Roadwork News

Dangers of speeding (posted 12/8/17)
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Dangers of speeding 
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing. Shopping, working, and visiting loved ones means a lot of time is spent commuting in December. Jam packed schedules may make zipping around town sound favorable, but speeding endangers everyone on the road. Speeding was a contributing factor in 27 percent of all fatal crashes in 2015, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Other dangers associated with speeding include: 
  • Increased stopping distance
  • Increased degree of crash severity leading to more severe injuries
  • Greater potential for loss of vehicle control
  • Economic/psychological effects of speed-related crash

Remember to slow down on the road - the festivities can wait.



Snow Zones (11/8/2017)
Snow zone map

Snow zones implemented in Washington County
 
Snow zones, areas where vehicles are required to have traction devices during inclement weather, have been implemented on portions of three roads in Washington County with steep grades and high elevations.
The snow zone areas are:
  • 175th Avenue, between Scholls Ferry and Rigert roads
  • Barnes Road, from 118th Avenue east to the County line, adjacent to a city of Portland snow zone
  • Cornell Road, from Cedar Hills Boulevard east to the County line.
Motorists traveling in snow zones during inclement weather will be required by law to have traction devices, such as studded tires, snow tires or tire chains, on or in vehicles. Traction devices can help reduce crashes in icy, snowy conditions. Snow zones have the potential to reduce the number of vehicles abandoned on shoulders and rights-of-way, which can also increase safety and allow for more efficient plowing and sanding.
The snow zones are marked with yellow signs. During winter months, the signs will read "carry chains or traction tires;" when restrictions are in effect, the message will change to "chains required."  Read more at www.snow-zones.com.


Traffic Alerts (updated 12/08/17)
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Road Closures
Temporary road closures. Use alternate routes.
  • 10th Avenue, between Holladay and Adair streets, for road widening, through Dec. 22. Media release
  • Tonquin Road, between Grahams Ferry Road and Basalt Creek Parkway with local access, for widening and WWSP installation, through April 30. Media release
  • Tonquin Road, between Waldo Way and SW 124th Avenue, for construction, through Dec. 30. 

Lane Closures
Watch for lane changes. Flaggers may be present.
  • 80th Avenue, between Elmwood and Hemlock streets for culvert replacement, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Dec. 15 
  • River Road, between Rosedale Road and Farmington Road for culvert repair, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 11 - Dec. 15
  • TV Highway, Brookwood Parkway to OR 217 for intermittent work at intersections, 8 p.m.-5 a.m. through Spring 2018 by Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • TV Highway at OR 47, for intersections improvements, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Dec. 31 by Oregon Department of Transportation.

 

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

 



Stay Informed, Get Involved (updated 12/8/17)
Stay informed, get involved

 

Canyon Road Project open house 
Representatives from ODOT and the city of Beaverton will be discussing the Canyon Road Streetscape Project 5-7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way.

Comment on bus service improvements
TriMet is conducting an online open house and several in-person open houses to solicit public comments on bus service improvements including new routes, all-night service on some routes and electric buses.
 


Adopt-A-Road (updated 12/8/17)
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Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter along the following roads:  

  • 198th Avenue, between Kinnaman Road and Farmington Road, by Academy of Audiology - Jan. 20 

 Thank you, volunteers -- stay safe!



Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 12/10 - 12/16
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
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 12/31/17
80th Avenue Culvert Replacement SW Hemlock Street/SW Elmwood Street Construction 12/15/17
Cornelius Pass Road/TV Highway Intersection /TV Highway Construction 10/31/18
Fischer Road (131st Avenue to Pacific Highway) Pacific Highway/131st Avenue Construction 12/15/17
Hagg Lake Perimeter Roads West Shore Drive/Scoggins Valley Road Construction 06/30/18
Kinnaman Road (FY 2015-16 URMD Safety Improvement) 209th Avenue/198th Avenue Construction 10/31/17
Springville Road 178th Avenue/185th Avenue Construction 09/28/18
U.S. 26 Widening Project (Cornelius Pass Road to 185th Avenue) Cornelius Pass Road/185th Avenue Construction 12/31/18
View all construction projects


Road Maintenance Projects  
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
185th Av At: Bethany Lake Park Water quality facility maintenance 12/31/17
185th Av West View High School / VF000011 Water quality facility maintenance 12/31/17
185th Av West View High School / VF-000010 Water quality facility maintenance 12/31/17
Baseline Rd 185th Av / VF000013 Water quality facility maintenance 12/31/17
Bethany Bl West Union Rd / VF000019 Water quality facility maintenance 12/31/17
Boones Ferry Rd At: VF000015 Water quality facility maintenance 12/31/17
Verboort Rd At: Water quality facility maintenance 12/31/17
View all maintenance projects

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