Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending August 7, 2015 (posted 7/31/15)
Come visit us today through Sunday, August 2, at the Washington County Fair! Spin the wheel of traffic safety and win a prize! Pick up fun activity books, brochures about our services, and much more. Nothing but Big Fair Fun!
Stay Informed / Get Involved
The Taylor Street Gain Share project is currently out for bid with bids due by 10 a.m. Wednesday, 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.
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!
Take two minutes to tell Metro what to focus on in transportation! Your input will help provide guidance for their 2018 Regional Transportation Plan. The five question poll is available through August 15 at www.oregonmetro.gov/transportation.
Helvetia Road is closed between Jacobson and Schaaf roads 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 (Saturday-Sunday, 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
Micro-surface paving has been postponed until further notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
County crews completed this summer’s chip seals on schedule. Road striping will be restored soon. If you live along or use these roads, thank you for your patience and please let us know what we did well and how we can improve.
Asphalt overlay paving continues on neighborhood streets in the Urban Road Maintenance District. The tentative schedule is posted below (scroll down to Road Maintenance Projects). Roads remain open during this work; expect delays or use alternate routes.
Pavement patching continues on Cedar Canyon and Thatcher roads. Pavement repairs are being made on Rosedale Road in preparation for paving later this summer. Culverts are being replaced on Mead Lane and Murtaugh Road. Bridge repairs continue on Mount Richmond Road, Old Hwy 47 and Pihl Road. Vegetation crews continue roadside mowing and brush-cutting. Community Service workers continue landscape maintenance along urban roadways. Traffic crews are repairing signs and refreshing pavement markings – watch for and use caution around nighttime road striping operations.
Adopt-A-Road volunteers are picking up litter along 170th Avenue from Coventry to Shaw (In Memory of Chiara Acker). 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!