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March 29 traffic signal shutdown at Murray/Bowerman intersection (posted 3/27/2017)

Traffic delays may occur between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Murray Boulevard/Bowerman Drive intersection.

The traffic signal will be shut down, and traffic will be controlled by flaggers while the signal is repaired. Travelers should expect delays, avoid the intersection or use alternate transportation during the repairs.

Late Wednesday, March 22, a utility contractor accidentally drilled though a traffic signal cable. Temporary repairs were made to the damaged cable, and it will function normally until permanent repairs are made Tuesday.

Choose a new logo for wc-roads.com (posted 3/15/2017)
wc-roads.com logo choices

Four designs for a new logo for wc-roads.com have been created by Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) staff. We need help deciding which one to use, and we are asking the public to vote.


In addition to selecting a logo, five additional multiple-choice questions focus on how you use wc-roads.com, and how you think it can be improved.


Take this brief, six-question survey to select the design that you believe best represents this site. The survey ends March 31.


Cast your vote here. For more information, contact LUT at LUTComm@co.washington.or.us. 

Traffic Safety: Rainy Weather Commuting (posted 3/24/17)
traffic safety

For many in Washington County, bicycles are a year-round mode of transportation, whether taking children to daycare, commuting to work or doing the shopping. Spring weather often means being ready for rain, wind, hail and sunshine, sometimes all in the same commute.

To make your bicycle commute as enjoyable as possible, consider these tips:
  • Stay dry with water resistant gear, including gloves, helmet cover and shoe covers.
  • Use a water resistant bag to protect your laptop and other essentials.
  • Consider bicycle modifications for rain, such as fenders, to better deal with road grit.
  • Be visible with lots of lights, and use extra caution to make sure drivers and pedestrians notice you. Be aware of where drivers’ blind spots are and stay out of them.
  • Anticipate issues, such as pedestrians darting across streets, slick spots and extended stopping distances.
  • Know your limits, whether that means riding slower or using alternate transportation in a windstorm.

For more information, visit Traffic Safety  

Road Construction & Maintenance (posted 3/27/17)
road construction and maintenance

Construction begins on 158th Avenue, between Walker Road and Merlo Station, on March 27. Lane restrictions are planned from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. The design map and other items from the March 14 open house are available on the project design page. The project, which will widen the road with buffered bicycle lanes, sidewalks and turn lanes, is expected to be completed in May 2018.

An updated schedule is available for the Walnut Street project, between 116th and Tiedeman avenues, in Tigard. The project will be completed in June.

Road Closures and Traffic Advisories for more information and on-going projects.

Current construction and maintenance projects are listed below.


Bicycle and Pedestrian News (posted 3/27/17)
bicycles and pedestrians

A pedestrian detour on TV Highway, between 75th and 214th avenues, is in effect due to storm drainage construction as part of the Cornelius Pass Intersection and South Hillsboro projects.

Stay Informed / Get Involved (posted 3/17/17)
stay informed, get involved


Share your thoughts on the future of regional transportation through Metro's two-question survey, through March 28.  Responses will be used by policymakers to inform the region's investment priorities.



Adopt-A-Road (posted 3/24/17)

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

  • Scholls Ferry Road / River Road (Scholls Women's Club) - April 1
  • Springville Road between Samuel Drive and county line (Rodriguez Family) - April 1
  • Murray Boulevard between Jenkins and Walker roads (Nike/Tru Green) - April 6

Adopt-A-Landscape volunteers are for landscape maintenance at:

  • Scholls Ferry Road / River Road Roundabout (Scholls Women's Club) - April 1  

Thank you, volunteers -- stay safe!


Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 03/26 - 04/01
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 06/30/17
124th Avenue Grahams Ferry Rd/Tualatin-Sherwood Rd Construction 09/28/18
158th Avenue Merlo Station/Walker Road Construction 05/31/18
Cornelius Pass Road U.S. 26/Cornell Rd Construction 03/31/17
Cornelius Pass Road/TV Highway Intersection /TV Highway Construction 10/31/17
David Hill Road & OR 47/Verboort Road / Construction 06/30/17
Farmington Road Murray Blvd/Hocken Ave Construction 05/31/17
Gales Creek Road Bridge /over Gales Creek Construction 05/31/17
Jackson School Road Roundabout Scotch Church Rd/Meek Rd Construction 06/01/17
Porter Road Bridge /Council Creek Construction 05/31/17
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 05/26/17
Walnut Street Tiedeman Ave/116th Ave Construction 06/26/17
View all construction projects

Road Maintenance Projects  
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
185th Av UGB (n/Springville) / Germantown Rd Ditch maintenance 04/07/17
Grabhorn Rd Stone Creek Rd / Tile Flat Rd Guardrail maintenance 03/31/17
McCormick Hill Rd Laurel Rd / Vanderschuere Rd Ditch maintenance 03/31/17
Moreland Rd Dorland Rd / County line Shoulder maintenance 03/31/17
Wren Rd Glencoe Rd / Susbauer Rd / Susbauer Rd Ditch maintenance 03/31/17
View all maintenance projects
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Email: WC-Roads
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