Country Club Road Improvement Project (10th Street to Six Corners)
The purpose of the Country Club Improvement Project (from 10th Street to Six Corners) is to rehabilitate the pavement, realign and upgrade a sewer main, update the stormwater system, and replace and upsize the water line to add fire protection. Please find a map of the project area attached.
To minimize impacts to neighbors and traffic, the utility and pavement improvements will be conducted in a single project from 10th Street to Six Corners. Combining the roadway work and utility improvements into a single project not only saves time and money, it also minimizes disruption to neighbors and the traveling public by avoiding multiple construction projects in the same section.
While no major reconfiguration to the Six Corners intersection is included in the project, some re-striping and track striping may be placed through the intersection.
At this time it is anticipated that design for the Country Club Road Improvement Project (from 10th Street to Six Corners) will be completed in spring 2018. Construction is expected to begin in late 2018 or early 2019, finishing in spring/summer 2019.
In February 2017, the City of Lake Oswego hired a consultant team to develop Construction Plans and Specifications for utility and pavement improvements for a section of Country Club Road from 10th Street to Six Corners (intersection of Bayberry Road, Iron Mountain Road, Country Club Road, C Avenue).
While the Country Club Road pavement is in need of repair, all major utilities from 10th Street to Six Corners are beyond repair and need replacement or upgrading, prior to paving. Fire protection is also substandard in this section of Country Club Road and fire hydrants are required to bring it up to current Fire Code.
Any improvements or possible changes to the existing traffic pattern at Six Corners are not included in this project, and may be addressed in a future project.
The intersection at “Six Corners” is often highlighted for its complexity. Because of this complexity, drivers are more cautious when entering the intersection. The large distance between conflict points and the stop-controlled approaches allows drivers to correct actions before conflicts occur. Hence, six corners is one of the safest intersections and has one of the lowest accident rates in the entire city. Accidents that have occurred there are minor. However, it is a point of delay, and many users ask for “improvements” for flow and to minimize confusion.
The City has identified the Six Corners intersection for future study to determine the best solution to manage the traffic. Any changes to this intersection will affect traffic patterns to the surrounding area and therefore an extensive and careful corridor study would be necessary, including neighborhood involvement, modeling and testing. As of 2018, the City does not anticipate putting resources or effort into this, and it is not funded within the next five years.
The current project will not prevent any future changes to the intersection, should changes be a priority.
March 7, 2018 – Traffic Management and Temporary Revisions during construction
At the February 22 Community Meeting, the project team outlined the traffic management plan that would be in place during construction, and the objectives behind this. Country Club Road is one the city’s busiest arterial roads. The City and project team conducted a traffic analysis and study through the corridor. The average daily volume of traffic is 23,000 vehicles, and over 85% of these trips travel through the entire corridor (avoiding side streets). There are no viable detours available to redirect this amount of traffic onto side streets that are not equipped to deal with this amount of traffic.
While construction will cause travel delays for those who drive through the corridor, the City and project team has set some goals and objectives for minimizing backups and managing traffic. These include:
- Maintaining a level of service along Country Club Rd. with reduced lanes,
- Minimizing traffic seeking alternative routes in the adjacent neighborhoods,
- Improving safety by temporarily reducing the speed and redundant access points,
- Monitoring and adapting, as needed.
The traffic management plan and temporary revisions include:
- Reducing Country Club Road to two lanes (one in each direction),
- Temporarily removing stop signs for east and westbound traffic on Country Club Road, to maintain the flow of traffic through the corridor,
- Closing C Avenue at Six Corners - residents will be required to use a detour,
- Combining Iron Mt. Blvd leg north of Six Corners and Bayberry Road leg into one.
- Closing 10th Avenue at A Avenue – residents will be required to use an alternate route,
- Speed will be reduced to 25 or 20 mph during construction.
These adjustments would be in place during construction, but would be restored to the previous condition and configuration after the project is finished.
February 28, 2018 - Construction postponed until late 2018/early 2019
On Thursday, February 22, the Country Club Improvement Project team held a community meeting to discuss the project with interested neighbors and the public. The project includes two major components: utility (water, sewer and stormwater) work and paving improvements from 10th Avenue to Iron Mtn. Blvd. /C Ave.
