Weekly Roadwork News
Strong wet storm system expected (updated 10/22/14)
The National Weather Service has issued an alert, advising that a strong wet Pacific storm will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the area through Thursday morning.
High winds can result in tree damage, debris on roadways and power outages. If you encounter a nonfunctioning traffic signal, treat the intersection as an all-way stop.
Heavy rains reduce driver’s visibility and can result in flooding. Use caution and stay alert when traveling during stormy weather.
Be prepared and make smart choices:
To request help or report a road hazard:
For regional alerts, visit www.publicalerts.org
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Local solution - VRF (posted 10/17/14)
A vehicle registration fee offers a number of key advantages as a proactive local solution to getting ahead of Washington County's road maintenance issues.
The fee is user-based. And, unlike the gas tax, funding from the VRF would be relatively stable over time. Plus, the VRF can be cost-effectively administered through the DMV. No new billing system or administrative staffing would be required. The funds would be added to what is currently collected from the gas tax, as well as a weight-mile tax on heavy vehicles.
Furthermore, this locally generated funding would stay in Washington County under local control and would be split 60-40 between the county and cities. Much of the funding would be returned to the local economy through payment of road maintenance suppliers and private contractors that compete for road maintenance projects.
Highlights for the week ending October 24, 2014 (posted 10/17/14)
Get Involved / Stay Informed
Staff will be holding a public open house on October 21 to discuss the Area 93 concept plan. The event will be held in Building 9 at PCC's Rock Creek campus. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and there will be a presentation at 4:30 p.m. Visit the Area 93 website to learn more.
Learn more about the Council Creek Regional Trail master plan by stopping by an open house being held on November 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Forest Grove Auditorium. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and solicit comments. For more information, visit www.oregonmetro.gov/councilcreek or call (503) 992-3292.
On the Road
Paving on Farmington Road between 209th Avenue and Highway 219 has been postponed. Paving prep work is now tentatively scheduled to begin October 24, followed by paving October 27 through November 4 (excluding weekends), from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Expect delays or use alternate routes.
Paving on Tongue Lane between Highway 219 and Iowa Hill is also postponed and rescheduled for November 3 through 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Paving is weather dependent and dates are subject to change.
Community Service workers are maintaining roadside landscape along 170th Avenue from Rigert to Farmington.
Adopt-A-Road volunteers will pick up litter along the following roads:
Thank you, volunteers!
Kay Road from Dixie Mountain Road to the end of county jurisdiction will be restricted to vehicles under 30 feet in length through Wednesday, October 22, while a culvert is being replaced.
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.
Oleson Road remains closed at the Fanno Creek bridge just south of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway thr. Motorists are detoured to Hall Boulevard and Scholls Ferry Road. A temporary bike/ped bridge provides access for walkers and bicyclists during the closure.