Category Archives: Project Updates

Construction Update 6/3/20

An Exciting Partial Milestone!

Notice anything different recently, in the area on Boones Ferry Road south of Bryant Road? The overhead utility poles are gone!

In mid-May, PGE and telecommunications utilities completed their service switchovers and removed the overhead poles between Madrona and Bryant. While we’re still progressing in the northern portion with undergrounding, it is exciting to see this partial milestone occur in this southern portion of the project!

Watch this quick video recap!

Crews continue installing the main underground joint utility trench in the northern portion.

They expect to complete this work in the next month or so. Once all the vaults and conduit are installed in this portion, the utility companies will return to begin their final switchover!

Temporary Traffic Signal – Bryant x Boones Ferry x Firwood

After the utility poles were removed in the southern portion, crews were able to install a new temporary traffic signal at the Bryant x Boones Ferry x Firwood intersection.

This is needed in order to switch travel lanes and continue work in the south. It will also allow crews to deactivate and remove the existing signal and begin installing the new traffic signal poles at this widened intersection.

New Traffic Switch – Scheduled for Thursday Night 6/4

Weather permitting, starting Thursday night 6/4, the work zone south of Bryant Road is expected to change. Between Bryant Road and Madrona Streets, traffic will be shifted onto the west side of the road, so crews can begin working on the east side improvements and widening. Watch the video to learn more.

The temporary traffic configuration of one lane in each direction plus a center turn lane will remain.  Some existing striping will be removed and new temporary striping placed. Please watch for changing traffic patterns and plan some extra time through the work zone as the traveling public gets used to the change.

Crews expect to begin demolishing the existing sidewalks and pavement to prepare for widening in this area the week beginning 6/8.

Other Miscellaneous Work

  • Forming and pouring concrete for new curbs, gutters, sidewalks and stormwater planters on the east side (McDonald’s) between Bryant and Reese Road is expected to occur over the coming months.
  • Handrail is being installed on some retaining walls.

  • Quarry Road between Boones Ferry Road and Oakridge Road remains closed. Crews are working on the traffic island and plan to pave the area in mid-June.

  • The newly installed waterline in the area between Bryant and Reese Road is being pressure tested. Installation of new water meters will follow.
  • NW Natural is progressing with relocating their gas line north of Reese Road. Once this is complete, crews will continue installing the waterline north of Reese Road.
  • Crews are making progress installing portions of stormwater and water lines in the most northern section of the project, and stormwater facility planters on Red Cedar Way, Lanewood Street, and on Boones Ferry Road between Douglas Way and Lanewood Street.
  • Stormwater work on Bryant Road remains. Once this is complete, crews can complete the widening on Bryant as it approaches Boones Ferry Road.

Work Hours

Ongoing day work and intermittent night work continues throughout the project area. When work is occurring at night, traffic is flagged and shifted to one lane. Any night work occurring in or near the signalized intersections requires flagged traffic. Thank you to all residents, businesses and property owners for your continued patience with the construction and impacts.

Follow the Blue Cones

Please continue to support your local businesses. Follow the blue cones and signage to access driveways.

More Information

For more information about schedule and work hours, click here.

You can also email info@boonesferryproject.org, call 503-697-6573 and follow the city on social media with #boonesferryproject and #followthebluecones.

Construction Update 5/1/20

This is a long overdue update. Please know although we haven’t sent an update out in a while, things have not slowed down on the project. In fact, they have ramped up dramatically since early March.

COVID-19 and Construction

Under the governor’s stay home save lives executive order, your road construction is considered an essential operation. Our goal has been to continue making progress every day on essential infrastructure that is part of the Boones Ferry Road project improvements. We are thankful to provide work for our contractors and deliver vital services to the community. Stormwater systems, water lines, utilities, roadway pavement, traffic control devices, lighting, pedestrian crossings, sidewalks – all essential infrastructure that are becoming even more critical during the current public health crisis.

Since COVID-19, our contractor and team have actually accelerated work in areas where they were previously restricted. Due to the school closures, the contractor has been able to begin working on the new traffic signal at the Lake Grove Elementary School/Lanewood Street, and begin realigning the school driveway. This work was originally scheduled to take place later this year during summer break.

Also, given traffic has been significantly reduced, the contractor expanded their work zone further north and has been doing more work during the day.

Project staff and crews are continuing to adhere to the executive order and maintain physical distancing guidelines in the field and site offices.

What’s been happening since mid-March?

A lot! Here are just some of the activities that have taken place:

Undergrounding Utilities

PGE has been on site in the southern portion between Bryant Road and Madrona Street, pulling in their cables, moving transformers, and has completed their switch over connections for customers to the new underground lines in this area.

The communications companies have also been installing what they can into their new facilities and switching customers’ connections.  NW Natural has almost completed switching over customers from the old gas line to the newly installed gas line.

While utility companies have been working in the southern area, the contractor has continued progressing north towards the school with the underground joint utility trench and conduit installation.

Stormwater

The majority of new stormwater pipe has been installed throughout the length of the project.

Water

The contractor has also recently installed portions of a new water line between Bryant Road and Reese Road. The contractor will begin working on the remaining water line installation over the coming weeks.

Sidewalks, Curbs and Walls

Sidewalks from Firwood Road to Madrona Street on the west side (Keller Williams side) have been installed.  Most of the walls on the project are now complete – two remain.

Curbs and gutter on Firwood Road, in front of Albertsons, along Quarry Road, and at the new Lake Grove Elementary School driveway were also installed last week.

Signals and Lighting

In late March, the contractor expanded their work zone further north to Douglas Way, including the temporary traffic configuration of one lane in each direction and a center turn lane.

Since then, they have started working on the new traffic signal at the school driveway, and realigning the driveway. Work has also continued to progress on installing the new street light pole foundations and illumination conduit.

What’s coming up?

Undergrounding

PGE’s next step is to remove the overhead wiring. Once PGE has removed their aerial wires, the communication companies will then be able to remove the remainder of their wires. (There is a hierarchy for the order in which the facilities can be removed). Once all the wiring is removed, PGE will then remove the poles.

The contractor will continue their undergrounding effort of installing the infrastructure (conduit and vaults) in the northern section, in anticipation of PGE and the telecommunications companies to begin their switchover. They are aiming to be complete with the undergrounding preparation work in the next month or so.

Once PGE is finished in the southern portion, they will likely move into the northern section and repeat the process all the way to the Lake Grove Elementary School.

Traffic Switch & Signal Installation

The contractor will continue work on the new signal at Lanewood Street, with the goal of having the new signalized intersection activated in early fall (before school returns).

Once the power poles are removed in the southern portion, crews will pave and install a temporary traffic signal at Bryant/Boones Ferry/Firwood. This will enable the widening work at the Bryant Road intersection to continue.

Pole removal will also allow crews to then shift the travel lanes over to the west side and begin working on the east portion along the Lake Grove Shopping Center frontage. Stay tuned for more information on when this traffic shift will occur.

Stormwater and Water Work

Over the coming weeks, crews will continue to work on installing portions of stormwater and water lines in the northern section of the project, and stormwater facility planters on Red Cedar Way, and on Boones Ferry Road between Douglas Way and Lanewood Street.

Sidewalks, Curbs, Grading and Walls

Now the curbs are installed along the Albertsons’ frontage, the contractor will be able to work on the sidewalk construction. Two retaining walls remain in the northern portion, and will be poured over the coming weeks.

Once the waterline and gas lines are complete up to Reese Road, the contractor will grade the roadway for curb, gutter, and sidewalk on the eastside (McDonald’s side) from Bryant Road to Reese Road.

Work Hours

There has still been ongoing day and night work throughout the project area. When work is occurring at night, traffic is flagged and shifted to one lane. Thank you to all residents, businesses and property owners for your continued patience with the construction and impacts.

Support Your Businesses

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the Shop Lake Grove raffle and featured business video promotional campaign are on HOLD. If you are a business that is participating, please keep your boxes stored in a safe place with the entry cards in them. We will revisit how to approach or relaunch this again in the future.

