Weekly Construction Update
July 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.
Pavement Overlay and Slurry Seal Work is Underway
Summer pavement overlay work has begun with replacement of curb ramps in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and paving on 114th Ave. Signs have been posted and cards sent to notify the public of upcoming construction.
Work has begun on a large project to restore the surface of 14 miles of neighborhood streets around Tigard. Crews have sealed cracks and patched areas of failed pavement. Starting July 24th, a contractor will spread a slurry seal surface treatment on each of these streets to counter the effects of years of weathering and usage. Each street will be closed for a day as the new road surface is applied and as it dries.
Maps, schedules, FAQs and an interactive mapping tool can all be found here
Asphalt Rubber Chip Seal Pilot Project
A contractor is scheduled (weather permitting) for one day (during the week of August 7th) to install an asphalt rubber chip seal on Summercrest Dr, Manzanita St, 114th Pl, and 116th Ave. First the road is sprayed with a thick oil/rubber mixture, then small rock aggregate is placed on and rolled into the mixture, and then a layer of oil is sprayed on top to hold it together. This may be a viable way to preserve deteriorated streets for less cost than a pavement overlay. See the map.
Walnut Street (Tiedeman to 116th and intersection with 135th)
The new traffic signal has been turned on at the Walnut/135th intersection. The contractor is working on landscaping, finish work, and cleanup items near Fowler Middle School. New crosswalks have been marked and flashing lights installed at 116th Ave and at the school driveway. WA County Project Page
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.
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.
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.
Tigard Street Bridge Repairs
A contractor will be making temporary repairs to the structural members of the Tigard Street bridge over Fanno Creek. Tigard Street will be closed at Fanno Creek, with traffic detoured via North Dakota Street. This work is tentatively scheduled from August 21 through September 1.
Scholls Ferry Road Paving
A Washington County contractor is scheduled to pave Scholls Ferry Road at night from July 13 through 31. Expect lane closures, traffic delays, and construction noise from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekday nights.