Week of 3/30/20
LUT continuing to provide essential services
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) staff is continuing to provide all development-related services remotely to minimize delays in project schedules. Details

Building permits and plan review, land use approvals and other development review activities continue to be done remotely by phone, email or online. Most LUT employees are working from home in accordance with Gov. Kate Brown's Stay Home, Save Lives executive order. Please be patient.

"We are committed to serving all Washington County constituents during this time," said Stephen Roberts, LUT Director. "Development-related services are critical to the socioeconomic health of our community, and we continue to do all we can to keep projects moving."

Use the online Public Permitting and Services Portal at WashCoORACA.com for development applications, facility permits, right-of-way permits, to pay for building permits, schedule inspections and more.   More remote resources

ODOT survey asks drivers how they use I-205
Oregon Department of Transportation is conducting an online " Travel Preference Survey" asking travelers when, why and how often they use I-205 near the Abernethy Bridge.

The survey will also evaluate participants' willingness to pay a toll to save travel time. Results will be used to study the possible effects of tolling on I-205.

Those who complete the survey will be eligible for a $100 gift card. Take the survey
Draft 2020-21 Road Maintenance Program
The Draft 2020-21 Road Maintenance Program, which lists proposed maintenance activity for FY 2020-21, is available for input.

Comment online or by email before 5 p.m. April 3. Comments received will help staff compile the final project list. The Road Maintenance Program will be submitted to the Washington County Board of Commissioners for action in June.

Oregon Transportation Commission online open house
The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) is asking the public to participate in an online open house on the Draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The Draft STIP is a list of projects that the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will start work on in 2021, pending approval of the final list from the OTC.

The online open house ends April 10.
ODOT is forming a 15-member Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee (EMAC) to advise on how tolling, combined with other strategies, can benefit historically underserved populations.

The EMAC will also support the development of an equity framework for I-5 and I-205 tolling projects and for other state tolling locations that may be evaluated in the future. The committee will advise both ODOT and OTC.

The committee will be comprised of up to five at-large positions filled through an application process; the remainder will be appointed. At-large members will represent communities of interest. These members will share information between the EMAC and the communities they represent.

Apply online or by calling 503-837-3536. Learn more
Road closures
  • Elwert Road, between the Kruger and Edy roads, through April 1, for construction of the Elwert/Kruger roundabout project. Detour map
  • Elwert/Kruger Road and Sunset Boulevard, between Elwert and Kruger roads and Hwy 99W, from April 1-June 20, for construction of the Elwert/Kruger roundabout project. Access closed between Elwert/Kruger roads and Highway 99W. Elwert and Kruger roads will remain open to traffic with lane closures. Detour map
  • Haide Road, between the Elwert Road and the future Sherwood high school access road, through April 1, for construction of the Elwert/Kruger roundabout project. Detour map
  • Mt. Richmond Road, between Patton Valley and South roads,from March 30-May 13, for replacement of a bridge with two box culverts. Detour map
Lane closures
  • First Avenue (OR-219), between Baseline Street (OR-8) and Oak Street (OR-8), through summer. Lane closures all hours; two-lane closure 10 p.m.-5 a.m. weekdays. Traffic may be stopped for up to 20 minutes. Intersection improvements by Oregon Department of Transportation. Map
  • 175th Avenue, between Arbutus Drive and Pronghorn Lane, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays through April 3, for development-related road construction 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, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 30, for construction related to Peterkort parking lot. Map
  • Jenkins Road, between 158th Avenue and Murray Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31. Map
  • Kaiser Road, between Brugger Road and Ridgeline Street, intermittent daytime lane closures, through April 30 for construction related to development project. Map
  • Scholls Ferry Road, between Strobel Road and 175th Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through April 30 (extended), for utility work by NEI. Map
As per Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order No. 20-07, as well as Oregon Health Authority and Washington County guidance, Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation is urging all development application-related Neighborhood Meetings to be rescheduled until after April 14.

This date could change if the Governor’s order is either terminated or extended.
Melissa De Lyser | Public Affairs and Communications Manager

Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation

155 N First Ave., Suite 250, MS 16 | Hillsboro, OR 97123

503-846-4963 direct | 971-713-9658 mobile