West Shore Drive to close Aug. 27

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Operations and Maintenance Division

West Shore Drive Aug closure

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West Shore Drive, between Scoggins Creek Recreation Area and Scott Hill Road, will close Aug. 27-Sept. 25 for bridge railing repairs.

The Hagg Lake Trail will also be closed at the bridge.

Work on West Shore Drive, including paving and guardrail repairs, will continue into the fall as part of the Hagg Lake Perimeter Roads project. All construction on West Shore Drive is expected to be completed by Oct. 15.

These projects are a continuation of a four-year program to improve the perimeter roads around Scoggins Valley Park and Henry Hagg Lake. Washington County is working in conjunction with Federal Lands Division of the Federal Highway Administration on stabilizing five active landslides, replacing six culverts, upgrading guardrails and paving Scoggins Valley Road and West Shore Drive.

The cost of these projects is estimated at $20.3 million. The Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) is funding $9.8 million. The remaining $10.5 million is shared between the Road Fund (gas taxes and fees) and Washington County Department of Support Services.

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