Rural roads receive safety improvements

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 06, 2017

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Engineering and Construction Services Division

About $1.5 million in federal funds is being awarded to provide safety improvements to help reduce crashes on nine Washington County roads.

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Highway Safety Improvement Program evaluated roads from across the region using a jurisdictionally blind assessment for safety improvements. Select Washington County roads will have rumble strips, traffic delineators and/or reflective sign upgrades installed starting this month.

The roads are:

  • Cornelius Pass Road –Rumble strips
  • Cornelius-Schefflin Road/Scotch Church Road –Rumble strips and reflective sign upgrade
  • Germantown Road –Rumble strips
  • Glencoe Road –Rumble strips
  • Golf Course Road –Rumble strips
  • Grabhorn Road –Reflective sign upgrade
  • Johnson School Road –Traffic delineators and reflective sign upgrade
  • River Road –Reflective sign upgrade
  • Scholls Sherwood Road –Rumble strips

"Centerline rumble strips are a cost-effective way to deter traffic crashes caused by drifting into oncoming traffic," says Melissa Norman, Washington County traffic analyst. "Reflective delineators create a visual barrier to reduce collisions in poor visibility conditions. Reflective signs alert nighttime drivers to curves and other road changes."

Installations will require intermittent lane closures. Visit wc-roads or Twitter @washcoroads for updates. For more information about this project, contact Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation at or 503-846-7800.

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