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Boones Ferry Road Project Making Strides!

Crews continue to make great progress on the transformation of Boones Ferry Road!

Here are some recent highlights and corresponding photos of the project:

  • The remaining new traffic signal poles and mast arms have been installed at the Oakridge intersection, and new intersection at McDonalds!

  • Street light poles are being installed along new sidewalks between Madrona Street and Reese Road. Crews have been testing those in the area south of Bryant Road, and they are now activated and lighting up the right-of-way!

  • New sidewalks have been poured on the east side of Boones Ferry between Bryant and Reese Road
  • Irrigation is being installed, and planting soil is being placed in the new stormwater and landscaped planters and medians. Plants, trees, grasses, shrubs will start arriving and being placed in February!
  • New bike racks are in, benches, a water fountain and trash cans!

  • Metal lettering embedded in colored concrete (feature photo) has been placed in portions along the new sidewalks, and interpretive cutouts along portions of the coreten stormwater planter edging is installed!

Next Big Traffic Switch Coming Soon  

In early-mid February, crews plan to switch their work zone to the west side of the road (Riccardo’s/Chevron side). Between Bryant Road and Reese Road, traffic will be shifted onto the east side of the road, so crews can begin working on the west side improvements and widening. This is expected to occur in early February.

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.

In mid-February, traffic lanes between Oakridge Road (at the post office) and Lanewood Street will also shift. Crews will begin working on the east side improvements (Giant Burger side).

#Shop Lake Grove Raffle

Have you entered the raffle? Enter today, it’s so easy! And you could win a $100 gift card to one of our participating businesses!

➡ Take a photo at a participating Lake Grove business (list is here)

➡ Post your photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram* OR email it to info@boonesferryproject.org

➡ Mention the business in your post/email and use #ShopLakeGrove to win!

Two winners will be drawn monthly to receive a $100 gift card to a local #ShopLakeGrove participating business of their choice.

For all the details, click here!  And, if you are an eligible business and would like to sign up to participate, complete this survey!

*To be considered in the raffle entries, social media posts must be “public.”

More information?

For more information, visit boonesferryproject.org, email info@boonesferryproject.org, call 503-697-6573, or follow the city on social media with #BoonesFerryProject.

Support Your Lake Oswego Businesses!

2021 is a time for us to renew, recover and rebuild our local community and support local businesses that make Lake Oswego thrive. Watch LO Mayor Joe Buck, Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce President Christopher Boyer, and our local businesses  asking for your help! Join us in uplifting our community, and committing to support LO businesses and shop local year-round!

 

Local Donation Options

Tis the season of giving! Each year the City partners with a number of organizations to help those in need in our community. Together we can make this holiday season a little brighter!

Toy Drive

Our Fire and Library departments have partnering to bring holiday cheer to children in need! They are collecting new, unwrapped toys that will be shared with local families in the area. Please drop off toys by December 15 at the Lake Oswego Fire Main Station (300 B Ave) or the Lake Oswego Library (706 Fourth Street).

Hunger Fighters Oregon

Hunger Fighters continues to see a record number of people in Lake Oswego who need emergency food. You can donate nonperishable food items at City Hall (south entrance vestibule, open 24/7) or directly with Hunger Fighters (located at 2301 Hazel Road).

Meals on Wheels

Did you know that Lake Oswego has its own Meals on Wheels service? It is operated by the City with fundraising by the volunteer LO Meal Network with 20,000 meals served annually. Since the start of the pandemic, delivery participation has increased by nearly 10%, and to-go meal participation has tripled. To donate to this essential service, visit lakeoswegomealsonwheels.org

Personal Care Items

The City is collecting basic need items for our families in need programs. Please consider donating unused items such as shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors, diapers, deodorant and sunscreen. Donations barrels are available to drop off items at City Hall (south entrance vestibule, open 24/7).

Utility Assistance

We created a temporary utility payment assistance for City of Lake Oswego utility customers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Donations to the fund can be made by anyone. All donations are placed into a fund used exclusively for emergency utility assistance and administered by a local non-profit. More details.

