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Snow zones – the latest in Washington County ITS infrastructure
With the possibility of snow around the corner, travelers are reminded that chains or snow tires are required in Washington County's three snow zones, when activated. These snow zones, part of the county's continued investments in Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), are now automated to be remotely activated and deactivated.

The County’s snow zones were implemented in FY 2017-18 to improve traveler safety in areas prone to slippery conditions during winter weather. The first year, crews traveled to all sign locations to manually change signs to read “carry chains or traction tires.” In FY 2018-19, the words “when flashing” were added to each location, along with lights that were turned on manually.

In FY 2019-20, snow zone signs were outfitted with ITS technology, so flashing lights can be turned on remotely – just like school zone flashing beacons.

Real-time ITS data, such as traffic, travel time, weather and road conditions, enables travelers to prepare, delay or divert their routes as needed.

Road closures
  • Gaston Road, between Highway 47 and Spring Hill Road, through Feb. 25 (extended) for bridge replacement. Detour map
  • Kemmer Road, between between 176th and 182nd avenues through Feb. 17 for a waterline installation by the city of Beaverton. Map
  • Rosedale Road, between between 209th and 229th avenues through April 21 for Willamette Water Supply System South Hillsboro Pipeline Project. Map
Lane closures
  • First Avenue (OR-219), between Baseline (OR-8) and Oak streets (OR-8), weeknights 7 p.m.-6 a.m. through Feb. 15 (extended) by Oregon Department of Transportation. Map
  • 69th Avenue, between Atlanta and Dartmouth streets, through Feb. 1 (extended) for water main improvements by Tualatin Valley Water District. Map
  • 124th Avenue, between Tualatin-Sherwood Road and 2000 feet south of the intersection, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 29 for roadwork related to the PGE Integrated Operations Center. Map
  • Greenburg Road, between Hall Boulevard and Oak Street, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through March 8, and nighttime signal shutdowns from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. between Hall Boulevard and Washington Square Road through March 20, for water main improvements by Tualatin Valley Water District. Map
  • Hampton Street, between 66th and 68th avenues, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 1 (extended) for Tualatin Valley Water District's Hampton-69th Avenue water main improvements. Map
  • Laidlaw Road, between Torin Terrace to East Road, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 26 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 2021 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 1 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:

  • 149th Avenue at Downing Court and Surrey Court
  • Barrington Terrace/Westminster Drive
  • Bethany Boulevard
  • Peachtree Drive at Beef Bend Road, Blue Spruce Court, Mapleview Lane, Willow Top Lane and Wrightwood Court
  • Quatama Street
  • West Union Road

Neighborhood meetings, required for many Washington County development applications, can be held online temporarily as per the new COVID-19 Virtual Neighborhood Meeting Supplement. The temporary supplemental policy is in effect for the duration of Gov. Kate Brown's "Stay Home. Save Lives" executive order.
Jan. 26 - Proposed 11-lot subdivision
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 0.46 acre in the R-15 District (Residential, 12-15 units per acre) and is located on tax lots #1S202AD01500 and #1S202AD01400. Contact Wayne Hayson, Pioneer Design Group, Inc, at whayson@pd-grp.com.

CPO 6; District 1
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation
155 M First Ave., Ste 250, MS 16 | Hillsboro, OR 9714