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May 16-22 is National Public Works Week
National Public Works Week, May 16-22, is a week to educate, celebrate and increase the awareness of public works in creating great communities. Sponsored by the American Public Works Association, this year's theme is "Stronger Together." 

Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) will join many other public works agencies across the nation to raise awareness and recognize the important role public works services play in our daily lives.

“Nearly every LUT employee supports the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the county transportation system. The system supports our economy and connects us to the essential destinations where we live, work, learn and play,” said Stephen Roberts, Director, LUT. “These men and women have gone above and beyond this past year to serve our community, despite the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Their hard work, combined with involvement from our community in helping to shape our transportation system makes us Stronger Together, and this week we celebrate those efforts.”
Expanding opportunities for Middle Housing in Washington County
Washington County is looking to boost opportunities for middle housing. Middle housing includes duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, townhouses and cottage clusters – housing types you often find among detached houses in pre-1940s neighborhoods. The County allows middle housing but sees very little of it in our urban residential areas, most of which developed much later.

A recent state law, House Bill 2001, requires local code updates to expand opportunities for middle housing where single detached homes are allowed. Middle housing within neighborhoods can help serve households with a range of needs and incomes – offering them more freedom to live near good jobs, schools, services, recreation, social options and loved ones. Small households, young adults, seniors, people historically excluded by discrimination, low and middle-income groups, and entire communities can benefit.

COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES
  • Learn more about the 170th Avenue and Farmington Road project at an online construction kickoff through May 16. We will install pedestrian islands at the northeast and southwest corners of the intersection, ADA-compliant ramps with pedestrian signal call buttons, upgraded traffic signal reflectors and software. Comment
  • Comment on the Main Street, Banks and Cedar Canyon Roads Intersection Project at an online open house through May 31. We propose to reconfigure the intersection and install a traffic signal. Comment
  • 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. English | Español
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
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, May 10-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' east of Trail Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 22, for development by Summit Properties. Map
  • Evergreen Road, between Starr Boulevard and 30th Avenue, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays for utility relocation through May 28 as part of a nearby development. Map
  • Greenburg Road, between Hall Boulevard and Washington Square Road, from 9 p.m.- 5 a.m. through June 18 (extended), for water main improvements by Tualatin Valley Water District. The project is anticipated to be completed by June 18. 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
  • 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 through June 28 for shoulder widening. Weekday lane closures from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. week, along with nighttime lane closures 8 p.m.-5 a.m. through April 23. 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 May 14 (extended) 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:

  • 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

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS
May 13 - Proposed subdivision of single-family houses
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 2.41 acres in the R-6 District (Residential, 5-6 units per acre) and is located at 8350 SW 191st Ave. Contact Mimi Doukas, AKS Engineering & Forestry, at 503-563-6151.

CPO 6; District 1
May 13 - Proposed special use contractor's establishment
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 8.85 acres in the FD-20 District (Future Development, 20-acre) and is located at 24450 SW Grahams Ferry Road. Contact Spencer Vetter, Stafford Development Co., at 971-206-8613 or spencer@staffordlandcompany.com.

CPO 5; District 3
May 19 - Proposed private school for Village Church
At 7 p.m. at the church. The site is 9.14 acres in the INST District (Institutional) and is located at 330 SW Murray Boulevard. Contact Ben Spotts, Executive Director, at 503-643-6511 or info@villagebeaverton.com.

CPO 1; District 2
May 20 - Proposed In-N-Out Burger
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The site is 2.24 acres in the Central Business and Office Commercial Zoning districts. It is located on tax lots #1S114BC02100, #1S114BC02000, #1S114BC02400 and #1S114BC2401. Contact Cassie Yee, In-N-Out Burger, at 626-813-8226 or INOBeaverton@innout.com.

CPO 3; District 2
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