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Boones Ferry Road Project

Project Background/Summary

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In 2008, after many years of work by community stakeholders, the Lake Grove Village Center Plan was adopted by the City Council and incorporated into City Code.  The Plan defines and outlines implementation measures to achieve the community's vision for a welcoming, comfortable community nucleus.  The transformation of Boones Ferry Road to address infrastructure and amenity deficiencies is a key element of the Plan.

One of the City Council's 2012 Goals was to adopt an implementation plan for the Lake Grove Village Center Plan.  Council directed staff to prepare the April 2012 Lake Grove Village Center Financial Study and complete an urban renewal plan for Lake Grove, to authorize urban renewal as one of several funding sources for key implementation projects.  On July 24, 2012, the Council adopted the Lake Grove Village Center Urban Renewal Plan to provide funding for two projects:  Boones Ferry Road and parking (to replace parking lost as a result of the road project and provide additional public parking supply).  The first urban renewal priority is to complete Boones Ferry Road improvements from Madrona to Oakridge/Reese and provide a pedestrian crossing at Lanewood, near the Lake Grove Elementary School.

Project Description

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The Boones Ferry Road - Madrona to Oakridge/Reese improvements, defined in more detail in the Lake Grove Village Center Plan and subsequent Boones Ferry Road Refinement planning, include:

  • Four vehicular travel lanes
  • Landscaped medians with vehicular turn lane improvements
  • New, safer sidewalks with street trees, lighting, street furniture and landscaping
  • Two new signalized intersections and two new pedestrian crosswalks
  • Bike lanes in each direction
  • Improved storm drainage systems
  • Undergrounding of utilities
  • Pedestrian crossing at Lanewood

The cost of the Boones Ferry Road - Madrona to Oakridge/Reese project is currently estimated at $26.9 million.  Project funding would include proceeds from a $4 million Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation, a $5 million general obligation bond issue approved by Lake Oswego voters in November 2012, a $17.4 million Full Faith and Credit bond issue, with debt service from City sources to be repaid over time with urban renewal funds, and $0.5 million from System Development Charges.


Geotechnical Exploration on Boones Ferry Road:  (Posted 4/24/15)

The initial survey work for Boones Ferry Road is almost complete. The next phase is geotechnical exploration.  This investigative work will inform future design of the roadway improvements.  Borings begin in early-May and continue for approximately three weeks.  Work will occur in the traffic lanes on Boones Ferry Road between Madrona Street and Lanewood Street; primarily at night between the hours of 8:00 pm and 6:00 am to minimize traffic impacts.  Expect short one-lane closures with traffic control and flaggers. Lights will be directed on the work zone to minimize glare. Crews will use noise reducing equipment to lessen impacts to nearby neighborhoods.

For questions about the geotechnical work, please call Terry Song with WHPacific at 503-372-3518 or 971-228-9814.

For questions about the Boones Ferry Road Project, call Sid Sin with the City of Lake Oswego at 503-697-7421.

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Survey Work to Begin
Design for the Boones Ferry Road Project from Madrona Street to Lanewood Street is getting underway.  The first signs of this work will be the presence of survey crews beginning Monday, March 30.  The crews work for WHPacific, the engineering firm hired to design the project. Survey work is expected to continue into early May.

Two survey crews will typically be working from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, collecting survey information for property corners, fences, walls, landscaping and various street features.  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.

While working in the street, crews will try to minimize impacts to traffic.  Flaggers will be used for traffic control to protect the safety of motorists, pedestrians and the surveyors.  For identification purposes, the crews will utilize two white trucks with the “WHPacific” logo on the sides.

For questions about the survey work, please call Scott Grubbs with WHPacific at 503-372-3743.  For questions about the Boones Ferry Road Project, call Sid Sin with the City of Lake Oswego at 503-697-7421.

Project Advisory Committee

A Project Advisory Committee has been formed to advise the Project Team on decisions about the design and construction of the project. The PAC has held three meetings, including one introductory meeting and two site visits to similar project sites in Tigard, Tualatin and downtown Lake Oswego.  The next PAC meeting is scheduled for May 19 at the West End Building (Santiam Room) from 9:00 am -11:00 am.  All future meetings will be posted on the City calendar.

Design Engineering Services

In April, the engineering firm of WHPacific was hired to design the improvements for the Boones Ferry Road project.  With input from the PAC, over the next nine months they will be working on the design of the stormwater system, roadway alignment and architectural theme for the roadway.

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