Weekly Construction Update
December 12, 2018
Here is a summary of the work happening on the various construction projects affecting streets around the city. Please feel free to contact Christina Zellmer with any questions or concerns.
Cook Park Sewer Line
A portion of Clean Water Service’s West Durham Basin Improvement Program has started at Cook Park. The project is replacing aging interceptor pipes that help control water flow with larger, more resilient pipes to improve wastewater capacity. Truck traffic, trail closures and detours at the park are planned through April 2019. Work began near the wastewater plant and progresses westward. More info is on the CWS website.
Fanno Creek Trail – Woodard Park to Tiedeman Ave
The Fanno Creek trail is closed from Woodard Park to Tiedeman Ave to build a new bridge and trail connecting the Fanno Creek Trail straight from Woodard Park across the creek to the existing crosswalk on Tiedeman Avenue. Detour routes are via Johnson Street and via the Tigard Street Heritage Trail. The new bridge has been installed over Fanno Creek, the bridge deck and a retaining wall have been poured. This week the contractor will be excavating next to Fanno Creek to create a required floodplain bench. Erosion control measures will be in place and no equipment will be in the creek. If weather allows, (temperatures are high enough) asphalt for the new trail will be laid. Short delays are possible on Tiedeman Ave. to accommodate trucks entering and leaving the site.
Dirksen Nature Park
Construction is in the final stages on a nature play area in Dirksen Nature Park south of Tigard Street. The Fanno Creek Trail is closed between Tiedeman Ave and Tigard St. Detour routes are signed on soft-surface trails through Dirksen Nature Park, and a longer paved detour via the Tigard Street Heritage Trail. The trail is expected to be reopened mid-December and the park is expected to be opened near the end of December.
River Terrace Area Construction
- River Terrace subdivisions are under construction particularly on the east side of Roy Rogers Rd south of Scholls Ferry Rd. If you have any questions, please contact Mike White at 503-718-2464.
- A contractor is building a new subdivision on the west side of 150th Ave south of Hawksridge. Utility work (with traffic delays) will begin soon on 150th Ave.
- Bull Mountain Road Widening and Traffic Signal Construction: Bull Mountain Road (from 164th to Roy Rogers Rd) is open with a new roundabout at the future River Terrace Blvd, and a traffic signal at Bull Mountain and Roy Rogers Road. Visit GetUsThere.org for information and updates. The contractor is preparing the nearby subdivision site for wet fall/winter weather.
- There are other significant road, sewer and water projects underway or planned in the area. Visit GetUsThere.org for information and updates.
Hwy 217 Auxiliary Lanes
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is designing a project to add an auxiliary third lane on Hwy 217 southbound from Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy to Hwy 99W, and Hwy 217 northbound from Hwy 99W to Scholls Ferry Rd. More information is on the project website at hwy217.org.
Wall Street (south of Hunziker)
Wall Street construction south of Hunziker Road is near completion. Access is available to local properties (including Potso Dog Park).
Fanno Creek Trail (Woodard Park to Bonita and Hall Blvd to Tualatin)
Design work is in progress on a project to build the remaining segments of the Fanno Creek Trail from Woodard Park to Bonita Road and build a new connection from the end of 85th Avenue (Hall Boulevard) to the Tualatin Bridge. Contact Carla Staedter at 503-718-2788 or email@example.com with any questions. The 30% design is nearing completion and will be submitted to ODOT and Metro in December for review.
Oak Street near 90th Avenue
A contractor is working on Oak Street near 90th Avenue for a new apartment complex. Daytime delays likely.
76th and 79th Avenues south of Bonita Road
A developer is constructing the Elderberry Ridge subdivision on the south end of 76th Ave east of 79th Ave south of Bonita Road. The first layer of paving is done on 79th; utility work is underway.
Tiedeman Avenue and Tigard Street
A developer is building a new subdivision on the south side of Tigard Street east of Tiedeman Avenue. The contractor is working on Tiedeman Ave from 9am to 3pm installing storm and sanitary utilities. Expect delays on Tiedeman.
68th Parkway south of Hwy 99W
A developer is building a new self-storage facility on the west side of 68th Parkway south of Highway 99W. Some delays possible.
SW 150th Ave south of Hawk Ridge Drive
A developer is building a 180-lot subdivision on SW 150th Ave south of Hawk Ridge Drive. Grading is substantially complete, started pipe works, now stopped, but promised to resume work in January of 2019. No impacts to traffic expected.
SW 121st Ave south of Springwood Drive
A developer is building a 17-lot subdivision on SW 121st Ave south of Springwood Drive. Testing of SA, Storm and Water systems are under way. Pavement work to repair damaged areas will affect traffic on SW 121st Ave and Springwood Dr.
72nd Avenue between Clinton St and Baylor St
A developer is building a new 37-unit apartment building on the east side of 72nd Ave between Clinton St and Baylor St. The contractor has finished installing sanitary sewer service on 72nd between Clinton and Baylor. Work continues on-site as the building footprints are excavated and prepped. Expect some traffic impacts in the area as work continues.
Construction continues on Templeton Elementary School, and on the new Durham Center education services building near Durham Elementary School. Tigard High School construction is in progress, with periodic sidewalk closures (with pedestrian detours) while the contractor is working in the immediate area.