News in Brief
Advance Road closure expected for three weeks
Advance Road, east of the intersection of Wilsonville-Stafford-Boeckman-Advance Roads, is planned to be closed to through-traffic between Wilsonville Road and 60th Avenue for a three-week period, Saturday, April 29, through Friday, May 19. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through. Local access to homeowners is to be maintained, but short delays are to be expected.
The intersection remains open; however, traffic destined east on Advance Road follows a detour route north on Stafford Road, east on S.W. Homesteader Road to Mountain Road.
The road closure is needed to allow complete reconstruction of a section of Advance Road in association with the new Meridian Creek Middle School being constructed by the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. The City and School District apologize for any inconvenience this may cause citizens and businesses.
For more information about the Meridian Creek Middle School, that is planned to open this fall, visit www.bond.wlwv.k12.or.us/Page/8050.
WERK Day returns
The City of Wilsonville is hosting the 17th annual, rain-or-shine, community park improvement and clean-up event, Wilsonville Environmental Resources Keepers (WERK) Day, Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The event will begin with registration and a free omelet breakfast sponsored by the Wilsonville Rotary Club from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. at the Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road. From there, participants are sorted into work groups that primarily focus on improving and maintaining Memorial Park by painting soccer goals, replacing bark chips, rebuilding sections of trails that have eroded, removing ivy and other invasive species, painting picnic tables and a variety of other assignments. Organizers recommend that participants bring work gloves, water bottles, sunscreen and wear hardy clothes and shoes.
All ages are welcome but children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Click it or Ticket blitz launches warmer weather
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will join law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon working overtime to focus on proper safety-belt use — including child-seat use — during a nationwide "Click It Or Ticket" traffic enforcement "blitz" occurring day and night
from Monday, May 15 through Sunday, May 28.
This is the second "Click It Or Ticket" blitz for the Sheriff's Office this year. The Sheriff's Office also participated in the February enforcement campaign, Feb. 6-19.
During the blitz and extending throughout February, deputies stopped numerous motor vehicles for traffic infractions; out of those stopped, 54 were cited/warned for no seatbelts, 49 were cited/warned for distracted driving (i.e. cell phone use), 383 were cited/warned for speeding, 199 motorists were cited for having suspended licenses, 50 were arrested for DUII, and there 1,155 citations/warnings handed out for miscellaneous traffic violations.
Oregon law requires all occupants to use safety restraints or a child safety system appropriate for their size. With onset of warmer weather, deputies will also be checking compliance with laws that prohibit transportation of a minor in an open pickup truck bed.
This enhanced enforcement is made possible through grant funding of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered by Oregon Department of Transportation.