'Tis the season as construction forces road closures
Two Beaverton streets will be closed for culvert replacement beginning July 13.
Butner Road between 126th and Huntington avenues is closed July 13 to Aug. 24 for culvert replacement at Johnson Creek. Pedestrian and bicycle access will remain throughout the project, while automobile traffic will be detoured to Murray Boulevard, Walker Road and Cedar Hills Boulevard. Access to St. Andrews Lutheran Church and other properties will be maintained from the east.
Culvert improvements include:
Sidewalks and bike lanes will be added on both sides of the road, along with appropriate railings. Also, a marked crosswalk and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon will be added near 126th Avenue. The existing wooden pedestrian bridge next to the road will be removed.
Construction is expected to continue into December 2020.
Elsewhere, 103rd Avenue, between Southwest Laurel and Southwest Kennedy streets, will be closed July 13 to Aug. 9, to replace an undersized culvert. The existing 36-inch culvert is being replaced by a 108-inch by 60-inch reinforced concrete box culvert, primarily — per the Washington County Land Use and Transportation Department — for local hydrology and to provide passage for native migratory fish.
Traffic will be diverted to 107th Avenue to circumvent the closure.
Construction has an estimated completion date of Aug. 10, 2020.
Both projects, the $300,000 103rd Avenue and the $978,000 Butner Road construction, are being funded through the county's Road Fund as part of the Annual Maintenance Program.
For more information, you can visit the Washington County website (co.washington.or.us/index.cfm) or contact Capital Project Services at 503-846-7800.
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