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Highlights for the week ending December 19, 2014 (posted 12/12/14)
Signal out? Stop and take turns.

Crews worked through the night to clean up after yesterday's short but intense wind storm. Major routes were reopened to traffic before this morning's commute. During the storm, trees and branches blocking roadways or power lines in the road were reported at over 50 locations. To get roads opened as quickly as possible, debris was pushed out of the travel lane onto the shoulder at many locations. Crews will return to those sites and remove the debris over the next few days.

Traffic signals stopped working in areas where there were power outages. When the power came back on, a few signals went into red flashing mode. Our Traffic Engineering crews are responding to reports of nonfunctioning or red flashing traffic signals as quickly as possible. If you encounter a nonfunctioning or blinking red traffic signal, treat the intersection as an all-way stop. Stop and take turns. Be sure to check for pedestrians and bicyclists before proceeding.

To request help or report a road hazard:

  • Life threatening - emergency response - call 9-1-1
  • Report a road hazard - after hours - non-emergency response - 503-629-0111
  • Report a road hazard - during business hours M-F 8am-5pm - 503-846-ROAD (503-846-7623) or wc-roads@co.washington.or.us
  • Submit an online request for a non-emergency road service (monitored M-F 8am-5pm)

For regional alerts, visit www.publicalerts.org

Get Involved / Stay Informed

Despite the storm, over 70 people attended last night's open house for the David Hill Road extension and OR 47 @ Verboort-Purdin Road improvement projects. All of the displays from the open house are available online, and comments and questions can still be submitted by contacting Kim Haughn at 503-846-7822.

The City of Hillsboro will be holding an open house on January 7 for the Downtown Two-Way Conversion project. Stop by the Hillsboro Civic Center (Room 113B/C) any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more!

There are several planning initiatives around the county and we encourage the public to get involved and stay informed. 
  • 170th/Merlo Conceptual Design Plan
  • Basalt Creek Concept Plan
  • Bonny Slope West (Area 93) Plan
  • Cooper Mountain Plan
  • Hillsboro’s Downtown Two-Way Street Conversion Project
  • Hillsboro’s South Hillsboro Plan
  • Southwest Corridor Plan

The Oregon Transportation Commission invites public input on the first-of-its-kind Transportation Options Plan. Comments will be accepted until January 30.

On the Road

In addition to cleaning up after yesterday's storm, crews will be responding to service requests, sweeping, grading, patching pot holes, and repairing signs. Bridge Maintenance crews will be working on the bridge a half mile south of Meek on Jackson School Road. Drainage Maintenance crews will be working on Killin and Strassel roads. Community Service workers will be picking up leaves and cleaning up landscaping along Murray Boulevard from Scholls Ferry to Allen.

Adopt-A-Road volunteers will be picking up litter along the following roads:
  • 185th Avenue from Rock Creek to West Union (Westview HS Rock Creek Elem) 
  • Martin Road from Verboort to MP 0.8 (Hoerber Family) 

  • Scholls Ferry Road from 130th to Teal (Southridge HS NHS)
  • Thatcher Road from 1 mile west to Gales Creek (Forest Grove Rotary) 
Thank you, volunteers!

Staff in the Asset Management section are working on next year's road maintenance program. After internal review, the draft list of planned maintenance activities will be shared with other agencies, utilities, stakeholders and the public. Following public review and input, the final program will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for approval in June.

Road Closures

Oleson Road remains closed at the Fanno Creek bridge just south of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. Motorists are detoured to Hall Boulevard and Scholls Ferry Road. A temporary bike/ped bridge provides access for walkers and bicyclists during the closure.

Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 12/14 - 12/20
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
Oleson Road Bridge /Fanno Creek Construction 05/31/15
Scholls Ferry Road Teal Blvd/Roy Rogers Rd Construction 12/31/14
View all construction projects

Road Maintenance Projects  
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
Jackson School RD At: 1315 Bridge maintenance 01/09/15
Jackson School Rd At: Bridge #1315 Bridge maintenance 12/19/14
Killin Rd Cedar Canyon Rd / Hartwick Rd Drainage maintenance 01/09/15
Strassel Rd Hwy 26 / Timber Rd Drainage maintenance 01/09/15
View all maintenance projects
Land Use & Transportation
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Hillsboro,OR 97123-5625
Phone: 503-846-ROAD
Fax: 503-846-7620
Email: WC-Roads
Land Use & Transportation

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