Crews have resumed removing trees along the project corridor today. This will continue tomorrow, Saturday 6/29 and is tentatively planned for Friday 7/12, and Saturday 7/13. During tree removal, intermittent and rolling lane closures between Madrona Street and Douglas Way are in place to accommodate equipment. Chain saws and chipper trucks are in operation – they are loud! Please watch for flaggers to help get you in and out of driveways and follow the blue cones to enter businesses, as they remain open!
Traffic Pattern Change Rescheduled Until July 1
Due to inclement weather this week, the traffic pattern shift on Boones Ferry Road between Madrona Street and Bryant Road has been rescheduled to Monday night, 7/1.
Some existing striping will be removed and new temporary striping will be placed. Traffic will be flagged on Boones Ferry Road between 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. to accommodate this work. Please expect delays and obey flaggers’ directions. Neighbors should expect an increase in noise during the striping removal.
The new temporary pattern will have three lanes instead of four: one lane in each direction plus a center turn lane. That will give crews room to maneuver and still keep the road open, though at times there will be flaggers and brief delays.
Once the new traffic pattern and work zone is set up, crews will begin saw-cutting the roadway, driveways and sidewalks, and clearing and grubbing landscaping in the work zone. During this work, please expect an increase in noise as crews use a loud saw. Business access will be maintained, but driveways may be temporarily rocked or paved until they are ready to be permanently poured with new concrete later this summer.
No work is planned over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, from 7/4 – 7/7.
Starting the week of 7/8, crews expect to begin excavating for the new underground joint utility trench!
Active Work Throughout the Corridor
There will be several lane shifts throughout the corridor on this two and a half year project. To minimize impacts, the contractor is aiming to build the major streetscape improvements in three different concentrated portions, working from the southern end (Madrona) to the northern end (Lanewood).
The first major work zone, between Madrona and Bryant, is expected to take about nine months. Within this zone, crews plan to work on the west side of the road first, then switch to the east side, and then the middle median. However, due to the complexity of the project, there will be times where multiple crews are actively working throughout the project corridor and on some side streets.
Other Work on Boones Ferry Road
In addition to the planned street improvements for Boones Ferry Road, there are a number of private redevelopment projects and other city projects taking place in the Lake Grove area.
One of particular note is the repaving of Boones Ferry Road, between Pilkington Road and Jean Way. Lane closures are in place during the day for the street and sidewalk curb ramps in advance of paving work. Driveways remain open. Nighttime paving of the lanes on Boones Ferry between Pilkington and Jean is planned for the week of 7/8. Watch for signage and allow extra time. Paving crews may be working on 7/5, but no work will take place on 7/4.
This paving project is expected to be complete in late July. For more information about other projects in the area, visit: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/bfp/other-projects/
Shop Local – Shop Lake Grove!
Our new Lake Grove Open for Business signs are out in the first major work zone, between Bryant Road and Madrona Street. Boones Ferry Road and all its businesses will remain open during construction, so come out and support the businesses that support our community! Follow the blue cones and blue signs to enter business driveway points within the work zones.
Project approved work hours are 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, weekends 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and night work from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. Most work will take place during the day, but because the project is large and complex, there will be times when work will occur at night. Night activities may include utility shutdowns, setting up traffic shifts, intersection work and paving.
Please note, construction activity and schedules change frequently due to weather, issues in the field, and other variables.