Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending May 24, 2013 (posted 5/17/13)
National Bike Month continues through the end of May. Want to check out new places to ride? We’ll be handing out free bike maps at the Public Works Fair this Saturday – there is a limited supply, so stop by early! Visit our bike safety website for helpful riding tips including rules of the road. Ride safely!
Several projects are wrapping up their final design and ready to begin construction. When you are out and about on your travels and see orange, that is your clue to slow down and pay attention. The life you save may be your own! View our Traffic Safety feature topic to learn more.
On the Road
Cornelius Pass Road between U.S. 30 and Skyline Boulevard is closed today (May 17) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., while Multnomah County finishes up needed maintenance work.
There are several events this weekend with walkers, runners and bicyclists on numerous county roads. Visit their event websites for route details. Anticipate delays or use alternate routes.
Adopt-A-Road volunteers will pick up litter on:
In addition to the maintenance activities listed below, annual contract roadside spraying begins next week. About 850 roadside miles will be sprayed over the next two weeks, depending on weather. Most of the roads treated are in the rural area. Only the first three feet off the edge of the pavement is sprayed.
Starting June 17, Old Highway 47 at Scoggins Creek (located between Scoggins Valley Road and Fluke Drive) will be closed for approximately four months in order for the bridge to be replaced. Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians will be detoured over to Highway 47 during the closure. Visit the project website for complete details.
We need your input! Weigh in through June 7 on transportation projects across the region. Feedback will help decide which bike, pedestrian, transit, road and freight projects will be funded in your area. Go to www.oregonmetro.gov/rffa to learn more.
A project open house for the Springville Road (185th to 173rd) improvement project is scheduled for June 4. The public is invited to stop by Bethany Presbyterian Church any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the proposed project and to offer feedback to the project team. Visit the project website for details.
The Scholls Ferry Road (Roy Rogers to Teal) improvement project and Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD) safety projects will go out for bid on Monday, May 20. URMD bids are due at 10 a.m. on June 5. Scholls Ferry bids are due by 10 a.m. June 12. Visit ORPIN for complete details. To purchase a set of plans, call (503) 846-7800 or stop by our office at 1400 SW Walnut St, Hillsboro.