Weekly Roadwork News
Highlights for the week ending January 30, 2015 (posted 1/23/15)
The Washington County Transportation Study will evaluate the long-term transportation strategies and investments needed to sustain the county's economic health and quality of life in the coming decades. The county is currently seeking nominations for up to 12 community members who live or work in Washington County and who will bring a diverse range of interests, knowledge and perspectives to participate in a Study Advisory Committee. If you are interested, you can fill out an application online or download a pdf. Applications are due by Friday, January 30.
Get Involved / Stay Informed
The Active Transportation Forum - How We Get There Matters - will be held January 27 at the PSU Native American Center. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.
The Oregon Transportation Commission (ODOT) invites public input on the first-of-its-kind Transportation Options Plan. Transportation options are strategies, programs and investments to enhance traveler opportunities and choices to bike, walk, take transit, share rides and telecommute. Comments will be accepted until January 30.
Oregon's largest volunteer Earth Day event - SOLVE IT - is on Saturday, April 18. SOLVE IT is an opportunity for Oregonians to come together to take care of our parks, waterways and neighborhoods. If you want to lead a volunteer Earth Day project, contact SOLVE to learn how SOLVE can support your project. The deadline for project applications is February 2.
The public is asked to comment on the top Urban Road Maintenance District Safety Improvement candidates being considered for construction in 2015-2016. Comments submitted by February 13, will be reviewed by the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee.
The City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department will hold an open house on February 25 for their Trails Master Plan. Stop by the Hillsboro Main Library any time between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to learn more.
Attend an open house for the Farmington Road (Murray to Hocken) project on February 26 at the Beaverton Community Center. The public is invited to stop by any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. No formal presentation is planned.
Get involved and stay informed about several planning initiatives around the county.
On the Road
Adopt-A-Road volunteers will be picking up litter along Roy Rogers Road from Scholls Ferry to Beef Bend (IHG Revenue Management). Thank you, volunteers!
Bridge Maintenance crews are working on West Shore Drive at Scoggins Valley Road. Drainage Maintenance crews continue working on Dundee and Old Wilson River roads. Community Service workers will be performing landscaping maintenance on Glencoe Road from Lenox to Milne. Vegetation Maintenance crews are working on Capehorn, Mountaindale, Patton Valley and Timber roads. Shoulder erosion will be repaired on Mountain Home Road between Seiffert and Hwy 219.
Oleson Road remains closed 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 pedestrians and bicyclists during the closure. The contractor is on schedule to reopen Oleson by March 28.