Category Archives: Project Updates

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!

Construction Update 9/16/19

Latest Construction News

Lake Grove Water Line

The new Lake Grove Water District water line on Boones Ferry Road is now disinfected and crews are switching over customers’ services tonight. Any customers that will have their water service temporarily shut-off during the re-connections have been notified in advance by the Lake Grove Water District.

Tonight, 9/16 through Friday, 9/20, the Bryant/Firwood/Boones Ferry signal will be turned off and traffic will be flagged between 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. Crews will begin installing the Lake Grove Water District water line down Bryant Road, between Boones Ferry Road and Sunset Drive. This work is expected to take about two weeks to complete.

Lake Oswego Water Line

Starting mid-late next week, pipe laying crews will switch from Bryant Road and begin working on installing a new water line for the City of Lake Oswego on Firwood Road between Boones Ferry and Waluga Drive. This work is expected to take about two or three weeks to complete. Due to high volumes of traffic, this work will be done at night and traffic will be flagged from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.

New Stormwater Line

In late September, another crew will begin working on installing a new stormwater line between Madrona Street and Bryant Road. This work is expected to be conducted at night.

Underground Utility Trench

The work zone has been extended on Boones Ferry Road, from W. Sunset Drive to Quarry Road.

Crews continue to coordinate with the numerous utility companies and are installing new utility vaults and the underground duct bank (conduits) in the work zone between Madrona and Bryant. This work has been slow-going due to the frequent discovery of many un-located, abandoned and unknown utilities.

Northwest Natural Gas is currently relocating a gas line and making re-connections for properties adjacent to the work zone.

The majority of this work is occurring during the daytime. Major utility crossings, some shutdowns, as well as any work on vaults that need to be installed in the current travel lanes are being conducted at night. Any planned temporary utility shutdowns will be coordinated with customers by each utility company.

During the trench excavation, businesses in the active work zone should expect driveways to remain open at most times, however there may be temporary delays or partial closures during equipment or material deliveries. Crews will work with businesses to coordinate driveway excavation work. Please watch for flaggers and plan extra time.

Retaining Walls

Crews have started preparing and excavating for new retaining walls at the corner of Madrona and Boones Ferry, and Bryant and Boones Ferry.

Temporary Signals, Permanent Signals and Street Lights

In the coming weeks, electrical crews are expected to begin installing temporary and permanent signal pole bases, and poles and cables for new street lights.

Support Your Lake Grove Businesses!

Continuing throughout construction, the City project team and Lake Grove Business Association are hosting a Shop Lake Grove monthly raffle!

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

To kick our Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road, this month we are featuring the Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic!

The clinic is excited to see how the Boones Ferry Road project develops and improves the community. Staff are particularly looking forward to the new and improved crosswalks and sidewalks, improving pedestrian connectivity, and having turnarounds for patients with permitted u-turns at the new signalized intersections.

Stop by to visit the Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic – they are accepting new patients and can get you an appointment in a timely manner!

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

Farmers’ Market

Thanks to Farmers’ Market visitors for stopping by and chatting with project team members Crystal and Katy at the September 7 Farmers’ Market! It was great to visit with local residents and talk about the project improvements under construction.

Overall Schedule

Click here for more information about the overall work plan, hours and schedule. This will be updated as major milestones occur.

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 8/27/19

Support Your Lake Grove Businesses!

Starting in September and continuing throughout construction, the City of Lake Oswego and Lake Grove Business Association are co-hosting a Shop Lake Grove monthly raffle!

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!

Also, keep an eye out each month for our “Who’s Who on Boones Ferry Road” featured business! Next month we’ll be kicking this off – stay tuned for more information.

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!

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

Latest Construction News

Lake Grove Water Line

Crews are getting ready to clean, disinfect and test the newly installed Lake Grove District water line between Bryant and Madrona Streets. Once the line is cleaned and tested, new service connections will be made for customers. Any customers that will have their water service temporarily shut-off during the reconnections will be notified in advance by Lake Grove Water District.

