Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending October 16, 2015 (posted 10/9/15)
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ODOT is hosting a pre-construction Open House on October 14 for the TV Highway and 185th Avenue Safety Project. The Open House will be held 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the International School of Beaverton in Aloha. Construction is expected to begin in October 2015 and be complete in fall 2016.
The Rural Roads Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee meets October 15. The meeting is open to the public.
This is the last week to comment on the top 20 Safety Improvement candidates being considered for funding. The Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee will review comments received by October 16. The committee is expected to recommend projects at their October 21 meeting. Their meetings are open to the public.
Join the Drive Less Challenge. Discover healthy, green travel options for work, school and play that can save you money. This year's Challenge runs October 5-18.
Help shape TriMet's new Bike Plan. Take an online survey through October 31.
Consider serving on a County board or commission. This is the time of year when appointments are made to the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee and the Rural Roads Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee. Meetings of both committees are open to the public and time is provided on their agendas for public comments.
Last year 61 crashes involving wildlife were reported in Washington County. October is the busiest month for vehicle-wildlife collisions in Oregon. More deer and elk are crossing roads this time of year due to breeding season and migration to winter ranges. Be on the alert and ready to slow down, especially in areas where signs identify popular areas for wildlife crossing. Be especially watchful around sunrise and sunset.
Scoggins Valley Road will reopen by end of day today, October 9. The road has been closed west of Tanner Creek Road since September 8. Two culverts were replaced during the closure.
Glencoe Road will be closed at the railroad crossing just north of West Union Road for up to two days between October 19 and 23 depending on weather. The actual closure dates may not be known until late next week. The road will be closed to all road users – motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Signs will identify detour routes. The closure is needed to make repairs to the railroad crossing.
Adopt-A-Road volunteers will be picking up litter on the following roads:
Construction continues on a sidewalk on the south side of Rock Road from Cornelius Pass to Rock Court. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of October. This interim small road improvement project is funded by the Minor Betterment Program.
Road widening work continues on River Road from Farmington to Rosedale. Expect delays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended work hours on Saturdays. This work should be complete by October 23.
After a record number of months of dry weather, most gravel roads in Washington County now require maintenance. In order to effectively grade a gravel road, there must be sufficient moisture in the road bed. Now that we’ve had a bit of rain, our graders are hard at work getting caught up. Rather than jumping from one request location to another, they are systematically working their way through the gravel road system as quickly as they can.
Work continues on several road projects throughout Washington County. Plan ahead by checking this page before traveling. Orange is your clue to slow down and pay attention.