The Department of Land Use & Transportation
Weekly Update

Construction on Cornelius Pass Road begins July 13  

Travelers on Cornelius Pass Road between Cornell Road and U.S. Hwy 26 should expect delays beginning Monday, July 13. Travelers are encouraged to use Brookwood Drive or 185th Avenue. Cornelius Pass is being widened to include three lanes in each direction, a center median and dedicated turn lanes at several intersections, including Hwy 26. Other improvements include sidewalks on both sides of the roadway, a buffered bike lane on the west side, a separated two-way bike path on the east side, intersection upgrades and additional street lighting (south to Aloclek Drive). The project is expected to be completed by late 2016.    Project website

CPOs 7, 8, and 9; Districts 2 and 4


Oleson Road Bridge Project Celebration is July 11

Join us for the Oleson Road Bridge Project Completion Celebration from Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the Western Pet Supply parking lot. Speakers will begin at noon. The new bridge, which spans Fanno Creek, is above the floodplain, eliminating the need for road closures/damage due to flooding. Additional improvements include bicycle lanes, sidewalks, street lighting, landscaping, and storm drainage facilities. This project was funded through the Federal Highway Bridge Program, the County's Road Capital Bridge Program, and the County's Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP).



Opportunities to get involved:

July 15 is the deadline for small-scale road improvement proposals

Candidates for small-scale road improvements are being accepted through Wednesday, July 15, for consideration in the 2015 project selection process. Proposed improvements must address a safety or connectivity issue on a county road. Submissions received after July 15 will be added to the candidate list for consideration in 2016. For more information, contact the Operations and Maintenance Division at 503-846-ROAD (846-7623) or mailto: lutops@co.washington.or.us.    Submit a proposal 



Comments on Council Creek trail plan draft due July 31 

Public comments on the Council Creek Regional Trail (CCRT) Master Plan draft are being accepted until Friday, July 31. The plan, funded by a Metro regional flexible fund grant, was developed by project partners including Metro, ODOT, Washington County, and the cities of Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Cornelius, and Banks. The plan supports the vision to connect the end of the TriMet MAX line in Hillsboro to the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. It identifies the preferred routes, provides information on trail types and treatments, implementation, a phasing plan and funding opportunities. The final plan is expected to be adopted in fall. Send comments to mailto: drobbins@forestgrove-or.gov.    Council Creek Regional Trail Master Plan draft  

CPOs 9, 12C, 12F, 13 and 14; District 4


County Ongoing Roadwork Projects:

Roadwork and road closures - be safe in work zones:

There are road maintenance and construction projects happening throughout the county. Be sure to check www.wc-roads.com for the most current roadwork information. All paving work is weather-dependent and schedules may be adjusted due to changes in the weather or for other unforeseen circumstances.


2015 County Road Work Map

Check out our map depicting all of this year's planned county road work projects, including major maintenance activities and minor safety improvement projects at www.wc-roads.com/uploadedfiles/2015-Construction-Map.pdf 



49th Avenue at Baseline Road closed through July 31 

Until July 31, 49th Avenue at Baseline Road will be closed to all traffic due to grading work on Baseline. Travelers will be detoured to 53rd Avenue. The construction schedule is tentative; subject to change.   Project website

CPO 8 and 9; District 4


Menlo Road and 2nd Street closed at Farmington

Access to Menlow Road and 2nd Street is closed at Farmington Road for about two months for replacement of a culvert at Erickson Creek, as part of the Farmington Road project.   Farmington Road Project  

Beaverton; District 1


Eastbound Walker Road closed between Amberglen and 185th 

The eastbound lane of Walker Road between Amberglen and 185th will be closed through July 19.  Eastbound traffic is detoured to Cornell Road.  Access to existing driveways and side streets will be available at all times.  Closure dates are subject to change. Check www.wc-roads.com for the latest schedule.

CPO 7; District 2


August railroad-crossing repairs to result in 72-hour closure on Tualatin Sherwood Road

Repairs to the Portland and Western Railroad crossing on Tualatin Sherwood Road, located between Gerda Lane and Oregon Street, will result in a 72-hour closure of the road starting at about 7 p.m. Friday, August 21 (tentative; subject to change). Further details will be forthcoming. Staff is developing a communication outreach plan to provide substantial advance notice of the planned closure and detour routes.   Tualatin-Sherwood Railroad Crossing  Media Release 

CPO 5; District 3  


Baseline Road improvement project - speed limit reduced to 30 mph

This project will widen Baseline Road to five vehicle lanes with continuous bike lanes and sidewalks between Brookwood Parkway and 231st Avenue. For the safety of the workers and travelers in the project zones, the speed limit has been temporarily reduced to 30 mph. Anticipate lane closures and delays between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.   Project Website  

CPOs 6, 7 and 9; Districts 1, 2 and 4  


ODOT Ongoing Roadwork Projects:

  • Highway 10 at Western Avenue safety improvements.  Project website
  • Hwy 99W at SW Gaarde/McDonald Street intersection improvement project.  Project website
  • Scholls Ferry Road improvements between Hwy 217 and Cascade Avenue. Project website
  • Highway 8 (TV Highway) Improvement Project - Minter Bridge Road to 331st Avenue. Project website
Visit www.wc-roads.com for the latest road information, including upcoming road maintenance work and weekend events that may impact traffic.



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Neighborhood Meetings for Proposed Developments:

NOTE: This information is provided as a courtesy only. Developers are required to hold Neighborhood Meetings prior to submitting certain land use applications. A developer may also choose to hold such a meeting voluntarily if it is not required by county code. These meetings are intended to serve as a forum for the developer, affected CPOs, and property owners within the required notification buffer (500 feet in urban areas; 1,000 feet in rural areas) to discuss the proposal prior to the developer submitting an application to the county. County staff do not schedule these meetings and do not attend them. For more information, you can visit our Neighborhood Meeting page.  

July 15 - 11-lot subdivision  

6:30 p.m. at Tualatan Valley Fire & Rescue Station #60. The subject property is 1.87 acres in the R-6 district (Residential, 5-6 units per acre) and is located at 1730 NW 102nd Avenue.  Contact: Jerry Offer, Otak, Inc; 503-415-2330 or jerry.offer@otak.com

CPO 1; District 2


July 22 - Two-parcel partition   

6:30 p.m. at Tualatan Valley Fire & Rescue Station #60. The subject property is 0.95 acre in the R-5 district (Residential, 5-6 units per acre) and is located at 1160 SW Lynnridge Avenue.  Contact: T.C. Campbell at Pioneer Design Group; 503-643-8286 or tccampbell@pd-grp.com

CPO 1; District 2


July 24 - Three-parcel partition

6 p.m. at the subject property, 100 SW Meadow Drive, Beaverton. The subject property is 0.68 acre in the R-5 district (Residential 4-5 units per acre). Contact: Richard Georgescu at RSG Engineering; 503-380-6179.

CPO 1; District 2


July 30 - Three-parcel partition 

6:30 p.m. at the International School of Beaverton. The subject property is about 0.33 acre in the R-9 district (Residential 7-9 units per acre) and is located at 17365 SW Alexander Street. Contact: Matt Scheidegger at AKS Engineering & Forestry, LLC; 503-563-6151.

CPO 6; District 1



Check out these pages for more information on Land Development projects in Washington County:

Melissa De Lyser | Communications Coordinator
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation
155 N First Avenue, Suite 350 MS 16 | Hillsboro, OR  97124
503-846-4963 direct | 971-713-9658 mobile | 503-846-3588 fax
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us | www.co.washington.or.us/lut