Weekly Road Construction Update
August 16, 2018
Here is a summary of the work happening on the various construction projects affecting streets around the city. Please feel free to contact Mike McCarthy with any questions or concerns.
The major summer paving and slurry seal work was completed this week. This work has resurfaced 22 miles of streets – about 15% of Tigard’s street network. The contractors are completing finishing items and cleanup. Street sweepers will be removing the loose sand that comes off the slurry seal as it cures. Contact Mike McCarthy at 503-718-2462 or email@example.com with any questions.
Dirksen Nature Park
Construction begins in early August on an Interpretive Shelter/Restroom and Nature Play area in Dirksen Nature Park south of Tigard Street. The Fanno Creek Trail is now closed through October; users will be re-routed on a soft-surface trail through the park during construction. Detour routes have are signed on soft-surface trail through Dirksen Park, and a longer detour provided via the Tigard Street Heritage Trail. Details here...
Fanno Creek Trail – Woodard Park to Tiedeman Ave
The Fanno Creek trail will be closed starting next week to build a new bridge and trail to connect the Fanno Creek Trail straight from Woodard Park across the creek to the existing crosswalk on Tiedeman Avenue. Detour routes are provided via Johnson Street and via the Tigard Street Heritage Trail.
Fanno Creek Trail Remeander
The Fanno Creek trail will remain closed for the next month from Main Street through (and including) the Ash Ave trail crossing. This project is restoring Fanno Creek to a more natural flow path and realigning the trail. The contractor is removing the existing bridge and trail and excavating the restored creek alignment.
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.
- Bull Mountain Road Widening and Traffic Signal Construction: Work is underway to widen Bull Mountain Road (from 164th to Roy Rogers Rd) to 3 lanes with bike lanes, sidewalks, a roundabout, and a traffic signal at Bull Mountain and Roy Rogers Road. Visit GetUsThere.org for information and updates. Bull Mountain Road is closed from 164th Ave to Roy Rogers Rd until August 20.
- 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 is under construction south of Hunziker Rd. Access is available to local properties (including Potso Dog Park) but drivers should expect delays.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan
A consultant team is collecting data for our required ADA Transition Plan Update to inventory accessibility needs on public facilities (sidewalks, parks, buildings, etc.). Crews are measuring sidewalks, paths, ramps, etc. southeast of Hwy 99W on this project to advance our accessibility and walkability for all ages and abilities. http://www.tigard-or.gov/ada/
Interstate 5 (Hwy 99W to I-205) Paving and Auxiliary Lane
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is adding a southbound auxiliary lane on Interstate 5 from Lower Boones Ferry Rd to I-205, improving on- and off-ramps, and repaving Interstate 5 (both directions) from Hwy 99W to I-205. Expect some nighttime lane closures through fall 2019. www.tinyurl.com/I5ODOTProject
113th Avenue south of Durham Road
A contractor is building a new subdivision along 113th Avenue south of Durham Road. Daytime delays likely.
97th Avenue south of McDonald Street
A contractor is building a new subdivision along 97th Avenue south of McDonald St, including connecting View Terrace to 97th. Crews are preparing to pave the new street. Daytime delays possible.
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 Mike McCarthy at 503-718-2462 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or if you would like to join the Citizens Advisory Committee for this project.
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.
Tiedeman Avenue and Tigard Street
A developer is constructing a new subdivision on the south side of Tigard Street east of Tiedeman Avenue. Expect flaggers and delays on Tiedeman Ave as new storm and sewer connections are built near Meadows Ct, and on Tigard Street as a new water connection is built east of Tiedeman Ave.
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.
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.
Durham Road and Upper Boones Ferry Road Traffic Signals
Tigard is working with Washington County to improve communications between the traffic signals along Durham Road and Upper Boones Ferry Road, and install newer technology allowing the signals to adapt in real time to changes in traffic demand. This project included new traffic cameras and travel time sensors that can now be viewed on tripcheck.com.