Milling begins on Walker Road

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Capital Project Services Division

Walker Road, between 174th and Schendel avenues, will have lane closures from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m May 24, through Friday, May 26.

Flaggers will direct traffic during the closures. Travelers should expect delays or use alternate routes. Crews will be milling, grinding away part of the old road surface in preparation for paving. The milled road will be rough until paving is completed. Motorcyclists and bicyclists should use caution. The speed limit is reduced to 35 mph through the work zone. Paving is expected to take place June 1-9.

The work is part of the Walker Road Phase 1 improvement project, which includes widening Walker Road between 173rd and Schendel avenues to five lanes with continuous bicycle and pedestrian facilities, improvements to storm drainage and street lighting.

The $5.8 million Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP) project is the first in a series of improvement projects including 158th Avenue, Jenkins Road and three phases of Walker Road.

For more information visit the project page or contact Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation at or 503-846-7800. For the latest road construction schedules, visit

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