Roadwork News

Flood Gates (posted 11/17/17)
Fern Hill flood gate open

Flood gates installed on Susbauer and Fern Hill roads 
Permanent, manual-locking flood gates have been installed on Susbauer and Fern Hill roads ahead of winter weather. The roads frequently flood during periods of heavy rainfall and the gates will allow crews to quickly and efficiently close the roads.
The gates lock into place, unlike portable barricades, and will prevent motorists from traveling into floodwaters.
Last February there were two confirmed cases of motorists who moved/drove around barricades and had to be rescued. Forest Grove Fire & Rescue charged each driver $516 for the rescues and both drivers were also fined $260 each for moving/driving around barricades, which is against the law. This does not include any expenses for recovery of or damages to flooded vehicles. 

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

Traffic Alerts (updated 11/17/17)
construction and maintenance

Road Closures
Temporary road closures. Use alternate routes.


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 Nov. 30. 
  • Cornell Road at Main Street, work at intersection, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. through Nov. 19
  • Cornell Road at Grant Street, work at intersection, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. through Nov. 19
  • TV Highway, between 182nd and 187th avenues, for traffic separator, bus pull out and other safety features, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Nov. 30
  • 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 11/17/17)
Stay informed, get involved


Aloha Tomorrow open house 6-8 p.m. Nov. 30  
Aloha High School, Commons Area 18550 SW Kinnaman Road
Aloha community members have helped Washington County project staff identify land use and transportation needs in Aloha including:
  • Improvements to the commercial area at 185th Avenue and TV Highway
  • Transit-related improvements along TV Highway
  • Alternative design for Alexander Street and
  • Land use changes adjacent to Alexander and Shaw streets
Staff will be available to discuss concepts at this family-friendly open house. No formal presentations are planned. 
For more information about the Aloha Tomorrow project visit, 

SW 198th Avenue improvement project open house 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6  
An open house for the improvements planned for SW 198th Avenue will be held 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Edwards Aloha Community Center, 4375 SW Edwards Place. Exhibits and current information will be posted on the project website, when available.    

North Banks community outreach event 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7  
An open house for the improvements planned to the city of Banks' northern limits will be held 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Banks Fires District #13 300 S. Main St. County and city staff will be available to discuss the proposed changes, including:
  • Main Street/Banks Road/Cedar Canyon Road intersection improvements
  • East Banks expansion
  • Salmonberry Trail  

Exhibits and current information will be posted on the project website, when available.  

Comment on the proposed Southwest Corridor light rail options
There's an online open house on the proposed route options for the Southwest Corridor light rail line. Metro is asking for pubic input on the potential routes between Portland and Tualatin. It will be available for public comment through Nov. 22.
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.

Community Events (updated 11/17/17)
community events


  • Brookwood Parkway, Cornell, Baseline and Cornelius Pass roads, between Hillsboro Fire Station #13 and Hillsboro Elks Lodge, will have motorcycles present for Stan Johnston Memorial Toy Run noon-1 p.m. Nov. 18.


  • 72nd Avenue, Upper Boones Ferry, Lower Boons Ferry and Bridgeport roads, will have runners and walkers present for the Oregon Turkeython 5k and 10k 8-11 a.m. Nov. 23.

Adopt-A-Road (updated 11/16/17)


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

  • 91st Avenue, between Canyon Road and Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, by JoJo O'Conner - Nov. 18
  • 198th Avenue, between Kinnaman Road and Farmington Road, by Academy of Audiology - Jan. 20 

Adopt-A-Landscape volunteers are scheduled to perform landscaping along the following roads:   

  • Cornelius Schefflin Road, between city limits and Long Road, by Community Action - Nov. 18

 Thank you, volunteers -- stay safe!

Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 11/19 - 11/25
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 11/30/17
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
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
Cornelius-Schefflin Rd Holiday St / Kerkman Rd Water quality system maintenance 11/30/17
Fern Hill Rd Geiger Rd / Taylor Rd Sign install or repair 11/24/17
View all maintenance projects

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