At the meeting, the City and project team announced that construction will be postponed until late 2018 or early 2019. While major project work was originally expected to begin this spring, design plans are taking longer to finalize, which is pushing the optimal window for getting competitive bids from contractors. Also, there is a larger risk that if construction did start this spring or early summer, the contractor could be paving in the bad weather.
Postponing the work avoids concurrent construction with the D Avenue project, provides for a better constructability schedule and a better paving season, and improves the chance of getting more competitive contractor bids.
The revised schedule could have the major utility work starting in late 2018 or early 2019, with final paving occurring in spring or summer 2019. Thank you for your patience and understanding with the change in schedule.
January 24, 2018 - Community Meeting in February 2018
Design is almost complete for utility and pavement improvements on Country Club Road, between 10th Street and Six Corners (intersection of Iron Mtn. Blvd./C Ave./ Bayberry Rd.). The project includes water, sewer and stormwater work, along with repaving this 1,200 ft. section of Country Club Road
Construction is expected to begin this spring and take up to six months to complete. During construction, the work area on Country Club Road will be reduced to two lanes of traffic – one single travel lane in both directions. Residents and motorists should expect significant delays during this time and plan ahead. More information about traffic impacts will be announced soon.
You are invited to learn more about the project by attending a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on February 22, 2018 at City Hall – Council Chambers, 380 A Avenue, Lake Oswego. There will be a brief presentation at the beginning of the meeting, followed by a question and answer session and an opportunity to meet the project team.
October 13, 2017 - Additional Exploratory Digging (Potholing)
From October 16 through October 27, crews will be conducting exploratory digging (potholing) in the road and right of way, to investigate possible conflicts with existing utilities. Crews will be working at the corner of Country Club Road and Iron Mountain Boulevard (Six Corners) and at the corner of 10th Street and B Avenue. To minimize impacts to traffic, work on Iron Mountain Boulevard will take place 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. To accommodate this work, Iron Mountain Boulevard, between Country Club Road and Chandler Road will be intermittently closed to through traffic. There will be no impact to travel lanes on Country Club Road. Flaggers or signage will direct drivers or assist local neighbors with access.
August 10, 2017 – Additional Field Work & Lane Closures
On Monday, August 14, there will be intermittent westbound lane closures on Country Club Road (from Country Club Court to 10th Street) and on Country Club Court between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Crews will be conducting exploratory drilling in the right-of-way. Flaggers or signage will direct drivers or assist local neighbors with access. Please expect some delays during this work.
April 6, 2017 - Additional Lane Closures Week of April 10
On Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11, there will be intermittent lane closures from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Country Club Road between Six Corners and 10th Street. Crews will be collecting data, conducting exploratory drilling and inspecting existing sanitary sewer lines and laterals. Flaggers or signage will be in place to direct traffic - please expect some delays.
March 31, 2017 - Intermittent Lane Closures
On Monday, April 3, there will be intermittent lane closures from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Country Club Road between Six Corners and 10th Street. Crews will be collecting data and inspecting existing sanitary sewer lines and laterals. Flaggers or signage will be in place to direct traffic - please expect some delays.
Survey work will also be taking place in the project area during the week of April 3, however no lane closures are anticipated during the survey work.
March 21, 2017 - Upcoming Field and Survey Work
Beginning in April, crews will be taking photos, surveying the project area, mapping and assessing the health of trees, conducting geotechnical investigations, and gathering other information to inform the preliminary design work and future construction.
During April, neighbors and the traveling public may notice the following:
- Underground utilities will be marked with paint on the street, shoulder or in the grass, or in the public right-of-way. Marks will disappear overtime, but these are necessary to complete our survey for use in design and later construction.
- Some lane closures will take place between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., while crews collect data on existing conditions (i.e., CCTV utilities, surveying, exploratory borings, soil sampling), in the right-of-way; flaggers or signage will direct drivers or assist local neighbors with access. Please expect some minor delays during this work.
- Trees may be tagged during the survey work for mapping purposes. We will be looking at how to minimize any impact to trees and will have an arborist working with the team.
- Wooden stakes with flags will be left at some places along the project area. These may indicate public right-of-way, property lines, drainage issues or other considerations. Please don’t remove the stakes.