Second 10th Avenue closure begins June 18

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Capital Project Services Division

10th Avenue detour mapFrom June 18-July 20, 10th Avenue will be closed between Alpine and Baseline streets for construction and rail crossing improvements.

The current closure on 10th Avenue - between Adair and Baseline streets - will end on June 16.

Traffic will continue to be detoured onto Holladay Street, 4th Avenue and Heather Street. Traffic on Adair Street (Highway 8 westbound) and Baseline Street (Highway 8 eastbound) will be restricted to one travel lane each, as needed, between 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays for the duration of the project.

Both closures are part of the 10th Avenue widening project which includes intermittent turn lanes, curb extensions, street lights, sidewalks, bike lanes, new water and sewer lines and storm drains. The road is a link between Blooming Fern Hill area farms and Highway 26 and carries freight, farm vehicles and residential traffic.

Work is expected to be complete by Oct. 31; all dates are subject to change. This project is funded by Washington County's Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP).

For more information, visit the project website or contact Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation at or 503-846-7800. For latest road construction schedules, visit

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 cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Public Affairs and Communications Manager