LUT News and Media Releases
School Access Improvement Study released - Release date: 03/15/2016
The Washington County School Access Improvement Study was presented to the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday [March 15]. The study, a part of the County’s Safe Routes to School Program, provides the first comprehensive look at the extent of traffic infrastructure barriers that prevent or limit students’ ability to walk to school safely.
Detour for Verboort-Purdin/OR 47 roundabout modified - Release date: 03/08/2016
The detour for construction of the Verboort-Purdin/OR 47 roundabout is being modified, effective Friday (March 11), to allow only local traffic on Verboort Road west of Martin Road through McKibbin Road.
Washington County awarded $5.8 million in FLAP funding - Release date: 03/02/2016
About $5.8 million in Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) funding has been awarded to Washington County for maintenance of about five miles of road surrounding Henry Hagg Lake.
Open House to review updated FEMA maps is March 17 - Release date: 02/26/2016
Updated Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate maps will be available for public review at an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. March 17 at the Washington County Public Services Building, 155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro.
Open House for Spring Hill Road bridge replacement is March 16 - Release date: 02/24/2016
Information on the replacement of the Spring Hill Road bridge over the Tualatin River Overflow will be presented at an open house from 5-7 p.m. March 16 at Gaston Jr./Sr. High School, 300 Park St., Gaston.
Construction of Verboort-Purdin Road roundabout starts March 7 - Release date: 02/19/2016
Verboort Road will be temporarily closed east of OR 47 from March 7 through mid-July for construction of a roundabout at the OR 47 and Verboort-Purdin Road intersection. Dates are subject to change.
Open House for the Walnut Street improvements is March 3 - Release date: 02/16/2016
Improvements to Walnut Street, between 116th and Tiedeman avenues will be discussed at a “meet the contractor” open house from 5-7 p.m. March 3 at St. Anthony Catholic School, 12520 SW Grant Ave.
Open House for the 124th Avenue project is March 2 - Release date: 02/12/2016
A “meet the contractor” open house for the 124th Avenue Extension and Waterline Project will be held 5-7 p.m. March 2 at the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Training Center, 12400 SW Tonquin Road.
Media Statement: Remembering Jamil Kamawal - Release date: 02/11/2016
Jamil Kamawal, a retired survey technician from Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT), was killed Wednesday (Feb. 10, 2016).
Draft Long Range Planning Work Program available for review - Release date: 02/02/2016
Washington County, OR draft Long Range Planning Work Program 2016-2017; public comments accepted between Feb 3 - Mar 3, 2016
Feb. 23 Open House for Porter Road bridge replacement project - Release date: 02/01/2016
An open house for the Porter Road bridge replacement project will be held from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St., Forest Grove. Information about the OR 47/Verboort roundabout project will also be available at this open house (see OR 47/Verboort Open House media release).
Public comment sought during Transportation Futures Study online open house - Release date: 01/25/2016
Those who live, work and play in Washington County are asked to join the conversation about the County’s future during the Washington County Transportation Futures Study online open house.
Feb. 23 “Meet the Contractor” Open House set for OR 47 at Verboort Road roundabout - Release date: 01/20/2016
The public is invited to stop by the Forest Grove Community Auditorium any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to view the final design, meet the contractor and learn more about the construction schedule.
Environmental cleanup on Cornelius Pass continues - Release date: 01/11/2016
Traffic on Cornelius Pass Road, near Germantown Road, will continue to be impacted in the wake of a gasoline spill caused when a double tanker truck overturned Friday (Jan. 8).
Jan. 26 Open House for Fischer Road project - Release date: 01/04/2016
The public is invited to stop by to learn more about the design. A formal presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Beef Bend emergency repairs complete - road open - Release date: 01/02/2016
Repairs to the culvert are complete and the road is open to all travelers.
Major road repairs completed, ongoing despite weather, holidays - Release date: 12/31/2015
Despite adverse weather conditions and holiday scheduling, Washington County Land Use & Transportation crews have been able to complete major road repairs on time.
Repairs scheduled for the 229th Avenue bridge - Release date: 12/24/2015
Repairs to the bridge over Butternut Creek on SW 229th Avenue bridge are scheduled for Monday through Thursday [Dec. 28-31], providing weather conditions remain favorable, resulting in daytime road closures between Tualatin Valley Highway and Rosedale Road.
Beef Bend Road emergency repairs underway - Release date: 12/23/2015
The large sinkhole on Beef Bend Road at 146th Avenue has resulted in significant road repairs that will keep a portion of the road closed for at least a week.
Beef Bend Road closed due to sink hole - Release date: 12/22/2015
A sink hole developed on Beef Bend Road on Tuesday, Dec. 22, resulting in closure of the road 1.7 miles west of Hwy 99W. Travelers must use an alternate route.