Clackamas County Business Recovery Centers

Clackamas County has launched Business Recovery Centers countywide. Centers provide resources and services for our local businesses to reopen and recover from COVID-19 impacts. This includes business coaching, grant writing, multilingual business assistance, legal assistance, and more. They offer one-stop shop to recovery assistance for businesses of all sizes and types.

Locally,  Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce has been established as our local center. Connect today at 503-894-3087 or brc@lake-oswego.com.

Bryant & Firwood Weekend Road Closure 11/6 – 11/9

Starting tonight, Friday, 11/6 at 10 p.m., the intersection of Bryant, Firwood & Boones Ferry Road will be reconstructed and paved. This work is expected to continue 24/7 over the weekend, through 6 a.m. Monday, 11/9 and will significantly impact normal traffic routes.

Watch this short video to learn about this work, or read more below on what to expect during the weekend.

Key information:

  • Bryant Road will be closed to all through traffic between Upper Drive and Boones Ferry Road (local access for businesses and residents will be permitted)
  • Northbound traffic on Bryant Road will be detoured onto Upper Drive and Reese Road
  • Firwood Road will be closed to all through traffic between Waluga Drive and Boones Ferry Road (local access for businesses and residents will be permitted)
  • Traffic on Firwood will be detoured onto Waluga Drive and Madrona Street
  • One lane in each direction will remain open on Boones Ferry Road, but the signal will be turned off and traffic will be flagged through the intersection
  • Access will remain open to all businesses in the corridor – please use Boones Ferry Road to access driveways

Please plan ahead for extra travel time or find an alternate route during this work. View the map for detour routes and closure areas.

Thank you for your patience during this temporary traffic impact.

For more information, please visit http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/bfp/category/project-updates/ 

 

Boones Ferry Road Project Reaches Major Milestone

Great news! Last night, we reached a major milestone: PGE removed the final remaining overhead utility pole in the project area [shown below]!

All utility overhead poles are now removed and all utility cables and wires are underground within the project limits! Next time you travel through the project area, see if you can notice the difference. Here are a few before and after photos:

Undergrounding utilities has been a highly complex and complicated effort since construction started in summer 2019. THANK YOU to all the utility companies, property owners, businesses, customers, and the traveling public for your patience and coordination with this huge feat. There have been many challenges and obstacles along the way, but with collaboration, communication and teamwork, we were able to accomplish the task!

Upcoming Traffic Impacts – Bryant Road & Firwood Road Closure

Crews are making solid progress building the new raised landscaped medians between Bryant Road and Madrona Street. Concrete pours are scheduled to occur over the next few weeks for portions of the medians.

Soon, the intersection of Bryant x Firwood x Boones Ferry Road will be completely reconstructed and paved.

This intersection work will result in a temporary closure on portions of both Bryant Road and Firwood Road. To minimize impacts, this work is planned to take place over one weekend starting at 10 p.m. Friday, November 6 through 6 a.m. Monday, November 9.

During this time:

  • Bryant Road will be closed to through traffic between Upper Drive and Boones Ferry Road
  • Northbound traffic on Bryant Road will be detoured onto Upper Drive and Reese Road
  • Firwood Road will be closed to through traffic between Waluga Drive and Boones Ferry Road
  • Traffic on Firwood will be detoured onto Waluga Drive and Madrona Street
  • The signal will be turned off and flaggers will direct traffic through the intersection
  • One lane in each direction is expected to remain open on Boones Ferry Road during most times
  • Access will remain open to all businesses in the corridor – use Boones Ferry Road to access business driveways
  • There will be periods where traffic will be traveling on gravel or rock while they rebuild and grade the roadway – drive safely

Please plan ahead for extra travel time or find an alternate route during these closures. This work is weather dependent and subject to change.

For the latest information, visit www.boonesferryproject.org where you can sign-up for updates. You can also email info@boonesferryproject.org or call 503-697-6573.