Evergreen Road Lane Closures Scheduled October 3-17 – Expect Delays

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

A contractor for Washington County's Department of Land Use and Transportation will pave Evergreen Road between Brookwood Parkway and 25th Avenue beginning Wednesday, October 3 and continuing through Wednesday, October 17. Commuters are advised to anticipate long delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes (Cornell Road or Highway 26).

Paving work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. During this work, a single lane of traffic in each direction will generally remain open on Evergreen Road; however, delays of 20 minutes or more may be experienced. The public’s patience is greatly appreciated as we advance this important improvement project.

This work is part of a project that is widening Evergreen Road between 253rd and 25th Avenues to two travel lanes in each direction with a center turn lane. Additional improvements include the installation of buffered bicycle lanes and sidewalks along with a new pavement overlay between 253rd and Brookwood Parkway.

For more information about this project, please contact Project Manager Bill Hunter at (503) 846-7800 or william_hunter@co.washington.or.us or visit the project website.

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining the best 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:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator
(503) 846-4963