Washington County to mark opening of David Hill Road by closing it for celebration

Forest Grove – A celebration to mark the completion of the David Hill Road Extension and Roundabout project, which links David Hill Road to Highway 47, will be hosted by the Washington County Department of Land Use and Transportation (LUT) and the city of Forest Grove on August 4th from 10 am to 12 pm, according to a Washington County LUT media release.

Local politicians and officials, including Washington County Commissioner Bob Terry, Forest Grove Mayor Peter Truax, and Shelley Oylear, LUT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator will kick off the event with remarks and a brief program.

The completion of the project will add a new, albeit not very efficient, route for motorists (and adventurous cyclists who would be wise to heed the ‘pavement ends’ signs and clues to the terrain found in the name of the road) to get to Highway 47 from Gales Creek. The project was funded through Washington County’s Major Streets Transportation Improvement Project (MSTIP) 3d funding program.

Following the remarks by officials, attendees are invited to “Bike Hike Roll Stroll” the roadway, in celebration of the roadway’s Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Bike Hike Roll Stroll is Washington County’s active transportation program, recently launched this year.

During the celebration, the recently constructed portion of David Hill Road, east of Brooke Street to Highway 47, will be closed. The event will not close the new roundabout on Highway 47, according to Melissa De Lyser, Communications Director at Washington County LUT.

To access the event from Highway 47, head southwest on Sunset Drive, west on Bonnie Lane and north on Main Street.

To access the event from Gales Creek, head east on David Hill Road and drive until you reach the closed portion of the road.

Flaggers will assist with parking.

Courtesy map provided by Washington County LUT.

Sources and more information

Washington County Land Use and Transportation Media Release

David Hill Road Extension Project Website

Bike Hike Roll Stroll Website

Major Streets Transportation Improvement Project 3d

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