LUT News and Media Releases
Public invited to comment on top URMD Safety Improvement candidates - Release date: 09/01/2015
The public comment period has concluded. The Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee reviewed public comments and recommended seven safety projects at its October 21 meeting.
Road open to traffic at about 9 p.m. Sunday - Release date: 08/24/2015
Crews from Washington County Land Use & Transportation (LUT) and P&W worked diligently to make sure the crossing was replaced as quickly and safely as possible to ensure motorists, bicyclists and others reached their destinations with minimal delay, said Andrew Singelakis, LUT director.
Brookwood Parkway construction begins this week - Release date: 08/18/2015
Road work will occur at night. Travelers should expect delays or are encouraged to use alternate routes.
Tualatin-Sherwood Road to Close for Railroad Crossing Replacement - Release date: 08/11/2015
The replacement of the Tualatin-Sherwood Road railroad crossing is moving ahead unaffected by the recent trestle fire. Tualatin-Sherwood Road will be closed for up to 72 hours starting at 7 p.m. Friday evening, August 21. Your patience is appreciated during this inconvenient but necessary road closure.
Paving begins August 17 - Release date: 08/11/2015
Paving begins August 17 on various county roads. Travelers should expect long delays or are encouraged to use alternate routes.
Washington County seeks ideas for Cornell/Murray property - Release date: 08/03/2015
Creative developers – including retailers, restaurateurs and others – are asked to submit innovative, feasible proposals for a vacant, County-owned property in the Cedar Mill Town Center, at the southeast corner of Cornell Road and Murray Boulevard. Responses are requested by Sept. 14.
Rural road chip seal plans for 2015 - Release date: 07/31/2015
This summer's chip seals are complete. Road striping will be restored soon.
Three-week Helvetia Road closure begins July 27 - Release date: 07/15/2015
Helvetia Road will be closed to all travel while the contractor replaces a culvert.
Oleson Road Bridge over Fanno Creek completion celebration July 11 - Release date: 07/08/2015
The celebration begins at noon in the parking lot of Western Pet Supply.
Cornelius Pass Road construction begins July 13 - Release date: 07/08/2015
Washington County and the City of Hillsboro announce construction kick-off for Cornelius Pass Road between Cornell Road and U.S. 26.
Willamette Water Supply Program begins constructing pipeline in partnership with Washington County’s 124th Avenue Extension Project - Release date: 06/29/2015
Road and pipeline construction is scheduled to begin this fall.
Board approves Road Maintenance Program for 2015-16 - Release date: 06/24/2015
The Road Maintenance Program approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners includes more than 50 miles of road paving or sealing.
Board adopts high-growth transportation funding program - Release date: 06/23/2015
The high-growth transportation funding program is a partnership between Washington County and the cities of Beaverton, Hillsboro, and Tigard to share funding resources for improvements to certain roadways in four major residential growth areas.
Submit new proposals for small road improvements by July 15 - Release date: 06/17/2015
New proposals for small-scale road improvements received by July 15 will be considered in the next round of project selection. To be eligible, proposals must address a safety or connectivity issue on a county road.
Springtime road striping - Release date: 06/09/2015
Springtime road striping will start soon. The county's striping contractor will repaint road stripes at night when there is less traffic.
June 16 combined open house for Brookwood Parkway and Groveland Drive projects - Release date: 06/08/2015
The public is invited to stop by the Hillsboro Main Library any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about both projects.
Cornell Road at Elam Young Parkway traffic signal outage through June 9 - Release date: 06/04/2015
The contractor continues work on restoration of the traffic signal.
Gravel road dust control contributes to safety - Release date: 05/28/2015
Dust control improves safety by increasing gravel road surface stability on curves and hills.
Farmington Road construction begins June 1 - Release date: 05/22/2015
Washington County and the City of Beaverton announce construction kick-off for Farmington Road between Murray Boulevard and Hocken Avenue.
Roadside signs generate safety issues and complaints - Release date: 05/20/2015
Illegally placed roadside signs can block driver visibility and pedestrian access, and they compete with important traffic control signs for driver attention.