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Get involved in transportation (posted 05/18/2018)
Open house


Get involved in transportation

Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation is seeking comments on nine projects during seven open houses. There are no formal presentations planned, the public is invited to stop by between 5-7 p.m. at the locations below:

The online open houses can be commented on anytime through 5 p.m. June 4:



National Public Works Week is May 20-26 (updated 05/21/2018)
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National Public Works Week is May 20-26

May 20-26 is National Public Works Week. This year’s theme is “The Power of Public Works.”

Thank a public works employee today!

 

 

 

 












Traffic Alerts (updated 5/23/2018)


Road Closures
Temporary road closures. Use alternate routes.
  • 10th Avenue, between Adair and Baseline streets, through June 16. Media release
  • Bethany Boulevard at Central Drive, for community event, 3-10 p.m. July 12 and 26 and Aug. 8 and 23.
  • Greenwood Drive, from 13785 NW Greenwood Drive to 137th Avenue (fire gate), for public safety, through June 1.
  • Laidlaw Road, between Saltzman and Thompson roads, for sanitary sewer extension, through June 10.
  • Ritchey Road, between Pacific Avenue (Highway 8) and Stringtown Road, for community event, 8 a.m.-noon June 30.
  • Stringtown Road, between Ritchey Road and Gales Creek Road (Highway 8), for community event, 8 a.m.-noon June 30.
  • Tonquin Road, between Grahams Ferry Road and railroad crossing with local access, for widening and WWSP installation, through May 25. Detour
  • West Shore Drive, between Hankins and Sain Creek roads, for construction, through June 9. Media release
  • West Union Road, between 289th Avenue and 1,100 feet west of 289th Avenue, for widening,  June 18-30 by Tapani, Inc.
Lane Closures
Watch for lane changes. Flaggers may be present. 
  • 10th Avenue, between Holladay and Alpine streets, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays intermittently through Oct. 31. 
  • 175th Avenue, between Alvord Lane and Scholls Ferry Road, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays  intermittently through Oct. 31.
  • Adair Street, between 4th and 14th avenues in Cornelius, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays intermittently through Oct. 31. 
  • Bany Road, at Zenith Place, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays June 18-July 19
  • Baseline Street, between 4th and 14th avenues in Cornelius, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays intermittently through Oct. 31. 
  • Cornell Road, between Murray Boulevard and Bethany Boulevard, for overlay construction, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. May 30-June 25.
  • Murray Boulevard, between Millikan Way and TV Highway, for night paving, 7 p.m.-5:30 a.m. May 24.
  • Oak Street, between 72nd Avenue and Hall Boulevard, for overlay construction, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15-29.
  • Rigert Road, between Bryan Way and 175th Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through June 30.
  • Scholls Ferry Road, between Highway 10 and Raleighwood Lane, for vegetation clearing, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. June 8.
  • Scholls Ferry Road, between Highway 10 and Raleighwood Lane, for overlay construction, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. June 11-26.
  • TV Highway, Brookwood Parkway to OR 217, for intermittent work at intersections, 8 p.m.-5 a.m. through Spring 2018 by Oregon Department of Transportation 
  • Walker Road, between Canyon Road and Highway 217, for vegetation clearing, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. June 14.
  • Walker Road, between Canyon Road and Highway 217, for overlay construction, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. June 18-27.

Signal Shutdown 
Traffic signal shutdown, flaggers directing traffic through intersection.
  • Cornell Road at 143rd Avenue, for overlay work, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. through July 21.
  • Cornell Road at 153rd Avenue, for overlay work, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. through July 21.
  • Cornell Road at 158th Avenue, for overlay work, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. through July 21.
  • Cornell Road at Bethany Boulevard, for overlay work, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. through July 21.
  • Cornell Road at Science Park Drive, for overlay work, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. through July 21.
  • Cornell Road at Trail Avenue, for overlay work, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. through July 21.
  • Lynnfield Lane at Walker Road, for utility work, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 4-6.

 

View Road Closures and Traffic Advisories for a full list of alerts and on-going projects.

 



Stay Informed, Get Involved (updated 05/15/2018)
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Project involvement opportunity for two Walker Road projects will be May 30 
The public is invited to comment on two Walker Road improvement projects 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 at Holy Trinity Church, Fireside Room, 13715 SW Walker Road. The project involvement opportunity is open house format; no formal presentation is planned.

The two projects being exhibited are:

Media release

 
Project involvement opportunity for Elwert-Kruger intersection project will be May 31 
The public is invited to comment on the Elwert-Kruger intersection project 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at Middleton Elementary School, 23505 SW Old Highway 99WThe project involvement opportunity is open house format; no formal presentation is planned.
 

Media release


 

Meet the contractor for the Glencoe (1st Avenue) project June 5 
Meet the contractor and speak with project staff about improvements to sidewalks and drainage facilities on Glencoe Road (1st Avenue) between Lincoln Street and Cody Court, from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at the Washington Street Conference Center, 102 SW Washington St.
 

Media release

  

Open house for Cedar Hills/U.S. 26 intersection project will be June 6 
Learn about improvements planned for the Cedar Hills Boulevard/U.S. 26 intersection from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 at Cedar Park Middle School, 11100 SW Park Way.
 

Media release

  

Comment on Taylors Ferry Road projects at an open house June 7
The public is invited to comment on the Taylors Ferry Road bridge and sidewalk improvements at an open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at Metzger Park, Whiting Hall, 8400 SW Hemlock St.
 

