March 2 Combined Open House for 119th, Cornell and Thompson Safety Improvement Projects

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Engineering and Construction Services Division
Open House Location MapWashington County invites the public to attend a combined open house on March 2, 2015 for the 119th Avenue, Cornell Road and Thompson Road safety improvement projects. The event will be held at the Cedar Mill Library, 12505 NW Cornell Road. The public is invited to drop in anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the proposed improvements for all three projects. Project staff will be available to answer questions and solicit comments. No formal presentation is planned.

The 119th Avenue project includes the installation of pedestrian curb ramps on the east side of the intersection at Lovejoy Street. The Cornell Road project will construct a widened shoulder on the north side of the roadway between 97th Avenue and 102nd Avenue. The Thompson Road project will construct a widened shoulder on the north side of the roadway between 143rd Avenue and Bronson Creek Drive along with a separated pedestrian path between Bronson Creek Drive and Evergreen Street.

All three projects are funded through the Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD) Safety Improvement Program. Construction is anticipated to begin this summer.

For more information, visit the URMD Safety Improvement project website, or contact Kim Haughn, Public Information Officer, at 503-846-7822 or

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:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator