Grand opening celebration planned for David Hill Road Extension and Roundabout

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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

David Hill event parkingA Grand Opening Celebration for the David Hill Road Extension and Roundabout project - including a chance to bike, hike, roll and stroll the new roadway - will be from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Aug. 4, at the project location.

The event is hosted by Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) and the city of Forest Grove. A brief program including remarks from Washington County Commissioner Bob Terry, District 4; Mayor Peter Truax, Forest Grove; and Shelley Oylear, LUT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, will kick off the event.

Following the program, attendees are invited to Bike Hike Roll Stroll the new roadway in celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act- compliant bicycle-pedestrian facilities. Bike Hike Roll Stroll is Washington County's new active transportation program. There will be healthy snacks, water bottles and bags of traffic-safety materials for children following the walk.

During the event, the newly constructed portion of David Hill Road, east of Brooke Street to Hwy 47, will be closed to through traffic. To access the event from Hwy 47, head southwest on Sunset Drive, west on Bonnie Lane and north on Main Street. Flaggers will assist with parking. See map.

The David Hill Road Extension and Roundabout connects David Hill Road to Hwy 47. It includes one travel lane in each direction, bicycle lanes, planter strips, a sidewalk on the south side of the road and a center median.

The road extension project was funded through the County's Major Streets Transportation Improvement Project (MSTIP) 3d. For more information, please visit the David Hill Extension and Roundabout Program. For more information on Washington County's Bike Hike Roll Stroll active transportation program, visit www.BikeHikeRollStroll.com.

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