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2024

SPECIAL: Feb. 2, 2024, Storm Recovery

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  • Feb. 2 Update: Tree and Debris Removal
  • Sweeping up sand
SPECIAL: Jan. 30, 2024, Storm Recovery

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  • Feb. 2 Update: Tree and Debris Removal
  • Laidlaw Road Closure
SPECIAL: January 2024 Storm Recovery

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  • Tree removal: A collaborative effort
  • Traffic signal repair
  • Building permitting process
  • New Grabhorn Snow zone makes its debut

  

2023

January 2024 (4th Quarter 2023)

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  • County adds fourth snow zone
  • County installing first 'HAWK' pedestrian crossing signal
  • Wrapping up FY 2022-23: Serving Community
  • A Focused Look: SNR Team continues responding to FAQ's
  • Get familiar with County snowplow routes
  • Transportation News
    • Martin Road
    • Thatcher Road
    • Butternut Creek Bridge
    • Timber Road
  • Upcoming Events
September 2023

Read Quarterly Update September 2023

  • Join us for two ribbon-cutting celebrations for three projects
  • New program helps with sidewalk repair replacement
  • Division Street culvert features unique design
  • Community Planning Month: Why do we plan?
  • Keep your storm drains clear: Prevent urban flooding
  • Safe Streets for All Grant awarded
  • Transportation News
    • 209th Avenue road closure starts Oct. 2
    • Martin Road Bridge and Roundabout work  continues
  • Upcoming Events​ ​​ ​ ​
June 2023

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  • Fish passage culverts support habitat access
  • SNR: A Focused Look at Fish and Wildlife Habitat
  • Stay prevents residential development in some SNR areas
  • Reminders: Development Review and Building Services
  • Landslide stabilization work in progress
    • Timber Road
    • Scoggins Valley
    • Bacona Road
  • Public supports Council Creek Regional Trail
  • Give feedback on Pedestrian & Biking Improvement Project proposals
  • Transportation News
    • 209th Avenue
    • Reedville Trail
    • Tualatin-Sherwood Road/Roy Rogers Road Hwy 99W
  • Speed limits
  • Upcoming events
March 2023

Read Quarterly Update March 2023

  • Alignment set for Council Creek Regional Trail
  • Washington County Transit Study: Thanks for the great survey participation!
  • Staff on the look out for emerald ash borer infestation
  • Psilocybin in Washington County
  • Building, Development fees to increase starting July 1
  • Safe Streets for All Grant awarded
  • Transportation News
    • Cornelius Pass Road
    • Tualatin-Sherwood Road and Roy Rogers Road
    • Cornell Road
    • 121st Avenue
  • Upcoming Events​ ​​ ​ ​


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2024

April 12: Go Orange for Work Zone Awareness
April 5: Share the road with farm equipment this spring

March 29: Road work scheduled next week due to dry forecast
March 22: Give feedback on draft FY 2024-25 road maintenance project list
March 15: OR 217 to close through Tigard this weekend
March 8: Learn about proposed SNR code concepts at community forums
March 1:  Hall Boulevard over OR 217 closing for 9 months

Feb. 23: March MAX Blue Line disruption marks final phase of construction
Feb. 16: Have a road-related concern? Request a Road Service
Feb. 9: Roundabout opens on Highway 47, Martin Road
Feb. 2: Board appoints Planning Commission, RROMAC members

Jan. 26: Pedestrian and Biking Improvement projects approved for funding
Jan. 19: Winter Response effort update
Jan. 12: Travel Safely in Winter Weather
Jan. 5: Get a permit for your event in the right-of-way

2023

Dec. 29 - Start the new year right by driving sober
Dec. 22 - Gifting a bicycle? Give a helmet too!
Dec. 15 - Stay prepared for travel in wintery conditions
Dec. 8 - Holiday decorations don’t belong in or near the roadway
Dec. 1 - Washington County names new building official

Nov. 24 - Girders installed for new Cornelius Pass Road bridge
Nov. 17 - Members appointed and reappointed to URMDAC
Nov. 10 - Watch for elk and deer during migration
Nov. 3 - Travel safely when adjusting to time change, Reminder: clean storm drains to prevent flooding

