Open House for two projects on 175th Avenue is April 21

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Capital Project Services Division
175th Avenue projects Combined Open House

An open house for two projects on 175th Avenue will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Scholls Heights Elementary School, 16400 SW Loon Drive.

The event, sponsored by the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation, will provide an opportunity for the public to learn about proposed improvements and to provide input to staff. No formal presentation is planned.  

Improvements are needed at the four-way stop at 175th Avenue and Kemmer Road. The traffic flow at this intersection is inefficient, particularly at peak travel times. Improvements being considered include a roundabout or traffic signal. After reviewing public comments, the design of the preferred alternative will begin. Construction is expected in 2018.

The two-lane portion of 175th Avenue from Scholls Ferry to 500 feet south of Alvord Lane will be improved to two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, street lighting, and improved drainage system. Construction is scheduled for 2017. 

For more information, visit the project websites, or contact Kim Haughn, Public Information Officer, at 503-846-7822 or 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