Online open house for Phillips Road Project begins Feb. 26

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation
Phillips Road Bridge project logo
Phillips Road Bridge project location map

Comment on the Phillips Road Bridge Replacement Project at an online open house through March 14.

The bridge on Phillips Road, west of Dick Road, will be replaced with a concrete box culvert. The timber bridge has reached the end of its useful life. The culvert is cost-effective and can be installed more quickly than a bridge, using pre-cast concrete pieces.

A four-to-six-week closure of Phillips Road is expected this summer. The traffic detour uses Old Cornelius Pass, Cornelius Pass, West Union and Helvetia roads.

Cost of the project is estimated at $666,000, funded through the County's Road Fund.

For more information, visit the open house or contact Capital Project Services at 503-846-7822 or

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:

Heather Sturgill, Senior Communications Specialist/PIO