The Department of Land Use & Transportation
Weekly Update
Brookwood Parkway widening project gets underway
Brookwood Parkway, between Meek and Shute roads, is being widened to three lanes in each direction. Construction started Monday (August 17) and will continue until late fall 2016. Additional improvements include new bicycle and pedestrian facilities on both sides of the roadway, storm drainage system upgrades, and improved traffic signals and street lighting.
Construction will be done during nighttime hours: 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday-Friday and 10 p.m.-8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The speed limit in the work zone has been reduced to 45 mph for the safety of workers and travelers. Suggested alternate routes include 185th Avenue and Cornelius Pass Road. Cornelius Pass Road, however, is under construction during daytime hours. Project website 
CPOs 8 and 9; District 4 

Opportunities to get involved:

Provide feedback on the chip sealing process

County road crews completed the summer chip sealing program on schedule, and road striping will be completed soon. Provide feedback on the process by taking this survey.    


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 
Micro-surface paving postponed until further notice 
All micro-surface paving has been postponed until further notice. Visit LUT's media release for the latest information.   Micro-surface Paving Fact Sheet

Paving work continues on First Avenue in Hillsboro
First Avenue, Hillsboro, will be closed to all traffic between Oak and Walnut streets from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Monday-Friday through August 21, for paving.  From 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, traffic on First Avenue will be down to one lane in each direction between Oak and Walnut streets.  Flaggers will direct traffic through the intersection of First Avenue and Walnut Street, as the traffic signal will not be operational.    ODOT's Project Website
CPO 9; District 4

Tualatin-Sherwood Road closure begins Friday, August 21

Tualatin-Sherwood Road will be closed between Southwest Oregon Street and Southwest Gerda Lane for up to 72 hours, starting at about 7 p.m. Friday, August 21.


To ensure the safety both road and railroad travel, the old rails and underlying supports will be removed and replaced with materials meeting today's engineering standards. The new crossing is expected to remain serviceable for at least 20 years.


County staff began notifications of the closure in early June. Communities in Sherwood, Tualatin, Tigard, Newberg, and Dundee were notified so that community and civic events could be planned around the closure. Road crews are aware of the traffic volume and lack of convenient detours, and will make every effort to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible. Detour routes will be clearly identified. Tualatin-Sherwood Railroad Crossing  Media Release 

CPO 5; District 3  
Construction on Cornelius Pass Road may cause delays 
Cornelius Pass Road between Cornell Road and U.S. Hwy 26, is under construction. 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. The project is expected to be completed by late 2016.    Project website  Media Release
CPOs 7, 8, and 9; Districts 2 and 4
Bates Road closed through August 31   
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
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  

Scoggins Valley Road closure begins Sept. 8

Scoggins Valley Road, west of Tanner Creek Road, will be closed to vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians from  Sept. 8 through Oct. 12 for replacement of two culverts. Traffic will be detoured around the lake via Scoggins Valley Road and West Shore Drive.   Hagg Lake Perimeter Roads project webpage

CPO 11; Districts 4

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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 - 27-lot subdivision    
6:30 p.m. at the Cedar Mill Community Library. The subject property is 3.47 acres in the R-9 district (Residential 7-9 units per acre) and is located on tax lots 1N127DB01701, 1N127DB01702, 1N127DB01706, and 1N127DB01800 on the north side of NW McDaniel Road. Contact: TC Campbell at Pioneer Design Group, Inc., at tccampbell@pd-grp.com 
CPO 1; District 2
August 31 - 21-lot subdivision        
6 p.m. at Cooper Mountain Elementary School. The subject property is 3.44 acres in the R-6 district (Residential 5-6 units per acre) and is located on an unaddressed lot and an adjacent lot at 17190 SW Kemmer Road. Contact: Bill McMonagle, Harris-McMonagle Associates, Inc., at bill@h-mc.com.  
CPO 6; District 1
August 31 - 3-parcel partition     
7 p.m. at the subject property. The subject property is 0.2 acre in the R-15 district (Residential 12-15 units per acre) and is located at 3000 SW 176th Ave. Contact: Ed Wilson at Ed Wilson Construction, at ej.wilson62@gmail.com.
CPO 6; District 1
Sept. 3 - Proposed development review     
6 p.m. at Curtis Trailers, Inc. for proposed development review for recreational vehicle sales and storage. The subject property is 1.63 acres in the GC district (General Commercial) and is located at 21375 SW Tualatin Valley Highway, 21285 SW Tualatin Valley Highway, and 3070 SW 214th Avenue. Contact: Shawn Turner, Curtis Trailers, at 503-649-8528.
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