Boones Ferry Road Project Update

The right-of-way acquisition phase is progressing.  The City is acquiring right-of-way, permanent easements and two-year temporary construction easements from approximately 50 properties along Boones Ferry Road and its side streets.  These acquisitions are necessary in order to construct the project.

After years of studies and design work, the project is reaching the final stages of design. 95% plans are scheduled to be completed this fall.

In preparation for the next phases of pre-construction and construction, the City has hired a construction management firm. On Tuesday, September 5, Council awarded a contract to Otak, Inc. to begin the pre-construction phase of the project. Construction management teams provide the transition from design to construction, including developing traffic control and construction staging concepts, cost estimating evaluations, and preparation of contract documents. These key tasks will help minimize impacts of construction to businesses, citizens and traffic.

Otak, Inc. was formerly located in Lake Oswego on Boones Ferry Road.  The current staff is very familiar with the site, the roadway, and the construction challenges associated with this project.  Furthermore, they have extensive experience with ODOT-funded projects and are well trained in the administration aspects and requirements of state and federal funded projects.  The City and project team strongly believes they will provide excellent customer service and construction management for the project.

Later this year, a PAC meeting will be held, along with an open house for the public to view the design plans and talk about the project.

Construction is expected to begin in summer 2018.

PAC MEETING – MAY 2, 2017

The next Boones Ferry Road PAC meeting is scheduled for May 2, 2017, City Hall Council Chambers, 380 A Avenue from 9:00-11:30 am.

The goals of this meeting are to:

  • Update on Project Progress (report on staffing, design, schedule, ROW, mid-block crossings)
  • Finalize input on streetscape elements
  • Review intersection marker design
  • Update on neighborhood traffic improvements & street signs
  • Update on Code Amendment work

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Boones Ferry Road Project Update

The right-of-way acquisition phase for the Boones Ferry Road Improvement Project is underway.  The City will be acquiring right-of-way, permanent easements and two-year temporary construction easements from approximately 50 properties along Boones Ferry Road and its side streets.  These acquisitions are necessary in order to construct the project.  Due to the large number of properties involved, the acquisition process, which includes conducting appraisals and sending out offer letters, will occur over the next several months.  While some property owners may have already received offers, others may not get theirs for another two or three months.  The goal is to present all offers by the end of May.

Design of the project continues with the final plans scheduled to be completed this fall.  The Project Advisory Committee is currently making decisions on the design of the expanded sidewalk areas, plantings throughout the corridor, and how art and history of the Lake Grove area will be incorporated into the project.  An open house will be held later this spring/summer for the public to view the design plans and talk with the design team and advisory committee members about the project. The next PAC meeting is scheduled for May 2nd, 9:00 am – 11:00 am in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 380 A Avenue.

Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2018 and is anticipated to last two years.  During construction, Boones Ferry Road is expected to remain open to traffic and access to businesses will be maintained during their business hours.

 

 

 

BOONES FERRY ROAD FEBRUARY PAC MEETING

The next Boones Ferry Road PAC meeting is scheduled for February 21, 2017, City Hall Council Chambers, 380 A Avenue from 9:00-11:00 am.

The goals of this meeting are to:

  • Discuss Wayside Conceptual Designs
  • Discuss Intersection Markers Conceptual Designs
  • Discuss Mid-block Crossing Design
  • Update on Lanewood Intersection Design

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Survey and Potholing Work: Feb 19-24

Survey

We anticipate having a survey crew (employed by WHPacific) surveying all features in the right-of-way at the following locations:

  • Lanewood Street between Boones Ferry Road and Boones Way (and including the Lanewood/Boones Way intersection)
  • Waluga Drive between Madrona Street and Firwood Road (and including the Waluga/Madrona and Waluga/Firwood intersections)

This survey may begin as early as Monday, Feb 20, 2017, and is anticipated to take up to five days. The survey crews will typically be working from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Potholing Existing Utilities

We also anticipate having a crew (employed by VacX) potholing existing utilities (to investigate possible conflicts with project improvements) at the following locations:

  • Boones Ferry Road (between Lanewood Street and West Sunset Drive)
  • Firwood Road (between Waluga Drive and Boones Ferry Road)

This night work is expected to start this Sunday (Feb 19, 2017) and is anticipated to take up to five days. Crews will typically be working between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Contact Information

Survey:

Potholing:

City of Lake Oswego:

 

Next PAC Meeting February 21, 2017

The PAC meeting originally scheduled for January 21 has been cancelled.  This will provide the design team and PAC Subcommittees additional time to prepare recommendations on the streetscape design.

The next PAC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21 in the City Hall Council Chamber from 9:00 am -11:00 am.

December Boones Ferry Road Update

The November 15th meeting of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting was primarily devoted to selecting a design concept for the four signalized intersections along Boones Ferry Road at Madrona, Firwood/Bryant, McDonald’s and Oakridge/Reese. The PAC settled on an all asphalt intersection with vertical markers (yet to be designed) in the medians to help delineate the intersections. The group felt that the intersection options with concrete crosswalks and center area created excessive traffic and access impacts to businesses and neighborhoods due to their extended construction periods, were too costly, and wouldn’t maintain their initial aesthetic appeal over the long term. The group also heard updates on the 60% design package costs and a revised PAC meeting schedule.

From January to June 2017, the PAC will be busy finalizing the streetscape design, including the selection of materials, plants, furnishings and art. At the same time, the project team will be working on right-of-way acquisitions and moving towards the 95% design package. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2018.

There will be no PAC in December. The next PAC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday January 18th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Lake Oswego City Council Chambers.

BOONES FERRY ROAD NOVEMBER PAC MEETING

The next Boones Ferry Road PAC meeting is scheduled for November 15, 2016, City Hall Council Chamber, 380 A Ave from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

The goals of this meeting are to:

  • Discuss Intersection Design Concept Selection
  • Update on 60% Design and Budget

Click here to see agenda and meeting packet

BOONES FERRY ROAD OCTOBER PAC MEETING

The next Boones Ferry Road PAC meeting is scheduled for October 18, 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

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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.

Coming your way: a safer, more appealing Boones Ferry Road for all