The Department of Land Use & Transportation
Weekly Update

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229th Avenue, Timber Road, Beef Bend Road emergency repair updates

Work begins on Beef Bend Road

Beef Bend Road detour 

Detours for closure on Beef Bend Road
Repairs to the 229th Avenue bridge over Butternut Creek and replacement of the Timber Road culvert are expected to be completed this week. Work on the Beef Bend Road sinkhole has started, but a completion date has not yet been finalized.

Land Use & Transportation (LUT) crews began replacing deteriorating pile caps on the 229th Avenue bridge on Monday (Dec. 28). The road is closed from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. only. The project is scheduled to be completed late Thursday (Dec. 31).

Replacement of the washed-out culvert on Timber Road began before Christmas. Pihl Excavating Inc. installed a new culvert on Monday (Dec. 28). The road is scheduled to reopen Thursday (Dec. 31) afternoon.  Repairs will not be totally complete, but are adequate for safe passage; signage urging caution will be posted, and drivers are urged to proceed slowly. On Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 4 and 5), the road will be closed intermittently between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for final repairs.  

Contracted employees are working into the evening today (Dec. 30) to reposition a water main in the sinkhole on Beef Bend Road to give crews access to the damaged culvert. If all goes as planned, it is possible the road could open late next week or the week of Jan. 11, said Dave Schamp, LUT Operations and Maintenance Manager.  

"Engineers have a good game plan ready to facilitate repairs to the damaged culvert, if possible," Schamp said. "We're hopeful that good planning will result in a safe and efficient repair process. Onsite work is in full swing, and if everything goes as planned, we should be able to open the road next week."

The road is closed from 150th Avenue east to SW Westminster Drive, about 2 miles west of Highway 99W. All travelers, including bicyclists and pedestrians, must use alternate routes. A completion date cannot be finalized until the extent of the damage to the culvert can be determined.

Latest estimates indicate County road damage from recent storms is about $4 million. About $2 million of that resulted from landslides on Scoggins Valley Road, which remains closed, and there are no plans for repairs at this time. As weather conditions continue to improve, crews will begin repairing damaged shoulders, drainage ditches, small slides, and potholes on County roads. Repairs are being prioritized to take advantage of favorable weather conditions. To report road issues, use this online submission form.

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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

Jan. 12 - Proposed antenna construction on existing utility pole  

At 6 p.m. at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Station 68, 12545 NW Evergreen St. The subject property is the Bethany Substation, 4020 NW 147th Ave. Contact Frank Angelo, Angelo Planning Group, at 503-224-6974 or at fangelo@angeloplanning.com.

CPO 7; District 2

Jan. 13 - Proposed antenna construction on existing utility pole

At 6:30 p.m. at North Plans Fire Station, 31370 NW Commercial St. The subject property is the North Plains Substation at 11009 NW Shadybrook Road. Contact Frank Angelo, Angelo Planning Group, at 503-224-6974 or  fangelo@angeloplanning.com.

CPO 8; District 4

Jan. 14 - Proposed school, replacing three existing buildings 

At 7 p.m. at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall, 4285 NW Visitation Road. The subject property is 9.19 acres in the AF5 district (Agricultural, 5-acre minimum), and is located at 4317 NW Visitation Road. Contact Rev. Michael Vuky at 503-357-3860 or mvuky@vcsknights.org.

CPO 13; District 4

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