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Emergency Notification
Road name From / To Impact Reason
Cornelius Pass Rd At: Skyline (Multnomah County) Emergency closure * Snow / Ice


Updated forecast calls for morning ice storm (updated 1/16/17 4:30 p.m.)
freezing rain

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a freezing rain advisory for an ice storm in effect from 4 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 17). Freezing rain is expected from about 4-8 a.m. Roads are expected to be extremely slippery; please avoid all unnecessary travel.

Rising temperatures later Tuesday morning will result in rain. While rain is expected to be heavy, total rainfall is expected to be less than originally predicted. Some localized flooding is still expected, due to snow melt and blocked and frozen drainage structures. A NWS flood watch remains in effect through 2 p.m. Tuesday. Please use caution.

A map and list of roads impacted by winter weather and/or flooding will be posted on this page. Information will also be available on Twitter at @WashCoRoads. For regional alerts, visit www.publicalerts.org

Tips for inclement weather:

  • Clear ice, snow and debris from storm drain grates.
  • Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear
  • Move snow and ice away from your home's foundation.
  • If sandbags are needed, visit a self-serve sandbag station.
  • Heavy rains reduce drivers’ visibility. When driving, turn on your lights, increase following distance, slow down and watch for bicyclists and pedestrians. Visit ODOT's webpage for Driving in the Rain Tips.
  • If you see flooding on the road - Turn around. Don't drown.
  • 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 the Washington County Sheriff's Office nonemergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.

To request help or report a road hazard:

  • Call 9-1-1 (life-threatening emergency).
  • Call 503-629-0111 (after hours, non-emergency).
  • Call 503-846-ROAD (846-7623) or email wc-roads@co.washington.or.us (during business hours).
  • Submit an online request for non-emergency road service.
  • Call Clean Water Services at 503-547-8100 to report flooding in urban unincorporated areas (outside of cities).


Road Closures (posted 1/13/17)
Road closures

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.

Orange is your clue to slow down and pay attention.

Follow @WashCoRoads on Twitter for road alerts.



On the Road (posted 1/13/17)
On the road

Intermittent lane restrictions expected 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9-19 on Roy Rogers Road between Scholl's Ferry and Beef Bend roads for geotechnical drilling.

Construction work by a private developer will require weekday lane restrictions on Cornell Road, between NW Ash Creek Lane and NW 97th Avenue 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through January.

New travel lanes are now open on Brookwood Parkway and Cornelius Pass Road. Daytime lane closures will continue into February for landscaping and other improvements, as weather allows.

Expect periodic lane closures for ODOT's RealTime electronic-signage project on U.S. 26, between OR 217 and the Vista Ridge Tunnel weekdays 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Additionally, project work will require periodic lane closures on 185th Avenue, between US 26 and OR 8, weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Construction of bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Fischer Road, between SW 131st Avenue and Highway 99W, has begun and will continue 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through March. Flaggers will direct traffic through lane closures. Media release



Bicycle and Pedestrian News (posted 1/13/17)
Bicycles and Pedestrians

The multiuse path along U.S. 26, adjacent to West Sylvan Middle School, will close intermittently at night for construction related to ODOT’s RealTime electronic -signage project. A signed detour will direct path users through the West Slope neighborhood during the nighttime closures. Path is narrowed to 6 feet wide when open.

 



Traffic Safety (posted 1/13/17)
Traffic safety

Remember the basics:
  • Don’t drive impaired (by anything) – alcohol-related fatal crashes have gone up the past two years.
  • Buckle up on every trip – the number of unbelted fatalities has increased.
  • Put away the distractions and focus on driving – running off the road or lane departure are the leading cause of single vehicle and head-on fatal crashes.
  • Get rested to avoid becoming drowsy when driving.
  • Follow the speed limit and reduce speed in bad weather.

Traffic Safety offers many resources to help travelers stay safe.



Stay Informed / Get Involved (posted 1/13/17)
Stay informed

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. 

 



Additional information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 01/15 - 01/21
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
Bike & Ped Gain Share Projects /Various Locations Construction 12/31/17
124th Avenue Grahams Ferry Rd/Tualatin-Sherwood Rd Construction 09/28/18
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
Jackson School Road Roundabout Scotch Church Rd/Meek Rd Construction 06/01/17
Porter Road Bridge /Council Creek Construction 05/31/17
Safety Projects - 2014 Minor Betterment & URMD /Various Locations Construction 09/30/16
Safety Projects - 2015 Minor Betterment & URMD /Various Locations Construction 10/31/16
Tualatin-Sherwood Road (ITS - Phase 2) Hwy 99W/Teton Ave Construction 08/31/16
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 11/30/16
Walnut Street Tiedeman Ave/116th Ave Construction 06/26/17
View all construction projects


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Land Use & Transportation

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