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Board approves expansion of Neighborhood Streets Program
An expansion of the Neighborhood Streets Program (NSP) was approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 17.

The NSP is a traffic-calming program designed to help reduce speeding and improving safety on neighborhood streets within the Urban Roads Maintenance District (URMD), which encompasses urban areas outside cities. The NSP expansion increases potential program eligibility by reducing the minimum speed threshold from 7 mph to 5 mph over the speed limit. The expansion also allows some “residential collectors” to be NSP eligible. These are roads that are classified as "collectors," which collect the traffic traveling between neighborhoods, but look and feel more like local streets.

Expanding the program is good for community, said Melissa Norman, NSP Coordinator and Transportation Engineer.

“The NSP has reduced speeding and improved safety on many County roads,” she said. “Thanks to the expansion, we will be able to help neighborhoods that have asked for help, but did not qualify in the past.”

The NSP traffic-calming options include lawn signs, speed trailers and a community-driven safety program to reduce speeding. To learn about the safety program, visit the NSP webpage or email lutnsp@co.washington.or.us.
Visit the Tualatin Valley Trail online open house
Share feedback on three possible routes for the Tualatin Valley (TV) Trail in Aloha, between Cornelius Pass Road and 160th Avenue, in an online open house.
 
Washington County Land Use & Transportation planning staff is considering three route alternatives that run parallel to TV Highway along either Johnson, Blanton or Shaw streets. Open house participants will be able to review and comment on the route alternatives, and on how a future trail best serves and becomes a vital part of the community. Staff will use public comments received when developing the draft Concept Plan, expected to be completed in spring 2021.
 
 
COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Join Community Investment Conversation with the Board of Commissioners
The public is invited to participate in the final virtual Community Investment Conversation from 10 a.m.-Noon Nov. 21.

The event is conducted by the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Participants will learn about the County's budgeting process and service priorities, and will be able to provide feedback. Sign up and get instructions to join the virtual meeting here: https://bit.ly/3dMopEC.

Spanish interpretation will be available. Learn more about the County budget.
Ride Connection seeks comment on proposed expansions
Comment on Ride Connection’s proposed public transportation service expansions in western Washington County.

Three expansions have been proposed. Feedback on each is being accepted through Nov. 29 via the following websites:




Ride Connection is partnering with Washington County to expand public transportation using Statewide Transportation Improvement Funds (STIF)/House Bill 2017.  Comment here
ODOT seeks public comment for the OR 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project
Comment on the Oregon Department of Transportation OR 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project through Dec. 17.

This project will address long-standing bottlenecks between Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and OR 99W and at the Allen Boulevard and Denney Road interchanges.

For more information and to submit questions or comments, visit the online open house.
WC-ROADS HIGHLIGHTS
Road closures
  • 72nd Avenue, between Pine and Landau streets, through Nov. 23 for waterline installation by Tualatin Valley Water District. Detour map
  • Gaston Road, between Highway 47 and Spring Hill Road, through Nov. 30 for bridge replacement. Detour map
  • Pine Street, between 69th and 72nd avenues, through Nov. 23 for waterline installation by Tualatin Valley Water District. Detour map
Lane closures
  • First Avenue (OR-219), between Baseline (OR-8) and Oak streets (OR-8), weeknights 7 p.m.-6 a.m. through Nov. 27 by Oregon Department of Transportation. Map
  • 69th Avenue, between Atlanta and Dartmouth streets, through Nov. 23 for water main improvements by Tualatin Valley Water District. Map
  • 175th Avenue/Ravine Drive, at the intersection 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31 for utility work. 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
  • Cornelius Pass Road, between Ronler Drive and Cornell Road, 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. through Nov. 20 for waterline installation. Map
  • Cornell Road/Murray Boulevard, at the intersection, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Nov. 20 for utility work. Map
  • Ecole Avenue, between Jenkins Road and Brightwood Street, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. intermittently through Nov. 25 (extended) for sidewalk installation. Map
  • Jenkins Road, between 158th Avenue and Murray Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 31. Map
  • Laidlaw Road, between Torin Terrace to East Road, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 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 Nov. 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 Dec. 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. 25 (extended) for sidewalk installation. Map
  • Roy Rogers Road, between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain Roads, nighttime lane closures and speed reduction to 35 mph between Scholls Ferry and Bull Mountain roads and 45 mph between Bull Mountain and Beef Bend roads through December 2021 for road widening. 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 April 1 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:

  • 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.
Dec. 3 - Proposed 6-lot subdivision
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The property is 1.11 acres in the R-5 District (Residential 4-5 units per acre) and is located on tax lots #1S107BA01400, #1S107BA01403 and #1S107BD00180. Contact Matthew Newman, NW Engineering, at mattn@nw-eng.com.

CPO 6; District 1
Dec. 3 - Proposed 10-lot subdivision
At 6 p.m. held virtually (instructions available here.) The property is 1.32 acres in the R-9 District (Residential, 7-9 units per acre) and is located on tax lot #1N122C05100. Contact Mimi Doukas, AKS Engineering & Forestry, at 503-563-6151.

CPO 1; District 2
Dec. 5 - Proposed 2-lot partition
At 11:30 a.m. in the yard of 8208 SW Taylor's Ferry Road. The property is 0.47 acre in the R-5 District (Residential 4-5 units per acre) and is located on tax lot #1S125CB00400. Contact John DeJong, Tech. Engineering, at technicalengineeringinc@yahoo.com.

CPO 4M; District 3
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