Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending July 31, 2015 (posted 7/24/15)
Helvetia Road will be closed between Jacobson and Schaaf roads Monday, July 27 through Sunday, August 16 for a culvert replacement at Waible Creek as part of the Groveland Drive realignment project.
NOTE: Travel to the following events may be impacted due to the Helvetia Road closure.
· 2015 Summer Festival (August 1 - 2) at the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals (Event Detour Map)
· Helvetia Culture Fest (August 16) - may be impacted if the road opens later than anticipated. Event goers can follow the signed detour route.
Bates Road in Gaston will be closed August 1 - 31 between Patton Valley Road and Old Highway 47 for installation of a water line. Traffic will be detoured via Old Highway 47.
First Avenue in Hillsboro will be closed to vehicles and bicyclists between Oak Street and Baseline Street beginning 6 a.m. Monday, August 3 through 6 p.m. Thursday, August 6. The closure is necessary for the contractor to reconstruct and repave the roadway. Sidewalks and crosswalks will remain open. Visit ODOT’s project website for details.
The eastbound closure of Walker Road between Amberglen and 185th has been extended through Friday, August 14 while the contractor completes installation of a water line. Travelers are detoured to Cornell Road.
Tualatin-Sherwood Road will be closed at the railroad crossing west of Oregon Street for up to 72 hours beginning Friday evening, August 21. The closure is necessary to replace the railroad crossing. Signs will identify detour routes.
CLOSURE EXTENDED: 49th Avenue remains closed at Baseline Road through August 28 for grading work. Vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians are detoured to 53rd Avenue.
2nd Street and Menlo Drive are closed at Farmington Road through Sept. 4 for culvert replacement at Erickson Creek. Travelers are detoured to Erickson Avenue.
On the Road
Expect to see over 600 bike riders this Saturday, July 25 on numerous urban and rural roads in western Washington County for the Tour de Cure event.
Pick Your Poison Relay will be held this Saturday, July 25 through Sunday, July 26 at Hagg Lake. Expect runners on West Shore Drive and Scoggins Valley Road.
Micro-surface paving begins July 27. Roads will remain open, but may be limited to one-way traffic controlled by flaggers. Travelers can expect up to 15-minute delays; alternate routes are recommended.
Asphalt overlay paving of roads in the Urban Road Maintenance District begins July 27 and continues through mid-August. Roads will remain open, but travelers can expect delays; alternate routes are recommended.
Paving is also scheduled to begin July 27 on several streets in the city of Beaverton. View their media release for complete details.
Adopt-A-Road volunteers will be picking up litter along the north side of Evergreen Road from 25th to Brookwood (Happy Apple Preschool), Glencoe Road from Camp Ireland to south of Wren (Kennedy Barksdale), and along Tile Flat Road from Scholls Ferry to Clark Hill (Nike Green Team). Thank you, volunteers!
Tis’ the season for roadwork – happening all over Washington County! Check with the appropriate road agency for projects in your area. Orange is your clue to slow down and pay attention!
Stay Informed / Get Involved
The Taylor Street Gain Share project is currently out for bid with bids due by 10 a.m., August 5. Visit the ORPIN website for more details. To purchase plan sets, call 503-846-7800 or stop by our office at 1400 SW Walnut Street in Hillsboro.
Save the date! Come visit us at Celebrate Hillsboro from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, August 8! We will also have big rigs at THPRD's Big Truck Day on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 8, at the Conestoga Recreation Center. Both events have free admission. Hope to see you there!