Closure begins Nov. 4 on 153rd Drive

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 25, 2019

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

153rd Drive at Jenkins detour mapSW 153rd Drive, between Jenkins Road and 500 feet south of Jenkins Road, will close Nov. 4-25 for construction.

During the closure, travelers must use Millikan Way to access 153rd Avenue. Detour signs will direct traffic to 170th Avenue and Murray Boulevard.

The three-week closure is needed to accommodate replacement of the concrete street, including installation of new storm sewer and utilities.

This work is part of the Jenkins Road Project. Jenkins Road, between 158th Avenue and Murray Boulevard, is being widened to five lanes (two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane) with sidewalk and bike lanes. Construction is anticipated through the end of 2020.

This project is funded through the County’s Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP).

For more information, visit the project webpage or contact Capital Project Services at 503-846-7800 or

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