Board adds 28 miles of paving to FY 2016-17 Road Maintenance Program

For Immediate Release: Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Operations & Maintenance Division

An additional 28 miles of paving were added to the Washington County FY 2016-17 Road Maintenance Program during the Board of Commissioners Feb. 21 regular meeting.

Segments of 10 County roads newly scheduled for paving are:

  • 158th Avenue from Walker to Cornell roads
  • Cornell Road from Elam Young Parkway to Main Street
  • Dixon Mill Road from Iowa Hill Road to the end of pavement
  • Evergreen Parkway from 185th Avenue to Cornelius Pass Road
  • Fischer Road from Highway 99 to 131st Avenue
  • Gales Creek Road from Thatcher Road to Highway 6
  • Germantown Road from county line to Cornelius Pass Road
  • Old Highway 47 from Scoggins Valley Road to Highway 47 (Dilley)
  • Roy Rogers Road from Borchers Drive to Beef Bend Road
  • Scholls Ferry Road from Old Scholls Ferry Road to Hall Boulevard and from Tile Flat Road to Highway 219

"This winter's unusually harsh weather has been tough on County roads, and we're glad to be able to add this work on both urban and rural roads to our work program for the year," said Dave Schamp, manager, Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation Operations and Maintenance Division.

Funded through state and county gas taxes and other fees, the $7 million paving program is expected to start in April and continue into summer.

Additional details:

  • The County will work with the contractor to ensure that traffic moves as smoothly as possible during the paving work.
  • Advisory signs will be posted in advance of the work. Additionally, owners of adjacent properties will be notified in advance of the work.
  • The roads will remain open but may be limited to one-way traffic controlled by flaggers. Travelers can expect delays.

The Board also approved design and early planning for eight safety improvement projects to be funded through the Urban Road Maintenance District in FY 2017-18.

For roadwork schedules, visit wc-roads.com. For more information, please call 503-846-ROAD (7623) or email lutops@co.washington.or.us.

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the County roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator
503-846-4963
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us