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Comment on the Long Range Planning Work Program
Comment on the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation FY 2021-22 Long Range Planning Draft Work Program through 5 p.m. May 7.

The Annual Work Program identifies tasks for Washington County Transportation and Community Planning staff. These tasks include ordinances, studies, projects and other activities. Priority tasks in the FY 2021-22 Long Range Planning Draft Work Program include:

  • Implementing House Bill 2001 (Middle Housing) which encourages development of a range of housing types and supports measures to increase housing affordability





Submit comments by 5 p.m. May 7 by either:

  • Email: Include full name, street address, company/organization affiliation (if applicable) and other relevant contact information

  • U.S. Mail: Long Range Planning Section, Department of Land Use & Transportation, 155 N. First Ave., Ste. 350 MS14, Hillsboro, OR 97124

All comments received by 5 p.m. May 7 will be provided to the Washington County Board of Commissioners prior to adoption of the final work program. Learn more: Annual Long Range Planning Work Program.
Share the Road: Drive with caution near farm vehicles
Passenger vehicles and large, slow-moving farm equipment and vehicles often share Washington County roads. For the safety of all travelers, exercise caution near these vehicles.

In 2017, there were 42 crashes statewide involving farm equipment, resulting in one fatality and 32 non-fatal injuries, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. By comparison, in 2013, there were 26 crashes involving farm equipment, with no fatalities and 11 non-fatal injuries.

Slow down: A car traveling at 55 mph can close a 300-foot gap (the length of a football field) and overtake a tractor traveling at 15 mph in about 5 seconds. Slow down as soon as you see a farm vehicle to avoid a collision.

Pass with caution: The most common farm-vehicle crashes happen when it is turning left and a vehicle attempts to pass at the same time. 

  • Farm equipment operators often pull to the right to line up with a gate or driveway on the left. Drivers sometimes mistakenly think the farmer is pulling over to let them pass. Look for gates, driveways or access roads on the left that may indicate a left turn.

  • You can pass farm equipment if the lane is clear of oncoming traffic. However, farm equipment is often wider than it looks from behind. Make sure there is enough space in both lanes to pass safely.

For more information, visit Oregon Farm Bureau Rural Road Safety
COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Comment on the Pongratz Road projects at an online open house through April 18. The Pongratz Road bridge at Whitcher Creek, east of Tolke Road, is being replaced with a concrete bridge to support heavier vehicles. A culvert will also be replaced to improve water flow and fish passage. Comment

  • Comment on the Martin Road Project at an online open house through April 11. A roundabout will be built at the Highway 47 and Martin Road intersection and two culverts under Martin Road will be replaced with a concrete bridge. Comment

  • Comment on the Draft 2020-21 Road Maintenance Program before 5 p.m. April 9. Your feedback helps us create the final project list. We will submit the final Road Maintenance Program to the Washington County Board of Commissioners for action in June. Comment
WC-ROADS HIGHLIGHTS
Road closures
  • Rosedale Road, between between 209th and 229th avenues, through April 21 for Willamette Water Supply System South Hillsboro Pipeline Project. Flaggers may also be present near the 209th Avenue intersection between 9 a.m.-3 p.m., intermittently. Detour map
Lane closures
  • Augusta Lane, between Pheasant Lane and Chatelain Drive, Mondays-Thursdays 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m.-3 p.m., through Sept. 1, for sidewalk installation. Map
  • Evergreen Road, between Starr Boulevard and 30th Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays for utility relocation through May 28 as part of a nearby development. Map
  • Greenburg Road, between Hall Boulevard and Washington Square Road, nighttime signal shutdowns from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through June 18 (extended), for water main improvements by Tualatin Valley Water District. Map
  • Laidlaw Road, between Torin Terrace to East Road, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through July 30 (extended), for Riverside Homes. Map
  • Roy Rogers Road, between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain Roads. Speed reduction to 35 mph between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain roads and 45 mph between Bull Mountain and Beef Bend roads through December for road widening. Map
  • West Union Road, between 153rd Terrace and Bronson Creek Drive, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-3 pm. Friday through April 16 (extended) for sidewalk installation. Map
ADA ramp replacements
ADA ramp replacements have minimal impact on motor vehicle traffic; pedestrian paths will be maintained. Lane closures will be intermittent during weekday hours only. Ramps are in construction on portions of the following roads:


NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS
April 12 - Proposed 2-lot partition
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 0.46 acre in the R-5 District (Residential, 4-5 units per acre) and is located at 7170 SW 77th Ave. Contact Mimi Newhouse at 971-235-3655.

CPO 3; District 3
April 14 - Tobias Elementary School site improvements
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 9.47 acres in the R-9 District (Residential, 7-9 units per acre) and is located at 1065 SW 206th Ave. Email Mimi Doukas, AKS Engineering & Forestry, at mimid@aks-eng.com.

CPO 6; District 1
April 20 - Proposed 3-lot partition
At 6:30 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 0.61 acre in the R-6 District (Residential, 5-6 units per acre) and is located at 17470 SW Kemmer Road. Contact Arvind Raman and Suman Kamal at arman.wavelink@gmail.com or 971-294-3979.

CPO 6; District 1
April 21 - Proposed 2-lot partition
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 0.33 acre in the R-5 District (Residential, 4-5 units per acre) and is located at 7712 SW Greenwood Drive. Contact Elizabeth Newman, NW Engineering & Planning, at elizabethn@nw-eng.com or 503-601-4401.

CPO 3; District 3
April 22 - Proposed mixed use building
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 1.82 acres in the NCMU-NB District (North Bethany Neighborhood Commercial District Mixed Use) and is located at 7115 NW Kaiser Road. Contact Paul Boundy, LRS Architects, at pboundy@lrsarchitects.com or 503-806-5144.

CPO 7; District 2
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation
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