The Department of Land Use & Transportation
Weekly Update

Work on culvert, bridge could begin on short notice

Road work on the 229th Avenue bridge and the culvert on Timber Road could begin with little or no advance notice, as Land Use & Transportation crews may need to take immediate advantage of any favorable weather conditions.

Crews are hoping to start repairs to the 229th Avenue bridge over Butternut Creek, north of Rosa Road, later this week.  Work may need to be done in two or three one- or two-day closures, rather than in one three-day closure, as originally planned. High water levels, strong winds, and continued rainfall make repairs more difficult. While staff recognizes the importance of getting these repairs made as quickly as possible, employee safety comes first.

"Looking at the extended weather forecast, we don't see any long breaks in the rain or wind," said Dave Schamp, LUT Road Operations and Maintenance Manager. "This is going to make it tricky to find a wide enough window to replace the culvert and repair the bridge. We may have to initiate these repairs with less than 24-hour notice if we want to get this done on time."

Crews plan to have the deteriorating pile caps on the bridge replaced by Dec. 30. Once the work begins, the road will be closed to all traffic between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Outside of this time, the road will be open to through traffic.

The culvert on Timber Road was washed out by flooding rains on Dec. 7, resulting in closure of the road, one-half mile south of Strassel Road and 2 miles north of OR 6/Wilson River Highway. Crews hope to have the work completed before Jan. 4, when school holiday breaks end.

LUT staff continues to monitor weather conditions and will provide as much advance notice of repairs as possible. Repair dates will be posted on wc-roads.com as soon as information becomes available.

CPOs 10 and 13, District 4 

Dispose of sandbags at Washington County facility

People looking to dispose of sandbags can bring them to the parking lot adjacent to the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation Walnut Street Center, 1400 SW Walnut St. The site will be open 24 hours/day, including weekends, through Saturday, Dec. 19. The site may remain open beyond that date, if activity remains high. Visit wc-roads.com for further information.


County ongoing roadwork projects:

RESCHEDULED: Brookwood at U.S. 26 daytime lane restrictions

Installation of medians on the Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Road at U.S. 26 overpass has been rescheduled.  Work will occur from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 18. Traffic will be one lane in each direction; travelers should expect delays. ODOT crews rescheduled the work due to weather. Project website

CPO 9; Districts 2 and 4

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 


Visit www.wc-roads.com for the latest road information, including capital road construction, upcoming road maintenance work and weekend events that may impact traffic in Washington County.


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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, see the Mandatory Neighborhood Meeting & Mailings Requirements.  


Dec. 17 - Proposed two-parcel partition  

At 6:30 p.m. at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Station 60, 8585 NW Johnson St. The subject property is 0.79 acre in the R-5 district (Residential, 4-5 units per acre), and is located at 535 NW 112th Ave. Contact TC Campbell, Pioneer Design Group, Inc., at 503-643-8286.   

CPO 1; District 2

Dec. 17 - Proposed three-parcel partition  

At 7 p.m. at Garden Home Recreation Center, 7475 SW Oleson Road.  The subject property is 0.69 acre in the R-5 district (Residential, 4-5 units per acre), and is located at 6520 SW Florence Lane. Contact Mike or Tynisha Safstrom, M&T Development, LLC, at 503-890-6884 or 425-343-2970. 

CPO 3; District 3

Dec. 21 - Proposed medical marijuana dispensary   

At 6 p.m. at Banks Council Chambers, 13690 Main St. The subject property is 0.57 acre in the R-Com district (Rural Commercial), and is located at 47700 SW Sunset Highway. Contact Mitch Braning, Puff Oregon, at 971-226-5600. 

CPO 14; District 4

Dec. 21 - Proposed three-parcel partition  

At 6 p.m. at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Station 60, 8585 NW Johnson St. The subject property is 0.67 acre in the R-6 district (Residential, 5-6 units per acre), and is located on tax lot 1N127CD00701. Contact Kenneth Sandblast, Westlake Consultants, at 503-684-0652. 

CPO 1; District 2

Dec. 22 - Proposed 170 to 220-unit single-family subdivision  

At 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church 15505 NW Springville Road. The subject property is 32.07 acres in the R-15 and R-24 districts (Residential, 12-15 units per acre and 19-24 units, respectively), and is located on tax lots 1N117A000700, 1N117A000702, 1N117A000706, 1N117A001200, 1N117DB08500, 1N117DB08600, 1N117DB13400, 1N117AD20500 and 1N117AD21100 (see map below). Contact Stacy Connery at 503-941-9484.

CPO 7; District 2


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