We will continue to support businesses and work with you throughout the project, and we encourage residents and customers to support businesses too! Many are still open or offering alternative options for pick-up or delivery during this time.

Open for Business List

In addition, to promote and support our local economy, the City has created a list of local Lake Oswego businesses that are open and providing essential services during the COVID-19 crisis. We encourage you (businesses or residents that know a business!) to add your information to the list by filling out the survey: https://bit.ly/2yoyHuc

The ‘Open for Business’ list is available on the City’s coronavirus website under “Business & Employee Resources.” Here is a direct link:  https://bit.ly/34ihezf. The list is updated frequently with new additions.

More Information

For more information about schedule and work hours, click here.

You can also email info@boonesferryproject.org, call 503-697-6573 and follow the city on social media with #boonesferryproject and #followthebluecones.

Construction Update 3/13/20

Inspiring Future Engineers and Contractors

Our Boones Ferry Road project team inspired future civil engineers and construction contractors last week! 20 Lakeridge Middle School students participated in an all-day, hands-on learning experience and construction site visit with the project team, consultants and contractors. Watch this short video capturing the day.

This special event was also timely to showcase our unique, all-female City project team (Crystal Shum, Stacy Bluhm and Katy Kerklaan), as it was National Women in Construction Week! Hard hats off to the wonderful women who work in construction, public works and engineering services. You are paving the way for future women and young girls in engineering and construction!

Multiple Crews Working Throughout the Project

Due to the nature and scope of this project, there are multiple crews working throughout the entire corridor and on side streets – both day and night. Please plan extra time when traveling throughout the project area.

First Base Lift of Paving!

In late February, crews took advantage of some optimal weather, pouring the first base lift of asphalt on the west side of Boones Ferry Road between West Sunset Blvd. and Firwood Road, and portions of Bryant Road, Madrona Street and Firwood Road.

Earlier this week, crews also paved a new asphalt pathway on Lanewood Street (between First Citizens Bank and Boones Way).

A final overlay of asphalt and permanent striping will be installed at the end of the project.

In the coming weeks, crews will begin tearing out the existing sidewalk and preparing for new curbs and sidewalk along the Albertsons frontage on Firwood Road and Boones Ferry Road. They will also be preparing for curbs and sidewalk on the east side of Boones Ferry Road, between Oakridge and Bryant Road.

Undergrounding Operation

Next week, PGE crews are expected to arrive to the site to begin their switch from overhead to underground power in the southern area of the project. They will switch over services, and eventually remove the above ground power poles between Bryant and Madrona (the first segment). Some of this work is taking place during the day, and some at night.

The contractor is making good progress installing underground conduit and utility vaults, making their way towards the Oakridge Road/Reese Road intersection. This work will continue over the coming weeks and is being conducted at night. While crews are working in or near the intersection at night, the signal will be shut-off and traffic will be flagged.

NW Natural Gas has also been installing a new gas line and connections for customers.

Please note, any planned utility shutdowns for customers will be coordinated by the utility companies, and typically occur after business hours.

Stormwater Work

In the coming weeks, the contractor may start work on some miscellaneous stormwater pipe, access holes and planter facilities on Boones Ferry Road, north of Lanewood Street, and on Red Cedar Way, near the Kindercare. This work will most likely be conducted with a single lane closure from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Illumination Poles and Signal Pole Foundations

The electrical subcontractor has started excavating to prepare for pouring signal pole foundations at the Lanewood Street (Lake Grove Elementary School) intersection, at McDonald’s and Reese Road. They are also installing illumination bases in the area between Bryant Road and Oakridge Road, on the west and east side of Boones Ferry Road. This work will continue over the next few weeks.

Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road

This month’s Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road features Riccardo’s Ristorante and Café Marzocca!

If you’ve lived, worked or visited in Lake Oswego in the last 40 years, chances are you’ve been to Riccardo’s Ristorante or Café Marzocca! Opened in 1980, Riccardo’s is a warm, family, Italian restaurant where patrons are treated more like family members than customers.