On Wednesday night 8/28 – Thursday night 8/29, the Bryant/Firwood/Boones Ferry signal will be turned off and traffic will be flagged between 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. Crews will begin working on installing the Lake Grove Water District water line down Bryant Road, between Boones Ferry Road and Sunset Drive.

Due to the location of the new water line being in the current travel lanes, this work is being done at night and traffic is flagged.

Lake Oswego Water Line

Once crews have finished installing the water line on Bryant, they will begin working on installing a new water line for the City of Lake Oswego on Firwood Road between Boones Ferry and Waluga Drive. This work is tentatively expected to start the week of September 9, and take about two or so weeks to complete. Due to high volumes of traffic, this work will be done at night.

New Stormwater Line

In early-mid September, another crew will begin working on installing a new stormwater line between Madrona Street and Bryant Road. This work is expected to be conducted at night.

Underground Utility Trench

Crews are coordinating with the utility companies and are installing new utility vaults and the underground duct bank (conduits) in the work zone between Madrona and Bryant. Due to the discovery of many un-located, abandoned or unknown utilities, this work is progressing slowly. You never really know what you will find until you open up the ground!

The majority of this work is occurring during the daytime. Major utility crossings are expected to be done at night, as well as any work on vaults that need to be installed in the current travel lanes. Any planned temporary utility shutdowns will be coordinated with customers by each utility company.

During the trench excavation, businesses in the active work zone should expect driveways to remain open, however there may be temporary delays during equipment or material deliveries. Crews intend to excavate half of the driveway at a time to maintain access. Please watch for flaggers and plan extra time.

Overall Schedule

Click here for more information about the overall work plan, hours and schedule. This will be updated as major milestones occur.

No work will take place during the day on Monday, September 2, but crews will resume night work on Bryant at 10 p.m. Monday night.

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 8/15/19

Night and Day Work Continues

Lake Grove Water Line

Work is progressing on the Lake Grove Water District water line that is being installed on Boones Ferry Road between Bryant Road and Madrona Street. Crews have installed about 900 feet of new water line, and are close to Madrona Street. Next steps will include working on the cross connections and disinfecting and testing the new pipe. Once that is done, they will switch to installing the remainder of the new water line on Bryant Road, between Boones Ferry Road and Sunset Drive.

Pictured above: crews conducting exploratory potholing

Due to the location of the new water line being in the current travel lanes, this work is being done at night and traffic is flagged. Crews expect to continue this water line work for about another two weeks.

Neighbors – thank you for your patience during this noisy nighttime work.

Pictured above: crews compacting the trench after placing backfill over the new pipe

Underground Utility Trench

Crews are coordinating with the utility companies and have started installing new utility vaults in the work zone between Madrona and Bryant.

The majority of this work is occurring during the daytime. Major utility crossings are expected to be done at night, as well as any work on vaults that need to be installed in the current travel lanes. Any planned temporary utility shutdowns will be coordinated with customers by each utility company.

During the trench excavation, businesses in the active work zone should expect driveways to remain open, however there may be temporary delays during equipment or material deliveries. Crews intend to excavate half of the driveway at a time to maintain access. Please watch for flaggers and plan extra time.

Pictured above: crews place a shoring box in order to set a new utility vault near the Olson Memorial Clinic

Demolition of Old Casa del Pollo Shed

Today, PGE disconnected the service to the old Casa del Pollo shed. Demolition and removal of the shed is now expected to occur over the next few nights.

New Stormwater Line

Once the new water line is installed and tested on Boones Ferry Road, crews will begin working on installing a new stormwater line between Madrona Street and Bryant Road. This work is expected to start in early September, and be conducted at night.

Retaining Walls

Crews plan to start forming some retaining walls in late August – one at the Bank of America (corner of Bryant and Boones Ferry), and another at the corner of Boones Ferry and Madrona.

Shop Lake Grove – Business Promotional Opportunities!