Media release

 

OR 217 Auxiliary Lanes project open house May 23
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) invites the public to learn more about the OR 217 Auxiliary Lanes project Wednesday, May 23 at Whitford Middle School, Cafeteria, 7935 SW Scholls Ferry Road. Drop by any time during open house hours; no formal presentation in planned.

TriMet is planning for future service
TriMet is gearing up for major service upgrades and is looking for help prioritizing improvements including: service, reliability, safety, capital improvements and fares. Fill out a survey here.

TriMet is hosting workshops and listening sessions
TriMet is looking for help prioritizing new funds, from the passage of Oregon House bill 2017. They're hosting a series of collaborative workshops and listening sessions. Learn more here



Community Events (updated 05/14/2018)
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  • Baseline Road, Dennis Avenue, Main Street, Ebberts Avenue, Garibaldi Way, 10th Avenue and Padgett Road will have runners present for the Dick Inukai Birthday Run, 9 a.m.-noon May 20.
  • Bethany Boulevard at Central Drive will be closed for the Bethany Village Summer Concert Series3-10 p.m. July 12 and 26 and Aug. 9 and 23. 
  • Evergreen, Glencoe, Jackson School roads and Grant Street will have runners present for the Stomp Out Abuse 5K/10K, 7 a.m.-noon May 19.
  • Gales Creek, Ritchey, and Stringtown roads will have runners and walkers present for the Love Rocks Run, 8 a.m.-noon June 30. See road closures.
  • Main Street (Banks), Trellis Court, Highway 47, Banks-Vernonia State Trail will have runners present for the Banks Linear Trail Brave Run, 9 a.m.-noon May 19.
  • Scholls Ferry, Scholls-Sherwood and Elwert roads will have cyclists present for Reach the Beach ride to support the American Lung Association, 5 a.m.-8 a.m. May 19.


 



Adopt-A-Road (updated 05/18/2018)
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Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter or perform landscaping along the following roads:  

  • 119th Avenue, between McDaniel Road and Cornell Road, by Venier Software, May 24.
  • 198th Avenue, between Kinnaman Road and Farmington Road, by Academy of Audiology, June 2.  
  • Cornelius Schefflin Road, from Schefflin Lakes Lane to Kerkman Road, by PSA AmeriCorp, May 19.
  • Gales Creek Road, between Thatcher Road and 1 mile west, by Forest Grove Rotary Club,  June 2.
  • Scholls Ferry Road, between Teufel Hill Avenue and River Road, by Democratic Party of Washington County, May 26.
  • Thatcher Road, between Gales Creek Road and 1 mile north, by Forest Grove Rotary Club, June 2.

 

Thank you, volunteers -- stay safe!



Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 05/20 - 05/26
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
10th Avenue - Cornelius Holladay Street/Baseline Street Construction 09/30/18
124th Avenue Grahams Ferry Road/Tualatin-Sherwood Road Construction 12/31/18
158th Avenue Merlo Station/Walker Road Construction 05/31/18
175th Avenue south of Alvord Lane/Scholls Ferry Road Construction 10/31/18
Cornelius Pass Road/TV Highway Intersection /TV Highway Construction 10/31/18
Hagg Lake Perimeter Roads West Shore Drive/Scoggins Valley Road Construction 06/30/18
Springville Road (Phase 1) 178th Avenue/185th Avenue Construction 09/28/18
Timber Road Bridge /Gales Creek Construction 06/30/18
U.S. 26 Widening Project (Cornelius Pass Road to 185th Avenue) Cornelius Pass Road/185th Avenue Construction 12/31/18
View all construction projects


Road Maintenance Projects  
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
205th at / Bridge 1327 Guardrail repairs 05/25/18
Boones Ferry Rd At: Water quality system maintenance 05/25/18
Cason Rd Pihl Rd / End of road Brush Cutting 05/25/18
Cipole Rd At: At Hwy 99 Targeted Vegetation Treatment 05/31/18
Clark Hill Rd At: Scholls Ferry Rd Water quality system maintenance 06/01/18
Cornelius-Schefflin Rd At: Water quality system maintenance 06/01/18
Cornell Rd Murray Bl / Bethany Bl Asphalt overlay 06/12/18
Farmington Rd At: Catch basin cleaning 06/01/18
Farmington Rd Kinnaman Rd / 198th Av Brush Cutting 05/25/18
Farmington Rd At: Water quality system maintenance 06/01/18
Glencoe Rd At: Water quality system maintenance 06/01/18
Hamilton St at / Scholls Ferry Rd Guardrail repairs 05/25/18
Hartley Rd Laurelwood Rd / End of pavement Shoulder pulling 05/25/18
Johnson School Rd At: Water quality system maintenance 06/01/18
Laurelwood Rd Bald Peak Rd / Spring Hill Rd Crack seal 06/01/18
Levi White RD Pihl Rd / End of road Brush Cutting 05/25/18
Minter Bridge Rd At: Water quality system maintenance 06/01/18
Oak St 72nd / Hall Bl Asphalt overlay 06/19/18
Old Cornelius Pass Rd Rock Creek Rd / Phillips Rd Slurry seal 05/31/18
Phillips Rd At: Old Cornelius Pass Rd Surface stabilization 05/25/18
Rood Bridge Rd At: Water quality system maintenance 06/01/18
Scholls Ferry Rd At: Bridge #20295 Water quality system maintenance 06/01/18
Spring Hill RD Yamhill Co. Jur. / Hwy 47 Crack seal 06/01/18
Timber Rd At: Cochran Rd Bridge Water quality system maintenance 06/01/18
Verboort Rd At: Water quality facility maintenance 06/01/18
Walker Rd Canyon Rd / Hwy 217 Asphalt overlay 06/15/18
View all maintenance projects

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