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
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