Are you a business owner or manager on Boones Ferry Road in the project work area? The project team has developed a Shop Lake Grove marketing and promotional support campaign which includes free, city-sponsored promotional opportunities available to eligible businesses, some including:

  • Shop Local/Shop Lake Grove promotional video
  • Participating in a monthly $100 gift card raffle where customers can enter to win a gift card to a participating business of their choice. Raffle promotion would start in September 2019, and would be available through the end of construction (late 2021). Businesses must register to participate.
  • Featured Business Focus’ highlighting a different business located within the current active work zone each month or every other month through the end of construction. First Focus would start in September 2019. Includes a short article or video about the business and what they offer, shared through project listserv or city’s social media.

If your business is eligible and interested in participating in any or all of these opportunities, please complete this survey to sign up.

More information about how the project team plans to work with businesses during construction is available here.

Sample prototype of the raffle box!

Temporary Signage Ordinance

Last month, Council adopted an ordinance relaxing temporary sign restrictions for a limited duration for businesses on properties affected by construction of the project. To learn more, visit here.

Overall Schedule

Click here for more information about the overall work plan and schedule. This will be updated as major milestones occur.

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 8/2/19

Night Work Starting 8/5

Lake Grove Water Line

This project is very complex due to all the coordination efforts and timing/phasing of work that needs to occur with all the different utilities. Wildish (general contractor) is trying to build the major streetscape and road work in sections, but some activities will be under construction concurrently – installing a new water line on Boones Ferry Road and a portion of Bryant Road for the Lake Grove Water District is one example of this. In order for Wildish to build a new storm water line in a section of their current work zone, this water line needs to be installed first to avoid a conflict.

Due to the location of the new water line being in the current travel lanes, this work will be done at night and traffic will be flagged. This work has been rescheduled to start Monday night, 8/5 and continue through August.

Crews now plan to begin installing the water line at the intersection of Bryant Road and Boones Ferry Road, heading south towards Madrona Street. On Monday 8/5 through Wednesday 8/7, the Bryant/Boones Ferry/Firwood traffic signal will be shut off and traffic will be flagged between 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.

The majority of the trench is expected to be backfilled and temporarily paved each night, but there will be some steel plates in the roadway. Neighbors – please also expect an increase in noise and traffic delays during the night work. At times, crews will be saw-cutting the pavement, which can be very loud.

Underground Utility Trench

Crews are coordinating with the utility companies to get started on the underground joint utility trench in the work zone between Madrona and Bryant. They now expected to start this mid-late next week.

The majority of this work is occurring during the daytime. Major utility crossings are expected to be done at night, as well as any work on vaults that need to be installed in the current travel lanes. Any temporary utility shutdowns will be coordinated with customers by each utility company.

During the trench excavation, businesses in the active work zone should expect driveways to remain open, however there may be temporary delays. Crews intend to excavate half at a time to maintain access. Please watch for flaggers and plan extra time.

Demolition of Old Casa del Pollo Shed

Due to the road widening, the Casa del Pollo shed needs to be removed. On Monday, 8/5, a single lane closure will be in place next to Naomi’s Lamps near the Reese Road intersection, to enable NWNatural to disconnect a gas line. Demolition and removal of the shed is now expected to occur next week at night.

Shop Lake Grove – Business Promotional Opportunities!

Are you a business owner or manager on Boones Ferry Road in the project work area? The project team has developed a Shop Lake Grove marketing and promotional support campaign which includes free, city-sponsored promotional opportunities available to eligible businesses, some including:

  • Shop Local/Shop Lake Grove promotional video
  • Participating in a monthly $100 gift card raffle where customers can enter to win a gift card to a participating business of their choice. Raffle promotion would start in September 2019, and would be available through the end of construction (late 2021). Businesses must register to participate.
  • Featured Business Focus’ highlighting a different business located within the current active work zone each month or every other month through the end of construction. First Focus would start in September 2019. Includes a short article or video about the business and what they offer, shared through project listserv or city’s social media.

If your business is interested in participating in any or all of these opportunities, please complete this survey to sign up.

More information about how the project team plans to work with businesses during construction is available here.

