75-Day Closure of Old Cornelius Pass Road begins July 9

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 15, 2012

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Detour Map for Old Cornelius Pass Road Closure July 9 - September 21
Washington County's Department of Land Use and Transportation will temporarily close Old Cornelius Pass Road at the bridge over Rock Creek for 75 days, beginning Monday, July 9, 2012. The road will be reopened by September 22, 2012, pending any unforeseen circumstances.

The bridge is located between Phillips Road and Rock Creek Road. Traffic will be detoured over to Cornelius Pass Road. Detour signs will be provided along the designated detour route. Travelers should anticipate longer commute times during the closure period.

The closure is necessary for a contractor to replace the existing substandard bridge. Construction is anticipated to be complete November 2012.

This project is funded through the Oregon Transportation Investment Act (OTIA) program.

For more information about this project, visit the project website, or contact Project Manager Abe Turki at (503) 846-7859 or abraham_turki@co.washington.or.us.

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining the best 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:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator
(503) 846-4963