Construction Update 9/16/19

Latest Construction News

Lake Grove Water Line

The new Lake Grove Water District water line on Boones Ferry Road is now disinfected and crews are switching over customers’ services tonight. Any customers that will have their water service temporarily shut-off during the re-connections have been notified in advance by the Lake Grove Water District.

Tonight, 9/16 through Friday, 9/20, the Bryant/Firwood/Boones Ferry signal will be turned off and traffic will be flagged between 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. Crews will begin installing the Lake Grove Water District water line down Bryant Road, between Boones Ferry Road and Sunset Drive. This work is expected to take about two weeks to complete.

Lake Oswego Water Line

Starting mid-late next week, pipe laying crews will switch from Bryant Road and begin working on installing a new water line for the City of Lake Oswego on Firwood Road between Boones Ferry and Waluga Drive. This work is expected to take about two or three weeks to complete. Due to high volumes of traffic, this work will be done at night and traffic will be flagged from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.

New Stormwater Line

In late September, another crew will begin working on installing a new stormwater line between Madrona Street and Bryant Road. This work is expected to be conducted at night.

Underground Utility Trench

The work zone has been extended on Boones Ferry Road, from W. Sunset Drive to Quarry Road.

Crews continue to coordinate with the numerous utility companies and are installing new utility vaults and the underground duct bank (conduits) in the work zone between Madrona and Bryant. This work has been slow-going due to the frequent discovery of many un-located, abandoned and unknown utilities.

Northwest Natural Gas is currently relocating a gas line and making re-connections for properties adjacent to the work zone.

The majority of this work is occurring during the daytime. Major utility crossings, some shutdowns, as well as any work on vaults that need to be installed in the current travel lanes are being conducted at night. Any planned temporary utility shutdowns will be coordinated with customers by each utility company.

During the trench excavation, businesses in the active work zone should expect driveways to remain open at most times, however there may be temporary delays or partial closures during equipment or material deliveries. Crews will work with businesses to coordinate driveway excavation work. Please watch for flaggers and plan extra time.

Retaining Walls

Crews have started preparing and excavating for new retaining walls at the corner of Madrona and Boones Ferry, and Bryant and Boones Ferry.

Temporary Signals, Permanent Signals and Street Lights

In the coming weeks, electrical crews are expected to begin installing temporary and permanent signal pole bases, and poles and cables for new street lights.

Support Your Lake Grove Businesses!

Continuing throughout construction, the City project team and Lake Grove Business Association are hosting a Shop Lake Grove monthly raffle!

Each month, we will be giving away TWO $100 gift cards to participating businesses located in the project area. Stop by one of these businesses to enter the raffle. Each month the raffle starts fresh, so keep coming back to visit your local businesses to enter each month!

If you are a business that is eligible and interested in participating in the Shop Lake Grove campaign, please complete this survey to sign up!

Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road

To kick our Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road, this month we are featuring the Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic!

The clinic is excited to see how the Boones Ferry Road project develops and improves the community. Staff are particularly looking forward to the new and improved crosswalks and sidewalks, improving pedestrian connectivity, and having turnarounds for patients with permitted u-turns at the new signalized intersections.

Stop by to visit the Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic – they are accepting new patients and can get you an appointment in a timely manner!

Click here for more information about how the project is supporting businesses during construction, and remember to follow the blue cones!

Farmers’ Market

Thanks to Farmers’ Market visitors for stopping by and chatting with project team members Crystal and Katy at the September 7 Farmers’ Market! It was great to visit with local residents and talk about the project improvements under construction.

Overall Schedule

Click here for more information about the overall work plan, hours and schedule. This will be updated as major milestones occur.

For more information, visit, email, or call 503-697-6573. You can also follow the city on social media with #boonesferryproject and #followthebluecones!