Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending September 19, 2014 (posted 9/12/14)
With autumn just around the corner and shorter daylight hours, it's time to be even more attentive when driving Washington County's rural roads. A car traveling 55 mph can overtake a tractor moving at 15 mph in about five seconds. If you do not begin to slow as soon as you see a slow moving vehicle, you might not have time to avoid a collision. The keys to safety when sharing the road with farm equipment are caution and patience.
On the Road
The City of Hillsboro's contractor will be cement treating and base lift paving 215th Avenue (off Evergreen Parkway) this weekend from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14. The road will be closed for this work.
Final paving on Scholls Ferry Road between Roy Rogers and Teal Boulevard will wrap up Monday and if needed Tuesday, September 15 and 16, during the day. Flaggers will move traffic, including school traffic, through as quickly and safely as possible. Thank you for your patience during the necessary night paving.
Paving on Verboort Road between Cornelius-Schefflin and Martin begins Sunday, September 14, through Thursday, September 18 (wrapping up Friday morning). Work will occur each night between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Asphalt overlay paving is complete and slurry seals will wrap up the week of September 15 on roads in the Urban Road Maintenance District. Scroll down to Road Maintenance Projects for specific road schedules.
Pavement repairs are being done on Cornelius Pass Road between Wagon Way and West Union, Mountaindale Road from North Avenue to Dairy Creek Road, Scholls Ferry Road from River Road to Hwy 219, and Scoggins Valley Road from Hwy 47 to West Shore Drive. Crack sealing is being done on West Union Road from Cornelius Pass to Helvetia.
Adopt-A-Road volunteers are picking up litter along 185th Avenue from Farmington to Gassner (Mountain View LDS Youth). Thank you, volunteers!
City of Beaverton plans to close 5th Street from Western to Maple for paving on Sunday night, September 14. Cirrus Drive and Nimbus Avenue are scheduled for pavement maintenance the week of September 15.
ODOT's TV Highway (Minter Bridge to 331st) paving project is on the final stretch:
ODOT kicked off design work for the future widening of U.S. 26 between Cornelius Pass Road and 185th Avenue. Expect to see crews on site gathering data needed to start design.
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.
The City of Beaverton will be performing daytime closures for westbound traffic on Barrows Road between Roshak Road and Scholls Ferry Road for 30 days starting Monday, September 15. Westbound traffic will be detoured onto Horizon Boulevard. This work is related to their sewer and waterline project. Contact the City of Beaverton for more details.
The City of Tigard will temporarily close 72nd Avenue between Dartmouth and Elmhurst starting September 25 through October 16 while their contractor makes various improvements to the roadway and intersection. Visit their project webpage for more details.
Get Involved/Stay Informed
Attend an open house on September 24 for the SW 124th Avenue and Willamette Water Supply Program projects. Stop by TVF&R’s Training Center any time between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to learn more about both projects. No formal presentation is planned.
TriMet's Orenco Park & Ride lot is temporarily closed, and the Line 47-Baseline/Evergreen bus stop at the Park & Ride has been relocated. Service to the Blue Line Orenco Station is not be affected and access to the station will be maintained throughout the duration of the closure. The Sunset Transit Center MAX station is temporarily closed. The train will still go through the station, but will not pick up or drop off riders.
Washington County's Transportation Development Tax rate discounts will end September 30. This tax paid by developers helps pay for capacity improvements on major roads.
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.
Watch for runners on Bethany Boulevard, Kaiser Road and Central Drive Saturday morning, September 13. The Cause + Event Portland event starts at 8 a.m. and ends by 11:30 a.m.
Watch for runners on Scoggins Valley Road and West Shore Drive on Saturday, September 13. The Hagg Hybrid Marathon and Relay starts at 8 a.m., with runners expected on the road through 3 p.m.
Watch for runners on Jaquith, Neugebauer, and McCormick Hill roads on Saturday, September 13. The Chehalem Challenge Walk/Run starts at 8 a.m., with runners expected on the road through 3 p.m.
Local residents are invited to "walk, run, ride or roll" the Beaverton portion of the Westside Regional Trail on September 21 as the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District stages its third annual Sunday Trailways event. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating completion of three new Westside Trail segments totaling 1.5 miles.
Save the date! Saturday, September 27, is the SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup. Volunteer for litter cleanup, tree planting or invasive plant removal. Help keep Oregon clean!