Construction began in June to improve safety on OR 99W from Fischer Road to Durham
Road in King City and Tigard. Once complete, traffic in the area should see a reduction in crashes
and all road users will have a safer environment. Construction is slated for completion by the end
Monday, July 21 at 7 a.m. until Friday, July 25 at 5 p.m.
Tigard Towne Square
As part of ODOT's OR 99W: Fischer Road to Durham Road Safety Project currently in construction, the driveway into Tigard Towne
Square from OR 99W northbound will be closed 24/7. This is the driveway located between McDonalds and Panda Express.
During the driveway closure, road users are advised to use the Tigard Towne Square driveway off of Durham Road. Signs on
OR 99W will direct road users to the Durham Road driveway. The right turn lane from OR 99W northbound to Durham Road will
remain open during this time.
The driveway closure is required to build a safe separation for vehicles on OR 99W northbound turning right into Tigard
Towne Square and those turning right onto Durham Road.
There have been a high number of crashes on OR 99W in the vicinity of Fischer Road and Royal Villa Drive,
some of them resulting in serious injuries. These are primarily rear-end crashes on OR 99W southbound
just south of Fischer Road, and T-bone crashes at the center median opening on OR 99W at Royal Villa Drive.
Project elements include:
- Closing the center median opening on OR 99W at Royal Villa Drive. This will eliminate the T-bone collisions. Left turns in and out of Royal Villa Drive and U-turns in the median opening will no longer be possible.
- Providing for U-turns on OR 99W southbound at Fischer Road. A left-turn lane and a U-turn signal will be installed at the intersection. This will assist southbound travelers who are bound for Royal Villa Drive or wish to head north.
- Addressing the safety issue at OR 99W and the entrance of Tigard Towne Square by creating a safe separation for vehicles turning right into the shopping center and those turning right onto Durham Road.
More information can be found on the ODOT project website