Bethany Boulevard paving prep work April 28 – May 2 - Expect delays

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 25, 2014

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Engineering & Construction Services Division

PavingA contractor for Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation will begin pavement grinding and pre-leveling work next week on Bethany Boulevard between Cornell Road and West Union Road. This work is in preparation for the upcoming final paving work planned later in the spring. This preparatory work is tentatively scheduled to occur Monday, April 28 through Friday, May 2. Work north of Highway 26 will occur between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day. Work south of Highway 26 will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night. Travelers are encouraged to use alternate routes or expect potentially long delays.

This preparatory work is weather dependent and will be postponed if the weather changes from the current forecast. During this work, one lane in each direction will generally remain open; however, additional lane restrictions may be necessary at certain times. Final paving work will occur in the coming weeks when there is a significant period of dry and warm weather. Additional notification will be provided prior to final paving commencing.

This project widened Bethany Boulevard between Cornell Road and West Union Road, including the U.S. 26 overcrossing. Additional improvements include bicycle and pedestrian facilities, street lighting and utility upgrades. The project is funded through the County’s Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP).

For more information, visit the project website or contact Project Manager Matt Costigan at (503) 846-7800 or matthew_costigan@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:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator
(503) 846-4963
stephen_roberts@co.washington.or.us