The Department of Land Use & Transportation
Weekly Update
LUT crews finished Tualatin-Sherwood project 22 hours early
Crews from Washington County Land Use & Transportation (LUT) and Portland & Western (P&W) railroad were able to open the construction site on the Tualatin-Sherwood Road railroad crossing ahead of schedule.

"LUT and P&W crew members were very much aware of the inconvenience associated with an August weekend closure of a roadway that leads to the coast," said Andrew Singelakis, LUT director. "They made every effort to open the road well inside the 72-hour window that we estimated for the project."

The road was closed at 7 p.m. Friday and opened at about 9 p.m. Sunday. The closure was scheduled to last until 7 p.m. Monday. Crews removed the rails and underlying supports and replaced them with materials that meet today's engineering standards. The new crossing was built to accommodate possible future widening of Tualatin-Sherwood Road, said Dave Schamp, LUT Operations and Maintenance manager.

"The crossing is expected to be serviceable for at least 20 years," he said. " We understand that this short-term closure was inconvenient, but it will have long-term benefits." Tualatin-Sherwood Road to Close for Railroad Crossing Replacement   Tualatin-Sherwood Road RR Project website   Media Release
CPO 5; District 3 

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 resumes   
Micro-surface paving is resuming today (August 26) and is expected to be completed in mid September.  Work hours for both the preparation and paving will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Check the schedule here.   Micropaving Fact Sheet      
Construction on Cornell Road and McDaniel Road is underway  
Construction of pedestrian facilities on McDaniel Road and Cornell Road, both Urban Road Maintenance District Safety Improvement Projects, are expected to be completed Nov. 30. The McDaniel Road Project calls for adding a wider shoulder to the south side between Harding Court and Arnott Lane. The Cornell Road Project will add a pedestrian facility on the north side of the roadway between 102nd and 97th avenues.  Travelers should expect delays or use alternate routes.   
CPO 1; District 2
Brookwood Parkway work done during nighttime hours 
Brookwood Parkway, between Meek and Shute roads, is being widened to three lanes in each direction. 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.   Project website
CPOs 8 and 9; District 4
Construction on Cornelius Pass Road may cause delays 
Cornelius Pass Road, between Cornell Road and 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 Monday    
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.    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.  

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
Sept. 8 - 3-parcel partition     
6:30 p.m. at the subject property. The subject property is 1.01 acres in the R-6 district (Residential 5-6 units per acre) and is located at 18205 SW Rigert Road. Contact: Kirsten Van Loo, at kirstenvanloo@netzero.net.
CPO 6; District 1
Sept. 9 - 10-lot subdivision      
6:00 p.m. at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center. The subject property is 1.36 acres in the R-9 district (Residential 7-9 units per acre) and is located on the north side of SW Division Street, tax lot #1A117CB01200.  Contact: Kenneth Sandblast, Westlake Consultants, Inc., at 503-684-0652. 
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