Two-Week River Road Closure at Scholls Ferry Road starts May 29

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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

Washington County's Department of Land Use and Transportation Detour Mapwill temporarily close a portion of River Road at the Scholls Ferry Road/River Road intersection starting Tuesday, May 29. The temporary closure is necessary for the contractor to reconstruct a portion of River Road in order to connect into the new roundabout being constructed at the intersection.  The contractor plans to reopen access to River Road on Tuesday, June 12.

River Road traffic will be detoured to Farmington Road, Highway 219, and Scholls Ferry Road (detour map). Detour signs will be provided along the designated detour routes. Scholls Ferry Road will remain open to through traffic during the River Road closure, with motorists being routed through the new roundabout.  Commuters should expect delays through this area during the closure period.

The Scholls Ferry/River Road intersection project is replacing the existing three-way “T” intersection with a roundabout.  When completed, the roundabout will provide a safer and more efficient passage through this busy rural intersection.  Construction is anticipated to be complete this summer. This project is funded through Washington County Traffic Impact Fees (TIF). 

For more information about this project, visit the project website, or contact Project Manager Bill Hunter at (503) 846-7828 or

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining the best 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:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator
(503) 846-4963