Open House for the 124th Avenue project is March 2

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 12, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation, Engineering & Construction Services Division
124th Avenue Project

A "meet the contractor" open house for the 124th Avenue Extension and Waterline Project will be held 5-7 p.m. March 2 at the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Training Center, 12400 SW Tonquin Road.

The event, sponsored by the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation, is a chance for the public to meet the contractor, Kerr Contractors, and to learn more about the construction schedule and design plans. Project staff will be on hand to answer questions and solicit comments. No formal presentation is planned.

The $30 million project will construct a new two-lane arterial between Tualatin-Sherwood and Grahams Ferry roads. Safety improvements will also be made to sections of Tonquin and Grahams Ferry roads, totaling 4.4 miles of new and/or improved roadway. As private development occurs, the road will be widened to five lanes. The roadway extension is designed to provide another route connecting Tualatin and Wilsonville, along with access to land designated for future industrial and employment development in the cities of Tualatin, Sherwood, and Wilsonville, including the Basalt Creek area. In addition to the road project, a water transmission line will be installed as part of the Willamette Water Supply Program.

Work is expected to begin in April, with a completion scheduled for fall 2018. For more information, visit the project website, or contact Kim Haughn, Public Information Officer, at 503-846-7822 or lutproj@co.washington.or.us

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 working with our partner agencies in 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
503-845-4963
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us