January 23 open house for Walker Road improvement project

For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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

Walker Rd Vicinity MapWashington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation invites the public to an Open House on Thursday, January 23, 2014 for the Walker Road improvement project. The event will be held at Kaleo (Summit View) Covenant Church, 15900 SW Regatta Lane, Beaverton. The public is welcome to drop by anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the proposed design for the project and to provide comments for the project team. No formal presentation is planned. Staff from Washington County and design consultant David Evans and Associates will be available to answer questions.

This project will improve Walker Road between NW 173rd Avenue and SW Murray Boulevard to five lanes (two travel lanes in each direction with a center turn lane). Additional improvements include enhancing safety at all intersections, adding continuous bicycle and pedestrian facilities, storm drainage upgrades, street lighting and landscaping.

This project is funded through phase 3d of the County’s Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP). Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2014.

For more information, visit the project website or contact Kim Haughn, Public Information Officer, at (503) 846-7822 or kimberly_haughn@co.washington.or.us.  
 
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.

 

Contact:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator
(503) 846-4963
stephen_roberts@co.washington.or.us