Week of 2/17/20
NOTE: Offices are closed Monday, Feb. 17, for President's Day
County, Tigard host 121st Avenue open house
Join Washington County and the city of Tigard to learn about improvements to 121st Avenue at an open house from 6-7:30 p.m. March 10 at Fowler Middle School, 10865 SW Walnut St.

The County's project will be improve safety and traffic flow between Tippitt Place and Whistlers Loop. The $6 million project is funded through the County's Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP) and is expected to being in summer 2021. Improvements include:

  • Continuous sidewalks
  • Bicycle facilities
  • Street lighting
  • Drainage facilities

During the construction, Tigard will install a 24-inch water main. This coordination reduces the cost of the water project and minimizes road and traffic impacts.

County and city staff and the project design consultant will be at the open house to answer questions. No formal presentation is planned. To request language or sign language interpretation, please notify the county at least 24 hours before the event by calling 503-846-7822 or 7-1-1 (telecommunications relay services).

FY 2020-21 Draft Work Program
Public comment on the FY 2020-21 Long Range Planning Draft Work Program is being accepted by Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation Long Range Planning (LRP) staff through Feb. 28.

The work program identifies and ranks LRP staff's annual tasks including ordinances, projects and other transportation and community planning activities. Submit comments by Feb. 28 in one of the following ways:

  • Email: lutplan@co.washington.or.us. Include full name, street address, company/organization affiliation (if applicable) and other relevant contact information

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

  • In person: Public Services Building, 155 N First Ave., Third Floor, Ste. 350; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday

All comments received by Feb. 28 will be provided to the Washington County Board of Commissioners prior to adoption of the final work program. For more information, visit Annual Long Range Work Program.
SW Corridor draft conceptual design
The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project is seeking feedback through March 27 on a Draft Conceptual Design Report

The report highlights project principles, goals and objectives and illustrates preliminary design features of the 13 light rail stations and related improvements on the 11-mile route between Downtown Portland and Bridgeport Village in Tualatin.

Public comment will help identify challenges and guide ongoing design efforts in the coming years. Comments will also help inform a final report in mid-2020.

Project staff will host open house events for the public to provide feedback on the Conceptual Design Report:

Learn more and sign up for project email updates at trimet.org/swcorridor
Road closures
  • Elwert Road, between the Kruger and Edy roads, through April 1, for construction of the Elwert/Kruger roundabout project. Detour map
  • Haide Road, between the Elwert Road and the future Sherwood high school access road, through April 1, for construction of the Elwert/Kruger roundabout project. Detour map
Lane closures
  • First Avenue (OR-219), between Baseline Street (OR-8) and Oak Street (OR-8), through summer. Lane closures all hours; two-lane closure 10 p.m.-5 a.m. weekdays. Traffic may be stopped for up to 20 minutes. Intersection improvements by Oregon Department of Transportation. Map
  • 80th Avenue, between Colin Court and Taylors Ferry Road, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 28 (extended), for final work related to culvert replacement. Map
  • 175th Avenue, between Arbutus Drive and Pronghorn Lane, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 28 (extended), for installation of a storm line by Valley Pacific Construction. Map
  • 198th Avenue, between Farmington Road and Tualatin Valley Highway, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays intermittently through Dec. 31. Map
  • Barnes Road, between Valeria View Drive and SW Lois Lane, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through March 13, for construction related to Peterkort parking lot. Map
  • Glencoe Road and Pacific Street intersection, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 28 (extended), for pedestrian crossing improvements by the city of North Plains. Map
  • Jenkins Road, between 158th Avenue and Murray Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31. Map
  • Scholls Ferry Road, between Strobel Road and 175th Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Feb. 28 (extended), for utility work by NEI. Map
  • Taylors Ferry Road, between 80th Avenue and Washington Drive, intermittent closures 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 28 (extended), for final work related to bridge replacement. Map
NOTE:   This information is provided here as a courtesy only.   Neighborhood meetings are required before developers submit certain land use applications to the County (for areas outside cities).These meetings provide a forum for the developer, affected CPO (Community Participation Organization) and nearby property owners to discuss the proposal informally. County staff do not schedule or attend these meetings.
March 2 - Proposed campus master plan, access drive/future building site
At 6 p.m. at the former Oregon College of Art and Craft, 8245 SW Barnes Road . The property is 8.5 acres in the INST District (Institutional) and is located on tax lot # 1S101CB03400. Contact Kitty Firth, Catlin Gabel School, at firthk@catlin.edu or 503-297-1894.

CPO 1; District 2
Melissa De Lyser | Public Affairs and Communications Manager

Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation

155 N. First Ave., Suite 350 MS16 | Hillsboro, OR 97124

503-846-4963 direct | 971-713-9658 mobile