Open House for Timber Road bridge replacement

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 01, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Administrative Services/Office of the Director Division

An open house for the Timber Road bridge replacement project will be 5-7 p.m. Dec. 15 at Gales Creek Fire Station 52122 NW Old Wilson River Road.

The open house, sponsored by Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation, provides the public with the opportunity to learn more about the proposed design and the upcoming construction project. No formal presentation is planned; stop in any time during open house hours.

The existing bridge on Timber Road over Gales Creek, north of Hwy 6, is narrow and weight limited. The new single-span concrete bridge will be wider and have shoulders.

Construction is expected to begin in spring. Traffic will be limited to one lane during construction. The $2.06 million project is funded through the County's Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP) Phase 3d.

For more information, visit the project website, or contact Heather Sturgill, communication specialist/PIO, 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 before the event. 

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.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator