August 24, 2017

Multnomah County has scheduled a public meeting on Wednesday, August 30 at 6 p.m. at the Skyline Grange, 11275 NW Skyline Blvd., to provide an update on the repair of NW Germantown Road (possibly this fall), and several other county road projects in the west hills.

NW Germantown Road Landslide Repair

A short section of the road near 13939 NW Germantown Road has been damaged by a slow-moving landslide.  A repair is planned in either late 2017 or spring 2018. [Note: Construction has been postponed.] 

Traffic Impact:

  • Repairs will require a closure of the road for up to one week.  The road is too narrow to keep open to traffic during repairs.
  • NW Germantown will be closed to through traffic between NW Kaiser Road and NW Skyline Blvd.
  • Alternate routes for through traffic are NW Skyline Blvd. and NW Springville Road.
  • Residents of NW Germantown Road and Old Germantown Road will have access at all times, up to the work zone.

Other Road Projects

County staff will also provide updates on two other projects planned for roads in the west hills:

  • NW Newberry Road Landslide Repair: The road is closed to through traffic due to a landslide that happened in early 2017. A repair is being designed that will construct a retaining wall to support the rebuilt road.  The schedule calls for the design and right of way acquisition to be completed in 2017. Construction would begin in late spring 2018, when soil conditions are typically drier.  The road would reopen in late summer/early fall 2018.
  • NW Cornelius Pass Road Safety Improvements: Although the 2017 Oregon Legislature passed a bill transferring the road’s jurisdiction from Multnomah County to ODOT, the county will complete a series of safety improvements before the transfer. The county will coordinate schedules for the Cornelius Pass Road repairs with the work to reopen Newberry Road.  Because Newberry Road is expected to remain closed until late summer 2018, the schedule for the Cornelius Pass improvements still needs to be determined.

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