Our Town: Road Construction | Leaf Disposal (Building a Better Beaverton)
Area Construction Work Continues
As the city makes progress on important connections and infrastructure within the community, we ask that drivers travel safe, be patient and slowdown.
Work continues along area roadways including Scholls Ferry Road, Oregon 217, Western Avenue, Allen Blvd, Cascade Avenue, and others. Follow City of Beaverton on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for any updates.
- Stay alert and minimize distraction. Dedicate your full attention to the roadway.
- Read and follow the signs.
- Watch for brake lights on vehicles ahead.
- Merge well before you reach the lane closure.
- Be aware that traffic patterns can change daily. Don’t tailgate.
- Follow other vehicles from a safe distance. Know before you go.
- Check radio, TV, and websites for traffic information and schedule enough time to drive safely.
- Expect delays and leave early so you can reach your destination on time. Obey the posted speed limit
- Normal speeds may be reduced, traffic lanes may be closed, narrowed, or shifted, and people may be working near the road.
- Fines may be doubled for moving traffic violations.
- Follow instructions from flaggers. Flaggers are often used to stop and direct traffic in work zones.
- Expect the unexpected.
- Other vehicles may slow, stop, or change lanes unexpectedly.
- Be patient and stay calm. Work zone crew members are working to improve the road and make your future drive safer and better.
Sign-up for construction notifications, traffic alerts, and project news important to you at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Notifications.
New water rates
In September, the city held a public hearing and adopted new water rates. Changes to monthly charges are happening in support of resiliency improvements, sustainable development, and water reliability. The approved water rates will go into effect Oct. 1. For the average water customer, the new rates bring additional charges of approximately $5.50 per month (water use rate increased by $0.51).
Learn more about the city water resources, water quality, rates, and more at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/water.
Get Rid of Unwanted Leaves
The city is hosting free leaf disposal events to allow residents to get rid of unwanted leaves. Leaves may be bagged (paper required) or unbagged. Since the city will not be collecting canned goods at the events, residents are encouraged to make donations directly to local food banks instead.
Staff will be unable to assist residents with unloading materials. In an effort to minimize exposure to COVID-19, the events will be minimally staffed and interaction with staff will be limited. Residents should expect to unload all materials themselves.
Drop-off at these locations, 8am- 4pm
- City Of Beaverton Operations (9600 SW Allen Blvd. Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3
- Southwest Bible Church (northwest corner of Murray Blvd and Weir Road) Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26
- 160th Storage Facility (5955 Shaw St.) Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4
- Highland Park Middle School (7000 SW Wilson Ave.) Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27
Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/LeafDisposal or contact Steve Curtis by phone at 503-350-3646 or email at scurtis@BeavertonOregon.gov for more information.