Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending April 25, 2014 (posted 4/18/14)
The public is invited to review and comment on the draft road maintenance program for 2014-2015, which includes 27 miles of rural road chip sealing. Chip sealing is a cost-effective road maintenance treatment, preserving the road surface and extending the life of the pavement. Comments may be submitted through May 9.
Spring is here and signs are sprouting like weeds along Washington County roads. Besides being a visual blight on the landscape, illegally placed signs block driver visibility and pedestrian access, and they compete with important traffic control signs for driver attention. Signs placed in the road right-of-way are subject to removal.
Beautiful spring weather often motivates residents to begin outdoor projects. Before you break out that shovel, call 8-1-1 to have your utilities located. It is a free service that could save your life! Visit the 8-1-1 website for more information.
Get Involved / Stay Informed
Volunteer to make a difference in your community. Washington County is proud to be a sustaining sponsor of the 25th annual SOLVE IT Earth Day event. Join your neighbors on April 26 and sign up for a project in Washington County.
The final open house for the Farmington Road (Murray to Hocken) improvement project will be held on April 30 at Beaverton High School's library. Stop by any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the final design.
Clearly our transportation system is important to the state of our county. If you missed Chair Duyck's address, you can read his speech, watch the video and see the handouts on the 2014 State of the County webpage.
On the Road
Adopt-A-Road volunteers are picking up litter on Hornecker Road from Cory to 1 mile west (Glencoe High School Key Club). Thank you, volunteers!
Paving work starts Monday, April 21, and continues throughout the week on Thompson Road from the Multnomah county line (west of McDaniel) to Saltzman Road. The traffic signals on Thompson at Saltzman will be turned off between 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., traffic will be controlled by flaggers, expect delays.
ODOT's contractor will continue nighttime grinding, paving and striping work at the US 26: Glencoe Road Interchange for the next several weeks. Expect nighttime lane closures, with traffic controlled by flaggers.
Construction continues on ODOT's TV Highway (Minter Bridge to 331st) paving project. This $14 million paving and utility project continues through 2015.
The Urban Road Maintenance District Road Maintenance Overlay project is currently out for bid with bids due Wednesday, April 23, at 10 a.m. For complete details, visit the ORPIN website. To purchase plan sets, call (503) 846-7800 or stop by the Walnut Street Center in Hillsboro.Clearly our transportation system is important to the state of our county. If you missed Chair Duyck's address, you can read his speech, watch the video and see the handouts on the 2014 State of the County webpage.
Wilkesboro Road will be closed just east of Mountaindale Road starting May 5 through June 3 while a contractor reconstructs the existing railroad crossing. Traffic will be rerouted via Roy Road during the closure. (Detour Map)