Transportation Project Update – February 10, 2016
Walnut Street (Tiedeman to 116th and intersection with 135th)
Tree removal along Walnut Street (between 116th and Tiedeman) starts February 9. This project will add sidewalks, bike lanes, a center turn lane, and underground utilities along Walnut Street from Tiedeman Ave to 116th Ave, and install a traffic signal in place of the all-way-stop at the intersection of Walnut St with 135th Ave. Rotschy, Inc. will be the contractor. The main construction work is scheduled from March through May 2017, with a three-week closure in July/August 2016 to replace the culvert west of the Fowler tennis courts.
Main Street / Scoffins Street Intersection All-Way-Stop
This work is to improve safety, walkability, and traffic flow by converting the Main St / Scoffins St intersection to all-way-stop traffic control. In the initial test phase tentatively starting the first week in March, stop signs will be installed and the signal operated in red-flash mode so the intersection will function as an all-way-stop. If after a few months of the test phase the intersection is indeed functioning better as an all-way-stop, the signal would be removed.
Ross Street / 81st Avenue Developments
Three private developments are under construction in the Ross/81st area: a) a large senior living center on the northeast corner of Ross and Hall which has opened new street connections of 83rd Ave with Matthew Park and Ross Street; b) A subdivision on the southwest corner of Ross and 81st; and c) a subdivision on the east side of 81st, each making half-street improvements along their street frontages.
Barrows Rd (154th to Roshak)
Clean Water Services, in conjunction with the cities of Tigard and Beaverton, is constructing a new 24” sewer line under Barrows Road (between 154th Ave and Roshak Rd). Work includes construction of a new pipe in a trench under in the roadway, with flaggers directing traffic and possible delays through April.
Fanno Creek Trail (Woodard Park to Bonita and 85th to Tualatin Bridge)
ODOT, Metro, and Tigard will be interviewing engineering firms to select the design team for this Fanno Creek Trail project. The four sections of this project are: a) new trail from Woodard Park to Grant Avenue;
b) replacement trail from Ash Avenue to Hall Boulevard; c) new trail from the Tigard Library to Bonita Road;
d) new trail from 85th Avenue to the Ki-a-Kuts Bridge to Tualatin.
Walnut St (near 124th Ave / Fire Station)
A developer is constructing water, sewer, and storm drainage connections for a new subdivision on the south side of Walnut Street across from the fire station. Daytime delays (with flagged traffic) are possible.
Bonita Road (Fanno Creek to I - 5)
The majority of the work in Bonita Road is now complete and work continues on final connections, punch list, cleanup, and finishing items. Final connections will be made during the day (work will be near many residences) and two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Bonita Road. Some delays are possible.
River Terrace developments are in progress. Earthwork and grading is in progress on 137-lot and 215-lot subdivisions west of Roy Rogers Road just south of Scholls Ferry Road, and an 82-lot subdivision west of 150th Avenue south of Bull Mountain Road. Crews are building a sewer line under and making half-street improvements along 150th Ave. If you have any questions, please contact Mike White at 503-718-2464.
95th Ave (north of Greenburg Rd) and North Dakota St (East of Greenburg Rd) Sidewalks
The city has advertised for bids to construct new sidewalks along 95th Ave north of Greenburg Rd and North Dakota St east of Greenburg Rd. This will build ‘missing link’ sidewalks along two key neighborhood entrances connecting residents to the rest of the city’s sidewalks and nearby transit lines.
85th Ave (South of Durham Rd)
A contractor for Clean Water Services (CWS) has paved 85th Ave (the extension of Hall Blvd) south of Durham Rd. CWS is shortening the public portion of 85th Ave to reduce traffic through its wastewater treatment plant area. Walking and cycling access to the Cook Park trails will be maintained.
Main Street at Commercial Street Crosswalk
The city will be installing Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) lights at the crosswalk across Main Street near Commercial Street to remind drivers of the need to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
Dartmouth Street (69th Ave to 70th Ave)
A developer will be striping and completing finish work on the newly-widened south side of Dartmouth Street from 69th Ave to 70th Ave, in conjunction with the Red Rock Center development.
Hampton Street (72nd to 69th) Utility Work
A contractor for Frontier will be paving over a utility trench under Hampton Street between 72nd Ave and 69th Ave. Paving is scheduled tomorrow, weather permitting; traffic will be detoured via Beveland Road.