Meet the contractor open house for 158th Avenue project

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Engineering & Construction Services Division

A Meet the Contractor open house for the 158th Avenue Project will be from 5-7 p.m. March 14 at Kaleo Covenant Church, 15900 SW Regatta Lane.

The event, sponsored by Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation, provides the public the opportunity to meet contractor, Kodiak Pacific Construction. County staff will also be available to answer questions about the final design and construction schedule. No formal presentation is planned.

158th Avenue will be widened to five lanes – two travel lanes in each direction with a center turn lane - from Walker Road to the Merlo light rail station, south of Jenkins Road. The project also includes consistent bicycle and pedestrian facilities, street lighting, landscaping and storm drain improvements. 158th Avenue is a heavily used north/south arterial serving nearly 23,000 vehicles per day.

Construction is expected to being in March and continue through December. The $8.1 million project is funded through Washington County's Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP).

For more information, visit the project page or contact Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation at lutproj@co.washington.or.us or 503-846-7800. If you need a sign language interpreter, assistive listening device, or a language interpreter, please call 503-846-7800 (or 7-1-1 for Telecommunications Relay Service) at least 48 hours prior to this event.

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the County roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator
503-846-4963
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us