Open house for 69th Avenue is Aug. 14; road closure begins Aug. 15

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

69th Avenue open house and detour mapAn open house for the 69th Avenue Bridge Replacement Project is 5-7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 6815 NE Birch St.

A closure of 69th Avenue, at Rock Creek. will begin Aug. 15. The road is expected to reopen in May.

During the closure, traffic will detour onto Quatama Street, Cornelius Pass and Baseline roads, Century Boulevard and Dogwood Street. See map

The existing timber bridge on 69th Avenue (formerly 227th Avenue) is being replaced with a wider single-span concrete bridge. The bridge has been restricted to one lane and weight limited to 13 tons since September 2016.

The estimated $3.5 million project is funded through the Washington County Road Fund in partnership with the city of Hillsboro.

For more information, visit the project webpage or contact Capital Project Services at 503-846-7800 orĀ For a sign or spoken language interpreter, please call 503-846-7822 (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 cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Public Affairs and Communications Manager