New Traffic Configuration

Last week, crews reduced lanes on Firwood and Bryant, restriping a portion of the intersection approaches. There is now one shared left/straight/right turn lane on Bryant and Firwood at Boones Ferry. This is allowing crews to build the needed improvements at this intersection.

Please plan extra travel time and expect delays as you approach this intersection. This traffic change is expected to be in place through late fall.

Temporary Speed Reduction Now in Place

Watch for a speed reduction to 25 MPH on Boones Ferry Road between Washington Crt & Mercantile Dr. This temporary reduction is now in place to help provide a safer environment for the traveling public and construction workers for the Boones Ferry Road Project.

LOPD are patrolling the area. Fines are higher in a construction zone! For everyone’s safety, please travel cautiously along this road.

Truck Haul Routes

For the major construction taking place on Boones Ferry Road, the main haul routes are Boones Ferry Road, Kruse Way and I-5.

However, this project also includes work taking place on several side streets including Madrona, Waluga, Firwood, Bryant, Quarry, Reese, Oakridge, Lanewood and Red Cedar Way. This means there will be some truck taffic on these side streets and other surrounding streets at times in order to enable crews to complete the improvements in these locations. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Temporary Signage Ordinance

Last month, Council adopted an ordinance relaxing temporary sign restrictions for a limited duration for businesses on properties affected by construction of the project. To learn more, visit here.

Overall Schedule

Click here for more information about the overall work plan and schedule. This will be updated as major milestones occur.

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 7/22/19

Upcoming Traffic Changes to Bryant/Firwood/Boones Ferry Intersection

On Wednesday 7/24, crews will be installing new traffic loops on Firwood Road as it approaches Boones Ferry Road between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Expect delays during this time, as lanes will be reduced.

On Wednesday night 7/24, crews are scheduled to close the current right turn pockets on Bryant Road and Firwood Road at the Boones Ferry intersection. Some existing striping will be removed and new temporary striping will be placed. The new configuration will have one combined left/through/right turn pocket on Bryant and Firwood at the intersection with Boones Ferry. This is expected to be in place through fall.

To implement this change, crews will work at night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The signal will be temporarily shut down and traffic will be flagged through the intersection. Please expect delays and obey flaggers’ directions.

With this temporary traffic change at the Bryant/Boones Ferry/Firwood intersection, please plan extra travel time and expect delays. We also encourage you to travel cautiously and use alternate routes if possible.

Both of these lane reductions will allow crews to work on the utilities and streetscape work on the Shell side of Firwood and widening of this portion of Bryant at the intersection (near Bank of America).

Once work is complete at this intersection, there will actually be one dedicated left, one dedicated straight and one dedicated right turn lane on the Bryant side of the intersection.

Click here to watch a video about this upcoming work.

The new intersection will have one dedicated left/straight/right lane on Bryant at the intersection with Boones Ferry Road.

Temporary Speed Reduction

To help provide a safer environment for the traveling public and construction workers, Council recently approved Ordinance 2825 to temporarily reduce the speed limit on a portion of Boones Ferry Road through the end of 2021. The new temporary speed limit will be 25 mph between Washington Court and Mercantile Drive (the current speed limit is 30 mph). Watch for new signage in the coming weeks. Please note, once signage is installed, fines are doubled in a construction zone. LOPD will be increasing patrols in the area throughout the project.

Upcoming Activities – Day and Night Work

Underground Utility Trench

Crews are working on new retaining walls and starting to excavate for the new underground utility trench in the work zone between Madrona and Bryant. The majority of this work is occurring during the daytime. Major utility crossings are expected to be done at night. Any temporary utility shutdowns will be coordinated with customers by each utility company.

During the trench excavation, businesses in the active work zone should expect driveways to remain open, however there may be temporary delays. Crews plan to excavate half at a time to maintain access. Please watch for flaggers and plan extra time.

Lake Grove Water Line

As part of the project, crews will also be installing a new water line for Lake Grove Water District. Due to the location of the new line being in the current travel lanes, this work will be done at night and traffic will be flagged. Please expect an increase in noise and traffic delays during the night work. Crews plan to start work just south of Madrona Street and head north towards the Bryant intersection, before turning onto Bryant. This work is expected to start the week of 7/30 and continue through August.

Demolition of Old Casa del Pollo Shed

Due to the road widening, the Casa del Pollo shed needs to be removed. Crews plan to start this demolition work later this week and continue through next week, with the work occurring off the travel lanes.

If you are wondering where Casa del Pollo has relocated, they are now at 15088 Bangy Road. Drop in and visit them at their new location!

Shop Local – Shop Lake Grove!

Boones Ferry Road and all its businesses remain open during construction, so come out and support the businesses that support our community! Follow the blue cones and blue signs to enter business driveway points within the work zones. Pedestrians – please use the new temporary route delineated with barricades around the work zone.

General Information

Project approved work hours are 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, weekends 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and night work from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. Most work will take place during the day, but because the project is large and complex, there will be times when work will occur at night. Night activities may include utility shutdowns, setting up traffic shifts, intersection work, utility crossings and paving.

Please note, construction activity and schedules change frequently due to weather, issues in the field, and other variables. Temporary traffic changes are also subject to change. We will do our best to keep you informed through these updates.

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 7/12/19

Watch for New & Changing Traffic Patterns

Last week, crews worked at night to shift traffic and restripe the roadway on Boones Ferry Road between W. Sunset Drive and Bryant Road. Instead of four lanes in this area there are now three: one in each direction and a center turn lane.

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

Please plan extra travel time and drive cautiously as the traveling public gets used to this new lane shift. Remember to follow the blue cones and signage to access business driveways in the work zone. Pedestrians – please use the new temporary route delineated with barricades around the work zone.

Upcoming Traffic Changes to Bryant/Firwood/Boones Ferry Intersection

Starting the week of 7/15, the right turn pocket on Firwood Road as it approaches the Boones Ferry intersection will be closed.

Starting the week of 7/22, crews are tentatively scheduled to close the right turn pocket on Bryant Road as it approaches the Boones Ferry intersection. To implement this change, crews will work at night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The signal will be temporarily shut down and traffic will be flagged through the intersection. Some existing striping will be removed and new temporary striping will be placed.  Please expect delays and obey flaggers’ directions.

Both of these lane reductions will allow crews to work on the utilities and streetscape work on the southside of Firwood and widening of this portion of Bryant Road at the intersection.

However, with this temporary traffic change at the Bryant/Boones Ferry/Firwood intersection, please plan ahead and expect significant delays. We also encourage you to travel cautiously and use alternate routes if possible.

Demolition Begins!

With the new traffic pattern and work zone now set up, crews have started saw-cutting the roadway, driveways and sidewalks, and clearing and grubbing landscaping in the work zone. Some driveways have been removed and temporarily rocked until they are ready to be permanently poured with new concrete later this summer.

Starting the week of 7/15, crews expect to begin excavating for the new underground joint utility trench.

Tree Removal

Crews are in the final stages of removing trees along the corridor. Intermittent and rolling lane closures continue today 7/12 and tomorrow 7/13 to accommodate equipment between Douglas Way and Bryant Road.  Chain saws and chipper trucks are in operation – they are loud!  Please watch for flaggers to help get you in and out of driveways and follow the blue cones to enter businesses, as they remain open!

A Pride of Peacocks

The infamous peacock pride of Lake Grove/Lake Forest has been thoroughly enjoying sharing a residence with Wildish crews and equipment in the staging yard at the corner of W. Sunset and Boones Ferry. They particularly love welcoming crews to work as they arrive in the mornings. They’ve become great companions and mascots of the project!

Shop Local – Shop Lake Grove!

Our new Lake Grove Open for Business signs are out in the first major work zone, between Bryant Road and Madrona Street. Boones Ferry Road and all its businesses remain open during construction, so come out and support the businesses that support our community! Follow the blue cones and blue signs to enter business driveway points within the work zones.

