Construction is very active on Boones Ferry Road – there are multiple crews working throughout the entire corridor from Madrona Street to Red Cedar Way, and on side streets. Please plan extra time when traveling throughout the project area and watch for moving equipment and crews!
Undergrounding nearing completion!
Crews have completed installing the main underground joint utility trench in the northern area between Bryant and Oakridge Roads! Now that all the vaults and conduit are installed, PGE and the telecommunications companies are beginning their final switchover and removal of overhead lines and poles. We expect this work to take about two months to complete. Any utility shutdowns will be coordinated with businesses or properties in advance.
While the utility companies are working in this portion, there will be intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. One lane in each direction will remain, but at times the center turn lane will be closed. A bulk of the work will be taking place on the west side of the road (Riccardo’s side), outside the current work zone set up which is on the east side (McDonald’s). This lane closure is to accommodate all the equipment and trucks needed for the utilities to complete the undergrounding work.
New Traffic Shift Implemented
In early June, between Bryant Road and Madrona Streets, traffic was shifted onto the west side of the road, so crews could start working on the east side improvements and widening.
Crews are making good progress in the work zone between Madrona and Reese Road. They have been focused on grading the area. Last week they started pouring portions of the new concrete curbs and some stormwater planters. ADA curb ramps, driveway aprons and sidewalks will follow over the coming weeks.
In late July, crews are planning to place a base lift of asphalt on the newly aligned Lake Grove Elementary School driveway (at Lanewood). Paving is also planned for part of Bryant Road near the intersection (Bank of America side), and the newly widened area between Bryant and Madrona (east side).
Center Median Work
Once the sidewalks are complete and the asphalt is placed south of the Bryant Road intersection, crews plan to switch traffic again in order to start working on the center median. This is expected to begin sometime in August, and take a few months to complete (between Bryant and Madrona).
Following this work in the fall, crews hope to activate the new signals and mid-block crossing in the southern portion, and install the final landscaping.
Ongoing day work and intermittent night work continues throughout the project area. When work is occurring at night, traffic is flagged and shifted to one lane. Any night work occurring in or near the signalized intersections requires flagged traffic.
Thank you to all residents, businesses and property owners for your continued patience with the construction and impacts.
Support Your Local Businesses
Due to the pandemic and stay home order implemented in March, we placed our Shop Lake Grove raffle and featured business profile on hold.
Good news, we expect to reactivate our featured business videos starting next month. The raffle is still on hold. But we continue to encourage you to support our local businesses.
Open for Business List
To promote and support our local economy, the City and Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce have compiled an ever-growing list of Lake Oswego businesses that are open and providing essential services during the COVID-19 crisis. Local businesses are encouraged to provide information about their services, including hours and delivery/pick-up options, as well as any need for support, using a public Google survey: https://bit.ly/2yoyHuc
We also have a great interactive and searchable ‘Open for Business’ Map based on the list! You can search by business name, address, type, or neighborhood! To be added to the map, complete the survey above. You can also submit changes to your information by following the prompts on the map.
Follow the Blue Cones
Please continue to support your local businesses. Follow the blue cones and signage to access driveways.
New Business Grants Available – Open July 20
Through a generous $35,000 award from Business Oregon, the City of Lake Oswego is offering a NEW round of grants to local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Applications open July 20 at 8 a.m.
- Grants start at $2,500 per business
- Businesses must have a current LO business license
- 501c non-profits are eligible
- Minority-owned and woman-owned businesses, as well as sole proprietorships, are strongly encouraged to apply
- Funds are available on first come, first serve basis
- Applications and information are available in six languages (Chinese, English, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese)
Visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/business-assistance-grants for more information on eligibility requirements.
For more information about schedule and work hours, click here.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 503-697-6573 and follow the city on social media with #boonesferryproject and #followthebluecones.