Open house for SW 198th Avenue project is Dec. 6

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 16, 2017

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

SW 198th mapAn open house showcasing proposed improvements SW 198th Avenue will be from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Edwards Aloha Community Center, 4375 SW Edwards Place.

County staff will be available to discuss the proposed design plan. No formal presentation is planned; stop by anytime during open house hours.

The project will widen 198th Avenue to three lanes, one travel lane in each direction, with a center turn lane, between Blanton Street and Farmington Road. Additional improvements include continuous bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the road, safety enhancements at intersections, street lighting, some landscaping and storm drainage upgrades.

The project will also include realignment and improvements to 198th Avenue at Blanton Street and Kinnaman Road intersections.

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

If you need a sign language interpreter or a language interpreter, please call 503-846-7800 (or 7-1-1 for Telecommunications Relay Service) at least 48 hour 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 cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Manager