Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending August 1, 2014 (updated 7/29/14)
Visit us at the Washington County Fair. Spin the traffic safety wheel and win a prize. We'll be there through Sunday. Big Fair Fun!
On Saturday, July 26, be alert for bicycles participating in the Gourmet Century ride. The event begins and ends in northwest Portland and includes many roads in Washington County including Springville, 185th, West Union, Helvetia, Brookwood, Meek, Jackson School, Scotch Church, Roy, Banks, Mountaindale, and Glencoe. Use caution.
On the Road
Final paving on 92nd Avenue between Garden Home and Allen is happening today, July 25. Traffic is controlled by flaggers. Expect delays or use alternate routes.
Rain delayed our chip sealing program for a couple of days, but crews will be back on schedule with chip seals on Pumpkin Ridge and Woollen roads starting Monday, July 28. Crews will switch over to fog sealing on Wednesday and Thursday. Pavement repairs continue on Tongue Lane between Hwy 219 and Golf Course Road.
Paving is scheduled through Friday, August 1, [date updated] at the intersection of Scholls Ferry and Tile Flat roads. Expect delays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. both days. This work is related to installation of the new traffic signal. The new traffic signals along Roy Rogers Road at Beef Bend and Scholls-Sherwood have been activated.
Work continues 24/7 on Baseline and Oak streets (OR 8) in Hillsboro. During the week of July 28 the right and center lanes on Baseline Street between 10th and 8th avenues and the right lane from 5th to 4th will be closed. The center lane of Oak Street between 5th and 8th avenues will also be closed. This work is related to ODOT's TV Highway (Minter Bridge to 331st) paving project.
The driveway into Tigard Towne Square from OR 99W northbound is closed through July 30. Use the driveway off of Durham Road. The driveway closure is required as part of ODOT's OR 99W: Fischer road to Durham Road Safety Project.
West Shore Drive will have temporary daytime closures at Scoggins Dam on July 29 and 30. Closures will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The road will be closed to all modes of travel, including bicyclists and pedestrians. The closures will allow the Bureau of Reclamation to install gates at the dam.
Oleson Road will be closed at the Fanno Creek bridge, located just south of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, for eight months starting July 28. The closure is necessary for the contractor to replace the bridge. Motorists will be detoured to Hall Boulevard and Scholls Ferry Road. A temporary bike/ped bridge will be installed to provide access for walkers and bicyclists during the closure.
Looking for a way to improve the environment and contribute to your community? Consider Washington County's Adopt-A-Road program. Volunteer groups make a two-year commitment to pick up litter at least twice a year along a road segment at least one mile long. Contact the Adopt-A-Road coordinator to find out which roads are available.