Project Updates

January 2024

Design work continues on the improvements for Lakeview Boulevard. The project team is expecting to review 60% design plans in February 2024. Final design is expected to be complete in late 2024, followed by advertising bids for contractors in early 2025. Construction is expected to start in spring/summer 2025. 

October 2023

On October 3, 2023, project staff presented an update to City Council and asked Council to approve continuing with final design for the project. Here is a link to the Council Report

The report includes an overview of the community outreach, input from residents, and how that has helped shape the early design concepts. The report outlines that based on the community feedback and engineering analysis, staff developed a design concept that keeps all currently available parking spaces along Lakeview Blvd., constructs an ADA compliant sidewalk between South Shore Blvd and the Goodin Easements, introduces a crosswalk at the swim park, provides a complete stormwater management system, and reconstructs the roadway. 

During early design, there was feedback from residents about how to complete the sidewalk from the Goodin Easement to the Iron Mountain roundabout. This included the use of retaining walls on the north/west side and/or a cantilevered sidewalk above the steep slope on the east side. There are several constraints in this area that make either of these approaches highly infeasible including an estimated cost exceeding the total project budget for just the sidewalk, significant relocation of overhead utilities, the required removal of several mature trees, and the steepening of private driveways, amongst others.

While the ideal solution of a full sidewalk through the curved section of Lakeview, from the Goodin Easement to the Iron Mountain roundabout was found to be infeasible, the design team is proposing some smaller scale solutions that can improve the current conditions. These include trimming vegetation, removal of roadside hazards, and adding signage and pavement markings.

At the meeting, Council approved the City to proceed with developing final designs for the project as outlined in the report. 

September, 2023

We held our second community meeting on September 19 to discuss preliminary project designs and seek feedback from the community. Thank you for your continued interest and involvement!

A presentation was held at the meeting. Community input on the current concepts will help us move forward with designs. A meeting summary will be posted here shortly. 

Staff will presenting an update to City Council to move forward with designs in October 2023. 

August 11, 2023

We last held an open house in June 2023 and gathered valuable feedback from the community on what we should consider. Thank you for your continued interest and involvement!

Please join us at a community meeting to learn more about preliminary project designs, talk to the project team, and provide feedback:

Meeting Date and Time: Tuesday, September 19 | 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Lake Oswego Maintenance Center, Willow Room | 17601 Pilkington Road, Lake Oswego 

A presentation will take place at the beginning of the meeting, followed by group discussions.

Maps and revised graphics will be on display at the meeting. Community input on the current concepts will help us move forward with designs.

May 22, 2023

Please join us at the project’s first Open House on Tuesday, June 13 to provide input on preliminary concepts and share your feedback.

Meeting Date and Time: Tuesday, June 13 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Lake Oswego Maintenance Center (Willow Room) | 17601 Pilkington Road, Lake Oswego

Maps and initial concept graphics of the corridor will be on display at the open house. Community input on the concepts will help the City and project team move forward with designs. 

March 20, 2023

The project team will host public open houses to ask for community input as the design progresses over the coming year. We plan to share draft concepts and designs with you at events this spring and fall. More details will be shared soon! 

January 6, 2023

Underground utility locates are being marked in the City’s right-of-way so the design team can begin with their initial survey and geotechnical investigation efforts. Beginning this month, crews may be taking photos, surveying the area for elevation and locations of utilities, mapping and accessing the health of trees, installing groundwater monitors, undertaking geotechnical investigations and pavement testing, and gathering other information to inform the early stages of design work and future construction. Most of the preliminary work is expected to take a few months to complete, although some follow-up visits throughout 2023 may be needed.

Neighbors may notice the following:

  • Survey crews will be conducting field work predominantly in the public right-of-way, but at times, may need to access private properties to verify property corners and monument markers. Crews will door knock residences, or leave door hangers where they need to access private properties.
  • A few intermittent lane closures may occur during the daytime while crews install groundwater monitors or conduct exploratory digging. Flaggers or signage will direct drivers or assist local neighbors with access.
  • Trees may be flagged during survey work. We will be looking at how to minimize impact to trees and will have an arborist working with the team.
  • Underground utilities will be marked on the street with paint. Paint marks will disappear over time.
  • Wooden stakes with flags might be left at some places along the project area. These may indicate the public right-of-way, drainage issues, or other considerations. Please do not remove or adjust the stakes.

December 20, 2022

Preliminary work is expected to begin in the next few weeks along Lakeview Boulevard. Underground utilities will be marked in the City’s right-of-way so the design team can begin with their initial survey efforts. Paint marks will disappear over time. Wooden stakes with flags might be left at some places along the project area. These may indicate the public right-of-way, drainage issues, or other considerations. Please do not remove the stakes.