LUT News and Media Releases
KeepRoadsSafe.org website educates about road maintenance funding shortfall - Release date: 07/18/2016
When it comes to Washington County roads, safety is the No. 1 priority. However, road maintenance funding - primarily from gas taxes and fees - is not meeting the growing need for road, bridge and culvert repair and replacement.
Open house scheduled for 90th Avenue safety improvements in Tigard - Release date: 07/15/2016
An open house for the 90th Avenue (Tigard) Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD) Safety Improvement Project will be 5-7 p.m. July 28 at Metzger Park, 800 SW Hemlock St.
Construction to impact Verboort-Purdin roads, Hwy 47, Porter Road Bridge - Release date: 07/08/2016
Traffic impacts associated with the construction of the Verboort-Purdin Road/OR 47 roundabout and the Porter Road Bridge are starting next week.
Construction on Fischer Road to begin Aug. 1 - Release date: 07/08/2016
Construction on Fischer Road, between SW 131st Avenue and Highway 99W, is expected to begin in Aug. 1.
Cornelius Pass/Evergreen intersection signal shutdown planned for three nights - Release date: 07/05/2016
Nighttime traffic will be flagged through the intersection of Cornelius Pass Road and Evergreen Parkway from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 5-7, for installation of underground utilities as part of the Cornelius Pass Road widening project.
Board approves Road Maintenance Program for 2016-17 - Release date: 06/29/2016
The Road Maintenance Program approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners includes more than 60 miles of road paving or sealing.
Annual road striping to begin on County roads - Release date: 06/28/2016
County crews and the contractor Apply-A-Line will be repainting road stripes on rural and urban roads throughout the summer.
Portion of Walnut Street to close for about 3 weeks - Release date: 06/27/2016
A portion of Walnut Street, between 112th and 114th avenues, will be closed from July 25-August 15 for replacement of a culvert as part of the Walnut Street Widening Project.
Weight limits placed on five County bridges - Release date: 06/22/2016
New weight limits on five County bridges are now in effect. The restrictions will remain in place until the bridges are repaired or replaced.
Public comment sought on Rural Tourism Study report - Release date: 06/22/2016
The Rural Tourism Study report, compiled by independent consultants and Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT), is available for public comment through Sept. 30.
Construction impacts Imbrie Drive, Cornelius Pass expected June 23-28 - Release date: 06/09/2016
Eastbound Imbrie Drive at Cornelius Pass Road and the northbound left-turn lane from Cornelius Pass Road onto Imbrie Drive are expected to be closed from 9 p.m. June 23 through 9 a.m. June 28 as part of the Cornelius Pass Road widening project.
Rural road chip seal plans for 2016 - Release date: 06/08/2016
Several rural roads will be chip sealed this summer to preserve the road surface and extend the life of the road. This work will cause short-term inconvenience, but the result is a long-term benefit.
Proposals for small road improvements due July 15 - Release date: 06/02/2016
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.
Evergreen Parkway reopens two days ahead of schedule - Release date: 05/27/2016
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.
Scoggins Dam seismic studies will impact traffic at Hagg Lake - Release date: 05/26/2016
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's seismic testing of Scoggins Dam will impact traffic at Hagg Lake starting June 13. West Shore Drive across the dam will remain open, but only one-way southbound traffic will be allowed.
Dust control contributes to safety on gravel roads - Release date: 05/25/2016
Dust control improves safety by increasing gravel road stability on curves and hills.
Night-time road work on Tualatin-Sherwood Rd and Hwy 99W - Release date: 05/24/2016
Night-time work on Roy Rogers Road, Tualatin-Sherwood Road, and Hwy 99W begins June 1 for traffic signal detection loop upgrades.
URMD publishes annual report - Release date: 05/18/2016
The 2014-2015 Urban Road Maintenance District Annual Report is available online. Nearly 95% of URMD streets are rated in "good" or better pavement condition.
Open house scheduled for Roy Rogers, Bull Mountain projects - Release date: 05/13/2016
An open house for two projects on Roy Rogers and Bull Mountain roads will be from 5-7 p.m. June 8 at Scholls Heights Elementary School, 16400 SW Loon Drive.
Open house scheduled for 198th Avenue improvements - Release date: 05/10/2016
An open house for the SW 198th Avenue improvements will be 5-7 p.m. June 2 at Edwards Aloha Community Center, 4375 SW Edwards Place.