River Road widening to begin July 30

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Operations and Maintenance Division
River Road widening map

Travelers can expect lane closures and delays on River Road, between Scholls Ferry and Farmington roads, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 30-Sept. 30 for shoulder widening and road overlay work.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane during construction;travelers should expect delays. Wide trucks should avoid using River Road, as lane widths will be reduced.

Shoulders will be widened by about 3 feet on each side of the road, which will improve safety for vehicles, farm equipment, bicycles and pedestrians. The overlay will extend the life of the road. 

For more information, visit the project page or contact Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation at lutops@co.washington.or.us or 503-846-ROAD (7623). For the latest road construction schedules, visit www.wc-roads.com.

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, Public Affairs and Communications Manager