Active Work Throughout the Corridor

There will be several lane shifts throughout the corridor on this two and a half year project. To minimize impacts, the contractor is aiming to build the major streetscape improvements in three different concentrated portions, working from the southern end (Madrona) to the northern end (Lanewood). The first major work zone, between Madrona and Bryant, is expected to take about nine months. Within this zone, crews plan to work on the west side of the road first, then switch to the east side, and then the middle median. However, due to the complexity of the project, there will be times where multiple crews are actively working throughout the project corridor and on some side streets.

Click here for a project map.

Paving Work on Boones Ferry Road

You’ve probably noticed a lot of work taking place along other parts of Boones Ferry Road and in the Lake Grove area. On lower Boones Ferry Road, paving crews have been installing new curb ramps and catch basins over the last month, and this week they started paving the travel lanes at night. The photo below really shows the side-by-side contrast of the old pavement with the new, and why this roadway needed some TLC.

While it is often challenging for everyone to have concurrent projects overlapping in the same area, we appreciate your patience during this important work of rebuilding our roads!

The paving work on this portion of Boones Ferry Road is expected to be complete by the end of this month, weather permitting.

For more information about other projects in the area, visit: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/bfp/other-projects/

General Information

Project approved work hours are 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, weekends 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and night work from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. Most work will take place during the day, but because the project is large and complex, there will be times when work will occur at night. Night activities may include utility shutdowns, setting up traffic shifts, intersection work and paving.

Please note, construction activity and schedules change frequently due to weather, issues in the field, and other variables. Temporary traffic changes are also subject to change. We will do our best to keep you informed through these updates.

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 6/28/19

Tree Removal

Crews have resumed removing trees along the project corridor today. This will continue tomorrow, Saturday 6/29 and is tentatively planned for Friday 7/12, and Saturday 7/13. During tree removal, intermittent and rolling lane closures between Madrona Street and Douglas Way are in place to accommodate equipment. Chain saws and chipper trucks are in operation – they are loud!  Please watch for flaggers to help get you in and out of driveways and follow the blue cones to enter businesses, as they remain open!

Traffic Pattern Change Rescheduled Until July 1

Due to inclement weather this week, the traffic pattern shift on Boones Ferry Road between Madrona Street and Bryant Road has been rescheduled to Monday night, 7/1.

Some existing striping will be removed and new temporary striping will be placed. Traffic will be flagged on Boones Ferry Road between 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. to accommodate this work. Please expect delays and obey flaggers’ directions. Neighbors should expect an increase in noise during the striping removal.

The new temporary pattern will have three lanes instead of four: one lane in each direction plus a center turn lane. That will give crews room to maneuver and still keep the road open, though at times there will be flaggers and brief delays.

Left: Lane configuration before construction. Right: Example of first shift during construction

Once the new traffic pattern and work zone is set up, crews will begin saw-cutting the roadway, driveways and sidewalks, and clearing and grubbing landscaping in the work zone. During this work, please expect an increase in noise as crews use a loud saw. Business access will be maintained, but driveways may be temporarily rocked or paved until they are ready to be permanently poured with new concrete later this summer.

No work is planned over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, from 7/4 – 7/7.

Starting the week of 7/8, crews expect to begin excavating for the new underground joint utility trench!

Aerial Drone Image of Bryant Road x Boones Ferry Road intersection in Early June – Skyris Imaging

Active Work Throughout the Corridor

There will be several lane shifts throughout the corridor on this two and a half year project. To minimize impacts, the contractor is aiming to build the major streetscape improvements in three different concentrated portions, working from the southern end (Madrona) to the northern end (Lanewood).

The first major work zone, between Madrona and Bryant, is expected to take about nine months. Within this zone, crews plan to work on the west side of the road first, then switch to the east side, and then the middle median. However, due to the complexity of the project, there will be times where multiple crews are actively working throughout the project corridor and on some side streets.

Other Work on Boones Ferry Road

In addition to the planned street improvements for Boones Ferry Road, there are a number of private redevelopment projects and other city projects taking place in the Lake Grove area.

