Weekly Transportation Project Update
February 16, 2017
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.
Walnut Street (Tiedeman to 116th and intersection with 135th)
One crew is widening Walnut Street through the 135th Ave intersection. A second crew is placing roadway base rock along the north side of Walnut from Tiedeman to 116th. Traffic has been shifted to the south side of Walnut Street and narrows to one lane in each direction through the Tiedeman signal. Frontier and Comcast are removing their overhead wires. The project is adding sidewalks, bike lanes, center turn lane, new sewer line, replacement water line, and underground utilities from 116th to Tiedeman, and a traffic signal in place of the all-way-stop at the Walnut St/135th Ave intersection. Construction work is planned until Summer. WA County project page
North Dakota Street (Fanno Creek to 115th Ave) Speed Zone
The Speed Zone of North Dakota Street between Fanno Creek and 115th Ave has been revised downward to 25 miles per hour. This section of North Dakota St meets the statutory definition of a residential 25 mph speed zone, and the lower speed zone is to improve the safety and walkability of the street.
Scholls Ferry Road between 130th Ave and 135th Ave
A developer is building a new apartment complex between Scholls Ferry Rd and Hawksbeard St. Their work includes repairing pavement and widening Hawksbeard and adding sidewalk along the apartment frontage, and improving sidewalks along Scholls Ferry and 135th.
Hwy 99W Near Bull Mountain Road
A developer is building a new subdivision on the east side of Highway 99W across from its intersection with Bull Mountain Rd. Some delays may occur between 9am and 3pm when the builder is working near Hwy 99W.
72nd Ave south of Dartmouth St
A developer is building a medical office building on the west side of 72nd Avenue south of Dartmouth Street.
Hwy 99W between Walnut Pl and McKenzie St
A developer is building a mini-storage facility along the east side of Hwy 99W between Walnut Pl and McKenzie St, on the site of the former Carmichaels’ Pub. Work may affect daytime traffic on northbound Hwy 99W when the developer is working near Hwy 99W.
River Terrace subdivisions are under construction on both sides of Roy Rogers Rd south of Scholls Ferry Rd, and west of 150th Ave south of Bull Mountain Rd. The developer is constructing a new center turn lane on Bull Mountain Road at 150th Ave to help mitigate their traffic impact. All of these developments will be adding sidewalks and bike lanes along streets. If you have any questions, please contact Mike White at 503-718-2464.
Scholls Ferry Road Traffic Signals
ODOT and Washington County are making minor safety improvements at traffic signals on many arterials around the metropolitan area, including Scholls Ferry Road along the border between Tigard and Beaverton. Work includes street lights, reflective signal backplates, and other minor safety improvements. For more information contact Melissa Norman with Washington County at 503-846-7939 or see the project website at www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/Pages/UrbanSignals.aspx.