Meek and Scotch Church road closures extended

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

The closure of Meek and Scotch Church roads has been extended through March 1 due to delays in construction of the roundabout at Jackson School, Meek and Scotch Church roads.

Record low temperatures, together with unusual amounts of snow and ice, delayed concrete pouring. 

"We have been employing extra measures to allow pouring concrete in the seasonal low temperatures," said William Hunter, project manager. "But the methods don't work in the extreme lows we've been enduring."

The roundabout will realign Meek and Scotch Church roads to allow for safer entry to Jackson School Road. For more information about this project, visit Jackson School (Meek to Scotch Church) Project or contact Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation at or 503-846-7800. For the latest road construction schedules, visit

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.

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Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator