Traffic congestion continues to be a major concern for those traveling or living within the OR 99W
corridor. The Oregon Department of Transportation, City of Tigard and Washington County are currently designing improvements for the OR 99W intersection with Gaarde Street and McDonald Street in Tigard in order to improve traffic flow and safety. The project is expected to increase intersection capacity by over 50 percent in the afternoon peak hour and roughly 25 percent in the morning peak hour, resulting in a significant reduction of average delay per vehicle.
Currently, $9 million is set aside for this project from city, county, state and federal sources.
Improvements on OR 99W
** (Southbound) Addition of a through lane through the intersection and dedicated right turn lane for Bull Mountain Road
** (Northbound) Additional left turn lane for Gaarde Street and a right turn only lane for McDonald Street.
** Other improvements include a median planter, retaining walls, new traffic signals, water quality treatment and storm facility upgrades.
Improvements on Gaarde St. and McDonald St.
** Widening to add a second left-turn lane for vehicles turning on to OR 99W at both approaches.
** A second through lane will be added in the east and west travel directions.
** Other improvements include retaining walls, sidewalks, bike lanes, light poles and upgraded storm facilities.
** The crosswalk on the north side of the intersection will be reopened.
• Design – Present through August 2014
• Right of Way Acquisition – Present through 2014
• Construction – 2015
• Construction Open House – 2015
Read the March 2013 newsletter.
For questions or to be added to the project mailing list, contact:
Lili Boicourt, ODOT Community Affairs