Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending October 3, 2014 (posted 9/26/14)
Paving is scheduled to begin on Farmington Road between 209th Avenue and Highway 219 next Friday, October 3. The contractor will begin with prep work (grinding), followed by paving through October 14, (excluding weekends) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Expect delays or use alternate routes.
Paving on Alexander Street between 185th and 209th was delayed a few days due to weather and will now begin Monday, September 29, and will continue through Thursday, October 2.
The City of Beaverton will perform maintenance work on 130th Avenue between 22nd and Hart this Sunday, September 28 through Monday, September 29, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Flaggers will move traffic through the work zone.
Paving is scheduled for several city roads in Beaverton starting September 28, through October 8, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Roads include:
· SW 22nd Street (130th Ave. going West to the Cul-de-sac)
· SW Iris Court (Whistling Way to Cul-de-sac)
· SW Tulip Court (Hyland to Cul-de-sac)
· SW Violet Court (Hyland to Cul-de-sac)
· SW Whisper Court (22nd St. to Cul-de-sac)
· SW Whistling Court (22nd St. to Cul-de-sac)
· SW Whistling Way (22nd St. to Hyland Way)
For more information, visit the City of Beaverton’s Traffic Alerts page.
Liberty High School will be holding their homecoming parade tonight - Friday, September 26, starting at 5:30 p.m. The route includes Rock Creek Boulevard, Jacobsen Road along with various other roads. Expect temporary closures as the parade passes through.
Saturday, September 27, is the SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup. Volunteer for litter cleanup, tree planting or invasive plant removal. Help keep Oregon clean.
The Harvest Century bike ride is this Sunday, September 28, starting at 8 a.m. Expect to see bicyclists on county and city roads from Wilsonville to Forest Grove.
Get Involved/Stay Informed
Washington County residents will be voting this November on Measure 34-221, a local vehicle registration fee that would be used for proactively maintaining local roads. Learn more at www.co.washington.or.us/VRF
Washington County's Transportation Development Tax rate discounts will end Tuesday, September 30. This tax paid by developers helps pay for capacity improvements on major roads.
Visit our staff at the ThinkPermit booth at the Home & Garden Show on October 2 through 5 at the Portland Expo Center. Save $2 on admission Thursday and Friday.
Washington County's Minor Betterment Committee asks the public to review and comment on the top candidates being considered for funding in 2015-16. Comments submitted by October 17 will be considered by the committee. Community organizations interested in hosting a presentation about the Minor Betterment Program and candidates in their area are encouraged to contact the Operations & Maintenance Division.
Are you prepared for a disaster? Get prepared by attending the Resilience-Aloha Preparedness Expo on Saturday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mountain View Middle School.
Fall is here which means election season is just around the corner. As a reminder, the public should never place temporary signs in the county road right-of-way. Illegally placed roadside signs can cause safety issues and they generate many complaints. Where can they legally be placed? And what can you do when illegal signs clutter your commute? Check out our Roadside Signs Fact Sheet.
On the Road
Drainage crews are replacing two culverts on Elsner Road between Roy Rogers and Beef Bend. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone.
Erosion control material is being placed at the bridge over Dairy Creek on Cornelius-Schefflin Road. Crack sealing continues on West Union Road from Cornelius Pass to Helvetia. Pavement repairs continue on Zion Church Road from Glencoe to Susbauer.
Community Service workers are maintaining roadside landscaping along 170th Avenue from Rigert to Blanton.
Adopt-A-Road volunteers are picking up litter along 80th Avenue from Pine to Oleson (Maplewood LDS Youth) and along Saltzman Road from Burton to Bayonne (Saltzman Solutions). Thank you, volunteers!
Construction of the Scholls Ferry Road Urban Maintenance Road District safety improvement project has started. The contractor is constructing a widened shoulder between Hamilton Street and Raleighwood Way and will add striping from Raleighwood south to the TriMet stop. Completion is expected by mid-October.
· Baseline Street between 2nd and 1st avenues – left and center lanes will be closed September 29 through October 4. Paving is scheduled for Friday, October 3 – weather permitting. Signals will be shut down during the lane closures with flaggers directing traffic.
· Oak Street between 3rd and 10th avenues – left and center lanes will be closed through 6 a.m. tomorrow, September 27, during paving work.
ODOT and Washington County jointly received a $10.1 million federal grant for advanced transportation management system improvements on several state highways and major county roads. The improvements will help traffic flow more smoothly on Cornelius Pass Road, 185th Avenue, Murray Boulevard, Scholls Ferry Road, TV Highway (OR 8), and the Sunset Highway (US 26). Completion is scheduled for 2016.
Closures / Restrictions
U.S. 26 will be closed in both directions at the Brookwood/Helvetia interchange from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, September 29, and Tuesday, September 30, while ODOT’s contractor sets new steel girders over U.S. 26. Traffic will be detoured via the off and on ramps. Traffic on Helvetia Road will be closed for up to 20 minutes while the crane picks up the girders from their staged location over to the overpass. This work is related to ODOT’s U.S. 26 Brookwood-Helvetia interchange project.
Kay Road from Dixie Mountain Road to the end of county jurisdiction will be restricted to vehicles under 30 feet in length October 8 - 22 while a culvert is being replaced.
The City of Tigard has temporarily closed 72nd Avenue between Dartmouth and Elmhurst through October 16 while their contractor makes various improvements to the roadway and intersection. Visit their project webpage for more details.
166th Avenue is temporarily closed between Moonstone and the dead-end through November 27, while the City of Beaverton's contractor installs infrastructure for a new city well. Contact the City of Beaverton for complete details.
The City of Beaverton is performing daytime closures for westbound traffic on Barrows Road between Roshak Road and Scholls Ferry Road until October 15. Westbound traffic is being detoured onto Horizon Boulevard. This work is related to their sewer and waterline project. Contact the City of Beaverton for more details.
Oleson Road is closed for eight months at the Fanno Creek bridge just south of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. Motorists are detoured to Hall Boulevard and Scholls Ferry Road. A temporary bike/ped bridge provides access for walkers and bicyclists during the closure.