Washington County drew a crowd of about 85 people at its open house on Dec. 14, during which they invited the public to learn more about three upcoming transportation projects in the area: the Southwest 124th Avenue project, the Boones Ferry Road Improvement project and planning for the future of the Basalt Creek Area.
'This is the most important thing in Tualatin's future, from an infrastructure standpoint,' said Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden about traffic improvement at the event. 'The No. 1 issue is always traffic. Number two through nine is? I don't know. Really there's only one issue in Tualatin.'
The projects include:
The project will serve future industrial lands located within unincorporated county land between the cities of Tualatin and Sherwood.
For more information, visit 124thproject.com.
For more information, visit basaltcreek.com.
'This is big stuff,' Ogden said. 'The Basalt Creek area is one of the top four or five spots for future industrial jobs in the entire Metro region.'
Kim Sunderlin, a traffic and transportation employee with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue was one of the many people at the open house who served to answer questions.
'It's nice to get into the public and see what their questions and concerns are,' Sunderlin said. 'Usually I don't attend these, but I'm glad I did. Being in the fire department, transportation is huge for us.'