Dec. 10 Open House for 198th Avenue Project

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

198th Ave MapAn open house for the 198th Avenue (TV Highway to Farmington Road) improvement project will be held 5-7 p.m. Dec. 10, 2015, at Hazeldale Elementary School, 20080 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton

The event, hosted by Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation, is an opportunity to learn more about the proposed project and to provide comments for the project team. The public is welcome to drop by anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. No formal presentation is planned.

The 198th Avenue project proposes to widen the roadway to one travel lane in each direction with a center turn lane. Additional improvements include continuous bike lanes and sidewalks along both sides of the road, safety enhancements at intersections, additional street lighting, landscaping and upgrades to the storm drainage system. The project is currently in the design phase. Construction is anticipated to begin summer 2018.

As part of the public involvement process, an Interested Parties Group (IPG) will be created to help assist the project team through the design process. Those interested in joining this group will be able to apply at the open house or may complete and mail in an IPG application by Dec. 18, 2015.

Funding for the design of this project is provided through phase 3d of the Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP).

For more information, visit the 198th Avenue project website, or contact Kim Haughn, Public Information Officer, at 503-846-7822 or

Necesita información en Español? Por favor llame al 503-846-7824.

If you need a sign language interpreter, assistive listening device, or a language interpreter, please call 503-846-7800 (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 a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator