Week of 1/13/20
RROMAC welcomes three new members
Three new members joined the Rural Roads Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee (RROMAC) on Thursday.


  • Marc Farrar is director of Government and Community Relations with Metropolitan Land Group, Beaverton. He has more than 10 years’ experience working in local government.


RROMAC works with County staff and advises the Washington County Board of Commissioners on issues related to rural roads. The committee meets at 7:30 a.m. the second Thursday of most months at the Washington County Walnut Street Center, 1400 SW Walnut St. There is one vacant position.  Learn more
COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Metro Council hosts public hearing on transportation investments
Share your thoughts about transportation investments that could be part of a 2020 transportation funding ballot measure

Metro Council is hosting a public hearing to hear testimony at from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Monday (Jan. 13) at the Metro Regional Center Council Chamber, 600 NE Grand Ave. Metro staff and area transportation planners will be available to answer questions about projects and programs that could be part of the funding measure.

To provide verbal testimony, sign up in person at the hearing from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Testimony is limited to two minutes per person. Written testimony can be emailed to getmoving@oregonmetro.gov and will be shared with Metro Councilors before the meeting, if received before until 2 p.m. Jan. 13.
Comment on draft equity resolution
A draft resolution in support of a multiyear initiative to advance racial equity and Washington County’s commitment to an inclusive culture is open for public comment.

The Board of Commissioners is asking for feedback to ensure that the resolution will be a meaningful and relevant guide to creating a more inclusive and equitable Washington County. To participate:




To learn more about the County’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts; or to read the draft resolution in Spanish, visit the County’s DEI website.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Tigard to host transportation and technology presentation
“Smart Cities … Resistance is Futile, Transportation + Technology,” part of the Tigard on the Move speaker series, will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Symposium Coffee, 12345 SW Main St.

Adrian Pearmine, a transportation technology consultant with DKS Associates, will present on new travel options, business models and modes of travel. Email David Roth, Tigard Senior Transportation Planner, for more information.
DLCD to host community conversations on state housing
Two community conversations to discuss Oregon's new housing initiatives are being hosted by Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD).

The events will be:



Both events will include discussions on House Bills 2001 and 2003, which focus on providing additional housing choices and increasing housing supply. Short presentations and table-level discussions will allow participants to share hopes and concerns regarding the legislation. More information Submit written comments

Accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities or those needing sign language interpretation or languages other than English. Spanish interpretation and childcare will be provided. Please email up to 48 hours in advance to request accommodations.
WC-ROADS HIGHLIGHTS
Road closures
  • 141st Place, between Millikan Way and the Millikan Way Transit Center, through Jan. 17, for storm water vault installation by the city of Beaverton. Detour map
  • Kruger Road, between the Elwert/Kruger intersection the future Sherwood high school access road, through Jan. 31, for construction of the Elwert/Kruger roundabout project. Detour map
  • Tile Flat Road, between Grabhorn and Scholls Ferry roads, through Feb. 14, for construction by Willamette Water Supply Program. Detour map
Lane closures
  • 80th Avenue, between Colin Court and Taylors Ferry Road, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 31, 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 Jan. 17, 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 12, for construction related to Peterkort parking lot. Map
  • Cedar Hills Boulevard/Park Way intersection, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 13-17 for utility work by NW Natural. Map
  • Cornelius Pass Road, between Cherry Drive and Samantha Lane, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 17, for utility work by Five Star Builders. Map
  • Glencoe Road and Pacific Street intersection, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 17, 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, 2020. Map
  • Scholls Ferry Road, between Strobel Road and 175th Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Jan. 31, for utility work by NEI. Map
  • Shaw Street, between 188th and 198th avenues, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Jan. 17, for road improvements by CivilWorks. Map
  • Taylors Ferry Road, between 80th Avenue and Washington Drive, intermittent closures 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 31, for final work related to bridge replacement. Map
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

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