185th Avenue Paving Scheduled Week of May 14 – Expect Delays

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Washington County’s Department of Land Use and Transportation plans to pave 185th Avenue between West Union Road and Westview High School the week of May 14. Motorists are advised to anticipate delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid the work area during paving hours.

The paving schedule is as follows:                 185th Vicinity Map

  • Monday, May 14 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 15 - 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 16 - 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 17 - 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 18 - 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This work is weather dependent and conditions must be appropriate for paving to occur. If the weather forecast changes for any part of the week, the paving work will be postponed.  

During paving, one lane of traffic in each direction will generally remain open on 185th Avenue. The traffic signals at West Union Road and Westview High School will need to be shut down during this work, but flaggers will route traffic through as quickly as possible. The public’s patience is greatly appreciated.

Visit www.wc-roads.com the week of May 14 for the most current paving status on this project. You can also subscribe to receive e-mail updates by visiting http://washtech.co.washington.or.us/subscriptions (look under “Transportation Projects”).

For more information about this project, please contact Project Manager Matt Meier at (503) 846-7829 or matt_meier@co.washington.or.us or visit the project website

For information on work zone safety, please visit http://www.co.washington.or.us/LUT/TrafficSafety/DrivingSafety/work-zone-awareness.cfm.

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining the best 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
(503) 846-4963