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Walnut Street to close for three weeks in mid-July

Starting in July, drivers will need to take a detour around portions of Walnut Street in Tigard, between 121st Avenue and Tiedeman Avenue.Drivers along Southwest Walnut Street will need to find another way through town.

A portion of the busy thoroughfare between Southwest 112th and 114th Avenue will be closed for three weeks, starting in late July, according to Washington County.

The closure will begin July 25 and continue through Aug. 15, as construction continues on the road.

For months, crews have been working to widen Southwest Walnut, adding a center turn lane, bike lanes and sidewalks between 116th and Tiedeman avenues and a new traffic signal at 135th Avenue. The $6.9 million project is expected to be completed by 2017.