A contractor for ODOT began construction in April 2013 to widen OR 99W at Beef Bend Road in Tigard/King City in order to build a dedicated right‐turn lane for southbound road users. There have been a high number of rear‐end crashes at this intersection—particularly in the southbound direction— and the new right-turn lane should significantly reduce the frequency of these crashes. The project elements include:
♦ Widening southbound OR 99W prior to Beef Bend Road to build a dedicated right‐turn lane. This will reduce traffic backups and improve safety and operations at the intersection
♦ Adding a right‐turn arrow for southbound traffic turning onto Beef Bend Road
♦ Rebuilding ADA ramps at the northwest corner of OR 99W and Beef Bend Road
♦ Resurfacing a portion of the shared‐use path along OR 99W
Work began in April 2013 and will finish in September 2013. The contractor plans to primarily work Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with intermittent nighttime work. The new right‐turn lane is expected to be operational in the summer. This schedule is subject to change.
The majority of the construction will occur during the day, off of OR 99W with little expected impact to motor vehicle traffic. The currently striped bike lane on OR 99W southbound in the project area will be closed during construction. There will be signs indicating that bikes will be on the roadway. The striped bike lane will return upon completion of the project.
There will be intermittent nighttime work with lane closures on OR 99W. There will also be occasional lane closures on Beef Bend Road at OR 99W. There may be delays on OR 99W and on Beef Bend Road during any lane closures. Road users should be alert to trucks entering and exiting the construction zone on OR 99W and on Beef Bend Road. The adjacent shared‐use path will remain open throughout construction.
Read the weekly construction news which details the expected traffic impacts on the project, updated every Friday.
Traffic volumes are too high on OR 99W for lane closures during the day. Any work requiring lane closures –which will be minimal – will take place at night. ODOT has obtained a noise permit from the City of Tigard. The contractor will be required to turn off backup alarms during the nighttime work. A 24‐hour noise hotline is available to call at all hours should a noise concern arise:
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