Watch the video featuring owners Georgette and Riccardo Spaccarelli share their passion for this community and for creating their own little part of Italy right here in Lake Oswego. They stay true to their Italian culture and cuisine, trying to turn your stomach into an Italian by using family recipes from Italy, serving only Italian wines and their favorite Italian coffee (Illy).

Click here to read more about Riccardo’s and Café Marzocca!

Shop Lake Grove Raffle Continues!

Our Shop Lake Grove monthly raffle continues!  Each month, we are giving away TWO $100 gift cards to participating businesses located in the project area. This month, winners selected Zupan’s and Riccardo’s for their gift cards.

Stop by one of these businesses to enter the raffle. Each month the raffle starts fresh, so keep coming back to visit your local businesses to enter.

If you are a business that is eligible and interested in participating in the Shop Lake Grove campaign, please complete this survey to sign up!

More Information

For more information about schedule and work hours, click here.

You can also email info@boonesferryproject.org, call 503-697-6573 and follow the city on social media with #boonesferryproject and #followthebluecones.

 

Inspiring Future Civil Engineers and Construction Contractors

On Tuesday, March 3, our all-female City project team leading the Boones Ferry Road (BFR) Project engaged 20 students from Lakeridge Middle School in an all-day event to showcase the multi-million dollar road project, and to provide an opportunity to both create and observe engineering and construction in action.

Leading the way

The City project team (Crystal Shum, project lead; Stacy Bluhm, project engineer; and Katy Kerklaan, communications and public outreach), also joined by Erica Rooney, city engineer, and Chad Maxwell, construction manager from Otak, Inc. kicked off the day by sharing their unique stories and backgrounds, personal challenges or obstacles they had overcome, and how they got to where they are today in their careers.

Rene Miller, construction assistant, and Dan Payne, superintendent from Wildish – the General Contractor building the BFR project – were also on-hand to share information, fun giveaways and support the kids.

Building a road

To provide the kids with a hands-on experience, the project team and Cheri Davidson (TAG Coordinator at Lakeridge) developed a small group activity with defined roles to “Build a Road” based on engineering specifications and plan sheets that resembled similar infrastructure and elements that are being installed as part of the BFR project.

The team provided materials for the kids to purchase, and a tracking sheet for each group to manage their costs. Elements included installing: stormwater access holes, storm pipe, conduit for underground utilities, new sidewalk, new roadway with rock and asphalt, lane striping and the option to install bike lanes.

The group learned there are a myriad of skills involved in engineering and construction – not just math and science – but a lot more problem solving, project management, and working together as a team to resolve issues.

All aboard the excavator

In the afternoon, the project team led the group out in the field to show them some of the real-life issues they deal with, and had them learn from our contractors about how they operate equipment and actually construct the project.

One of the subcontractors for the project – Turney Excavating Inc. – set up stations and the kids learned about some of the technology they use (GPS) in the field and how they operate different pieces of equipment. All the kids climbed aboard a loader and excavator, looked inside 48“ stormwater pipe and access holes, viewed the new sidewalks being formed, new asphalt placed, special artistic elements, and retaining walls that were in different stages of being constructed.

This was not only memorable and rewarding for the kids, but also for the project team, consultants and contractors who participated in the day. We hope it made a difference in the kids’ lives and their career choices!

National Women in Construction Week

This special event was also timely, as it is National Women in Construction Week (March 1-7)! There is still a large gender gap in the civil engineering and construction fields.

We celebrate the wonderful women who work in construction, public works and engineering services in Lake Oswego! You are paving the way for the future.

We are proud of our all-female project team leading the BFR project to success, and inspiring other women and young girls to work in Engineering and Construction! Thanks Katy, Crystal and Stacy! (pictured below)

 

 

 

Construction Update 2/7/20

Another milestone was met this week when crews poured the first portion of new sidewalks and driveway aprons between Madrona Street and Firwood Road!

Additional concrete pours are scheduled over the coming month. Thank you to property owners and businesses for your cooperation and patience during the concrete pours.

Weather permitting, early next week crews plan to place some temporary hot asphalt down and also add some additional temporary striping within the project area travel lanes (including some side streets).