One of particular note is the repaving of Boones Ferry Road, between Pilkington Road and Jean Way. Lane closures are in place during the day for the street and sidewalk curb ramps in advance of paving work. Driveways remain open. Nighttime paving of the lanes on Boones Ferry between Pilkington and Jean is planned for the week of 7/8. Watch for signage and allow extra time. Paving crews may be working on 7/5, but no work will take place on 7/4.

This paving project is expected to be complete in late July. For more information about other projects in the area, visit: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/bfp/other-projects/

Shop Local – Shop Lake Grove!

Our new Lake Grove Open for Business signs are out in the first major work zone, between Bryant Road and Madrona Street. Boones Ferry Road and all its businesses will remain open during construction, so come out and support the businesses that support our community! Follow the blue cones and blue signs to enter business driveway points within the work zones.

General Information

Project approved work hours are 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, weekends 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and night work from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. Most work will take place during the day, but because the project is large and complex, there will be times when work will occur at night. Night activities may include utility shutdowns, setting up traffic shifts, intersection work and paving.

Please note, construction activity and schedules change frequently due to weather, issues in the field, and other variables.

For more information, visit www.boonesferryproject.org, email info@boonesferryproject.org, or call 503-697-6573.

Construction Update 6/21/19

Tree Removal

Today, crews started removing trees along the project corridor, which are permitted for removal. This work is expected to continue tomorrow, Saturday 6/22, Friday 6/28 and Saturday 6/29.

Intermittent and rolling lane closures between Madrona Street and Douglas Way are in place during tree removal to accommodate equipment.

Construction will widen Boones Ferry Road to make room for new public features – which is a big reason for removing utility poles and placing them underground. For the same reason, some trees need to be removed. However, more than 170 new trees will be planted, and more than 80 trees will be preserved and protected in the corridor. For more information about tree removal and the planting plan, view the reference materials.

Traffic Pattern Change Starts Next Week

Boones Ferry Road, between Madrona and Lanewood, will be completely rebuilt while still being open to traffic. Starting mid next week, you’ll notice a temporary lane reduction between Madrona Street and Bryant Road. Instead of four lanes, there will be three: one lane in each direction plus a center turn lane. That will give crews room to maneuver and still keep the road open, though at times there will be flaggers and brief delays.

Left: Lane configuration before construction. Right: Example of first shift during construction

Crews will set up this new traffic pattern by working at night. The work is tentatively planned for Wednesday 6/26 – Friday 6/28. Some existing striping will be removed and new temporary striping will be placed. Traffic will be flagged on Boones Ferry Road between 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. to accommodate this work. Please expect delays and obey flaggers’ directions.

Once the new traffic pattern and work zone is set up, crews will begin saw-cutting the roadway and existing sidewalks and begin work on the excavation of the new underground utility trench.

Active Work Throughout the Corridor

There will be several lane shifts throughout the corridor on this two and a half year project. To minimize impacts, the contractor is aiming to build the major streetscape improvements in three different concentrated portions, working from the southern end (Madrona) to the northern end (Lanewood). The first major work zone, between Madrona and Bryant, is expected to take about nine months. Within this zone, crews plan to work on the west side of the road first, then switch to the east side, and then the middle median. However, due to the complexity of the project, there will be times where multiple crews are actively working throughout the project corridor and on some side streets.

Shop Local – Shop Lake Grove!

Boones Ferry Road and all its businesses will remain open during construction, so come out and support the businesses that support our community! Follow the blue cones and blue signs to enter business driveway points within the work zones.

Business Visits

Project staff and the contractor have been out visiting businesses between Madrona and Bryant Road over the last two weeks. Thanks for meeting us! Business visits will continue over the coming months. We look forward to meeting you and working with you during this major project.

General Information

Project approved work hours are 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, weekends 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and night work from 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. Most work will take place during the day, but because the project is large and complex, there will be times when work will occur at night. Night activities may include utility shutdowns, setting up traffic shifts, intersection work and paving.

Please note, construction activity and schedules change frequently due to weather, issues in the field, and other variables.

For more information, visit www.boonesferryproject.org, email info@boonesferryproject.org, or call 503-697-6573.