Nighttime paving work begins on 158th Avenue

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Capital Project Services Division
158th Avenue project vicinity map

Nighttime paving work will be done on 158th Avenue, between Walker Road and the Merlo Avenue MAX station, from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. July 23-27.

The road surface removal and paving is being done at night to reduce impacts on traffic. Traffic signals on 158th Avenue at Baseline Road, Jay Street and Jenkins Road will be shut down during paving, with flaggers directing traffic. Expect delays; travelers are encouraged to use alternate routes. Final paving is planned for mid-August.

The work is one of the final stages of the 158th Avenue project, which widened the road to five travel lanes, two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane. The project, including permanent striping, is expected to be completed by Aug. 31. All dates are estimates and subject to change.

For more information, visit the project webpage or contact Engineering and Construction Services at 503-846-7800 orĀ For traffic alerts, visit or follow @WashcoRoads on Twitter.

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:

Melissa De Lyser, Public Affairs and Communications Manager