LUT News and Media Releases
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.
Work on culvert, bridge could begin on short notice - Release date: 12/16/2015
Repairs to the 229th Avenue bridge and replacement of the culvert on Timber Road could begin with little or no advance public notice, as Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation crews may need to take immediate advantage of any favorable weather conditions.
Repairs scheduled for 229th bridge - Release date: 12/15/2015
County crews will make repairs on the Butternut Creek Bridge on 229th Avenue in December. the road will be closed for up to three days for the daytime repairs, but will be open at night. Until the repairs are complete, the bridge is posted with a 25-ton weight limit.
Dispose of sandbags at Washington County facility - Release date: 12/11/2015
Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 12) people looking to dispose of sandbags can bring them to the parking lot adjacent to the Washington County Land Use & Transportation Walnut Street Center at 1400 SW Walnut St., Hillsboro.
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.