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Drivers beware of “bleeding” roads
This weekend’s expected heat wave could result in pavement bleeding. “Bleeding” is a term used for the shiny, oily-looking film of asphalt binder that appears during prolonged periods of high temperatures. Be aware that this can make roads slippery.

The likelihood of bleeding depends a road’s exposure to direct sunlight, how much heat the asphalt holds after sunset and the percentage of oil in the road surface. Heavy truck traffic, which draws more oil to the surface, can also be a factor.

Use caution when temperatures are high, and roads appear oily or sound “tacky.”

To report hazardous road conditions during normal business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays), call 503-846-ROAD (846-7623). Outside normal business hours, call Washington County nonemergency at 503-629-0111.
Board approves 2021-22 Long Range Planning Work Program
The Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation's 2021-22 Long Range Planning Annual Work Program, which identifies planning staff’s annual tasks, was adopted by the Board of Commissioners at its June 22 meeting.

The work program tasks include ordinances, projects and other transportation and community planning activities. Priorities include:

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




COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES
  • Learn about the Century Boulevard and Tualatin Valley Highway (OR-8) intersection project in an online construction kickoff event through July 5. The intersection will be widened to five lanes with bike lanes and sidewalks. The project also includes bus pull-outs and railroad crossing upgrades.
WC-ROADS HIGHLIGHTS
Road closures
  • 175th Avenue, between between Constance Street and Kemmer Road, through July 2 for frontage improvements related to nearby development. Work is being done by LCD Excavating. Detour map
  • 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 Grant Street and Evergreen Road, through July 19 for installation of a roundabout at Harwood Street 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
  • 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
  • 198th Avenue, between Farmington Road and Tualatin Valley Highway, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. weekdays, through June 30, for paving and striping. 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, between between Sellers Road and .25 miles east of Sellers Road, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 27 for road improvements related to Banks Apartment development. Work is being done by Five Star Builders. Detour map
  • Birch Street/82nd Avenue intersection, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 1, for development by AKS Engineering and SubCom General Contractor. 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, between Sunset High School Middle Entrance and 350 feet east of Trail Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 22, for development by Summit Properties. Map
  • Evergreen Road, between Dawson Creek Drive and Brookwood Parkway, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through July 16, for road improvement by K&E Excavating. Map
  • Greenburg Road, between Hall Boulevard and Washington Square Road, 9 p.m.- 5 a.m. through July 15 (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. 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 Road, between Scholls Ferry Road and Kobbe Drive, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through June 30, 2022, for frontage improvements related to nearby development 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 Helvetia and Cornelius Pass roads, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through June 28, for shoulder widening. There will be nighttime lane closures June 20-22 from 8 p.m.-5 a.m., with a traffic signal shutdown June 20. 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
We're kicking off our summer road maintenance activities with monument box installation and gravel road surface stabilization. Paving activities will begin in a few weeks. A complete list of impacted roads and schedules is available online. This site will be updated as work is scheduled.

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS
June 29 - Proposed office space
At 6:30 p.m. held in person at the Chinook Room at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, located at 9575 SW Locust St., Tigard. The site is 0.88 acre in the TO:RC district (Transit Oriented Retail Commercial). It is located at tax lot #1S126DD01901 on SW Hall Boulevard. Contact Norberto Gliozzi, Architect, at 503-705-2228.

CPO 4M; District 3
July 7 - Proposed 54-unit retirement housing community
At 6 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 12755 NW Dogwood St. The site is 0.64 acre in the RC district (Transit Oriented Retail Commercial District) and the INST district (Institutional District). It is located at 985 NW Saltzman Road and 1035 NW Saltzman Road. Contact Cascadia Planning & Development Services, at steve@cascadiapd.com or 503-804-1089.

CPO 1; District 2
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation
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