Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works. Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass, community engagement coordinator, with any questions.
Summer Camps Starting June 24
Tigard Parks & Rec has spots available in upcoming summer camps. Find your fun with Tigard Parks & Rec this summer. Scholarships are available, find more information at www.tigard-or.gov/recreation.
- Skyhawks Volleyball Camp | Ages 7-15 | $125
- Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp: Soccer, Basketball and Flag Football | Ages 6-12 | $165
- Coding with Kids: Minecraft Modding | Ages 8-13 | $449
Construction on the Willamette Water Supply pipeline will soon begin in the Cooper Mountain area. Work includes the installation of a 66” diameter water pipeline along Roy Rogers, SW Scholls Ferry, and SW Tile Flat Roads as well as a short section at the southern end of SW Grabhorn Road. Pipeline installation along Roy Rogers Road is being completed in partnership with Washington County road improvements.
Construction will begin in June with site preparation, including setting up traffic control, establishing erosion control measures, and clearing the construction area of vegetation. The Willamette Water Supply Program will repurpose many of the removed trees in collaboration with Clean Water Services and US Fish and Wildlife to restore the historic alignment of Chicken Creek through the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge near Sherwood.
Construction is scheduled through spring 2021. Neighbors and the travelling public will notice flaggers, occasional traffic delays, and shifted traffic lanes along SW Roy Rogers, SW Scholls Ferry, SW Tile Flat, and SW Grabhorn Roads. In winter 2019/2020, sections of SW Tile Flat Road and SW Grabhorn Road will be closed (local access only) for approximately 30 days each. Updates will be provided at www.getusthere.org and at www.ourreliablewater.org.Summer Paving Work Starting Soon
Starting the week of June 17, contractors will be in town to complete crack sealing ahead of the city’s annual Pavement Management Program slurry seal work.
The Street Maintenance Fee supports a yearly program for corrective and preventative street maintenance in Tigard. Most of the paving is done in July and August, because this is when we get the best weather for paving. The 2019 Summer Paving Project is now underway. Upcoming work includes:
- June 17, 2019: Crack sealing begins
- July 5, 2019: Slurry seal work begins
For more information about the slurry seal process, view the video at https://youtu.be/MWl8NFmNE5M.
Dave Brown Recognized for Service on Park & Recreation Advisory Board
On Monday, the Park and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) recognized longtime member Dave Brown for his eight years of service on the Board. Dave participated on the Board during a particularly active time.
When he joined in 2011, Tigard residents had just passed an $11 million bond measure to purchase parkland in Tigard. In his remarks to board members, Mr. Brown referenced an almost 15-pound binder provided to each PRAB member detailing potential park properties. After review, site tours, public meetings and more, the PRAB recommended to council specific sites for purchase.
The city’s Recreation Program was also established in this period. Mr. Brown pointed to the success of events like the Egg Hunt, Movies in the Park, Concerts in the Park, and more.