Oleson Road Bridge at Fanno Creek completion celebration July 11
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Oleson Road Bridge over Fanno Creek completion celebration July 11
A community celebration for the completion of the Oleson Road Bridge over Fanno Creek will begin at noon Saturday, July 11, 2015, in the parking lot of Western Pet Supply, 6908 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. The event is hosted by Washington County Land Use & Transportation. Commissioner Greg Malinowski will be the featured speaker.
Construction on the Oleson Road Bridge over Fanno Creek began in May 2014 and was completed one year later. The old substandard bridge was removed and replaced with a longer, wider structure. Improvements also included the addition of bicycle lanes, consistent sidewalks, street lighting, and storm system upgrades.
Travelers patiently endured an eight-month road closure on this heavily traveled roadway. There is limited work space near the bridge, and the closure was necessary for the contractor, Carter and Company, to replace the bridge safely and efficiently.
This project was funded through a combination of programs including the Federal Highway Administration's Highway Bridge Program (administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation), Surface Transportation Program funds from Metro, and County's Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP).
For more information about this project, visit the project website, call 503-846-7800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington County is committed to working with our partner agencies in 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, Communications Coordinator