LUT News and Media Releases
Washington County proclaims May National Building Safety Month - Release date: 05/04/2016
Washington County Board of Commissioners proclaims May 2016 as Building Safety Month to bring public awareness to the role of code professionals to create and sustain safe and sustainable built environment.
National Public Public Works Week 2016 - Release date: 05/03/2016
This morning, the Washington County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May 15- 21 as National Public Works Week.
Public asked to provide input on MSTIP 3e project list - Release date: 04/27/2016
Public input on the Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP) Phase 3e list of projects proposed for funding is being sought by Washington County and its partner cities.
Evergreen Parkway two-week closure begins May 16 - Release date: 04/22/2016
Evergreen Parkway, east of Cornelius Pass Road, will be closed to motorists May 16 -30 as part of the Cornelius Pass Road widening project.
Transportation Development Tax to increase July 1 - Release date: 04/21/2016
Washington County Transportation Development Tax (TDT) rates will increase by 2.03 percent, effective July 1.
Open house scheduled for Elwert-Kruger intersection - Release date: 04/18/2016
An open house for improvements planned for the Elwert-Kruger roads intersection will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Middleton Elementary School, 23505 SW Old Hwy 99W.
Washington County hosts Development Forum April 28 - Release date: 04/05/2016
Washington County hosts a spring Development Forum April 28 2016 at the Public Services Building
Roadside signs sprout like weeds - Release date: 04/04/2016
Roadside signs sprout like weeds, creating safety issues and complaints.
Cornelius Pass/Evergreen signal shutdown planned for 3 nights - Release date: 03/31/2016
Nighttime traffic will be flagged through the intersection of Cornelius Pass Road and Evergreen Parkway from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Open House for two projects on 175th Avenue is April 21 - Release date: 03/30/2016
An open house for two projects on 175th Avenue will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Scholls Heights Elementary School, 16400 SW Loon Drive.
Open House for the Rock Creek and 174th Avenue projects is April 14 - Release date: 03/29/2016
An open house for two safety improvement projects – on Rock Creek Boulevard and 174th Avenue – will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the Rock Creek Country Club, 5100 NW Neakahnie Ave.
Cornelius Pass Road cleanup finished ahead of schedule - Release date: 03/26/2016
Traffic is back to normal on Cornelius Pass Road – 24 hours ahead of schedule – following cleanup of contaminated soil resulting from a gasoline spill caused when a double tanker truck overturned in January
Review Draft 2016-17 Road Maintenance Program - Release date: 03/18/2016
The public is invited to review and comment on Washington County's draft 2016-17 Road Maintenance Program through April 15.
Cornelius Pass Road to be impacted by cleanup project - Release date: 03/18/2016
Traffic on Cornelius Pass Road will be disrupted on Easter weekend as the County's contractor completes the cleanup of contaminated soil resulting from a gasoline spill caused when a double tanker truck overturned in January.
Scoggins Valley Road to close for six weeks - Release date: 03/18/2016
Scoggins Valley Road will be closed for six weeks starting March 28. During the closure two projects will be completed. A slide near Deacon Drive will be stabilized and subsurface drainage will be improved at the Stepien Road intersection.
Safe Routes to School parents and community workshop is March 30 - Release date: 03/17/2016
Parents and community members are invited to a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program workshop from from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 30 at Beaverton Round Executive Suites, 12725 SW Millikin Way, Ste. 390.
County Board approves transportation agreement with Nike - Release date: 03/15/2016
An agreement that will initiate transportation improvements around the Nike campus was approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners during its Tuesday meeting. The agreement covers four roadway improvement projects to be constructed over the next several years, totaling about $45.3 million. Nike is paying $10.1 million of that cost in transportation development tax (TDT). Nike’s TDT payment was calculated based on the square footage of the expansion occurring at their World Headquarters campus, in accordance with the County’s TDT ordinance.
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.