West Shore Drive will remain closed until June 9

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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

West Shore Drive, between Hankins and Sain Creek roads, will remain closed through June 9 for bridge repairs and landslide mitigation.

Extended West Shore Drive closureThe Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday [April 17] approved the extended closure. The closure of the Hagg Lake Trail will also continue at the Sain Creek bridge through May 1. Periodic trail closures will also occur at Scoggins Creek bridge and between the Bobcat Cove and Walnut Grove access points.

Work on West Shore Drive will continue through summer as part of the Hagg Lake Perimeter Roads project. Work on Scott Hill Road and the Scoggins Creek Bridge will result in two additional closures, which have yet to be scheduled. Construction is expected to be completed by Oct. 1.

Work includes:

  • Stabilizing an active landslide north of Scott Hill Road
  • Repairing road settlement between Hankins and Sain Creek roads
  • Replacing three culverts
  • Repairs to Scoggins Creek and Sain Creek bridges
  • Overlaying West Shore Drive
  • Upgrading West Shore Drive guardrail

These projects, delivered by the Federal Lands Division of the Federal Highway Administration, are a continuation of a four-year program to improve the perimeter roads around Scoggins Valley Park and Henry Hagg Lake. When the work is complete, Washington County will have stabilized five active landslides, replaced six culverts, upgraded guardrails and paved 10.4 miles of road on 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 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