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Halloween, time change: Watch out for pedestrians
Halloween is Saturday. While trick-or-treating may look different this year due to COVID, it’s important to be extra vigilant to maintain pedestrian safety.

Drivers:
  • Watch for pedestrians and bicyclists

  • Slow down

  • Keep windshields clean

  • Do not drink and drive

Pedestrians:

  • Walk on sidewalks when possible

  • Carry a flashlight or wear reflective clothing

  • Face traffic while walking

  • Do not run out between parked cars

  • Cross at traffic signals, when available

In addition, daylight saving time ends Sunday. The time change can cause sleep deprivation, which can impact driver and pedestrian response times and attention. Allow extra time and use caution.
Metro seeks applicants for parks oversight committee
Applications for Metro’s Parks and Nature oversight committee are being accepted through Nov. 16. Between 13-17 people are needed to provide oversight of the $475 million 2019 parks and nature bond and $16 million from the annual parks and natural areas levy.

The independent committee will be appointed by the Metro Council to help keep Metro accountable and transparent in its use of both the bond and the capital funds. The Council is looking for people who love parks and natural spaces and who have a deep commitment to advancing racial equity, as well as finance, conservation, environmental law, tribal sovereignty and other knowledge. Learn more
COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Online Open House
WC-ROADS HIGHLIGHTS
Road closures
  • 69th Avenue, between Pine Street and Pacific Highway, through Oct. 30 for pipeline construction for the Tualatin Valley Water District North-South Transmission Line. Detour map
  • Cipole Road, between Galbreath Drive and 600 feet north of Galbreath Drive, through Nov. 2 for city of Sherwood utility work. Detour map
  • Gaston Road, between Highway 47 and Spring Hill Road, through Nov. 30 for bridge replacement. Detour map
Lane closures
  • First Avenue (OR-219), between Baseline (OR-8) and Oak streets (OR-8), weeknights starting 7 p.m.-6 a.m. through fall by Oregon Department of Transportation. Map
  • 69th Avenue, between Atlanta and Dartmouth streets, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Nov. 23 for water main replacement by Tualatin Valley Water District. Map
  • 112th Avenue, between Montreux Lane and Leahy Road, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 30 for paving related to the recent culvert replacement project. Map
  • 198th Avenue, between Farmington Road and Tualatin Valley Highway, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays intermittently through Dec. 31. Map
  • Butner Road, between 126th and Huntington avenues, through Dec. 31 for road construction. Map
  • Ecole Avenue, between Jenkins Road and Brightwood Street, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. intermittently through Nov. 20 for sidewalk installation. Map
  • Jenkins Road, between 158th Avenue and Murray Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31. Intermittent lane closures and traffic signal shutdowns 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Oct. 30 for paving. Map
  • Laidlaw Road, between Torin Terrace to East Road, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 31 for Riverside Homes. Map
  • Madeline Street, between 192nd and 188th avenues and between 185th and 180th avenues, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 20 for sidewalk installations. Map
  • Murray Boulevard, between Tualatin Valley Highway and Millikan Way, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 30 for road improvements related to the West End District development. Map
  • Pacific Highway (OR 99W), between Fischer and Hazelbrook roads, intermittent nighttime work through Dec. 31 for bridge repair by ODOT. Map
  • River Road, 500-1000 feet south of Oakhurst Street, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 31 for construction related to Riverside Homes. Map
  • Rosa Road, between 198th Avenue and Farmington Road, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays intermittently through Nov. 20 for sidewalk installation. Map
  • Roy Rogers Road, between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain Roads, nighttime lane closures and speed reduction to 35 mph through December 2021 for road widening. Map
ADA ramp replacements
ADA ramp replacements have minimal impact on traffic. Lane closures will be intermittent during weekday hours only. Ramps are in construction on portions of the following roads:

  • 143rd Avenue
  • 149th Avenue at Downing Court and Surrey Court
  • Barrington Terrace/Westminster Drive
  • Bethany Boulevard
  • Peachtree Drive at Beef Bend Road, Blue Spruce Court, Mapleview Lane, Willow Top Lane and Wrightwood Court
  • Quatama Street
  • Science Park Drive at Cornell Road and Murray Boulevard
  • West Union Road

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS
Neighborhood meetings, required for many Washington County development applications, can be held online temporarily as per the new COVID-19 Virtual Neighborhood Meeting Supplement. The temporary supplemental policy is in effect for the duration of Gov. Kate Brown's "Stay Home. Save Lives" executive order.
Nov. 7 - Proposed treehouse; change to congregate living facility
At 11 a.m. held virtually (instructions available here) and in person at the site (masks, hand sanitizer and temperature checks available). The property is 1.3 acres in the R-5 District (Residential, 4-5 units per acre) and is located at 10930 SW Walker Road. Contact Lowell MacGregor, Taylor Made Retreat, at TMRtreehouses@Taylormaderetreat.org or call 360-433-1040.

CPO 3; District 2
Nov. 9 - Proposed 2-lot partition
At 7 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The property is 0.52 acre in the R-5 District (Residential, 4-5 units per acre) and is located at 3475 SW 108th Ave. Contact Virginia Steele at 503-809-9353 or at dividing3475@gmail.com.

CPO 3; District 2
Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation
155 M First Ave., Ste 250, MS 16 | Hillsboro, OR 9714