Roadwork News

Traction devices requirement lifted on Cornell and Barnes; still in effect on 175th (updated 2/19/18)

Traction devices are no longer required in the Washington County's snow zones on Barnes and Cornell roads, but traction devices are still required in the 175th Avenue snow zone.

Conditions improved significantly on both Barnes and Cornell, but portions of 175th Avenue remain slippery. The traction devices requirement may remain in effect in the 175th Avenue snow zone into Tuesday (2/20/18).

While motorists are no longer required to have traction devices on tires when traveling in the Washington County snow zones on Barnes Road and Cornell Road, they are still required to carry chains or traction tires in vehicles in these areas.

The snow zones are marked with yellow signs. During winter months, the signs read "carry chains or traction tires;" when restrictions are in effect, the message changes to "chains required."

Keep children safe (posted 02/15/2018)
car seat

Keep children safe
The leading cause of death for children (ages 1 to 13) is car crashes, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Choosing the right car seat is critical, in 2015 248 children, under age 5, were saved by their car seat.
There are four types of car seats:
  • Rear-facing car seats
  • Forward-facing car seats
  • Booster seats
  • Seat belts

Children’s age and size determines which car seat they should use, find more information here.

To work properly car seats need to be installed correctly. There are several local locations offering car seat inspections in February and March.

  • Beaverton Police at Kuni Auto Center 9 a.m. Feb. 17
  • Forest Grove Fire 3 p.m. Feb. 22
  •  Tuality Health Education Center 9 a.m. March 10
  •  Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Bethany Village 9 a.m. March 24
  • Other inspections sites and times can be found here

Finally, it’s a good idea to register car seats, and sign up for recall and safety notices.

Holiday Closures (posted 02/16/18)

Holiday Closures

Washington County offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of President's Day.

Traffic Alerts (updated 02/14/2018)
construction and maintenance

Road Closures
Temporary road closures. Use alternate routes.
  • Tonquin Road, between Grahams Ferry Road and Basalt Creek Parkway with local access, for widening and WWSP installation, through April 30. Media release
  • Tonquin Road, between Waldo Way and SW 124th Avenue, for construction, through Feb. 28. 

Lane Closures
Watch for lane changes. Flaggers may be present. 
  • 10th Avenue, between Adair and Alpine streets, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Oct. 31. 
  • 175th Avenue, between Alvord Lane and Scholls Ferry Road, 9 p.m.-6 a.m. through April 1.
  • 175th Avenue and Kemmer Road, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through March 5 by Clean Water Services.
  • Adair Street, between 4th and 14th avenues in Cornelius, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Oct. 31. 
  • Baseline Road, between 4th and 14th avenues in Cornelius, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Oct. 31. 
  • Jamieson Road, between 87th Avenue and Scholls Ferry Road, daytime delays Feb. 12-16.
  • Murray and Teal boulevards, for construction, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 12-16.
  • Roy Rogers Road at Bull Mountain Road, for utility work, through March 12 by NW Natural.
  • 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.

Signal Shutdown 
Traffic signal shutdown, flaggers directing traffic through intersection.
  • 175th Avenue and Kemmer Road, for gas main work, intermittently 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through March 6 by NW Natural.
  • Scholls Ferry Road at 175th Avenue, for paving around manholes, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 20.
  • West Union Road at Bethany Boulevard, replacing switch pole, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. through Feb. 17.

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


Stay Informed, Get Involved (updated 02/16/2018)
Stay informed, get involved


Metro Regional Transportation Plan
The public is invited to complete Metro's 2018 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) survey. The sort survey invites feedback on priorities to transportation in the Metro area. The survey closes Feb. 17.
ODOT Transportation Options Survey
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is conducting an Annual Transportation Options survey to inform future transportation options program investments and expanded transportation options and access. Survey closes Feb. 23.

North Bethany open house
The public is invited to comment on alternatives for the North Bethany Main Street area at on open house from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Springville Elementary School, 6655 NW Joss AveMedia Release 

Springville Road open house
The public is invited to comment on additional improvements to Springville Road at an open house from 5-7 p.m. Feb 28 at Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus Event Center, Building 9, 17705 NW Springville Road. Media Release

Community Events (updated 02/12/2018)
community events


  • Hagg Lake roads and trails, will have runners present for Hagg Lake Mud Run, 7a.m.- 4 p.m. Feb. 17-18. 


Adopt-A-Road (updated 02/15/2018)


Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter along the following roads:  

  • Bull Mountain Road, between Roy Rogers Road and Beef Bend Road and between Roy Rogers Road and 131st Avenue, by Friends of Bull Mountain Hamilton Realty, March 17.


    Thank you, volunteers -- stay safe!

Road Construction Projects  For the week of: 02/18 - 02/24
Road Name From/To Activity Estimated Completion
10th Avenue - Cornelius Holladay St/Baseline St Construction 09/30/18
124th Avenue Grahams Ferry Road/Tualatin-Sherwood Road Construction 09/28/18
158th Avenue Merlo Station/Walker Road Construction 05/31/18
173rd Avenue (FY 2015-16 Minor Betterments) 171st Avenue/Artesian Lane Construction 12/31/17
175th Avenue south of Alvord Lane/Scholls Ferry Road Construction 10/31/18
Century Boulevard Extension Baseline Road/Lois Street Construction 12/31/21
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
Kinnaman Road (FY 2015-16 URMD Safety Improvement) 209th Avenue/198th Avenue Construction 10/31/17
Springville Road (Phase 1) 178th Avenue/185th Avenue Construction 09/28/18
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
Banks Rd Courting Hill Rd (UGB) / Hwy 47 Vegetation Management 03/02/18
Edy Rd Elwert Rd / Aebischer Rd Ditch maintenance 02/23/18
Holly Hill Rd Campbell Rd / Yamhill Co. Jur. Shoulder mowing 02/23/18
Kruger Rd Culvert # 1548 / Mountain Home Rd Ditch maintenance 02/23/18
LaSalle Rd Pvt drives (e) / Mailbox # 40895 Ditch maintenance 02/23/18
River Rd Minter Bridge Rd / Scholls Ferry Rd Litter Pickup - Community Service 02/23/18
Scholls Ferry Rd River Rd / Nimbus Rd Litter Pickup - Community Service 02/23/18
Thatcher Rd Gales Creek Rd / UGB (.15 n/Purdin Rd) Vegetation Management 02/23/18
Tonquin Rd Morgan Rd / Oregon St Vegetation Management 03/02/18
View all maintenance projects

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