In mid-late February, crews also plan to begin paving a first base layer of asphalt on the west side of Boones Ferry Road between West Sunset Blvd. and Firwood Road., a portion of Bryant Road and a portion of Firwood Road.  At this time, they may also install the new asphalt pathway on Lanewood Street (between First Citizens Bank and Boones Way). This work is weather dependent.

A final overlay of asphalt and permanent striping will be installed at the end of the project.

Walls

Crews continue to pour new retaining walls throughout the corridor. Stone masons have been placing stone veneer on new walls at Madrona Street and in front of the Olson Memorial Clinic. This work will continue over the next few months.

Utility Undergrounding

Crews continue installing underground conduit and utility vaults between Quarry Road and Oakridge Road. NW Natural has been installing a new gas line, and electrical crews have been installing electrical conduit for street lighting and signal power. Work will continue ramping up in this area over the coming months.

PGE is expected to arrive in late February to begin their switch from overhead to underground power in the area south of Quarry Road. They will switch over services, and eventually remove the above ground power poles between Bryant and Madrona (the first segment). Some of this work is taking place during the day, and some at night. Any planned shutdowns for customers will be coordinated by the utility companies, and typically occur after business hours.

Stormwater Lines

Crews have made good progress on installing a new stormwater line on Reese Road and Boones Ferry Road. This work is being conducted at night with flaggers, to minimize impacts to traffic. Stormwater work is expected to continue over the next few weeks before crews switch to installing a new waterline.

New Stop Sign at Madrona Street x Waluga Drive

This week, a new all-way stop was installed at the intersection of Madrona and Waluga. Curb extensions have also been installed here to help with traffic calming. Watch for this new traffic pattern.

Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road

This month’s Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road features Naomi’s Lampshades and Lamps!

Not many businesses can say they have operated in Lake Oswego since 1942, but Naomi’s is one of those rare treasures! They are a local, independently owned, full-service lamp and lampshade store (the biggest on the west coast).

Watch the video featuring owners Celina and Mark Williams sharing their story and love for making custom lamps and repairing them. There is a running joke among Naomi’s customers that if Naomi’s cannot fix it, nobody can! So come on by, bring in your old lampshade for a refresh, or see if they can make something special incorporating a sentimental item from your childhood or a unique keepsake. They may even turn you into a lamp!

Shop Lake Grove Raffle Continues!

Our Shop Lake Grove monthly raffle continues! Each month, we are giving away TWO $100 gift cards to participating businesses located in the project area. Stop by one of these businesses to enter the raffle. Each month the raffle starts fresh, so keep coming back to visit your local businesses to enter.

If you are a business that is eligible and interested in participating in the Shop Lake Grove campaign, please complete this survey to sign up!

More Information

For more information about schedule and work hours, click here.

You can also email info@boonesferryproject.org, call 503-697-6573 and follow the city on social media with #boonesferryproject and #followthebluecones.

Construction Update 12/20/19

New Traffic Shift

In late November, the new temporary lane configuration on Boones Ferry Road of one lane in each direction and a center turn lane was extended to Oakridge Road (at the post office). Boones Ferry Road and all businesses remain open, but please plan extra travel time through the area and travel cautiously. Thank you for your patience as the traveling public gets used to this new traffic shift.

Concrete Pours and Mason Work

The project met its first major concrete milestone this week, when new concrete curbs were formed and poured on the west side of Boones Ferry Road, between Madrona Street and Firwood Road. Sidewalks, curb ramps and driveway aprons will follow over the next month.

During the concrete pours, we will notify property owners and businesses ahead of time of any temporary driveway closures or access coordination efforts. Thank you for your cooperation and patience!

Earlier this week, the mason workers arrived to begin placing stone veneer on the new walls! Pictured below, masons started forming the pattern on the wall at the corner of Madrona and Boones Ferry.

The featured photo above shows concrete being poured last night for the remainder of the retaining wall at the corner of Bryant and Boones Ferry (Bank of America).

Temporary Signal

Also last night, crews coordinated with Clackamas County to install and activate a new temporary signal at Oakridge/Reese/Boones Ferry intersection. The existing signal heads and mast arms were removed. The poles will soon follow, making room for the joint underground utility trench.

