WED, JULY 30, 2014
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Public Works: Streets

The Streets Division’s primary mission is to construct and maintain a street system that will provide safe and efficient transportation.

The Street Division is responsible for resurfacing, repairing and maintaining 78 miles of City streets, the City bicycle paths, street signs and street markings.  The maintenance of City streets includes street sweeping, crack sealing, pothole repair, snow removal and sanding, de-icing, and maintenance overlays.  

The Street Fund is a special revenue fund operated for the specific purpose of building and maintaining streets and related infrastructure within the City of Forest Grove.  This service area is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the streets, alleyways, and signs.  Employees provide customer service by responding to emergencies involving these responsibilities and as well as citizen concerns.  Principle funding to the Street Fund is the State of Oregon gasoline tax apportionment paid to the City.  Additional funds come from the 2001 Oregon Transportation Investment Act.

 

2014 Street Maintenance Overlay Project

The City of Forest Grove will be contracting with Hoss Paving to complete this year's Street Maintenance Overlay Project.  The following streets are scheduled to receive a new wearing surface: 

2014 Overlay Project Map

Willamina Avenue

Knox Ridge Terrace to Heather Street

Willamina Avenue

Heather Street to Lilac Street

Willamina Avenue

Lilac Street to Jasmine Lane

Willamina Avenue

Jasmine Lane to Magnolia Way

Lilac Street

Willamina Avenue to 91 feet south

Heather Street

Willamina Avenue to 142 feet south

B Street

Camino Drive to Leon Drive

Sills Court

Somera to cul-de-sac

Douglas Street

18th Avenue to 19th Avenue

23rd Avenue

Gales Way to B Street

23rd Avenue

B Street to A Street

23rd Avenue

A Street to Main Street

Willamina Avenue

Sunset Drive to 1410 feet east

 

The paving is not currently scheduled but we are hoping to begin in mid to late August.  We will continue to update the website with more accurate information as we receive it.  Crews will notify you with a "door hanger" with 48 hours advance notice when your street is scheduled for work.  Thank you for your patience during the paving with any delays or inconveniences it may cause. 

 

Street Leaf Schedule 
Click here to view the 2013/2014 Street Leaf Pickup Schedule.  Street Leaf Program is part of the Surface Water Management Program

PLEASE BE ADVISED that piles of leaves in the street are tempting for motorists to drive through and for young children to play in.  Parents, please inform your children of the dangers associated with playing in or around roadways at all times.  Also, all citizens should encourage street smarts and safety with family, friends and neighbors.   

 

Street Sweeping Program   
The Division is responsible for sweeping every City street once a month.  Streets in the City's downtown area are swept every two weeks.

Winter Road Operations   
The Division coordinates winter road operations with ODOT, County Road Departments, and Municipal Public Works Agencies through the Cooperative Public Agencies of Washington County.  The City's Street Department does not have sufficient operational resources to inspect all 78 miles of roadways for weather-related hazards, during, after or in anticipation of a storm, and may not have resources to correct all known hazardous conditions. 

To make the best use of our resources, we identified priority routes (see map) that provide access to critical facilities, emergency services, and major highways (Highway 47 and Highway 8).  The streets identified as emergency routes will receive attention first.  Residential and local access streets will be serviced only when arterial and collector routes have been cleared and maintained.  For additional winter road operation information, click here

 

RELATED LINKS:

Washington County Road Projects 
Washington County Sandbag Locations
Washington County Slurry Seal Program