Purdin Road at Hwy 47 to close for construction of roundabout

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Capital Project Services Division
Purdin Road closure August 2016

Purdin Road will be closed at Hwy 47 from Aug. 12 through September for construction of a roundabout at Hwy 47 and Verboort-Purdin roads.

Traffic will be detoured to Kemper Road via Hwy 47 and Thatcher Road. All travelers, including those operating farm equipment, will be required to use this signed detour. Hwy 47 and Verboort Road will remain open.  

Travelers should also be aware that a portion of Porter Road will be closed, north of the Hwy 47 intersection, from Aug. 1 through October, for replacement of the Council Creek Bridge. Signs will mark the designated detour. 

The Verboort-Purdin Road/Hwy 47 roundabout project includes a single-lane roundabout at Hwy 47 and Verboort-Purdin Road. Additional improvements include bicycle and pedestrian facilities, street lighting, storm drainage improvements and utility upgrades. The project is expected to be completed in October. 

For more information about the projects, visit the Verboort-Purdin/Hwy 47 roundabout website, the Porter Road Bridge website or contact the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation at lutproj@co.washington.or.us or 503-846-7800. For the latest road construction schedules, visit www.wc-roads.com.

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