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Provide input on proposed pedestrian and biking improvement projects
Share your thoughts on proposed pedestrian and biking improvement projects with the Washington County Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) through an online open house.

Washington County is allocating $6.5 million in Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD) funding for construction of sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bicycle facilities. URMDAC members have developed a 150% Proposed Project List – a list of projects totaling about $9.95 million. Comments received in the online open house will help members trim the list to by about $3.45 million to fit within the $6.5 million funding allocation.

Comments submitted through the online open house will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, July 2. URMDAC members will use comments received to help create a final list of projects to recommend to the Washington County Board of Commissioners for adoption.

Since 2011, 62 Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects totaling over $28.7 million from URMD and $4.4 million from other sources have been funded. To be considered, proposed projects must improve pedestrian and/or biking safety and must be located within the URMD.

Poll results: Open house formats
Last week's LUT News (Week of May 31) included a poll asking readers about their open house preferences.

Seventy-four people participated in the poll:

  • In-person open houses only: 3 (4%)

  • Online open houses only: 16 (22%)

  • A mix of both online and in-person open houses: 55 (74%)

Thanks to all who participated. LUT staff will consider these results once in-person events are possible.
  • Share feedback on two possible routes for the Tualatin Valley (TV) Trail in Aloha, between Cornelius Pass Road and 160th Avenue, in an online open house through 5 p.m. June 7. The two route alternatives run parallel to TV Highway along either Blanton or Shaw streets. Comentar en español
  • Learn about the Intelligent Transportation Systems plan update at an online open house and comment through June 13. ITS is the road and signal technology that improves safety and convenience for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Comentar en español
  • Comment on the 174th Avenue pedestrian improvement projects via an online open house available through June 16. We are proposing constructing a new sidewalk along one side of 174th Avenue, connecting Sandpines Lane to the TriMet stop. We are also proposing constructing a new sidewalk along the east side of the road, between Lapaloma and Solano lanes.
Road closures
  • 209th Avenue, between between Farmington Road and 300 feet north of the intersection, through June 7 for waterline installation by Willamette Water Supply Program. Detour map
  • Banks Road, between between Sellers Road and .25 miles east of Sellers Road, through June 4 for road improvements related to Banks Apartment development. Weekday lane closures will then continue through Aug. 27. Work is being done by Five Star Builders. 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
  • 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 June 18 (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 June 25 (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
  • 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. 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)
  • Beef Bend Road between 116th and 150th avenues
  • Cornell Road between Elam Young Parkway West and Butler Road
  • Davis Road between 160th and 165th avenues
  • Kinnaman Road between 180th and 185th avenues

June 24 - Proposed greenhouse/retail building
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 5.36 acres in the R-15 district (Residential 12-15 units/acre). It is located at 8212 SW Barnes Road. Contact Meaghan Bullard, Jones Architectures, at mbullard@jonesarc.com or 503-744-9165.

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