Since our last construction update was sent on 6/8, some important dates have changed regarding upcoming traffic impacts. Read on for the latest news.
Traffic Changes Coming Up
Lanewood Intersection Paving
Starting late Wednesday night 6/23 at approximately midnight, through Thursday 6/24 at 6 p.m., crews will be rebuilding and paving the Lanewood Street/Boones Ferry Road intersection.
During work hours, Lanewood Street will be closed between Boones Ferry Road and Boones Way, and a detour will be in place for all through traffic. Local access to business and resident driveways will remain open. Residents and businesses: use Boones Way for access.
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 now expected to occur in early-mid July.
Oakridge/Reese/Boones Ferry Road Intersection
Now scheduled for mid-July, the intersection of Oakridge x Reese x Boones Ferry Road will be completely reconstructed and paved. Reese Road between Boones Ferry Road and Lake Grove Avenue will also be paved.
Watch this video to learn more!
This work is now planned to take place 24/7 starting midnight Wednesday 7/7, through Saturday 7/10, at 8 p.m.
- What to expect during this time:
- Reese Road will be closed to all through traffic between Boones Ferry Road and Sunset Drive
- Lake Grove Avenue will be closed to all through traffic between Reese Road and Upper Drive
- Oakridge Road at Boones Ferry Road will be right in/right out only
- Northbound and southbound traffic on Boones Ferry Road will remain open
- At times, the Oakridge/Reese/Boones Ferry signal will be turned off and flaggers will direct traffic – 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. Neighbors and businesses near the work area can expect an increase in noise, truck traffic and vibration due to the paving operation.
This work is weather dependent and subject to change. Stay tuned for another update prior to this work.
Northbound Post Office Access Change
Once the 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 mid-July, 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 from Boones Ferry Road and one-way exit to 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 sometime in 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 and other minor punchlist items.
Given we have had an unseasonably dry and hot spring, we are now waiting to install the remainder of the plants and trees in the project corridor until later this fall, in order to give them the best chance of survival.
We’ve recently received several calls and inquiries about the landscaping, planters and trees being installed on Boones Ferry Road as part of the project. We sent out an update last week, view it here.
Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road!
This month, Art Heads Custom Framing is our featured business!
Read all about our featured businesses here.
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!
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.