Late last week, the contractor discovered an issue with one of the signal poles that was installed at Lanewood Street, which needs to be resolved before the signal can be activated. Crews are planning to fix the pole on Thursday night, 7/8.
The Lanewood signal needs to be active before the Oakridge/Reese Road intersection reconstruction and paving work can take place. Given scheduling conflicts, the signal activation and the intersection work has now been rescheduled to take place the week of 7/12. This work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.
Watch this 2 ½ minute video to learn more about the intersection work, U-turns, and Post Office access change. (Please note, all information regarding the work plan and traffic impacts outlined in the video are accurate, besides the recent change of dates for the Oakridge/Reese intersection work outlined below).
Oakridge/Reese Intersection Work
The Oakridge/Reese/Boones Ferry intersection work has been rescheduled to take place 24/7 starting midnight Wednesday 7/14, through Saturday 7/17, 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.
No Left Turns into Oakridge Road
To accommodate the work zone and equipment for building the remaining medians, there will be a period of about a month where there will be no left turns from Boones Ferry Road into Oakridge Road at the signal. Please use an alternate route during this time.
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.
In Oregon, U-turns are allowed at signalized intersections when there is a “U-turn permitted” sign. U-turns are already activated at Madrona and Bryant signals.
Once the new signals at Lanewood, Oakridge and McDonald’s are activated, U-turns will also be permitted at those intersections. If you are trying to get to a business on the opposite side of the street, just go to the next signalized intersection and make a U-turn.
Delivery Drivers & Large Trucks
Full sized passenger vehicles are able to make the U-turns, but larger trucks and delivery trucks aren’t able. There have been recent reports of delivery trucks driving through some private properties that have dual driveway access on Boones Ferry Road and side streets, to access other businesses.
For large trucks and delivery drivers that are unable to make U-turns, please plan your trips in a way that will allow you to access your destination by making right turns. This is common practice for truck drivers who make deliveries in urban areas on a regular basis.
Paving on Bryant Road
We have received several questions about when Bryant Road will be repaved where the stormwater, sewer line, and gas lines were installed in portions of the roadway between Boones Ferry and Upper Drive.
Final paving on Bryant is expected to take place this summer, in late July or early August. In the meantime, crews will improve and repair the current temporary patches before final paving takes place.
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