Old Cornelius Pass Road reopened to traffic September 21

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 21, 2012

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Old Cornelius Pass Road - New Bridge
Washington County’s Department of Land Use and Transportation announces that Old Cornelius Pass Road at Rock Creek, located just north of Phillips Road, has reopened to traffic as of 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2012.

The 75-day closure allowed the county's hired contractor to replace a substandard "three span" bridge with a new 63-foot long "single span" concrete structure. The new bridge meets current standards, providing a safer commute for travelers while also spanning the creek to prevent debris build-up under the bridge.

The contractor has completed paving work and will stripe the roadway when weather conditions improve. Conditions need to be warm and dry for striping work to be performed. Periodic lane closures will be needed over the next several weeks to complete remaining road work, so commuters should expect some daytime delays.

This project is funded through the Oregon Transportation Investment Act (OTIA) program.

For more information about this project, visit the project website, or contact Project Manager Abe Turki at (503) 846-7859 or abraham_turki@co.washington.or.us.

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