Welcome to the Washington County Land Use & Transportation 3rd Quarterly Update - a newsletter for all things LUT!

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Join us for two ribbon-cutting celebrations for three projects

Celebrate completion of three Washington County transportation projects at two ribbon-cutting events this month.

Washington County Board of Commissioners, Department of Land Use & Transportation and agencies and jurisdictions are celebrating completion of the Cornell Road project and the Cornelius Pass Road and Reedville Trail projects.

Washington County leadership and staff will provide brief remarks, followed by ribbon cuttings. Attendees are encouraged to walk, roll or bike along the projects following each event. 

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New program helps with sidewalk repair replacement

The new Sidewalk Repair Grant Program reimburses property owners in the Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD) up to $2,000 for approved sidewalk repairs and replacements. 

We created the program to support the positive impacts sidewalks have on the community and to help prevent delays caused by financial barriers. Property owners are responsible for repairing adjacent sidewalks. 


Learn about the program
Construction work on culvert.

Division Street culvert features unique design

Designing this culvert on Division Street required some innovation!  

We needed to replace two undersized culverts on Johnson Creek that were causing flooding. The problem was an adjacent underground utility pipe that couldn’t handle much extra weight. 


Our solution? An aluminum box culvert, which is light enough for the pipe while meeting other design criteria. Construction finished earlier in September.  

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Community Planning Month: Why do we plan?

Join our Development Review/Current Planning, Community Planning and Transportation Planning workgroups as we celebrate National Community Planning Month.

Hosted by the American Planning Association, National Community Planning Month recognizes professionalism community participation and dedication of planners who help "manage change to provide better choices for how people work and live."

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Keep your storm drains clear: Prevent urban flooding

It's officially fall and the rain has arrived. Help prevent urban flooding by keeping storm drains clear.

Storms drains help keep storm water off roads and streets in the urban areas. When the drains are clogged with leaves, plants and other debris, the water “ponds,” sometimes causing flooding on streets, bike lanes, adjacent sidewalks and properties. 

“Urban flooding can cause problems for all travelers,” said Todd Watkins, Division Manager, Washington County Operations and Maintenance. “Keeping drains clear can help prevent accidents for those driving, walking, biking and rolling.” 

Follow these safety tips

Transportation News

209th Avenue road closure starts Oct. 2

A road closure for construction on 209th Avenue begins Oct. 2 through Nov. 1. It will be closed from TV Highway to Alexander Street. Travelers will be detoured to 198th Avenue and Cornelius Pass Road. (See detour map)

When 209th Avenue reopens in November, work will begin on the center lane of TV Highway. During this phase, no left turns will be allowed from TV Highway onto 209th Avenue. Traffic on 209th Avenue at TV Highway must turn right during this work.

Detours will use 198th Avenue and Cornelius Pass Road.

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Martin Road Bridge and Roundabout work continues

Closures related to the Highway 47 and Martin Road roundabout construction are continuing.

The Martin and Porter roads closure is extended through Nov. 10 due to circumstances beyond Washington County's control. We are working with the contractor to improve the schedule. 

The Martin Road bridge and roundabout construction will continue through November.

For safety reasons, Martin Road will be closed until the roundabout is complete.

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Upcoming Events

Nov. 10

Nov. 23

Dec. 25

Veterans Day

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Thanksgiving Day

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Christmas Day

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