Open house set for Gales Creek and Thatcher roads intersection project

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 01, 2021

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation
Gales Creek and Thatcher roads project logo
Gales Creek and Thatcher roads project location map

Comment on the Gales Creek Road (OR-8) and Thatcher Road Intersection Project via an online open house through July 18.

Improvements to the intersection where Thatcher Road meets Gales Creek Road will address sight distance and prepare for a future traffic signal, not included in this project. 

Other improvements include:

  • A crosswalk with a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) across Gales Creek Road. 
  • A sidewalk on the north side of Thatcher Road, between the pathway at Snapdragon Lane and Gales Creek Road.
  • A sidewalk on the south side of Gales Creek Road, between Talisman Lane and the crosswalk.
  • A paved pad for the GroveLink bus stop.

Construction is tentatively planned for March-November 2022.

The estimated $1.1 million project is funded through Washington County’s Trust and Agency Funds and the city of Forest Grove.

Visit the open house, email Capital Project Services or call 503-846-7822.

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:

Heather Sturgill, Senior Communications Specialist/PIO