West Shore Drive to close June 4

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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

West Shore Drive, between Scott Hill Road and Scoggins Creek Recreation Area, will close June 4 for a culvert replacement and landslide mitigation.

West Shore Drive June closureThe road closure is scheduled through July 3, but could be extended through July 18, pending Washington County Board of Commissioner approval. The Hagg Lake Trail will also be closed between the Bobcat Cove and Walnut Grove access points during construction.

Work on West Shore Drive will continue through the summer as part of the Hagg Lake Perimeter Roads project. Work on the Scoggins Creek bridge will follow the completion of the landslide mitigation and culvert replacement, and will also require the closure of West Shore Drive and the Hagg Lake Trail at the bridge. All construction on West Shore Drive is expected to be completed by Oct. 1.

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.

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 cost is shared between the Road Fund (gas taxes and fees) and Washington County Department of Support Services.

For more information, visit the website 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