LUT News and Media Releases
Timber Road closed due to washed out culvert - Release date: 12/11/2015
A culvert on Timber Road was washed out on Monday, Dec. 7, resulting in closure of the road 2 miles north of OR 6/Wilson River Highway. Temporary repairs are in process for an early January reopen.
Road crews prepare for Round 2 of wet windy weather - Release date: 12/09/2015
Washington County road crews are preparing for another round of wet and windy weather. The Department of Land Use & Transportation activated its Department Operations Center today.
Flooding causing road closures, restrictions - Release date: 12/07/2015
Flooding caused by heavy rains is resulting in road closures and restrictions throughout Washington County. Those living in areas prone to flooding and landslides should be prepared to take action conditions worsen. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution.
$95K grant awarded to Washington County for transportation safety plan - Release date: 11/24/2015
A $95,000 grant to help reduce transportation-related injuries and fatalities has been awarded to Washington County’s Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). LUT will use the grant to create a Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP) that addresses safety for all motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The plan will use County road crash data to help the project team focus on goals, objectives and tactics to make County roads safer.
Dec. 10 Open House for 198th Avenue Project - Release date: 11/17/2015
The public is invited to stop by Hazeldale Elementary School any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the proposed project.
Significant rainfall predicted; use caution - Release date: 11/12/2015
The National Weather Service is predicting significant rainfall starting tonight [Thursday, 11/12] through Saturday in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon. Heavy rains reduce driver's visibility and can result in flooding.
Nov. 12 Groundbreaking Event for 124th Avenue Extension and Willamette Water Supply Pipeline Projects - Release date: 11/02/2015
Community leaders and staff will gather at the south side of Tualatin-Sherwood Road and SW 124th Avenue at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, to celebrate the groundbreaking of the upcoming roadway and pipeline projects.
Use caution, stay alert when traveling - Release date: 10/29/2015
Moderate to heavy rain will accompany area trick-or-treaters in northwest Oregon this Halloween weekend. The rain is expected to start Friday morning (Oct. 30) and continue through Sunday (Nov. 1).
Nov. 3 Open House for Fischer Road project - Release date: 10/26/2015
The public is invited to stop by Best Western Plus in King City any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the project.
Seven Safety Projects Recommended by URMDAC - Release date: 10/23/2015
The Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee recommended seven Safety Improvement projects for funding in 2016-17.
Washington County hosts Development Forum Oct 29 2015 - Release date: 10/19/2015
Washington County LUT hosts a Development Forum Oct. 29 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. for customers in the development and building industries.
Scoggins Valley Road to close for five weeks - Release date: 10/09/2015
The road is expected to reopen by end of day Friday, Oct. 9. It has been closed west of Tanner Creek Road since Sept. 8. Two culverts were replaced during the closure.
Micro-Surface Paving Begins July 27 - Release date: 09/10/2015
Travelers should expect delays and/or are encouraged to take alternate routes if possible.
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.