Comment online on intersection project through Nov. 8

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 07, 2019

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Cornelius Pass and Germantown roads intersection logoComment on an online open house for the Cornelius Pass and Germantown roads intersection project at from Oct. 7-Nov. 8.

A traffic study was completed to evaluate interim (immediate) safety improvements to the Cornelius Pass/Old Cornelius Pass, Cornelius Pass/Germantown and Old Cornelius Pass/Germantown roads intersections. 

Cornelius Pass and Germantown roads are heavily traveled north of U.S. 26 that meet at an 'T' intersection without signals. Traffic volumes, speed and challenging intersection geometry contribute to traffic crashes at this intersection.

Nearby Cornelius Pass/Old Cornelius Pass and Old Cornelius Pass/Germantown road intersections also present safety concerns.

The estimated $1.1 million project is funded through the Traffic Impact Fee (TIF) and Transportation Development Tax (TDT).

Proposed improvements include:

  • Traffic signal at Cornelius Pass/Old Cornelius Pass roads intersection
  • Limiting Germantown Road (Old Cornelius Pass Road) traffic to eastbound only between Cornelius Pass and Old Cornelius Pass roads
  • Improve traffic flow at intersections

Construction is anticipated from February-May 2020.

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