Weekly Construction Update
September 20, 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.
Tigard Street Bridge Repairs
The structural repairs to the Tigard Street bridge over Fanno Creek have been completed.
Dirksen Nature Park – Boardwalk and Overlook Improvements
A contractor is constructing an elevated boardwalk and a concrete overlook in Dirksen Nature Park. The boardwalk will be “tucked into” the woods near the exercise equipment and the overlook will be sited off of Tigard Street. The park will remain open during construction.
East Tigard Sewer Improvements
The City of Tigard and Clean Water Services are installing a new sanitary sewer line along Red Rock Creek between the railroad tracks and Hunziker Rd, and a connecting sewer line under the dog park parking lot. Work is planned from mid-August through December. A portion of the parking lot and a section of the large dog area will be fenced off and used for construction equipment and material storage. The parking lot will be closed (with temporary parking along Wall St) for ten days in October. Notification signs will be posted. Potso Dog Park will remain open during construction.
The major paving work for this year is complete. Crosswalk flashing lights have been installed on Bonita Road at 79th Ave. Contact Mike McCarthy at 503-718-2462 or email@example.com with questions.
Improvements for cyclists and pedestrians include:
- Curb ramp retrofits for rollability
- New buffered bike lanes on Gaarde St between Walnut St and Greenfield Dr,
- New uphill bike lane and downhill shoulder space on Greenfield Dr from Gaarde St to Benchview Terr,
- Widened bike lanes on Bonita Rd from 76th Ave to Hall Blvd, and
- A new crosswalk with flashing beacons across Bonita Rd at 79th Ave / Fanno Creek Dr.
Walnut Street (Tiedeman to 116th and intersection with 135th)
The contractor is working on landscaping, finish work, cleanup items, and other work near Fowler Middle School. New crosswalks have been marked and flashing lights installed at 116th Ave and at the school driveway. http://www.co.washington.or.us/LUT/TransportationProjects/walnut-st-116th-to-tiedeman-and-135th-intersection.cfm
80th Avenue / Ash Creek Culvert Replacement
Washington County has replaced the culvert where 80th Ave crosses Ash Creek and reopened 80th Ave. Construction work continues on the project with some flaggers and traffic delays.
Fields Natural Area Oak Release
A contractor for Metro has removed trees in the Fields Natural area (north of Milton Ct between Fanno Creek and the railroad) to improve the growing environment for native Oak trees by removing other trees that are crowding out the oaks. Contact Metro scientist Kate Holleran at 503-813-7543 with questions.
Bull Mountain Road (between Grandview Lane and 133rd) and Beef Bend Road (between Peachtree Drive and Colyer Way)
Washington County is overseeing construction projects with potential lane closures on Bull Mountain Road and Beef Bend Rd. A center turn lane is being added on Bull Mountain Rd at 150th Ave. Questions can be directed to the County construction group at 503-846-7800 or via the website www.wc-roads.com.
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. 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.
Derry Dell Creek and 118th Ct Landslide and Stormwater Outfall Repair
A contractor is working to stabilize a landslide area and repair a stormwater pipe on Derry Dell Creek near 118th Ct. The trail along Derry Dell Creek will be closed near 118th Ct during the work. Contact Carla Staedter at 971-255-7726 with questions.
Main Street at Fanno Creek Property Demolition
A contractor is removing existing buildings on 12533 and 12537 SW Main Street adjacent to Fanno Creek. Work is scheduled through October. Work will occupy a couple parking spaces, and a sidewalk detour will be provided. Contact Andy Newbury at 503-718-2472 with questions.
Hall Blvd Crosswalk
The Oregon Department of Transportation is installing flashing beacons and making other improvements to the crosswalk on Hall Blvd about 400 feet north of Hwy 99W (between Joann Fabrics and Wells Fargo Bank). Some delays are possible with traffic controlled by flaggers during the work.
Fanno Creek Trail (Woodard Park to Bonita and Hall Blvd to Tualatin)
Design work is beginning in earnest for a project to improve an existing segment and 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.