Weekly Construction Update
Febuary 14, 2019
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.
Beef Bend east of Roy Rogers Road
A sewer line is being installed along Beef Bend Road. Beef Bend Road will be closed between Roy Rogers Road and SW Myrtle Ave through March 5th.
OR99W south of Beef Bend
ODOT will be doing construction along 99W between Royalty Parkway and Durham Road. Work is expected to begin in February and continue through May. Intermittent southbound lane closures are expected. More information will be added as we get it.
SW Commercial Street – West of Main Street
The water division has completed the work on SW Commercial Street between Lincoln Avenue and Main Street earlier than planned! The detours have been removed and no further traffic impacts are expected.
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 new bridge and trail connecting the Fanno Creek Trail straight from Woodard Park across the creek to the existing crosswalk on Tiedeman Avenue is now open. This project completed a missing link of the Fanno Creek Greenway Trail, provided an ADA accessible route where it did not exist before, increased trail safety by lining the trail up with a safe crosswalk, and provided a very clear definition of the regional trail route at Tiedeman Avenue. Most of the project was paid for with a generous $800,000 grant from Metro. Upcoming projects in this location include safety changes at the crosswalk, adding refuge islands and more visible lighting. A new mural will also be painted on the retaining wall and bridge foundation to add character to the trail and to help discourage graffiti.
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 and the Nature Park are open. The restroom facility is open! Portions of the trail and park may have short-term closures as construction wraps up.
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.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Taco Bell on Highway 99W
Demolition has started at the Taco Bell on 99W. No traffic impacts expected on Hwy 99W, light impacts possible on SW Park St from construction vehicle traffic.
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 contractor is waiting for a break in weather to complete the road work. Some traffic impacts
expected on 79th Ave.
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. Sidewalk improvements along 68th Parkway will begin soon. 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. Work is nearing completion. Pavement work to repair damaged areas will effect traffic on SW 121st Ave and Springwood Dr, but work has been postponed until the weather is appropriate for paving.
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.
98th Ave between Greenburg Rd and Scott Ct
A developer is building a subdivision on 98th Avenue between Greenburg Rd and Scott Ct. The contractor will be installing a waterline along 98th Avenue. Some traffic impacts are expected on 98th Ave.
Hunziker Road – Fields Apartments
A developer is building apartments on Hunziker Rd and improvements include widening Hunziker Rd. Construction is ongoing, some traffic impacts expected.
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.