Project Update

Roadway and streetscape design is almost complete for the Boones Ferry Road Project. The Project Advisory Committee (PAC) has played an integral role in selecting streetscape and aesthetic features of the design. The PAC’s vision has been to make Boones Ferry Road a “great street” by creating it into a user-friendly, multi-modal gathering area that serves as the centerpiece of Lake Grove for the entire community. The improvements will enhance the streetscape, make the street safer and improve access to businesses and nearby residences.

In the upcoming months, project staff will be visiting businesses along the corridor to share information, gather contact details and construction concerns, and introduce the project team.

Later this spring, the project team and PAC will hold an open house to share the final designs with the community.

Our main communications goal is to provide regular, clear and consistent information to keep businesses, residents and the general public informed about the project. This also includes proactively minimizing impacts and supporting businesses during construction.

New Contact Information

The project team has a new project email address: info@boonesferryproject.org Please email us with any questions or concerns. A dedicated project phone line will also be established shortly. Stay tuned for more information.

Right-of-Way Acquisition

The right-of-way acquisition process has been lengthy, and is not expected to be completed for another three-six months. Once right-of-way is acquired, ODOT will review the final plans and the project will go out to bid.

Construction

Given the tasks that remain, construction is not expected to begin until late 2018, at the earliest. Construction is expected to take two years to complete.

At the December PAC meeting, the project team presented construction goals and constraints that were recently developed. Using these as guidance, two preliminary concepts for constructing the project – strip and segment – were developed by the team. Both of these concepts have advantages and disadvantages which are outlined in a comparison chart. 

The project team and PAC both prefer the segment approach, however, this approach may change once a contractor is on board. More information about construction will be available in the coming months.