Oct. 27 - Watch out for ghosts and ghouls! Travel safely during trick-or-treat hours
Oct. 20 - Comment on proposed natural resource map updates
Oct. 13 - Apply to join a community board, commission
Oct. 6 - Road crew members place in skills competition
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Sept. 29 - Is your vehicle emergency kit ready for winter?
Sept. 22 - Be ready for wet travel conditions
Sept. 15 - Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 17-23
Sept. 8 - Slow down, share the road with farm equipment
Sept. 1 - Knoebel named Capital Projects Services Manager

Aug. 25 - Back to School 101: Travel safely during the school year!
Aug. 18 - Sept. 16 job fair promotes opportunities in public works.
Aug. 11 - Summer paving schedule to begin
Aug. 4 - Highway 47 bypass at Martin Road opens Monday

July 28 - Geotechnical evaluation continues on Timber Road
July 21 - Share feedback on six proposed pedestrian and biking improvement projects
July 14 - Remember these road work reminders
July 7 - Slow down: speeding catches up with you

June 30: Summer community events come to Washington County streets
June 23: Prepare for summer road trips, Development Review/Current Planning lobby closed week of July 3
June 16: School's out! Watch for children biking, walking. Development Review/Current Planning lobby closed week of July 3
June 9: Building Services, Development Review/Current Planning lobby closed to the public week of July 3
June 2: Remember to trim roadside vegetation

May 26: Drive safe this Memorial Day weekend
May 19: May 21-27 proclaimed National Public Works Week
May 12: Share the road during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
May 5: Draft Planning Work Program 2023-25 open  for comment, May proclaimed National Building Safety Month, WC heavy equipment comes to "Diesel Day" at PCC

April 28: Bike and roll to school Wednesday
April 21: Board approves 10 more years of transportation maintenance and improvements in the URMD
April 14: Get ready to Go Orange for Work Zone Awareness
April 7: Share the road with farm equipment

March 31: How did the chicken cross the road?
March 24: Give feedback on draft 2023-24 road maintenance project list
March 17:  Plan to swap out studded tires by March 31
March 10: Travel safely after springing forward
March 3: Is there an emergency kit in your vehicle?

Feb. 24: Wintery weather travel conditions forecasted to continue
Feb. 17: Increased traffic delays on SE Cornelius Pass Road
Feb. 10: Transit Study comment opportunity starts today
Feb. 3: Participate in the Natural hazard Mitigation Plan online open house

Jan. 27: Over-height detection system improved on Grahams Ferry Road
Jan. 20: Include a permit in plans for events in the right-of-way
Jan. 13: Washington County awarded Safe Routes to School Grant
Jan. 6: Debris from weather events may clog storm drains

2022

Dec. 30: Challenges & Opportunities: FY 2021-22 Annual Report available online
Dec. 16: Applicants needed for NWACT
Dec. 9: Prepare traction devices in case of snow zone activation
Dec. 2: Snow removal response times may increase due to operator shortage

Nov. 18: Wardell Named Planning and Development Services Manager
Nov. 4: Heavy rain forecasted, be aware of localized flooding

Oct. 28: Use caution when traveling during trick-or-treat hours
Oct. 21: Get ready to travel in the rain
Oct. 14: Pedestrian, school bus and teen driver safety awareness
Oct. 7: October is National Community Planning Month

Sept. 30: County road crew members put skills to the test
Sept. 23: Temporary signs don't belong in the right-of-way
Sept. 16: Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 18-24
Sept. 9: Red Flag Warning in effect; drivers take extra precautions
Sept. 2: Share the road this back-to-school season

Aug. 26: Cornelius Pass Road Bridge project receives grant
Aug. 19: Reminder: Drive safely alongside farm equipment
Aug. 12: Don Pierce named Plans Examiner of the Year
Aug. 5: Updated summer paving schedules available online

July 29: Transit Development Plan Survey
July 22: Summer paving activities scheduled to begin
July 15: Join LUT at these events for summer fun and transportation outreach!
July 8: MSTIP Online Open House: Help select projects for funding
July 1: Travel safely over July 4th weekend

