Multnomah County will close a portion of Northwest Cornelius Pass Road over the next three weeks to prevent potential damage related to major construction projects in Hillsboro.

According to county spokesman Mike Pullen, the damage is being caused by an additional 200 to 300 trucks filled with dirt coming from Hillsboro. They are supposedly wearing the pavement to the point that potholes could form and create a safety hazard.

Cornelius Pass Road between Highway 30 and Northwest Skyline Boulevard will be closed for the first three Fridays in May to complete emergency paving repairs. The road is scheduled to be closed to through traffic on May 3, 10 and 17, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.

Pullen estimates the cost at $40,000.

During the closures, through traffic can use one of these alternate routes:

n Cars: Northwest Cornell Road, Germantown Road, Logie Trail Road, Newberry Road, and Old Cornelius Pass Road, via Northwest Skyline Boulevard.

n Trucks: Highway 26.

n Trucks with hazardous cargo: Interstate 5 south to Highway 217 and north to Highway 26.

Access to the closed section of Cornelius Pass Road will be provided for local residents, school buses, and emergency vehicles. Local residents should carry proof of address to ensure access, the county says.

Flaggers will direct traffic across Northwest Cornelius Pass Road at Skyline Boulevard.

Deputy injured in overpass crash

On Tuesday, April 23, at about 12:50 p.m., Deputy Brian Upton of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was struck by another vehicle while he was parked monitoring traffic on the Northwest Brookwood Parkway overpass at Highway 26.

Upton has been with the WCSO for six years and is currently assigned to the Traffic Safety Team. He received minor injuries and was driven to a hospital for treatment. The other driver did not appear injured, according to Sgt. Bob Ray, sheriff’s office spokesman.

Oregon State Police are investigating the crash and any possible charges against the driver who caused the crash, Ray said.

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