Multiple Crews

There is active work and multiple crews operating throughout the entire corridor. With the work zone expansion north of Quarry Road, crews are continuing to progress with the utility undergrounding operation. Conduit and vaults are being installed on the west side of the road, heading towards Oakridge Road. This work is being conducted at night with flagged traffic.

Some utility companies (Comcast, Centurylink) have started pulling their lines through the newly installed conduit and configuring their vaults in the area south of Quarry Road. This will continue over the coming months. PGE is expected to arrive for their switchover in the first quarter of 2020, switching over services, and eventually removing the above ground power poles. Some of this work is taking place during the day, and some at night. Any planned shutdowns for customers will be coordinated by the utility companies, and typically occur after business hours.

With the work zone expansion and lane shift north of Quarry Road, this has allowed crews to clear and remove landscaping, saw-cut the asphalt and prepare for the illumination and gas line work on the east side, which will continue over the coming month or so.

Stormwater Lines

Crews have recently been installing a storm manhole and storm line across Madrona near the intersection of Boones Ferry. During this work, expect flagged traffic on Madrona.

In early January, crews plan to start working on installing a new stormwater line on Reese Road, near Lake Grove Avenue, working towards Boones Ferry, then progress south of Reese Road on Boones Ferry towards Bryant Road. This work will be conducted at night, with lane closures and flaggers.

Quarry Road Radar Sign– December 30

Crews need to configure some equipment on the newly installed speed radar feedback sign on Quarry Road. This is planned for Monday, 12/30 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lane closures will be in place and traffic will be flagged.

Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road

This month’s Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road features Healthy Pet!

Watch the video to hear why they love Lake Oswego customers!

Healthy Pet is a local, independently owned, holistic pet supply store that has been in business – on Boones Ferry Road – since 1986! They specialize in providing premium foods and high quality products that you may not find at the bigger box stores. Women owned and operated, Healthy Pet prides themselves on having passionate, knowledgeable, friendly, and long-standing staff members who are here to help provide solutions and give advice (with a side of therapy!) to customers and their pets.

The Holidays are a special time of the year at Healthy Pet! Stop by to check out their cute toys, apparel and holiday treats! They are also participating in our monthly raffle, so be sure to drop off an entry card in the box!

Support Your Lake Grove Businesses During the Holiday Season!

Boones Ferry Road and all its businesses remain open during construction. This holiday season, please come out and support your friends and community businesses that make Lake Oswego a great place to live, work and play! Follow the blue cones and signs to access business driveways in the work zones, and please plan some extra travel time.

Throughout the holiday season, the project team have released a series of short holiday-themed videos with catchy music, featuring project area businesses. Check them out on the City’s social media accounts, or click on the links below!

Enter the Shop Lake Grove Raffle

Our Shop Lake Grove monthly raffle continues! Our latest raffle winner is local resident Nancy Headley, pictured below with Papa Murphy’s employee Maria Sandobal, collecting her pizzas!

Each month, we are giving away TWO $100 gift cards to participating businesses located in the project area. Stop by one of these businesses to enter the raffle. Each month the raffle starts fresh, so keep coming back to visit your local businesses to enter.

If you are a business that is eligible and interested in participating in the Shop Lake Grove campaign, please complete this survey to sign up!

More Information

During the Christmas and New Year weeks, there will be some small skeleton crews working, but no work is planned for 12/24, 12/25 or 1/1.

For more information about schedule and work hours, click here.

You can also email info@boonesferryproject.org, call 503-697-6573 and follow the city on social media with #boonesferryproject and #followthebluecones.

Urgent Paving Work Today at Boones Ferry/Bryant/Firwood Intersection

Starting today, Tuesday December 17, at approximately 10 a.m., the Boones Ferry/Bryant/Firwood signal will be put into all-way flash in order to pave portions of the intersection. Flaggers will be stationed at the intersection to help control traffic. This work is expected to take up to two hours.

