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Another temporary road closure is needed as landslide stabilization work is performed.

COURTESY MAP: WASHINGTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LAND USE & TRANSPORTATION - West Shore Drive will close temporarily north of Scott Hill Road on the west side of Henry Hagg Lake starting June 4.Another month-long closure is planned for the ring road around Henry Hagg Lake.

Southwest West Shore Drive will close between Scott Hill Road and the Scoggins Creek Recreation Area, on the northwest side of the popular lake, starting Monday, June 4, the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation announced last week. The closure is expected to last until at least July 3, with the possibility of it being extended until July 18.

County work crews have been performing construction and replacement work off and on since 2015 to address aging and failing culverts around Hagg Lake, repave and upgrade guardrails on the lake's perimeter roads, and stabilize active landslides in the area, among other projects.

The project is estimated to cost $20.3 million overall.

Next month's scheduled closure is the second on West Shore Drive this year. The road previously closed for about a month starting April 10.

Work is expected to continue throughout the summer. Three separate closures of West Shore Drive have been planned for the construction season this year, the Department of Land Use & Transportation previously announced.

West Shore Drive isn't the only route that is affected by the work. The county said it will also close the Hagg Lake Trail in between the Bobcat Cove and Walnut Grove access points while construction is underway.

The Department of Land Use & Transportation said it expects all construction on West Shore Drive to be wrapped up by Oct. 1.

By Mark Miller
Editor, Forest Grove News-Times
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