Weekly Transportation Project Update
May 24, 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.
Paving on Hall Boulevard (Burnham to Fanno Creek and Bonita Intersection)
ODOT maintenance crews will be paving short sections of Hall Blvd – from Burnham St to Fanno Creek (near City Hall), and will be repairing part of the Hall/Bonita intersection. Work is planned from May 30 through June 15. While the ODOT signs indicate all of Bonita closed nights 5/30-6/15, the closure will only be at Hall, and is only planned for two nights. ODOT plans to close Bonita Rd at Hall the night of May 30 and the night of June 12. ODOT’s project manager is Stacy Stubblefield at 971-673-1343.
Walnut Street (Tiedeman to 116th and intersection with 135th)
The major paving work on Walnut Street was completed last week. The contractor is wiring the new traffic signal at Walnut/135th, which is anticipated to be operational in a few weeks. The contractor is working on landscaping, finishing, and cleanup items near Fowler Middle School. Details.
Canterbury Lane (Hwy 99W to 106th Ave)
Crews are building a new storm drainage line under Canterbury Lane from Hwy 99W to 106th Ave, and under 109th Ave from Canterbury Lane to near Murdock St. Current work is on 109th Ave south of Canterbury. Traffic on 109th will be controlled by flaggers. Delays are likely on 109th. Hwy 99W traffic should be as normal.
Durham Road near Tigard High School and Durham Elementary School
Crews are installing signs and lights for ‘School 20 When Flashing’ signs and other signage changes along Durham Road and its side streets near Tigard High School and Durham Elementary School. These school zones will be converted this summer from ‘School 20 - 7am to 5pm’ to ‘School 20 When Flashing.’
132nd Ave / 133rd Ave near Alberta Rider School
A developer is building a 16-lot subdivision between 132nd Ave and 133rd Ave near Alberta Rider School.
115th Avenue between Tigard St and North Dakota St
A developer is building a 9-lot subdivision on the east side of 115th Ave between Tigard St and North Dakota St, and will build sidewalk along 115th and a pathway connection to Suzanne Ct.
Hwy 99W Near Bull Mountain Road and along 109th Ave
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.
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.
Interstate 5 Paving and Auxiliary Lane
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is working on design of a project to repave Interstate 5 from Hwy 99W to Interstate 205 that also includes a southbound auxiliary lane through the Lower Boones Ferry Rd (exit 290) and Nyberg St (exit 289) interchanges. Construction is planned in 2018 and 2019. For more information see the project website at: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/pages/i5lbf.aspx
72nd Avenue / Fir St
The City streets crew has constructed a new curb ramp on the southwest corner of 72nd Avenue at Fir Street. This removed the last barrier to a usable wheelchair route along the west side of this portion of 72nd Ave.
121st Ave / Springwood Dr Crosswalk and 121st Ave / Katherine St Crosswalk
New flashing beacons have been installed at the intersections of 121st Avenue with Springwood Drive and with Katherine Street. This type of beacon has been shown to get better driver compliance, which should help people walking to the shopping center near Springwood and to Mary Woodward School on Katherine.
Hall Blvd Crosswalk (350’ North of Hwy 99W)
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is beginning construction of an improved crosswalk with a new flashing beacon at the crosswalk on Hall Blvd 350 feet north of Hwy 99W (between Joann Fabrics and Wells Fargo Bank).
Commercial Street (Lincoln to Main) Sanitary Sewer
Commercial Street is planned to be closed to vehicular traffic from Lincoln St to Main St from June 12th through 16th for installation of a new sanitary sewer line.