Crews have been unable to receive ‘hotmix’ asphalt at night, but were able to secure a delivery this morning while the weather allows. The pavement needs to be improved before the next big rainfall occurs (later this week).

Please expect some temporary delays and plan extra travel time during this work. We appreciate your understanding and patience in this urgent matter.

Emergency Sewer Repair at Boones Ferry/Firwood/Bryant Road Intersection

Crews have discovered a broken sewer line at the Boones Ferry/Bryant/Firwood Road intersection. Public Works crews are on site, coordinating and preparing with the Boones Ferry Road project crews to conduct an emergency repair of the line. In preparation for the repair, Public Works crews are currently cleaning out the sewer line on Firwood Road, near Albertson’s and the Shell station. During this time, traffic is flagged on Firwood Road between Boones Ferry Road and Waluga Drive.

Starting at 8 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m., the Boones Ferry/Bryant/Firwood Road traffic signal will be shut off and traffic will be flagged at the intersection to accommodate the emergency repair.

Please expect significant delays during this repair, and avoid the area if possible. We apologize for this unanticipated inconvenience, and thank you for your patience while crews work to repair the line.

Construction Update 11/19/19

New Traffic Shift – Scheduled for Thursday Night 11/21

Weather permitting, starting Thursday night 11/21, the work zone is expected to expand further north. The temporary traffic configuration on Boones Ferry Road from W. Sunset Drive to Bryant Road, will be extended to Reese Road (at the post office).

Some existing striping will be removed and new temporary striping placed. Instead of four lanes there will be three: one lane in each direction, plus a center turn lane. Traffic will be shifted to the west side of the road while crews work on the east side.

This traffic change will give crews room to maneuver and still keep the road open, but at times there will be flaggers and brief delays with equipment.

Click here to watch a video about this upcoming traffic change.

To implement this traffic shift, crews will work at night from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. The signal at Bryant/Boones Ferry will be shut down and traffic will be flagged. Please expect delays and obey flaggers’ directions.

Once this new work zone is set up on Boones Ferry Road between Bryant and Reese Road, crews will begin installing a new gas line, illumination conduit, water line and stormwater line on the east side (Healthy Pet/Car Wash side).

Mid-morning Lane Closure 11/22 – Bryant Road at Sunset Drive

On Friday, 11/22, Lake Oswego Public Works Sewer Crews will be televising and cleaning out an access hole and sewer line at the intersection of Bryant Road and Sunset Drive. This work is expected to take place from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. During this time, Bryant Road will be reduced to one lane and traffic will be flagged. Please expect some delays and plan extra travel time. If you have any questions about this work, please contact Public Works on 503-635-0280.

Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road

This month’s Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road features Zupan’s Markets! Watch the video to hear why they love Lake Oswego customers!

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for Zupan’s, and right now they are offering their specialty Thanksgiving Dinner – above and beyond what you would usually find at a traditional store. Zupan’s offers the complete Thanksgiving meal for $199! Click here for more information.

Stop by to visit Zupan’s to check out their incredible array of seasonal products, holiday decorations and locally sourced items!

They are also participating in our monthly raffle, so be sure to visit the bakery/cafe and drop off an entry card in the box!

Support Your Lake Grove Businesses During the Holiday Season!

Boones Ferry Road and all its businesses remain open during construction. This holiday season, please come out and support your friends and community businesses that make Lake Oswego a great place to live, work and play! Follow the blue cones and signs to access business driveways in the work zones.

Enter the Shop Lake Grove Raffle

Our Shop Lake Grove monthly raffle continues! Each month, we are giving away TWO $100 gift cards to participating businesses located in the project area. Stop by one of these businesses to enter the raffle. Each month the raffle starts fresh, so keep coming back to visit your local businesses to enter.

If you are a business that is eligible and interested in participating in the Shop Lake Grove campaign, please complete this survey to sign up!

More Information?

There is no work scheduled to take place on the project from Wednesday night 11/20 through Sunday night 12/1. Crews are expected to return after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, on Monday, 12/2.

For more information about schedule and work hours, click here.

You can also email info@boonesferryproject.org, call 503-697-6573 and follow the city on social media with #boonesferryproject and #followthebluecones.

