Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending April 3, 2015 (posted 3/27/15)
After being closed for eight months for bridge replacement work, Oleson Road at Fanno Creek (located south of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway) reopened to vehicle traffic on Thursday, March 26. The contractor is scheduled to complete remaining work by the end of May 2015. The speed limit between Beaverton-Hillsdale and Dover has been temporarily reduced to 25 mph for the safety of the workers and travelers in the construction zone.
SOLVE's 2015 Spring Beach Cleanup is Saturday, March 28. Plan a day at the beach and celebrate an Oregon tradition. Join Oregonians from across the state to celebrate nearly three decades of twice-yearly beach cleanups along the entire Oregon coastline. And save the date - April 18 - for Oregon's largest Earth Day event, SOLVE IT. Several activities are planned in Washington County.
On the Road
Over spring break, county crews relocated the school crosswalk adjacent to Bonny Slope Elementary on McDaniel Road from the west side of the school’s driveway entrance to the east side. The goal of this change - along with several other minor modifications that the school will implement - is to improve traffic flow and enhance safety along McDaniel during drop off and pick up times at the school. This is the result of a collaborative effort between staff from the Beaverton School District, the Department of Land Use & Transportation and the Sheriff’s Office.
Adopt-A-Road volunteers will be picking up litter along Logie Trail from Helvetia to the county line (Kevin Mapes Realty), along West Union Road from Cornelius Pass to Helvetia (Kevin Mapes Realty), and along Scholls Ferry Road from Teufel Hill to River Road (Democratic Party of Washington County). Thank you, volunteers!
Crews will be crack sealing on 111th Avenue, Blanton Street, Butner Road and Canyon Drive. This work is being done to prepare for micro-surface paving planned for this summer. This work is funded by the Urban Road Maintenance District.
Crews will be patching pavement on Swank Road and repairing pavement on Cipole Road. Shoulder maintenance will be performed on Campbell, Kansas City, and River roads.
Paving on Farmington Road between 209th and Highway 219 has been postponed until further notice.
Expect delays along Baseline Road between Brookwood and 231st and between 201st and Willow Creek as work continues on the Baseline Road project. For the safety of workers and travelers, the speed limit through both work zones is reduced to 30 mph for the duration of the project. The reduced speed limit applies 24/7. Citations for violations in work zones are typically doubled.
Expect intermittent day and nighttime delays and lane restrictions on Baseline, Oak and 10th Avenue in Hillsboro over the next several months as ODOT's TV Highway Paving Project continues. Nighttime paving on 10th Avenue between Baseline and Maple is planned throughout the week.
ODOT continues work on Scholls Ferry Road between Cascade Avenue and OR 217. Work on this safety project will be complete this fall 2015.
Get Involved / Stay Informed
The public is invited to review and comment on the draft 2015-16 Road Maintenance Program. The program includes plans to chip seal several rural roads this summer. Comments may be submitted using an online form, by email or by calling 503-846-ROAD (846-7623) by Friday, April 10.
The following project is currently out for bid: