Celebrating the Transformation of Boones Ferry Road!
On Monday, April 18, City Council, community members, local businesses, City staff and project staff joined together to commemorate the transformation of Boones Ferry Road. The new corridor was officially opened with a ceremonial cutting of the blue ribbon between those well-known blue cones, followed by a walking tour of the project improvements! Click here to view more photos from the celebration.
Guest speakers included Crystal Shum – Project Lead; Joe Buck – Lake Oswego Mayor; Trudy Corrigan – Project Advisory Committee Member; Ken Sandblast – Lake Grove Business Association Chair; and Erica Rooney – City Engineer and Public Works Director.
The project has brought a lot of construction and a rough ride for the last few years. But a better Boones Ferry Road has finally taken shape.
Thank you to the traveling public, all the businesses in the community, and Lake Oswego residents, for being extremely patient throughout the construction of this major project. We hope you enjoy the benefits of the new improvements!
Improvements for All
More than 20 years in the making, this project has been championed by many area neighbors and businesses, and a core goal of the 2008 Lake Grove Village Center Plan.
Building a better Boones Ferry Road for all was part of the welcoming, comfortable town center vision that you see today: featuring a new streetscape, sidewalks, bike lanes, crosswalks, traffic signals, street lighting, planters, underground utilities, and stormwater facilities.
From Madrona Street to Lanewood Street, this project has:
- Improved safety and efficiency for people walking, rolling, biking and driving, with wider ADA compliant sidewalks, new curb ramps, and bike lanes.
- Constructed safer, easier business access, with new driveways, additional traffic signals, and U-turn movements.
- Improved roadway drainage and stormwater management – more than 40 stormwater planters have been installed in the project corridor, to help manage and treat stormwater runoff.
- Improved sidewalk and crosswalk connections, with two new mid-block pedestrian crossings, expanded sidewalk areas, highly visible striping and pedestrian street lighting.
- Created an attractive and interesting streetscape, by undergrounding utilities and incorporating interesting interpretative elements like the coreten steel edging cutouts, embedded sidewalk poetry, stone clad walls, sidewalk benches and artistic medallions.
We are so proud to now have a safer, more accessible and appealing Boones Ferry Road for all.
Final Striping Remains
Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been cooperating lately for final striping. We need dry and warmer weather conditions for permanent striping of the main lane lines on Boones Ferry and Bryant Road to take place. Weather permitting, this work will be done at night in the coming weeks!
Final Video and Drone Photos
Coming soon: a final capstone video and final drone photos of the project!