Bridge construction coming to Timber Road

Timber – With the new Gales Creek Road Bridge scheduled to complete in Spring 2017, many area residents will see their commute times to and from Forest Grove be reduced.  But for those living on or above Timber Road north of Highway 6, the bridge project is scheduled to complete just as construction begins on a new bridge project, this one a bridge replacement over upper Gales Creek just north of Highway 6 on Timber Road. ProjectMapTimberBridge

According to the Washington County Department of Land Use and Transportation project website, the 80 year old bridge across Gales Creek on Timber Road is “considered substandard due to its narrow lanes and showing signs of wear.” The $2.06 million project will be funded through Washington County’s Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP).

During construction, traffic will be limited to one lane of traffic.

Update 2:25 pm: According to a spokesperson with Washington County LUT, traffic will be controlled by a temporary traffic signal.

An open house will be held from 5-7 p.m. December 15 at the Gales Creek Fire Station, 52122 NW Old Wilson River Road. No presentation is scheduled at the open house, and participants are welcome to stop in at any time.