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Construction began in June 2014 on a project to improve safety on OR 99W from Fischer Road to Durham Road in King City and Tigard. Once complete, traffic in the area should see a reduction in crashes and all road users will have a safer environment. Construction is slated for completion by the end of 2014.
There have been a high number of crashes on OR 99W in the vicinity of Fischer Road and Royal Villa Drive, some of them resulting in serious injuries. These are primarily rear-end crashes on OR 99W southbound just south of Fischer Road, and T-bone crashes at the center median opening on OR 99W at Royal Villa Drive.
To address these safety concerns, the project design calls for:
** Closing the center median opening on OR 99W at Royal Villa Drive. This will eliminate the T-bone collisions. Left turns in and out of Royal Villa Drive and U-turns in the median opening will no longer be possible
** Providing for U-turns on OR 99W southbound at Fischer Road. A left-turn lane and a U-turn signal will be installed at the intersection. This will assist southbound travelers who are bound for Royal Villa Drive or wish to head north
** Building a bus stop pullout on OR 99W southbound just south of Fischer Road. This will reduce rear-end crashes at this intersection
** Addressing the safety issue at OR 99W and the entrance of Tigard Towne Square by creating a safe separation for vehicles turning right into the shopping center and those turning right onto Durham Road
** Adding new sidewalk on OR 99W northbound from Fischer Road to Tigard Towne Square
** Lengthening the left turn lane on OR 99W northbound for Fischer Road
** Lengthening the left turn lane on OR 99W northbound for Durham Road
** Adding new lighting at the intersection of OR 99W and Durham Road
** Relocating the OR 99W northbound bus stop currently at Royal Villa Drive closer to the Fischer Road intersection
** Improving signal technology at the intersections of OR 99W at Fischer Road and Durham Road
** Road users should expect intermittent nighttime lane closures on OR 99W from June 2014 through the end of the year
** In general, work will occur Sunday through Thursday nights
** Any daytime work will be in the shoulders of OR 99W or on Fischer Road, Durham Road and/or Royal Villa Drive
** The center median opening on OR 99W at Royal Villa Drive will close a few months before the new U-turn signal will be operational at Fischer Road. Vehicles that use the center median opening for left turns or U-turns can use the center median opening farther south at the fire station
** Sidewalk closures will occur intermittently. The contractor is required to provide a signed ADA-accessible pedestrian detour during any sidewalk closures
** Road users should expect increased congestion and delays in the project area
Residences and businesses adjacent to the project area may experience daytime and nighttime construction noise. A noise hotline is available 24 hours a day for reporting noise problems or incidents requiring immediate attention. That number is 503-412-2376. ODOT staff will be available to answer immediate noise concerns during nighttime work by calling the noise hotline.
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Lili Boicourt, ODOT Community Affairs