Earlier this spring, the project was on track for major construction to be complete ahead of schedule, in early fall vs late 2021. Unfortunately, the project is experiencing what many industries are experiencing nationwide: a limited labor availability. At this time, we are now expecting construction to be completed closer to the originally anticipated time frame – by the end of the year.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we approach the light at the end of the tunnel and final closing activities on a complex and huge project that has had many moving parts.
In mid-late September, crews placed the final two inches of top lift asphalt throughout the project corridor, including portions of side streets.
Thank you for your patience while this major paving work took place (mostly at night).
Since the paving, crews have been raising many utility manhole covers and valve covers up to the final grade. Landscape crews have also been placing structural soil, topsoil and installing irrigation in the remaining planters.
Additional concrete pours and repairs have also been taking place, along with electrical work on new signals, pedestrian crossings and street lights.
Remaining Work through 2021
Several trench patches remain in the area north of Douglas Way, and on some side streets. In addition, many private property driveway approaches also need to be restored and paved back.
Crews are filling the remaining medians and planters with topsoil, in preparation for installing the final landscaping and trees over the next few weeks. Please watch for shifting lane closures during this work.
Signal Activations & Mid-block Crossings
The new mid-block crossings at Zupan’s and Wells Fargo are expected to be activated once the final striping is installed, along with the new McDonald’s signal.
Miscellaneous Concrete Repair/Pours/Punchlist Items
Concrete pours and remediation/repair work continue to take place for specific areas that remain, or where curbs, ramps, gutters, or sidewalks may need to be replaced or fixed. Please watch for shifting lane closures and traffic safety cones throughout the whole project corridor. Repair work is taking place between Madrona Street and Lanewood Street.
Cleanup and restoration activities are also taking place throughout the corridor. Lane closures and traffic cones will remain in place until the bulk of this work is complete.
Permanent pavement striping and crosswalk striping will be one of the final actions on the project. To minimize impacts to traffic, this will likely take place at night with lane closures and flaggers. This is heavily weather dependent, but is scheduled to occur sometime in November. Striping will take place throughout the project corridor, and on some side streets.
Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road – Final Feature!
It’s momentous: our final featured business highlights Casa del Pollo! Did you know, the authentic, homestyle Costa Rican restaurant has returned back to Boones Ferry Road? Pura Vida! Watch the video featuring owner, Jorge Zuniga, share their full circle journey and his passion for the Lake Oswego community.
Shop Lake Grove Raffle – Finishes this Month!
This month is the last opportunity for you to win one of TWO $100 gift cards to a participating #ShopLakeGrove business! It’s so easy to enter the #BoonesFerryProject raffle and support businesses:
📸 Take a pic at a participating business (more than 30 are participating!)
📱 Post it on social (make sure your post is public!) or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
🔈 Mention the business & use #ShopLakeGrove!
Click here for a complete list of participating businesses and raffle rules.
For more information, email email@example.com, call 503-697-6573, visit www.boonesferryproject.org or follow the city on social media with #BoonesFerryProject.