The Department of Land Use & Transportation
Weekly Update
There's a crosswalk at every intersection?

Under Oregon law, both pedestrians and drivers share the responsibility for pedestrian safety. According to ODOT, from 2009 to 2013 an average of 798 pedestrians were injured and 52 were killed in motor vehicle crashes in Oregon annually. Most motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians result when drivers fail to yield to them.


Tips for drivers: 

  • Remember that under Oregon law there is a crosswalk at every intersection, whether or not it is painted.
  • Do not pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk.
  • When stopping at an intersection, do not block the crosswalk.
  • Watch for pedestrians, especially children, when exiting driveways or when backing out of parking spaces.
  • Be alert for children, who may suddenly dart into the street. Be patient with those who need extra time to cross the street.
  • Be alert for people or animals during low-light conditions, especially in areas where they are likely to cross the road.

Tips for pedestrians: 

  • Be predictable.
  • Use sidewalks where provided.
  • Be alert. Don't assume all drivers are paying attention.
  • Be seen. Dress in light colors, wear retro-reflective material.
  • Carry a flashlight in very dark areas.
  • Cross or enter streets where it is legal to do so.
  • Where no sidewalks are provided, it is usually safer to walk facing road traffic.
  • Stay off freeways and restricted zones.
  • Use extra caution when crossing multiple-lane, higher-speed streets.

Pedestrian Safety Topics   Oregon Crosswalk Laws  Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers



Opportunities to get involved:

Comments on Council Creek trail plan draft due Friday, 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 



Eastbound Walker Road closure extended through August 14

The closure of the eastbound lane of Walker Road between Amberglen and 185th has been extended through August 14.  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. Tualatin Valley Water District project website 

CPO 7; District 2


Construction on Cornelius Pass Road may cause delays 

Construction on Cornelius Pass Road between Cornell Road and U.S. Hwy 26 has begun. Travelers are encouraged to use Brookwood Parkway 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  Media Release

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


Micro-surface paving begins July 27

Micro-surface paving begins Monday, July 27, on several county roads. Preparation work, including vegetation trimming and striping removal, began Monday (July 20). Work hours for both the preparation and paving will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit www.wc-roads.com for the latest schedule.   Micro-surface Paving Fact Sheet  Media release



Helvetia Road construction begins July 27

Helvetia Road will be closed to all traffic between Jacobson and Schaaf roads for three weeks beginning Monday, July 27, for replacement of a culvert at Waible Creek. Traffic will be detoured on Jacobson Road to Cornelius Pass and West Union roads. The work is part of the Groveland Drive Realignment Project. The road is expected to re-open on August 16 (tentative; subject to change).   Project website

CPO 8; District 4


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

CPOs 8 and 9; District 4


Bates Road closed for all of August   

Bates Road, between Patton Valley Road and Old Highway 47, will be closed for installation of a water line for the entire month of August. Traffic will be detoured via Old Highway 47.    Hillsboro Water Closure Notification Letter

CPO 11; District 4


Menlo Road and 2nd Street closed at Farmington

Access to Menlo Road and 2nd Street is closed at Farmington Road through Sept. 4 for for replacement of a culvert at Erickson Creek, as part of the Farmington Road project.   Farmington Road Project  

Beaverton; District 1


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 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.  

TONIGHT - Two-parcel partition   

6:30 p.m. (July 22) at Tualatin 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 11600 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 29 - Relocation of an existing contractor establishment

6 p.m., Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Training Center. The proposal calls for the relocation of a contractor establishment from 11285 SW Tonquin Road to a 4.4-acre property in the FD-20 district (Future Development, 20-acre), located at 11125 SW Tonquin Road. Contact Matthew Newman, NW Engineering & Planning, at mattn@nw-eng.com.

CPO 5; District 3


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


August 3 - 19-lot subdivision  

6 p.m. at the Leedy Grange #339. The subject property is 4.44 acre in the R-15 district (Residential 12-15 units per acre) and is located at 13160 SW Butner Road. Contact: Andrew Tull at 3J Consulting, Inc.; andrew.tull@3j-consulting.com.  

CPO 1; District 2


August 7 - Single-family housing development   

6:30 p.m. at the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue District Office North Operations Center. The subject property is 0.88 acre in the R-5 district (Residential 4-5 units per acre) and is located at 17900 SW Pheasant Lane. Contact: Ryan O'Brien at Emerio Design, 503-780-4061.  

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