Construction Update 3/13/20

Inspiring Future Engineers and Contractors

Our Boones Ferry Road project team inspired future civil engineers and construction contractors last week! 20 Lakeridge Middle School students participated in an all-day, hands-on learning experience and construction site visit with the project team, consultants and contractors. Watch this short video capturing the day.

This special event was also timely to showcase our unique, all-female City project team (Crystal Shum, Stacy Bluhm and Katy Kerklaan), as it was National Women in Construction Week! Hard hats off to the wonderful women who work in construction, public works and engineering services. You are paving the way for future women and young girls in engineering and construction!

Multiple Crews Working Throughout the Project

Due to the nature and scope of this project, there are multiple crews working throughout the entire corridor and on side streets – both day and night. Please plan extra time when traveling throughout the project area.

First Base Lift of Paving!

In late February, crews took advantage of some optimal weather, pouring the first base lift of asphalt on the west side of Boones Ferry Road between West Sunset Blvd. and Firwood Road, and portions of Bryant Road, Madrona Street and Firwood Road.

Earlier this week, crews also paved a new asphalt pathway on Lanewood Street (between First Citizens Bank and Boones Way).

A final overlay of asphalt and permanent striping will be installed at the end of the project.

In the coming weeks, crews will begin tearing out the existing sidewalk and preparing for new curbs and sidewalk along the Albertsons frontage on Firwood Road and Boones Ferry Road. They will also be preparing for curbs and sidewalk on the east side of Boones Ferry Road, between Oakridge and Bryant Road.

Undergrounding Operation

Next week, PGE crews are expected to arrive to the site to begin their switch from overhead to underground power in the southern area of the project. They will switch over services, and eventually remove the above ground power poles between Bryant and Madrona (the first segment). Some of this work is taking place during the day, and some at night.

The contractor is making good progress installing underground conduit and utility vaults, making their way towards the Oakridge Road/Reese Road intersection. This work will continue over the coming weeks and is being conducted at night. While crews are working in or near the intersection at night, the signal will be shut-off and traffic will be flagged.

NW Natural Gas has also been installing a new gas line and connections for customers.

Please note, any planned utility shutdowns for customers will be coordinated by the utility companies, and typically occur after business hours.

Stormwater Work

In the coming weeks, the contractor may start work on some miscellaneous stormwater pipe, access holes and planter facilities on Boones Ferry Road, north of Lanewood Street, and on Red Cedar Way, near the Kindercare. This work will most likely be conducted with a single lane closure from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Illumination Poles and Signal Pole Foundations

The electrical subcontractor has started excavating to prepare for pouring signal pole foundations at the Lanewood Street (Lake Grove Elementary School) intersection, at McDonald’s and Reese Road. They are also installing illumination bases in the area between Bryant Road and Oakridge Road, on the west and east side of Boones Ferry Road. This work will continue over the next few weeks.

Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road

This month’s Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road features Riccardo’s Ristorante and Café Marzocca!

If you’ve lived, worked or visited in Lake Oswego in the last 40 years, chances are you’ve been to Riccardo’s Ristorante or Café Marzocca! Opened in 1980, Riccardo’s is a warm, family, Italian restaurant where patrons are treated more like family members than customers.

Watch the video featuring owners Georgette and Riccardo Spaccarelli share their passion for this community and for creating their own little part of Italy right here in Lake Oswego. They stay true to their Italian culture and cuisine, trying to turn your stomach into an Italian by using family recipes from Italy, serving only Italian wines and their favorite Italian coffee (Illy).

Click here to read more about Riccardo’s and Café Marzocca!

Shop Lake Grove Raffle Continues!

Our Shop Lake Grove monthly raffle continues!  Each month, we are giving away TWO $100 gift cards to participating businesses located in the project area. This month, winners selected Zupan’s and Riccardo’s for their gift cards.

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.

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!

More Information

For more information about schedule and work hours, click here.

You can also email info@boonesferryproject.org, call 503-697-6573 and follow the city on social media with #boonesferryproject and #followthebluecones.