April 3 open house for Baseline Road improvement project

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Baseline Open House MapWashington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation invites the public to an Open House on Thursday, April 3 for the Baseline Road improvement project. The event will be held at Brown Middle School, 1505 SW Cornelius Pass Road. The public is welcome to drop by anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the latest proposed design for the project and to provide comments for the project team. No formal presentation is planned. County staff and design consultant Cardno Inc. will be available to answer questions.

This project will improve Baseline Road between Brookwood Avenue and 231st Avenue and between 197th Avenue and Lisa Drive to five lanes (two travel lanes in each direction with a center turn lane). Additional improvements include bike lanes, sidewalks, and street lighting, matching up to the existing five lane sections at each end of both project limits. Construction is anticipated to begin this summer with completion by April 2016.

This project is funded through phase 3d of the County’s Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP).

For more information, visit the project website or contact Kim Haughn, Public Information Officer, at (503) 846-7822 or kimberly_haughn@co.washington.or.us

Bilingual and/or sign language interpreters and Assistive Listening Devices are available with 48-hours prior notice. Please email your request to kimberly_haughn@co.washington.or.us
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
(503) 846-4963