Evergreen Parkway reopens two days ahead of schedule

Release date: 05/27/2016
Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Engineering & Construction Services Division

Evergreen Parkway, east of Cornelius Pass Road at the railroad tracks, opened at about 1 p.m. today (May 27) two days ahead of schedule.

"Contractors and utility partners kept to a tight schedule, and the weather was in our favor," said Andrew Singelakis, director, Washington County Department of Land Use &Transportation. "We did everything we could to make sure the road was opened as quickly as possible. We appreciate the public's patience." 

The closure was part of the Cornelius Pass Road project. The project will widen the Cornelius Pass Road to three lanes in each direction between Cornell Road and U.S. 26. There will be a center median and dedicated turn lanes at several intersections, including U.S. 26. Other improvements include sidewalks on both sides of the road, a buffered bike lane on the west side, a separated two-way bike path on the east side and new street lighting. 

For more construction updates, visit www.wc-roads.com.  

Washington County is committed to working with our partner agencies in 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.

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