Street Maintenance Fee
The Street Maintenance Fee (SMF) is a charge paid by Tigard residents and businesses on their monthly utility bill. The fee is used primarily to fund routine maintenance of Tigard’s roads through the Pavement Management Program. In addition the SMF pays for landscape maintenance in the public right-of-way.
Self-Serve Sandbag Station
If it’s winter in Oregon, then it’s probably raining...a lot. Sandbags are often the first line of defense when it comes to preventing high water from reaching your home or business.
As a service to residents and business owners, the city offers a free sandbag station in the parking lot of the Tigard Public Works Building (8777 SW Burnham Street
.) The self-service station is stocked with sand and sandbags and can be accessed at any time. Shovels are not provided, so please bring your own.
For more information, contact Public Works at 503-718-2591.
Street Sanding Priorities:
To see your neighborhood and its sanding priority go to Tigard Maps
Report a Streetlight Outage
Streetlights provide a valuable service to the community by supplying light for both motorists and pedestrians. The benefits of this important resource are best achieved when every streetlight is operating properly. PGE, however, is unable to manually check each streetlight and thus it depends on the assistance of customers to help identify streetlights in need of repair.
If you notice a streetlight outage, please contact PGE at:
1. 1-800-544-1795 (press "3"); or
2. https://www.portlandgeneral.com/forms/report-streetlight-problem (to submit a Streetlight Outage Form online)
When reporting a streetlight outage, it is important to provide the following information:
2. Nearest cross street;
3. Pole number (on pole); and
4. Map number (on pole).
Report a Traffic Signal Concern
There are a number of traffic signals within the City of Tigard's boundaries. Many, though, are under the jurisdictions of the State of Oregon, Washington County or the City of Beaverton. With the exception of two flashing beacons in the city, none of the signals are maintained by the city. Several are, however, owned by the city and we have indicated those with a red asterisk (*) in the Traffic Signal Maintenance List.
State Traffic Signals (ODOT)
(along Pacific Hwy 99W, Hall Blvd, and all freeway interchanges):
(light out, malfunctioning detector, signal in flash mode, etc.)
971-673-6201 during business hours
503-731-4652 after hours
(waiting too long, capacity, etc.)
888-275-6368 during business hours
Street Maintenance (Pavement Maintenance Program)
Tigard has a yearly program for corrective and preventative maintenance for the street infrastructure. With a budget of approximately 1.5 million dollars from street maintenance fees the city will select one of four different methods of repair/maintenance depending on the condition of the street.
($0.12 to $0.20 per square foot)
- Clean street
- Place slurry seal thin layer of emulsified asphalt with sand).
- Dry (requires road closure for several hours).
($1 to $1.50 per square foot)
- Grind to match curb lines and end joints
- Clean street
- Place tack coat (sticky adhesive material)
- Place asphalt and allow asphalt to cool and set
($1.50 to $3 per square foot)
- Clean street
- Pave leveling course or grind pavement to level
- Grind to match curb lines or catch basins
- Apply tack coat (sticky adhesive material)
- Place paving fabric (to keep old pavement cracks from spreading into new pavement)
- Place asphalt overlay over fabric
($7 to $15 per square foot)
- Remove existing bad pavement and base
- Remove or compact areas of soft soil under pavement
- Place geotextile fabric
- Backfill with rock aggregate for a solid base
- Compact aggregate in layers
- Place smaller aggregate on top for leveling
- Place first lift (layer) of new asphalt
- Place top lift (layer) of new asphalt
Vegetation and obstacles in the public right-of-way can become potentially hazardous to public safety. In efforts to minimize such potential hazards, the City of Tigard monitors and manages the removal of tall grass and brush in order to maintain clear sight distance for drivers and minimize fire hazards. The city also includes annual trimming of trees as part of this management to ensure lights and signs are not blocked and to keep tree limbs from growing into travel lanes.
Sidewalk maintenance and repair, however, is the sole responsibility of the property owner. More information can be found in the Tigard Municipal Code 15.12.010 or on the Common Code Violations site.
Street Sanding Priorities and Map
For city crews, winter weather often translates into spending long hours in sanding trucks creeping along treacherous roadways. You might be surprised to learn that a lot of preparation and planning goes into this effort. Every fall city crews gear up for icy, snowy weather. To prepare for this effort, city staff attend an annual “Sanding Summit” where various agencies meet to review the previous year’s activities, confirm routes, share plans and update information.
Since Highway 99 and Hall Boulevard are state roads, they are maintained by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Other streets are maintained by the city. During a winter storm, roadway maintenance is prioritized. In general, streets at higher elevations or with steep grades are sanded first, followed by major city thoroughfares.
There are many steps in preparing for the inclement weather including the ordering of hundreds of yards of sand, inspecting equipment, loading sanders onto trucks, making certain the vehicles with chains, and review safety procedures and winter driving techniques. Then we’re ready!
Click here to view the Street Sanding Priorities Map.
Street Cut Moratorium
In an effort to improve the quality and service life of city streets, Tigard has adopted a right-of-way preservation and restoration policy. This policy is designed to protect newly paved streets by limiting pavement cuts and imposing specific restoration requirements. It also will encourage better coordination with utility agencies and other users of the city rights-of-way by requiring those users to provide notice of upcoming project which will require cutting of the pavement. The full text of the policy is in Chapter 15.04.135 of the Tigard Municipal Code and locations are shown on this map.