding. The Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee will review comments received by October 16. The committee is expected to recommend projects at their October 21 meeting. Their meetings are open to the public.

Join the Drive Less Challenge. Discover healthy, green travel options for work, school and play that can save you money. This year's Challenge runs October 5-18.

Help shape TriMet's new Bike Plan. Take an online survey through October 31.

Consider serving on a County board or commission. This is the time of year when appointments are made to the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee and the Rural Roads Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee. Meetings of both committees are open to the public and time is provided on their agendas for public comments.

Last year 61 crashes involving wildlife were reported in Washington County. October is the busiest month for vehicle-wildlife collisions in Oregon. More deer and elk are crossing roads this time of year due to breeding season and migration to winter ranges. Be on the alert and ready to slow down, especially in areas where signs identify popular areas for wildlife crossing. Be especially watchful around sunrise and sunset.

Road Closures

Scoggins Valley Road will reopen by end of day today, October 9. The road has been closed west of Tanner Creek Road since September 8. Two culverts were replaced during the closure.

Glencoe Road will be closed at the railroad crossing just north of West Union Road for up to two days between October 19 and 23 depending on weather. The actual closure dates may not be known until late next week. The road will be closed to all road users – motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Signs will identify detour routes. The closure is needed to make repairs to the railroad crossing.

On the Road

Adopt-A-Road volunteers will be picking up litter on the following roads:
Beef Bend Road from Roy Rogers to Hwy 99 (Hamilton Realty)
Bull Mountain Road from 141st to Roy Rogers (Friends of Bull Mountain)
Merlo Road from 170th to Walker (Fil Am Friendship Club)
Scotch Church Road from Glencoe to Jackson School (Boy Scout Troop 873)
Thank you, volunteers!

Construction continues on a sidewalk on the south side of Rock Road from Cornelius Pass to Rock Court. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of October. This interim small road improvement project is funded by the Minor Betterment Program.

Road widening work continues on River Road from Farmington to Rosedale. Expect delays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended work hours on Saturdays. This work should be complete by October 23.

After a record number of months of dry weather, most gravel roads in Washington County now require maintenance. In order to effectively grade a gravel road, there must be sufficient moisture in the road bed. Now that we’ve had a bit of rain, our graders are hard at work getting caught up. Rather than jumping from one request location to another, they are systematically working their way through the gravel road system as quickly as they can.

Work continues on several road projects throughout Washington County. Plan ahead by checking this page before traveling. Orange is your clue to slow down and pay attention.

Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 10/04 - 10/10
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
Bike & Ped Projects - Gain Share /Various Locations Construction 12/31/16
Interim Safety Projects - 2014 Minor Betterment & URMD /Various Locations Construction 06/30/16
Interim Safety Projects - 2015 Minor Betterment & URMD /Various Locations Construction 12/31/15
Baseline Road 197th Ave to Willow Creek Dr/Brookwood Ave to 231st Ave Construction 06/30/16
Brookwood Parkway Shute Rd/Meek Rd Construction 12/30/16
Cornelius Pass Road U.S. 26/Cornell Rd Construction 12/31/16
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 06/30/16
View all construction projects

Road Maintenance Projects  
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
065th Av Elligsen Rd / Borland Rd Shoulder pulling 10/23/15
Baseline Rd 173rd Av / Hillsboro Promenade Landscape mowing 10/16/15
Blooming-Fern Hill Rd Golf Course Rd / Fern Hill Rd Crack seal 10/16/15
Collins Rd Northrup Rd / Kay Rd Tile flushing 10/09/15
Dairy Creek Rd Mountaindale Rd / Fern Flat Rd Tile flushing 10/09/15
Dixie Mountain Rd Kay Rd / Otto Miller Rd Tile flushing 10/23/15
Dixie Mountain Rd Shadybrook Rd / Slide Tile flushing 10/23/15
Elwert Rd Hwy 99 / Lebeau Rd Shoulder pulling 10/16/15
Fern Hill Rd Springhill Rd / Blooming-Fern Hill Rd Crack seal 10/16/15
Gregory Dr Samantha Ln / Cul-de-sac Pavement excavation and repair (PER) 10/09/15
River Rd Farmington Rd / Rosedale Rd Construction project - shoulder widening 10/23/15
Scholls Ferry Rd End ODOT Jur / Teal Fat Rd Landscape maintenance 10/16/15
Scholls Ferry Rd River Rd / Hwy 219 Crack seal 10/09/15
Scoggins Valley Rd At: Culvert #1793 replacement Hagg Lake Project 10/09/15
Scotch Church Rd Jackson School Rd / Glencoe Rd Striping 10/16/15
Scotch Church Rd Jackson School Rd / Glencoe Rd Pavement excavation and repair (PER) 10/09/15
Tile Flat Rd Grabhorn Rd / Farmington Rd Striping 10/16/15
Tile Flat Rd Grabhorn Rd / Farmington Rd Machine patch paving 10/16/15
Tonquin Rd Grahams Ferry Rd / Oregon St Shoulder pulling 10/16/15
West Union Rd 143rd Av / Helvetia Rd Shoulder pulling 10/09/15
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