LUT News and Media Releases
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.
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.
Rainy, windy weather forecasted - Release date: 09/15/2015
The groundbreaking for the 124th Extension Project has been canceled due to anticipated inclement weather.
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.