Weekly Roadwork News
Updated forecast calls for morning ice storm (updated 1/16/17 4:30 p.m.)
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:
To request help or report a road hazard:
Road Closures (posted 1/13/17)
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.
View our Road Closures and Traffic Advisories page for additional work that may impact your commute.
On the Road (posted 1/13/17)
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.
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)
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)
Remember the basics:
Traffic Safety offers many resources to help travelers stay safe.
Stay Informed / Get Involved (posted 1/13/17)
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.