Construction started in June 2019 and is expected to continue through the end of 2021. Construction schedules change frequently due to weather, issues in the field, and other variables. Temporary traffic changes are also subject to change. There will be several lane shifts throughout the corridor on this two and half year project. For the latest information, visit the project updates page or sign up to the e-newsletter.
Overall Work Plan
To minimize impacts, Wildish (the general 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) of the project.
The first major work zone, between Madrona Street and Bryant/Firwood Road intersection, is expected to take about nine months to complete. Within this zone, crews plan to work on the west side of Boones Ferry Road first, then switch to the east side, and then the middle median. Crews will also be working on Firwood and Bryant Roads, close to the intersection with Boones Ferry Road.
Active Work & Multiple Crews throughout the corridor
Due to the complexity of the project and challenges with undergrounding utilities, 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.
One of the first major construction tasks is to move utility lines underground, then remove utility poles to make room for new street features.
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 traffic 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.
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.