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OR 99W: Gaarde/McDonald Intersection Improvement Project

 

Latest News (updated March 2015)

Construction is here!  Utility companies are currently in the area relocating utilities and the contractoris in full-swing.  Expect intermittent lane closures on OR 99W, Gaarde Street, McDonald Street and Canterbury Lane through March and April.

Read the weekly construction update for traffic impact information, updated every Friday.

Thank you to those who attended the Feb. 24 open house.  Here are the handouts and displays that were shared at the open house:

To be added to the email distribution list, contact Lili Boicourt at Lili.D.Boicourt@odot.state.or.us

Project Information
 
Construction is underway on the OR 99W: Gaarde/McDonald intersection improvement project.  This is a $10.9 million collaborative project between ODOT, City of Tigard and Washington County. Construction is slated to be complete the end of 2015.
 
The project is designed to improve traffic flow and safety in the intersection and will increase intersection capacity, reducing the delay currently experienced by drivers. The improvements are expected to increase capacity approximately 30 percent in the afternoon peak hour and roughly approximately 20 percent in the morning peak hour.
 
Main improvements on OR 99W
  • Southbound – Additional lane starting just north of Gaarde/McDonald and becoming a dedicated right turn lane for Bull Mountain Road
  • Northbound – Additional left turn lane for Gaarde Street and a right turn lane for McDonald Street
  • Median planter, retaining walls, new traffic signals, water treatment and storm water facility upgrades
Main improvements on Gaarde/McDonald
  • A second lane for both the east and west travel directions
  • The crosswalk on the north side of the intersection will be reopened
  • Retaining walls, sidewalks, bike lanes, light poles and storm water facility upgrades
 
Construction Impacts
 
There will be construction on OR 99W, Gaarde Street, McDonald Street and Canterbury Lane days and nights through the end of 2015.
  • On OR 99W, lane closures will only occur at night. Daytime work will take place off the highway with no impact to traffic
  • On Gaarde Street, McDonald Street and Canterbury Lane, lane closures will occur weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at night
  • Expect to encounter construction days and nights, with most work Sunday through Thursday nights
  • Weekend work may also occur
  • There will be short-term intermittent sidewalk closures. Signed ADA-accessible pedestrian detours will be provided during sidewalk closures
  • Unavoidable short-term driveway closures are expected and will be communicated individually to businesses and residents during construction
  • Nearby residents may hear nighttime construction noise intermittently throughout the project.  For noise concerns during evening and overnight construction, call the 24-hour night noise hotline at 503-646-0231.
  • Road users should expect increased congestion and delays in the project area. Please travel safely

Read the weekly construction update for traffic impact information, updated every Friday.

 
Project Library
ODOT Contact Information

For questions or to be added to the project mailing list, contact:
Lili Boicourt, ODOT Community Affairs
Phone: 503-731-8247
Email: Lili.D.BOICOURT@odot.state.or.us  

For noise concerns during evening and overnight construction, call the 24-hour night noise hotline at 503-646-0231.