June 24: Board approves FY 2022-23 Road Maintenance Program
June 17: Vegetation management crews hard at work
June 10: Work on 'A Better Red' at Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport station continues
June 3: Trailer Safety Week begins Sunday

May 27: Watch for work zones as construction season starts!
May 20: Share the road with farm equipment
May 13: May 15-21 proclaimed National Public Works Week
May 6: Board proclaims May Building Safety Month

April 29: Feeling the burn? 10 tips to save on gas
April 22: Grahams Ferry Road over-height warning system
April 15: Share thoughts on two Saltzman Road alignment options
April 8: Avoid distracted driving: Park your phone
April 1: Keep the right-of-way clear of temporary signs

March 25: Studded Tire season ends March 31
March 18: Comment on the Draft 2022-23 Road Maintenance Program
March 11: Welcome Back We are Open
March 4: Elwert/Kruger Intersection project receives award

Feb. 25: Comment on the Basalt Creek Parkway Extension Project
Feb. 18: Survey respondents support transportation projects that improve safety, equity and the environment
Feb. 11: Construction begins on Cornell and Cornelius Pass roads
Feb. 4: Moving Ahead: FY 2020-21 annual report available online

Jan. 28: Please transact business remotely
Jan. 21: Middle housing ordinances filed
Jan. 14: MSTIP Online Open House: What's important to you?
Jan. 7: Do not travel through floodwaters

2021

Dec. 17:Be prepared to travel in snow zones
Dec. 10: Get your vehicle ready for winter
Dec. 3: This holiday - give the gift of slowing down

Nov. 26: Washington County ready for winter weather
Nov. 19: Council Creek Regional Trail awarded $12.2 million grant
Nov. 12: Supply chain disruption impacts road projects
Nov. 5: Slow down for time change

Oct. 29: Halloween: Watch out for pedestrians
Oct. 22: Board approves URMD Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects
Oct. 15: Subscribe to a new county-wide emergency alert system
Oct. 8: National Community Planning Month
Oct. 1: A Better Red breaks ground

Sept. 24: Augusta Lane Pedestrian Bridge connects community
Sept. 17: Be ready for the upcoming rain
Sept. 10: Annual report wins two national awards
Sept. 3: Use caution when traveling in school zones

Aug. 27: Mask mandates, enforcement begin today
Aug. 20: Virtual community meeting: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31
Aug. 13: Comment on the Farmington and River Roads Intersection through Aug. 29
 Aug. 6: Please transact Business Remotely

July 30: Take precautions in hot weather
July 23: Washington County seeks input for website redesign
July 16: Visit Washington County Middle Housing Online Open House
July 9: Comment on the Meadow Drive and Downing Street/Butner Road projects through July 25
July 2: Washington County asked to voluntarily restrict use of fireworks

June 25: Drivers beware of “bleeding” roads
June 18: Inventory of County road features begins
June 11: Neighborhood Streets Program provides traffic calming
June 4: Provide input on proposed pedestrian and biking improvement projects

May 28: Open houses: Online, in-person or combination?
May 21: Help finalize the TV Trail Concept Plan
May 17: May 16-22 is National Public Works Week
May 10: May is National Bike Month
May 3: May is Building Safety Month

April 26: Keep signs out of the right-of-way
April 19: Apply for Washington County commissions
April 12: Comment on the Long Range Planning Work Program
April 5: Use caution when traveling in school zones

March 29: Comment on the Martin Road Project through April 11
March 22: Comment on Century Boulevard Extension Project
March 15: Submit comments on the Draft 2021-22 Road Maintenance Program
March 8: Survey results: Short-term Rentals online open house
March 1: Portion of Cornelius Pass Road to be transferred to ODOT

Feb. 22: Road conditions online, on your time: WC-ROADS.COM
Feb. 15: Ride Connection expands services
Feb. 8: Comment on Complete Streets Design Update proposals
Feb. 1: Retroreflectivity - shining a light on signs

Jan. 25: Snow zones – the latest in Washington County ITS infrastructure
Jan. 18: RROMAC welcomes new member
Jan. 11: Avoid travel on flood-prone road during heavy rains

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