Feb. 23 “Meet the Contractor” Open House set for OR 47 at Verboort Road roundabout

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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

Open House MapA "Meet the Contractor" open house for the OR 47/Verboort-Purdin Road roundabout project will be held from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St., Forest Grove.

The event, sponsored by the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation and Oregon Department of Transportation, is a chance for the public to meet the contractor, Mag Construction LLC, and to review the construction schedule. No formal presentation is planned.

The project will construct a single-lane roundabout at OR 47 and Verboort-Purdin Road. Additional improvements include bicycle and pedestrian facilities, street lighting, storm drainage improvements, and utility upgrades. Construction is anticipated to occur from March through December.

This project requires a four-month closure of Verboort Road at OR 47 sometime between March and July. Purdin Road will be closed for about one and a-half months during late summer/early fall. Notifications will be sent out as soon as closure dates are confirmed. OR 47 will remain open.

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

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 working with our partner agencies in 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