Construction Update 11/8/19

New Traffic Shift Coming in Mid-November

Weather permitting, starting the week of 11/18, the work zone is expected to expand further north. The current temporary traffic configuration on Boones Ferry Road from W. Sunset Drive to Bryant Road will be extended to Reese Road (at the post office).

Aerial image looking of Boones Ferry Road looking north from Bryant Road

Some existing striping will be removed and new temporary striping placed. Instead of four lanes there will be three: one lane in each direction, plus a center turn lane. Traffic will be shifted to the west side of the road while crews work on the east side. This traffic change will give crews room to maneuver and still keep the road open, but at times there will be flaggers and brief delays with equipment.

Click here to watch a video about this upcoming traffic change.

Once this new work zone is set up on Boones Ferry Road between Bryant and Reese Road, crews will begin installing a new gas line, illumination conduit, water line and stormwater line on the east side (Healthy Pet/Car Wash side).

Multiple Crews Working Day and Night

Crews are installing the handful of remaining utility vaults for the first section of the undergrounding, between Madrona and Bryant Roads. They are also installing retaining walls, new illumination poles and signal poles, and grading and preparing the area for pouring new curbs in early December. NW Natural Gas is also installing gas lines and services.

Crews placing fabric, rock and grading the work zone in preparation for new curbs.

Utility companies (Comcast, Centurylink, Wave, PGE, CBX) will now arrive to begin pulling their lines through the newly installed conduit, configuring their vaults, switching over services, and eventually removing the above ground power poles. This utility switch over operation is expected to continue through early 2020. Some of this work will take place during the day, and some at night. Any planned shutdowns for customers will be coordinated by the utility companies.

Conduit, conduit and more conduit – part of the joint utility trench where the overhead wires will be relocated underground in these conduits.

Starting next week, crews expect to continue progressing north towards Oakridge Road on the underground joint utility trench, installing conduits and vaults on the west side of the road (Albertson’s/Banner Bank/Riccardo’s side). This work is expected to be conducted at night with lane closures and flaggers.

Stormlines

Work is almost complete on the new stormwater line on Boones Ferry Road, between Madrona and Bryant Road. During this night work, lanes are reduced and traffic is flagged 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. The signal at Bryant/Firwood/Boones Ferry is also flagged at night if crews are working close to the intersection.

Crews installing a stormwater person hole.

New and Temporary Signal Poles

New permanent signal pole foundations have been poured at the Madrona and Bryant intersections. Some have been installed at the new McDonald’s intersection. Next week, crews plan to pour the temporary signal pole foundations at Reese/Oakridge intersection at night. During this work, the signal will be shut down at night and traffic will be flagged.

Crews have installed the foundation and meter cabinet for the new speed radar feedback sign on Quarry Road. Mid-late next week they expect to install the final sign and connect the power. This work is expected to take one day to complete. Traffic will be flagged from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Support Your Lake Grove Businesses During the Holiday Season!

Boones Ferry Road and all its businesses remain open during construction. This holiday season, please come out and support your friends and community businesses that make Lake Oswego a great place to live, work and play! Follow the blue cones and signs to access business driveways in the work zones.

In the next week, watch for the newest “Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road” on our website and social media – this month we will be featuring Zupan’s Market!

Also, keep an eye out for our holiday videos on the City’s social media accounts over the coming weeks.

Enter the Shop Lake Grove Raffle

Our latest $100 raffle winner is Arva Bartos, a five-year patient at the Milan Center Chiropractic, pictured below with her Chiropractor Peter Milanovich.

Each month, we will be giving away TWO $100 gift cards to participating businesses located in the project area. Stop by one of these businesses to enter the raffle. Each month the raffle starts fresh, so keep coming back to visit your local businesses to enter.

If you are a business that is eligible and interested in participating in the Shop Lake Grove campaign, please complete this survey to sign up!

More Information?

For more information about schedule and work hours, click here.

You can also email info@boonesferryproject.org, call 503-697-6573 and follow the city on social media with #boonesferryproject and #followthebluecones.