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Weekly Roadwork News

Highlights for the week ending March 6, 2015 (posted 2/27/15)
Text and Wreck

Do you think sending a quick text while driving is no big deal? That it will just take a few seconds to type a quick reply? You may want to reconsider.
 
  • Over 3,000 people are killed each year in crashes involving a distracted driver.
  • Cell phone use was reported in 18% of distracted related fatalities in America.
  • Texting takes your eyes off the road for at least 4.6 seconds. At 55 mph, that's equivalent to driving an entire football field blindfolded!

Texting while driving isn’t the only distraction that contributes to thousands of fatalities and injuries every year. Other distractions while driving include talking on your cell phone, eating, drinking, grooming, reading, using a navigation system, and even just adjusting your radio. 

 
Visit www.distraction.gov to learn all about distracted driving and what you can do to make sure you and everyone you know doesn't end up being a statistic.

Get Involved / Stay Informed
Two combined project open houses will be held for the following safety improvements:
·         119th Avenue at Lovejoy, Cornell Road (102nd to 97th), and Thompson Road (143rd to Evergreen) – March 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cedar Mill Library
·         178th Avenue (TV Highway to Johnson), 209th Avenue (Blanton to TV Highway), and Kinnaman Road (185th to Farmington) – March 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the International School of Beaverton
The public is invited to stop by any time during open house hours. No formal presentations are planned.

A combined project open house is scheduled for the Jackson School Road (Grant to Evergreen) capital project and Glencoe Road (Lincoln to Tiffany) Gain Share project on March 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Washington County's Public Services Building (in the first floor cafeteria).
The Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee recommended six safety improvement projects for funding in 2015-2016. The recommended projects will be included in the 2015-2016 Road Maintenance Program presented to the Board of County Commissioners for approval in June.
 

Get involved and stay informed about several planning initiatives around the county.
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170th Avenue/Merlo Road Conceptual Design Plan
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Basalt Creek Concept Plan
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Bonny Slope West (Area 93) Plan
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Cooper Mountain Plan
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Hillsboro’s South Hillsboro Plan
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Southwest Corridor Plan
On the Road
ODOT will be resuming roadwork March 2 on their TV Highway paving project. Expect intermittent day and nighttime delays and lane restrictions on Baseline Street, Oak Street and 10th Avenue in Hillsboro over the next several months. Visit www.tvhwypaving.org for more details.

The county’s paving contractor will start up several remaining 2014-15 paving projects in the coming weeks. The proposed schedule is as follows:
·         Tongue Lane (Highway 219 to Iowa Hill) – March 2-5
·         Farmington Road (209th to Highway 219) – March 9-17 (excluding weekend days)
·         Old Highway 47 (Scoggins Valley to 835 feet south) – March 23-31
·         Scoggins Valley Road (Highway to West Shore) – March 23-31
Travelers should expect daytime delays. Dates are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Construction begins this month on Scholls Ferry Road between Cascade Avenue and OR 217. ODOT’s contractor will be making various safety improvements. Visit their project website for more information.

The Baseline Road project has started. Expect delays between Brookwood and 231st and between 201st and Willow Creek. For the safety of the workers and travelers, the speed limit through both work zones has been temporarily reduced to 30 mph for the duration of the project. This reduced speed limit applies 24/7. Please note: Citations for violations in work zones are typically doubled. Read more about the Baseline Road project...
Drainage Maintenance crews will be working on Cedar Canyon, Clapshaw Hill, Patton Valley, Scotch Church and Scoggins Valley roads. Crews will be crack sealing on Bronson Road. Vegetation Management crews will be working on Hayward Road.
Adopt-A-Road volunteers will be picking up litter along Campbell Road from Bald Peak to Laurel (Laurel Community Church). Thank you, volunteers!

Road Closures
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 has made great progress and is still on schedule to reopen Oleson Road by March 28.


Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 03/01 - 03/07
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
Baseline Road 197th Ave to Willow Creek Dr/Brookwood Ave to 231st Ave Construction 06/30/16
Cornelius Pass Road Hwy 26/Cornell Rd Construction 09/30/16
Oleson Road Bridge /Fanno Creek Construction 05/31/15
View all construction projects


Road Maintenance Projects  
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
Bronson Rd 174th Av / 185th Av Crack seal 03/06/15
Cedar Canyon Rd Eberly Rd / Graham Rd Drainage maintenance 03/06/15
Clapshaw Hill RD Hillside Rd / Gales Creek Rd Culvert installation/replacement/repair 03/06/15
Farmington Rd 209th Av / Hwy 219 Asphalt overlay 03/17/15
Hayward RD End of pavement / Cedar Canyon Rd Brush Cutting 03/06/15
Hayward RD Hwy 26 / End of pavement Brush Cutting 03/06/15
Old Hwy 47 Scoggins Valley Rd / 835 feet south Asphalt overlay 03/31/15
Patton Valley Rd Dundee Rd / Mt. Richmond Rd Drainage maintenance 03/06/15
Scoggins Valley Rd Hwy 47 / West Shore Dr Asphalt overlay 03/31/15
Scoggins Valley Rd West Shore Dr / Mill Rd Drainage maintenance-alternate activities 03/06/15
Scoggins Valley RD Hwy 47 / West Shore Dr (nw) Drainage maintenance-structure cleaning 03/06/15
Scotch Church Rd Glencoe Rd / Jackson School Rd Culvert installation/replacement/repair 03/06/15
Tongue Ln Hwy 219 / Iowa Hill Rd Asphalt overlay 03/05/15
View all maintenance projects
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