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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.

Construction Update 10/11/19

Utility Undergrounding

Since summer, crews have been primarily focused on installing the underground utility trench and vaults on Boones Ferry Road between Madrona and Bryant Roads.

Once crews have finished installing all the underground conduit and vaults in this first section (expected in the next month), each of the utility companies will arrive to pull their lines, configure their vaults, switch over services, and remove power poles. This utility switch over operation is expected to take a few months to complete. Some of this work will take place during the day, and some at night.

Any planned utility shutdowns for customers will be coordinated by the utility companies.

Storm and Waterlines

Installation of the new waterline on Firwood is almost complete. Next week, crews expect to test and disinfect the line, then install service connections and abandon the old existing line.

Work is progressing 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.

New Signal Poles

This week, the signal pole foundations were poured at the four corners of the Bryant/Firwood/Boones intersection.  Next week, signal pole foundation pours are scheduled for the new Madrona intersection. Installation of the signal pole foundation at the McDonald’s, Reese and Lanewood intersections will follow.

Watch this quick video of the first signal pole foundation pour near Key Bank.

Quarry Road Lane Closure – Late October

Starting the week of October 21, crews expect to begin installing a new speed radar feedback sign on Quarry Road. This work will require a lane closure and flagged traffic from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Quarry Road between Country Woods Court and Galewood Street. Please plan extra travel time and expect delays during work hours.

This installation work is expected to take about a week or so to complete, lane closures will be in place intermittently between different work activities.

Once crews install the new sign, PGE will then need to inspect the work and connect the power.

Work Plan Update – Sequence Change

In order to keep the contractor progressing while the utility companies conduct their switch over in the first section (on Boones Ferry Road between Bryant and Madrona), Wildish’s crews plan to continue working north towards Oakridge Road. They will excavate the underground 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.

Due to the complexity of the project, frequent discovery of unknown or conflicting utilities, long lead times for signal poles and challenges with undergrounding multiple utilities, the original work plan sequence has changed. However, our main priorities remain – minimizing impacts to businesses by maintaining access, maintaining pedestrian access, and keeping the traffic flowing.

For more information about the overall work plan, click here.

New Traffic Shift Coming

In the next few months, while the contractor’s crews progress north on the utility undergrounding portion at night on the west side, they will also set up a new work zone on the east side. This will result in extending the new temporary traffic configuration on Boones Ferry Road from W. Sunset Drive to Reese Road. Instead of four lanes there will be three: one lane in each direction, plus a center turn lane. 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.

Crews will be installing a new gas line, illumination conduit, water line and stormwater line; excavating and grading for the new sidewalks; and installing retaining walls, new illumination poles and new signal poles.

More information will be provided on the expected timing of this extended temporary traffic change in the coming weeks.

Springs Living Redevelopment – Nighttime and Daytime Lane Closures on Boones Ferry Road

Final paving for the Springs project has been rescheduled until mid-October (weather permitting). Paving will take place on portions of Kruse Way and Boones Ferry Road for about a week or so from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Monday to Friday.

During nighttime work hours, Boones Ferry Road will be closed at Kruse Way and traffic will be detoured around the construction zone, onto Mercantile Drive and Kruse Way Place.  Please watch for flaggers, follow signage and drive cautiously.

There are also some lane reductions for the Springs project occurring next week during the daytime from 9 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Shop Lake Grove Raffle

You’ve got to be in it, to win it! Sharon Hayes did just that – she entered our monthly Shop Lake Grove raffle in September at The Bar Method, and is our lucky first official winner of the $100 gift card! Sharon selected Z Clinic, for her gift card!

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 each month!

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!

Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road

This month’s Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road features the Olson Pediatric Clinic!

Safety is paramount and the clinic is particularly looking forward to better pedestrian access for their patients and families, and safer access for cyclists with the Boones Ferry Road project improvements. Their young patients have been enjoying seeing all the construction equipment, so we dressed up their minion mascot with a safety vest and hard hat as a reminder to be safe and seen!

Stop by to visit the Olson Pediatric Clinic, and check out their brand new website and logo – new look, same great service!

Click here for more information about how the project is supporting businesses during construction, and remember to follow the blue cones!

More Information?

For more information, visit www.boonesferryproject.org, email info@boonesferryproject.org, or call 503-697-6573. You can also follow the city on social media with #boonesferryproject and #followthebluecones!

Construction Update 9/25/19

Utility Work Ongoing

Utility work continues on Boones Ferry Road between W. Sunset Drive and Quarry Road, and on Bryant Road and Firwood Road near Boones Ferry Road. This work includes installing waterlines, making cross connections, installing a new stormwater line, and installing vaults and conduit to coordinate the undergrounding operation.

The Bryant Road waterline work is expected to be complete in the next week. Crews plan to begin installing the new waterline on Firwood Road (night work) starting the week of 9/30.

Please expect delays and watch for lane closures and flaggers during night work – 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.

First Wall Pour!

This week, crews started pouring the first section of the major retaining wall in the active work zone at Bank of America. Other walls will be installed at the corner of Madrona and Boones Ferry, in front of the Lake Grove Dental office and in front of the O’Leary/Lake Grove Building.

Remaining Tree Removal

While most trees impacted by the project were removed in July, there are still a few trees that remain to be removed. These include one hazardous tree on Lanewood Street, two trees at the old Casa del Pollo location/Naomi’s Lamps, and two trees at the post office. All of these trees are permitted for removal.

The project team’s goal was to try and save the two trees at the post office (flagged in white and black polka dot ribbon). After further assessment with an arborist, unfortunately these trees are unable to be saved due to the underground utility work and sidewalk components that will significantly impact the roots of these trees.

Removal of these five trees is expected to take place Friday, 9/27 and Saturday, 9/28. While most of this work is expected to take place on the shoulders of the roadway or off the travel lanes on Boones Ferry Road, there may be times where a single lane closure is in place for safety. Please watch for signage and flaggers, and expect an increase in noise while chain saws and chipper trucks are in operation.

Nighttime Road Closures on Boones Ferry Road at Kruse Way (Springs/Mercantile) in October

In addition to the City’s planned street improvements for Boones Ferry Road, there are a number of private redevelopment projects taking place in the Lake Grove area, two major projects include the Springs and Mercantile developments at the corner of Kruse Way and Boones Ferry Road.

Starting in early-mid October, final paving is expected to take place on portions of Kruse Way and Boones Ferry Road for the Springs project (weather dependent). This work is expected to take about a week or so to complete and be done at night from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Monday to Friday.

During nighttime work hours, Boones Ferry Road will be closed at Kruse Way and traffic will be detoured around the construction zone, onto Mercantile Drive and Kruse Way Place.  Please watch for flaggers, follow signage and drive cautiously.

Support Your Lake Grove Businesses!

Our Shop Lake Grove monthly raffle is under way! We will be drawing the first two lucky winners next week.

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 each month!

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