Weekly Roadwork News
Road Closures (updated 4/25/16)
Evergreen Parkway will be closed at Cornelius Pass Road (east side) May 16 - May 30 while the contractor lowers the grade at the railroad tracks.
Verboort Road remains closed through mid-July.
Construction on Scoggins Valley Road at Milepost 4.6 was completed on April 19 and the road was reopened. Scoggins Valley Road is now closed at the West Shore Drive/Stepien intersection through May 6 for drainage improvements.
Hocken Avenue is closed between TV Highway and Farmington Road through May 13 while the contractor reconstructs the roadway. (Detour Map)
Walnut Street will be closed near Fowler Middle School for 3 weeks this summer while the contractor replaces a substandard culvert.
Porter Road will be closed for 4 months starting late summer (August) while the bridge at Council Creek gets replaced.
Stay Informed / Get Involved (updated 4/29/16)
Attend an open house on May 12 for the Elwert Road/Kruger Road intersection project and on May 16 for the Walker Road/Murray Boulevard intersection project. Learn more about improvements planned for both intersections.
Check out the online open house for the 90th Avenue and 113th Avenue safety improvement projects. View the proposed design for the projects and let us know what you think by leaving us comments! The online open house will be available through June 3.
The Southwest Corridor Steering Committee on April 6 reviewed staff recommendations to study bus transit connections to service Portland Community College and to study light rail transit between Portland and Tualatin. At its May 9 meeting, the Committee is expected to make a decision on the recommendations.
When a person calls 911 for help, Washington County’s emergency communications system is used to dispatch first responders to the scene as quickly as possible. The system is used by all law enforcement, fire and rescue and ambulance service providers countywide. The system has worked for decades, but now manufacturers no longer make key parts, the technology is outdated and the buildings and towers are not designed to withstand a major earthquake. For these reasons, Washington County voters will be asked to consider a $77 million bond measure to replace and upgrade the emergency communications system. The projected levy rate is not expected to exceed 8 cents per $1,000 of assessed value over no more than 21 years. A typical homeowner would pay about $20 in 2016. Read more
Bike and Ped News (updated 4/25/16)
May is just around the corner! Do you know what that means? It's National Bike Month and BTA's Bike More Challenge begins! National Bike to School Day is May 4. Read up on some bike safety tips. Happy biking!A School Access Improvement Study was recently completed for Washington County. The plan identifies safety improvements needed on County roadways surrounding 53 public schools.
Sign up for upcoming Confidence in Traffic: Drivers Ed for Bicyclists courses in Hillsboro, provided by WashCo BTC. The next courses are scheduled for May 14 and June 18.
On the Road (updated 4/29/16)
Stepping Stone Drive, located at the southeast corner of 185th Avenue and Baseline Road, is scheduled for paving from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 2 & 3. Limited access will be available for those needing to use Stepping Stone Drive (see map). Lane restrictions will be performed on Baseline Road and 185th Avenue during this work; expect long delays.
Road widening work on Golf Course Road between Tongue Lane and City of Cornelius city limits was completed last October. Golf Course Road, including the widened shoulders, will be paved starting Monday, April 25, through Friday, April 29. Hours of work are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The road will remain open, with flaggers controlling one-way traffic. Expect delays or use an alternate route. All paving work is weather dependent.
UPDATE: Roadside shoulder spraying will start May 2 and continue through May 12, weather permitting. In conjunction with shoulder mowing, this annual maintenance activity helps to eliminate the growth of tall grasses and other unwanted vegetation on road shoulders, improving sight distance and flow of water off the road. This contracted work is performed at night.
View our Road Closures and Traffic Advisories page for additional work that may impact your commute.
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Traffic Safety (updated 4/25/16)
Warmer weather brings more bicyclists and pedestrians out onto the streets. Farm vehicles will also be taking to the rural roads. Remember: Share the road!