Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending March 21, 2014 (posted 3/14/14)
Law enforcement agencies across the state remind drivers before St. Patrick's Day: Designate O'Driver. Here are some tips to help everyone enjoy a safe celebration:
March 18 is Transit Driver Appreciation Day, a day for celebrating the hard-working men and women who keep us moving every day. Take a minute to smile and wave to a bus driver or train operator. Why March 18? That's the day that bus service is believed to have debuted in Paris in 1662.
Spring has sprung! SOLVE's 2014 Spring Beach Cleanup is Saturday, March 22. Plan a day at the beach and celebrate an Oregon tradition. Join Oregonians from across the state to celebrate nearly three decades of twice-yearly beach cleanups along the entire Oregon coastline. And save the date - April 26 - for the 25th annual SOLVE IT Earth Day event. Several activities are planned in Washington County.
On the Road
The Murphy's St. Patrick Parade in Hillsboro begins at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 15, at Hare Field on Grant Street, and proceeds to Cornell Road, Main Street, 2nd Avenue, and Grant Street back to Hare Field. Expect road closures and delays in the area during the parade.
The Micro-Surface project goes out for bid on Monday, March 17, with bids due Wednesday, April 2, 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.
Work continues on ODOT's TV Highway (Minter Bridge to 331st) paving project. Visit their project website for complete details.
Road Surface crews are repairing potholes that opened up after the freeze/thaw, and sweepers continue removing sanding rock put out during the snow. (Remember the snow just a few weeks ago?) The Bridge crew is making repairs on the B Street bridge and working on Scoggins Valley Road. Drainage crews are working on Hansen and Withycombe roads. Vegetation crews are working on Blooming-Fern Hill and Greener roads. Community Service workers are picking up litter along Timber Road and maintaining landscaping on 170th Avenue from Rigert to Blanton.
Adopt-A-Road volunteers are picking up litter on Scholls Ferry Road from River to Hwy 219 (Scholls Women's Club), on Bull Mountain Road from 141st to Roy Rogers (Friends of Bull Mountain), on Beef Bend Road from Roy Rogers to Hwy 99 (Hamilton Realty), and on Tile Flat Road from Scholls Ferry to Clark Hill (Nike Green Team). Thank you, volunteers!
ODOT plans an open house on Tuesday, March 18, for the OR 99W Northbound at I-5 Northbound Safety Project. Learn more about the project, the construction schedule and traffic impacts. Drop by the Comfort Suites Southwest in Tigard any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
A project open house will be held on Wednesday, March 19, for the Walnut Street improvement project in Tigard. Stop by the Charles F. Tigard Elementary School any time between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to learn about the latest design.
Citizen advisory committees for Washington County roads meet this week. The Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee meets Wednesday, March 19, at 4 p.m. The Rural Roads Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee meets Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 a.m. Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Walnut Street Center in Hillsboro. Agendas are posted on the committee web pages.
Join Commissioner Schouten for a discussion of the Aloha-Reedville Study and Livable Community Plan on March 20 at PCC Willow Creek from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ODOT will also be there to discuss their proposed safety improvements for the 185th Avenue/TV Highway area.
Attend an open house on Thursday, April 3, for the Baseline Road improvement project. The public is invited to stop by Brown Middle School any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to learn more about the latest design.
The Safe Routes to School program is getting a boost in Washington County! Read more about this great news by visiting our Bike and Ped webpage.