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April 2021 Boones Ferry Road Newsletter503-697-6573 boonesferryproject info@boonesferryproject.org boonesferryproject.org COVERBACKBuilding a Better Boones Ferry Road The transformation is nearly complete! The Boones Ferry Road Improvement Project has brought a lot of construction and a rough ride for the last few years. But a better Boones Ferry Road is taking shape — and the transformation will be complete in just a few more months. Why transform Boones Ferry Road? A vibrant, welcoming commercial district enriches life — both for the residents who live here and the businesses that serve them. From Madrona Street to Lanewood Street, this project will: • Improve safety and efficiency for people walking, biking and driving. • Construct safer, easier business access. • Improve roadway drainage and sidewalk connections. • Create an attractive and interesting streetscape.Learn more about the project and stay informed! Spring 2021 Newsletter boonesferryproject.org Support the businesses that support our community! Lake Grove is open for business! Boones Ferry Road and all its businesses are open throughout construction, so please come out and support them. Between the pandemic and construction, they need your help and support now more than ever. Whether you’re shopping for gifts, dining out or using professional services, you’ll save time by staying close to home. Besides, shopping locally helps to create local jobs, build stronger schools, invigorate neighborhoods and boost our local economy. #ShopLakeGrove Raffle The Boones Ferry Road Project and Lake Grove Business Association are hosting a monthly raffle — two $100 gift cards are up for grabs each month through construction! Here’s how to enter: 1. Take a photo at a participating business 2. Post your photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (post must be public to enter) OR email it to: info@boonesferryproject.org 3. Mention the business in your post/email and use: #ShopLakeGrove Each month the raffle starts fresh, so keep visiting businesses each month to enter. See the full list of participating Lake Grove businesses at: boonesferryproject.org INSIDE RINSIDE L U-turns coming soon Are you wondering about the new medians from Madrona Street to just north of the Post Office? A primary reason for the Boones Ferry Road project is to improve traffic safety. Raised medians prevent mid-block left turns, which have a high collision rate. Instead, once new signals are activated, you can make U-turns. To get to a business on the opposite side of the street, just go to the next signaled intersection and make a U-turn. Boones Ferry Road Project Spring 2021 Newsletter New features Construction began in summer 2019 and is on track for completion in late 2021. You may have already noticed some of these improvements, whether in place or in progress. Already in place • No more utility poles between Madrona Street and Reese Road (All utilities are now underground). • A wider road with new curbs and gutters. • Wider, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant sidewalks. • Stone-clad retaining walls. • Street lighting between Reese Road and Madrona Street. • Expanded sidewalks with colored concrete or pavers. • Landscape and stormwater planters — soon to be filled with plants and trees! • New signal poles and mast arms, along with some street signage, at Madrona Street, Bryant Road, McDonald’s, Oakridge Road and Lanewood Street. • Realignment of the Lake Grove Elementary School driveway at Lanewood Street. • Raised medians between Bryant Road and Madrona Street. • A left-turn pocket at Lake Grove Shopping Center. • Benches, trash cans, bike racks, a water fountain and other streetscape features. • Interpretive elements, including embedded sidewalk lettering and corten steel cutouts along the stormwater planters. In progress/coming soon Expect a few more traffic shifts as crews complete the street widening and landscaped medians between Bryant Road and the Post Office. Soon you will see: • More landscaping and trees. • New crosswalks at each of the signaled intersections. • New signals in service at McDonald’s, Madrona Street and Lanewood Street. • New traffic signs. • U-turn/left turn pockets at major intersections. • More sidewalks and expanded sidewalk areas. • Mid-block crossings — with mosaic tile medallions — at the Lake Grove Shopping Center and Wells Fargo. • Bike lanes! • More streetscape features and interpretive elements. • Final pavement and lane striping. Progress on the new mid-block crossing » Landscaping Crosswalk signals Street lights Street trees Pedestrian refuge Landscaped median Crosswalk Bike lane Sample rendering of new mid-block pedistrian crossing at Lake Grove Shopping Center. 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 8