County Highway 38 Multi-Use Trail
Beginning on July 12, County Highway 38 (21st St/7th Ave) in the City of Newport will close in the southbound direction between 1st Ave and 20th St. Northbound traffic will be maintained. Please follow posted detour (see map below). The closure is anticipated to run through mid-October.
County Highway 38 Detour Map
County Highway 38 Access during Construction
During construction, Washington County will send out updates on construction activity. The update will provide information on work that happened throughout the project and an update on the schedule. In addition, when applicable, there will be photos, maps, and other information so that residents and business owners can stay informed on the progress.
If you would like to get these updates via email when they are available, sign up by clicking on the button below. All updates will also be posted on this page.
A camera is placed on-site and takes a picture every 12-14 minutes during the entire construction project. This is a great way to view recent activity and the progress throughout construction.
2023 Construction Updates
Washington County is excited to share that a single recommended alternative has been reviewed and approved by the project team and the City of Newport. To view the project layout and a full summary of the process to this point, click on the links below.
This project proposes to work with the community to develop and construct a multi-use trail along County Highway 38, an A-Minor Reliever, in the city of Newport that will fill existing gaps between the junction of Maxwell Avenue and 21st Street to 7th Avenue and 20th Street. The construction of this segment will connect to a pedestrian overpass on Trunk Highway (TH) 61, linking Newport east and west of TH 61.
Pre-Construction Open House (June 20, 2023)
- Pre-Construction Online Engagement
- County Highway 38 - Preferred Alternative
- County Highway 38 - Detour Map
- County Highway 38 - Business Access Map
Open House #3 (May 11, 2022)
Online Engagement #2 (April 8, 2021)
In light of the COVID-19 situation, this open house was in an online format.
Online Engagement #1 (December 3, 2020)
In light of the COVID‐19 situation, this open house was in an online format.
|Fall 2020 - Fall 2021||Preliminary Engineering, Environmental Analysis, and Community Engagement|
|Fall 2021 - Fall 2022||Right-of-Way Acquisition and Final Design|
|Spring 2023 - Fall 2024||Construction|