Weekly Roadwork News
Traffic Safety (posted 12/2/16)
Heavy rain and flooding during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend resulted in road closures and restrictions on more than 30 Washington County roads. Travelers are reminded to respect road closure signs. Roads are closed for safety reasons. It is illegal for motorists, pedestrians or bicyclists to move or travel around road-closure barricades. To report someone moving or traveling around a barricade, call Washington County nonemergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.
Oregon's beautiful scenery is a year-round source of enjoyment. Driving in Oregon's winters, however, can be challenging. Follow the recommendations in the Oregon Winter Driving Guide so you arrive safely at your destination!
When snow and ice are in the forecast, TriMet has a plan to keep riders moving safely. There's plenty you can do, too, like learning your snow route and updating your service alert subscriptions.
Bike and Ped News (posted 12/2/16)
Beginning Dec. 7 and continuing for about one month, the multiuse path along U.S. 26 between SW 79th Avenue and SW Katherine Lane will close intermittently at night for an ODOT electronic-signage project. This portion of the path is adjacent to West Sylvan Middle School. The work is part of ODOT’s RealTime project to provide more real-time traffic information to help drivers get where they’re going more safely and efficiently.
Eight road improvement projects that will improve bicycle/pedestrian safety were recommended for funding in FY 2017-18 by the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) during its Nov. 16 meeting. The projects were selected unanimously from 23 top safety improvement candidates following a public comment period. These projects will be included in the FY 2017-18 Road Maintenance Program presented to the Board of County Commissioners for approval in June. Media Release
Stay Informed / Get Involved (posted 12/2/16)
The Rural Roads Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee meets 7:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Walnut Street Center in Hillsboro. The agenda includes presentations on the Willamette Water Supply project and the state legislature’s efforts to develop a transportation funding package. The public is invited to attend, and time is provided for public comments.
Celebrating People & Partnerships Annual Report FY 2015-16 has been published online by Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation. The publication highlights the County's community partnerships that have been essential to the success of several large transportation and development projects.
On the Road (posted 12/2/16)
A new signal has been installed and is now operating at Brookwood Parkway at Huffman."Traffic control change ahead" signs are temporarily in place to alert road users of the change.
Expect lane closures on southbound OR 47 (Quince Street) at OR 8 (Pacific Avenue) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday for utility work related to ODOT’s improvement project. This utility work in advance of construction will continue through February.
Construction on Fischer Road, between SW 131st Avenue and Highway 99W, will occur 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays starting Dec. 5. Flaggers will direct traffic through lane closures. Media release
Road Closures (posted 12/2/16)
Meek Road remains closed at Jackson School Road through Jan. 31, and Scotch Church Road remains closed through Feb. 18 for construction of a roundabout at Jackson School, Scotch Church and Meek roads. Jackson School Road will remain open.
View our Road Closures and Traffic Advisories page for additional work that may impact your commute.