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Washington County seeks input for website redesign
Washington County is beginning a complete overhaul of its website and needs your help.  

To get the best view into the public’s needs and preferences, we have launched a five-minute survey about what an improved website might look like in the future.  

What works well? What needs to be changed? How can the county’s site be made more accessible? 

Answers to these and other survey questions will guide the site’s full redesign.  

"We have embarked on a project to modernize the county website, to ensure transparency and to make county services as easy to find and use as possible,” said Kathryn Harrington, Chair, Washington County Board of Commissioners. “To make sure we are on the right track, we'd like to hear from our community throughout the process of improving this essential service.”  

Culturally specific input is planned for this summer in partnership with community-based organizations. Goals for the website’s redesign project include: 

  • Improving navigation and searchability. 

  • Optimizing the user experience for those on mobile devices.  

  • Creating greater accessibility for those facing visual and other challenges. 

  • Strengthening security against hacks and attacks.  

We intend to replace the current domain name with a more intuitive and secure dot-gov web address. We're also planning to build the new site on the open-source Drupal platform.  

We are planning to reveal the first phase of web pages for the new site by summer 2022. Additional phases will be brought online throughout the rest of that year. Complete the survey
COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES
  • Learn about the Meadow Drive and Downing Street/Butner Road Pedestrian Improvement Projects through the online open house, open through July 25. Both projects include constructing new sidewalks to fill in gaps along the roads. Comment here
  • Learn about how middle housing/House Bill 2001 can increase housing options and share your thoughts in an online open house through Aug. 13. Staff is considering changes to the Washington County Community Development Code to allow more middle housing and to make the approval process less complicated. Comment here
  • Take the Oregon Department of Transportation Regional Mobility Pricing Project surveys on how tolls could address transportation problems on I-5 and I-205. To date there are three different surveys:

  • Survey 1: Travel on I-5 and I-205
  • Survey 2: Potential toll benefits
  • Survey 3: Transportation challenges on I-5 and I-205

WC-ROADS HIGHLIGHTS
Road closures
  • Brookman Road, between between Pacific Highway (OR-99W) and Ladd Hill Road, through July 25 for road improvements related to development. Work is being done by Northwest Earthmovers. Detour map
  • Jackson School Road, between Harwood Street and Evergreen Road, July 19 through Sept. 17 for culvert installation by city of Hillsboro. Detour map
Lane closures
  • 124th Avenue, between Tualatin-Sherwood Road and 1,200 feet south of the intersection, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 22, for utility and frontage improvements by Kerr Contractors. Map
  • 170th Avenue, between Beaverton Creek and Johnson Street, weekdays through Spring 2022, for pipe replacement by Clean Water Services. Map
  • 175th Avenue, between Constance Street and Arbutus Drive, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through July 30, for road construction related to development by Riverside Homes. Map
  • Augusta Lane, between Pheasant Lane and Chatelain Drive, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 1, for sidewalk installation. Map
  • Banks Road, from Sellers Road east .25 miles, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 27 for road improvements related to Banks Apartment development by Five Star Builders. Detour map
  • Beef Bend Road, between Roy Rogers Road and Highway 99W, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 12, for paving. Map
  • Blanton Street, between 188th and 193rd avenues, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 15, for road improvement and utility work by Brad Taggart Construction. Map
  • Bull Mountain Road, between 153rd Avenue and 155th Terrace, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 1, for development by BCE. Map
  • Butner Road, between Cedar Hills Boulevard and Belvidere Place, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 1, for utility/frontage improvements. Map
  • Cedarcrest Street, between 80th and 82nd avenues, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 1, for development by AKS Engineering. Map
  • Cornell Road, from Sunset High School Middle Entrance to 350 feet east of Trail Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 22, for development by Summit Properties. Map
  • Greenburg Road, between Hall Boulevard and Washington Square Road, 9 p.m.- 5 a.m. through July 31 (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
  • Murray Boulevard, between Millikan Way and Tualatin Valley Highway, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31 (extended), for construction related to nearby development. Map
  • Roy Rogers Road, between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain roads. 7 p.m.-5 a.m. from July 28-Aug. 20 traffic signal shutdowns and intermittent lane closures. 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
  • Scholls Ferry Road, between Tile Flat and Strobel roads, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through June 30, 2022, for frontage improvements related to nearby development by NEI General Contracting. Map
  • Tile Flat Road, between Scholls Ferry Road and Kobbe Drive, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through June 30, 2022, for frontage improvements by NEI General Contracting. Map
  • Tualatin-Sherwood Road, between Oregon Street and 124th Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Oct. 22, for utility and frontage improvements by Kerr Contractors. Map
  • West Union Road, between Glencoe Road and 289th Avenue, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 31, for pedestrian improvements by the city of North Plains. 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:

  • 185th Avenue and Rock Creek Boulevard-Park View Boulevard intersection
  • Adair and Baseline streets (OR-8) - (ODOT)
  • Cornell Road between Elam Young Parkway West and Butler Road
  • Davis Road between 160th and 165th avenues
  • Kinnaman Road between 180th and 185th avenues

Summer road maintenance activities
It's time for summer road maintenance activities, including gravel road stabilization and paving. A list of impacted roads and schedules is available online, and will be updated as work is scheduled.

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS
Aug. 9 - Proposed 15-lot subdivision
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site 4.53 acres in the R-5 District (Residential, 4-5 units per acre) and is is located at 10345 and 10405 NW Leahy Road. Contact Wayne Hayson, Pioneer Design Group, at whayson@pd-grp.com.

CPO 1; District 2
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation
155 M First Ave., Ste 250, MS 16 | Hillsboro, OR 9714