Construction Update 3/1/21

Traffic Switch Tomorrow

Due to inclement weather, the traffic shift that was originally planned for early February has been postponed to this week. Tomorrow, Tuesday 3/2, between Bryant Road and Reese Road, traffic will be shifted onto the east side (McDonald’s side) of the road, so crews can finish working on the west side (Riccardo’s side) improvements and widening.

Key information:

  • Crews will be removing some existing striping and placing additional temporary striping.
  • Work is expected to occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. During this time, expect some delays and plan extra travel time.
  • For up to two hours, the traffic signal at Oakridge/Reese/Boones Ferry will be turned off and traffic will be flagged through the intersection.
  • The temporary traffic configuration of one lane in each direction plus a center turn lane will remain in this area during this next stage of work.  

Please watch for changing traffic patterns and plan some extra time through the work zone as the traveling public gets used to the change.

Work on the west side improvements is expected to take a few months to complete. Once this area is complete, crews will move to the center of the roadway to start working on the new medians between Bryant and Reese Road.  

In the next month or so, traffic lanes between Oakridge Road (at the post office) and Lanewood Street will also shift. Crews will begin working on the east side improvements (Giant Burger side).

Plants have arrived!

In the area south of Bryant Road, the landscapers have started to install new street trees and plants within the medians, landscaped planters and stormwater planters! This work will continue over the next few weeks.

A new mid-block crossing is coming along!

As part of the improvements, two new pedestrian mid-block crossings will be installed. Work on the southern one is under way (located between Keller Williams and the Lake Grove Shopping Center). Check out the latest progress photos here.

A progress photo of the new mid-block crossing
A progress photo of the new mid-block crossing

In the coming weeks, this new crossing will be activated, along with the new signalized intersection at Madrona Street. These are two significant safety improvements for pedestrians, as they now will be able to safely cross Boones Ferry Road in this area without having to travel all the way to the Bryant Road signal or West Sunset signal.

A sample rendering of the new mid-block crossing currently under construction

New Log Bench

In early February, a progressive log bench was installed at the expanded sidewalk area just north of Keller Williams.

This bench was created and procured through a combined neighborhood enhancement grant by the Waluga, Lake Forest and Lake Grove neighborhoods. The natural wood bench was made using a large douglas fir tree that was slated for removal as part of the road widening. It was repurposed and transformed into a piece of interpretive art. The bench shows the progression from an original barked trunk, a partial bench and a completely milled bench.

Street signs are being installed

Check out the new street signs that have been placed on some of the new mast arms. Our project advisory committee selected the tree logo/emblem as it envisions the Lake Grove area and the transformation of Boones Ferry Road.

Lake Grove Farmers’ Market
Sundays, March 7-April 25, 1-5pm
Hallmark Drive (between Mercantile Drive & Collins Way)

The City of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department is delighted to unveil a pilot farmers’ market in Lake Grove! The Lake Grove Farmers’ Market celebrates farmers and foodies alike, offering the finest food & agricultural products in the Pacific Northwest. The pilot program, which is sponsored by Mercato Grove, aims to evaluate community interest in a permanent market on the westside of Lake Oswego.  The Lake Grove Farmers’ Market will be small in scale and adhere to all Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 guidelines, along with government health & safety guidelines.  Face coverings required.  Parking is located at Acme Construction, Dischinger Orthodontics, Go to Ortho/Summit Orthopaedics and Lake Grove Elementary School.  For additional information, including a vendor list, visit

#Shop Lake Grove Raffle

You’ve got to be in it, to win it! Natasha did just that – she entered our monthly #ShopLakeGrove raffle last month while picking up her piano book at the Lake Music Center, and won a $100 gift card!

Remember, this raffle runs throughout construction of the Boones Ferry project and each month it starts fresh. Over 30 businesses are already participating – all you need to do to enter is:

  • Take a photo at a participating Lake Grove business (list is here)
  • Post your photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram* OR email it to
  • Mention the business in your post/email and use #ShopLakeGrove to win!

Two winners will be drawn monthly to receive a $100 gift card to a local #ShopLakeGrove participating business of their choice.

For all the details, click here!  And, if you are an eligible business and would like to sign up to participate, complete this survey!

*To be considered in the raffle entries, social media posts must be “public.”

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