Boones Ferry Road September PAC Meeting

The next Boones Ferry Road PAC meeting is scheduled for September 20, 2016, City Hall Council Chamber, 380 A Ave from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

The goals of this meeting are to:

  • Finalize street lights and pedestrian poles
  • Review 60% streetscape design
  • Establish the intersection evaluation framework

Click here to see the agenda and meeting packet.

August PAC Meeting Update

The August 16th meeting of the Project Advisory Committee meeting resulted in a number of significant streetscape materials decisions along with agreement on how to proceed with the Quarry Road intersection. Quarry Road will be realigned as best as possible to improve sight lines for traffic entering Boones Ferry Road. There will continue to be a landscaped island with a neighborhood sign that provides a pedestrian refuge when crossing the street. Streetscape decisions included selection of light pole type (including the base, fixtures and mounting bracket location), sidewalk scoring pattern and pavers at trees, and expanded sidewalk area finishes and pedestrian button pole locations. A discussion of signalized intersection treatments reaffirmed that crosswalks should be highlighted with concrete. The decision of whether to make the entire intersection concrete or leave it asphalt was tabled until the next meeting.

The next PAC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday September 20, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Lake Oswego City Council Chambers.

 

July PAC Meeting Update

The focus of the July 19 Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting was art and history. The group discussed potential historic themes and ideas for the integration of art into the streetscape plan for Boones Ferry Road. In addition, they discussed potential changes to improve vehicle and pedestrian safety at the intersection of Boones Ferry Road and Quarry Road. Lastly, the committee received information about potential crosswalk treatments and design which they will discuss at a future meeting.

The next PAC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday August 16, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The goal of this meeting is to review additional information on the Quarry Road and Boones Ferry Road intersection, share results of the Streetscape Materials Subcommittee meeting and discuss intersection and crossing treatments on Boones Ferry Road.  Materials for this meeting is anticipated to be posted on the project web page by Friday, August 12.

Boones Ferry Road July PAC Meeting

The next Boones Ferry Road PAC meeting is scheduled for July 19, 2016, City Hall Council Chamber, 380 A Ave from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

The goals of this meeting are to:

  • Receive project updates
  • Review and approve proposed meeting process (including subcommittees)
  • Review and approve subcommittee action plans
  • Review and approve expanded sidewalk area priorities

Click here to see the agenda and meeting packet.

Boones Ferry Road June PAC Meeting

The next Boones Ferry Road PAC meeting is scheduled for June 21, 2016, City Hall Council Chamber, 380 A Ave from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

The goals of this meeting are to:

  • Receive project updates
  • Review and approve proposed meeting process (including subcommittees)
  • Review and approve subcommittee action plans
  • Review and approve expanded sidewalk area priorities

Click here to see the agenda and meeting packet.

Geotechnical Exploration, Infiltration and Survey Work June 6 – July 15

Final design for the Boones Ferry Road project is getting underway. To facilitate design, crews will be doing geotechnical exploration, stormwater infiltration tests, and survey work along Boones Ferry Road between Mercantile Drive and just south of Madrona Street.  A description of the work and schedule are included below.

While working on site, crews will try to minimize impacts to traffic. Traffic cones and caution tape will be used to mark off the work zone to protect the safety of motorists, pedestrians and the workers.

Geotechnical Exploration and Infiltration Testing:

Work will occur between June 6 – July 15 on the following anticipated schedule:

  • Nighttime borings and infiltration tests on private properties where consent has been given between June 6 and June 10.
  • Daytime infiltration tests along Boones Ferry Road (with very limited impact to traffic) and on private property where consent has been given between June 6 and July 15.
  • Nighttime pavement borings and infiltration tests in Boones Ferry Road with traffic control on June 24 (one day only).

Daytime work will be between 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. Nighttime work will be between 8:00 pm – 6:00 am.

The geotechnical exploration will entail boring a hole 4 to 6-inches wide and 30 to 40 feet deep. Soil and bedrock samples are collected for engineering purposes.  Afterwards, the hole is filled, the area is cleaned, and the surface is patched with a matching surface material, either asphalt or concrete.  Each boring takes approximately 4 to 5 hours.

The geotechnical infiltration tests will entail digging a 6-inch diameter hole 2 to 3 feet deep. The hole is filled with water and infiltration of the water into the ground is measured over a period of time.  Afterwards, the hole is filled, the area is cleaned, and the surface is patched with asphalt, concrete or matching surface material.  Each infiltration test takes approximately 6 to 10 hours.

Survey:

Field surveying for this phase is scheduled begin on June 13th and be completed by July 1st.  Two survey crews will typically be working from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, collecting survey information for property corners, fences, walls, landscaping and various street features.  The primary area of work is north of Oakridge Road to Collins Way, including the Lanewood Street intersection approaches.  Other work includes small areas south of Madrona Street and on Reese Road near Boones Ferry Road.  The crews are employed by WHPacific, the engineering firm designing the project.

For survey work on private property, surveyors will check with occupants of the property prior to performing work.  If there is no response, they will leave notice on the site with contact information and will proceed with the survey.

Contact Information:

Survey work – Scott Grubbs, WHPacific at 503-372-3743 and at SGrubbs@whpacific.com.

Geotechnical work – Cody Sorensen, Shannon Wilson Geotechnical at 503-210-4784 and at cks@shanwil.com.

General project questions – Sid Sin, City of Lake Oswego at 503-697-7421 and at ssin@ci.oswego.or.us.

Boones Ferry Road Improvements – Phase 1 – May 2016 Update

Over the past few months, design work for the Boones Ferry Road Improvement Project has been on hold pending approval from ODOT of an amendment to the engineering consultant’s contract for final design and right-of-way acquisition.  With ODOT’s approval, which is anticipated to be the end of May, WHPacific will begin final design work and its right-of-way consultant, Universal Field Services, will initiate right-of-way acquisition efforts including reaching out to affected property owners.

The Project Advisory Committee, comprised of local business owners, property owners and neighbors, will also reconvene and begin working out final street design details.  The Committee’s work will ensure that the eventual project fulfills the goals of both the Boones Ferry Road Refinement Plan and the Lake Grove Village Center Plan.  The Committee’s next meeting will be either late June or July.  Once it is scheduled, the agenda and meeting materials will be posted on this web page. The Committee’s meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in the project is encouraged to attend.

With the recent setback in the project schedule, construction work on Boones Ferry Road is now expected to begin in early 2018.

 

Check out the Latest Boones Ferry Road Conceptual Streetscape and Expanded Sidewalk Plans!

The proposed streetscape plan, superimposed over an aerial photograph of the area, illustrates the locations of street lights, stormwater planters, medians, landscaping, site furnishings and expanded sidewalk areas. The expanded sidewalk areas along Boone Ferry Road provide additional opportunities for public and private open spaces and help activate the sidewalk and provide pedestrian scale amenities along storefronts and the roadway.   These spaces will be accentuated through the use of special paving and materials.  It is envisioned that these areas could also provide space for art and special features that reflect the history of the area.

The Project Advisory Committee is excited to dive deeper into the details of the streetscape design. They will spend most of this year refining the design in anticipation of beginning construction in 2017.  The next PAC meeting will likely be in April.  The exact time and date of the meeting will be posted on this website in late March.

Click on these links for the streetscape and expanded sidewalk plans.