The transformation of Boones Ferry Road continues, with construction approaching the finish line in early fall! While we are now in the final months of construction, there are still several major traffic changes in the works for the project. Read below for more information on what to expect.
Major work is complete in the area south of Bryant Road. Some miscellaneous plantings, artistic elements, concrete repairs, and activation of the mid-block crossing remain. See some recent photos here.
The Madrona Street signal was activated in late April, along with u-turns being permitted at the Bryant Road signal!
Crews are making fantastic progress building the new raised landscaped medians between Bryant Road and Reese Road. Concrete pours will continue over the next few weeks for portions of the medians. Paving will take place in late June.
Work in the northern area is also taking place, between Reese Road and Red Cedar Way. Crews have been forming and pouring new curbs, sidewalks and stormwater planters on the east side (Vic’s/Bar Method side). Paving will also take place in late June.
More Traffic Changes Coming Up
Lanewood Signal Activation & U-turns!
Crews are making the final preparations and arrangements for activating the new signalized intersection at Lanewood Street and Boones Ferry Road. This will also include activating the new permitted u-turns at this signal and the new crosswalks! This is expected to occur in late June.
Oakridge/Reese/Boones Ferry Road Intersection
In late June, the intersection of Oakridge /Reese /Boones Ferry Road will be completely reconstructed and paved. Reese Road between Boones Ferry Road and Lake Grove Avenue will also be paved.
To minimize impacts, this work is planned to take place over one weekend beginning Friday night, June 25 and continuing through Sunday night, June 27. Stay tuned for more information on the schedule and work hours.
What to expect:
- Reese Road will be closed to through traffic between Boones Ferry Road and Lake Grove Avenue
- Oakridge Road at Boones Ferry Road will be right in/right out only
- The Oakridge/Reese/Boones Ferry signal will be turned off and flaggers will direct northbound and southbound traffic through the intersection – expect delays
- Access will remain open to all businesses in the corridor – use Boones Ferry Road to access business driveways
- There will be periods where traffic will be traveling on gravel or rock while they rebuild and grade the roadway – please drive safely
Please plan ahead for extra travel time or find an alternate route during this work.
This work is weather dependent and subject to change. Stay tuned for another update prior to this work.
Northbound Post Office Access Change
Once Oakridge/Reese Road intersection paving is complete, crews will start working on the final medians between Reese Road and Lanewood Street. This will change the northbound access to the Lake Grove Post Office by permanently removing the current left turn access.
Starting in late June, if you are traveling northbound on Boones Ferry Road, instead of turning left into the post office parking lot:
- Continue north on Boones Ferry Road,
- Make a U-turn at the new Lanewood Street traffic signal,
- From southbound Boones Ferry Road, turn right into the parking lot.
The Post Office will keep its current one-way entrance off Boones Ferry Road and one-way exit off Oakridge Road.
The new access replaces a sometimes challenging and potentially hazardous left turn across multiple traffic lanes.
New McDonald’s Signal Activation
After paving is complete and traffic loops are installed, the new signal will be activated. This is expected to occur in early-mid July.
Oakridge/Reese Signal U-turn Activation
As a reminder, all five signals in our project limits will eventually allow controlled u-turn movements. U-turns are expected to be activated at the Oakridge/Reese intersection in early August.
One “final” lift of asphalt will be placed over the entire project area, between Madrona Street and Lanewood Street. This will take place later this summer, followed by final striping.
Landscaping will continue to be installed throughout the project limits through early September, along with other minor punchlist items.
Councilors Tour Project!
In late April, Mayor Buck and Councilors Mboup and Manz had a behind-the-scenes tour of the streetscape and roadway improvements with project team members, Crystal Shum and Katy Kerklaan.
Thanks for visiting the progress and reminding the traveling public that the new Madrona Street signal is now active and u-turns are permitted!
Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road!
In April we featured Dogtopia, and in May we featured Kumon.
Read all about our featured businesses here.
Watch out for Art Head’s video feature coming soon!
Interested in winning a $100 gift card ? Enter our #ShopLakeGrove raffle today!
It’s easy to enter:
📸 Take a pic at a participating business (visit link in bio for the details)
📲 Post it on social (make sure your post is public!) or email email@example.com
🔈 Mention the business & use #ShopLakeGrove!
Remember, this raffle runs throughout construction of the Boones Ferry project and each month it starts fresh. Over 30 businesses are participating!
Lake Grove Farmers’ Market Pilot – thanks for stopping by!
Thanks to the many people who stopped by our project information booth at the Farmers’ Market on March 7 and again on April 25. It was great to chat with you, answer your questions, and provide helpful information about the project!
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 503-697-6573, visit www.boonesferryproject.org or follow the city on social media with #BoonesFerryProject.