Weekly Roadwork News
Public invited to comment on URMD Safety Improvement candidates (9/22/16)
Public comment on the top safety improvement candidates being considered for funding in 2017-18 is being solicited by Washington County's Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee.
Comments will be accepted through Nov. 11. Candidates can be reviewed and comments entered on the interactive map. The committee will review comments on Nov. 16 and then recommend projects to the Washington County Board of Commissioners to be included in URMD's 2017-18 budget.
Community organizations interested in hosting a presentation about the URMD Safety Improvement Program and candidates in their area are encouraged to contact the Operations and Maintenance Division.
To propose a small road improvement candidate, submit an online form or contact the Operations and Maintenance Division at 503-846-ROAD (846-7623) or email@example.com.
Stay Informed / Get Involved (updated 9/22/16)
At the Transportation Options Fair noon-2 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Washington Street Conference Center, participants can test ride e-bikes; check out electric scooters and electric cars; and get information on safe alternatives to driving alone, commuting, car sharing, carpooling, efficient transit routes, taking children to school and Safe Routes to School.
The Rural Tourism Study report is available for public comment through Sept. 30.
The Oregon Drive Less Challenge is back Oct. 1-15! Discover healthy, green travel options that can save you money and time.
Join us 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Beaverton Farmers Market for Quake Up! Learn how to prepare for a major earthquake including what steps to take during and immediately after the quake itself, and what to do in the following days and weeks.
Provide feedback on what could be the Portland region's next light rail line. The Southwest Corridor Plan Steering Committee (Metro, TriMet, and other partners) is studying a light rail line from Portland State University to Bridgeport Village. Help determine what’s studied in a federally required environmental review of this proposed project. Take this short survey to share thoughts on the project. To go deeper, take the longer survey and comment on light rail route options, road, bike and pedestrian projects and impacts/benefits to consider. The project steering committee will review input as it decides what to include in the review process. Comment by Oct. 3. Learn more.
On the Road (updated 9/22/16)
A 3-ton weight limit on the 227th Avenue Bridge over Rock Creek, north of Quatama Road, went into effect on Sept. 20 after an inspection report detected deteriorated timber pilings. Starting Sept. 27, traffic on the bridge will be reduced to one lane, which will improve the weight limit to 13 tons, until the bridge is either repaired or replaced. The timing of the lane restriction depends on weather.
Nighttime traffic delays on Cornelius Pass Road and intersections, between Cornell Road and U.S. 26, and Hwy 26. can be expected from 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Sept. 23-24 and 7 p.m.-6 a.m. weekdays, Sept. 26-Oct. 7, for storm sewer and paving work. Intersection closures will vary, depending on the weather and how rapidly the work progresses.
Rock Creek Boulevard between Malhuer Avenue and Rock Creek Drive will be down to one lane from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 30 for construction of a sidewalk on the north side. Flaggers will direct traffic. Expect delays.
Road Closures (updated 9/22/16)
175th Avenue will be closed at Rigert Road from Oct. 3-Nov. 2 for right-of-way improvements as part of the Oldham Meadows project. The detour route includes Scholls Ferry Road, Murray Boulevard and Hart Road. The improvements are part of the Oldham Meadows subdivision, under development by Evergreen Pacific Inc. For more information, email Matt Atiyeh or Aaron Slowik or call 503-588-7576.
Purdin Road remains closed at Hwy 47 through September. Traffic is detoured to Kemper Road via Hwy 47 and Thatcher Road. All travelers, including farm equipment, must use the signed detour. Hwy 47 and Verboort Road remain open.
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Community Events (posted 9/22/16)
Expect runners on Bennett, 235th, Evergreen, Shute and Butler during Intel’s Great Place to Run 10K from 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23. The event starts at Hillsboro Stadium.
Expect bicycles on several roads during the Harvest Century Ride 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25. The event starts and ends at the Hillsboro Civic Center.
Traffic Safety (updated 9/22/16)
Do you drive drowsy or distracted? Making an Impact reminds us that Drive Safely Work Week is Oct. 3-7. The 2016 campaign is about raising self-awareness and motivating positive change. A task force assembled by ODOT, OSP and AAA is identifying root causes of and interventions for distracted driving. Together we can all help make our roads safer.
Adopt-A-Road (updated 9/22/16)
Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter along the following roads:
Thank you, volunteers!