Construction, Gales Creek, Watts

Construction coming to Stringtown Road June 15 – 16

Stringtown Road near Sylvia Lane on Jan 4, 2018. Photo: Chas Hundley

On June 15 and 16, crews from Washington County Land Use and Transportation will be installing monument boxes — devices used by surveyors to mark key areas along roads — on Stringtown Road between Ihrig and Gales Creek roads.

According to, road crews will be working from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. those days, closing lanes individually as they work. 

Similar construction was conducted in the Mountaindale community on Mountaindale Road on June 8, and monument box installation will also occur near Forest Grove on Fern Hill Road between Highway 47 and Spring Hill Road on June 14 and 15.

A schematic for a monument box, courtesy Washington County LUT

Chas Hundley is the editor of the Gales Creek Journal and sister news publications the Banks Post and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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