ODOT began design in 2012 on a project to improve safety on OR 9W at Fischer Road in King City, just south of Tigard. 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 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 motorists who are bound for Royal Villa Drive.
** Improving U-turns on OR 99W northbound at Durham Road.
** Improving the bus stop on OR 99W southbound just south of Fischer Road, to reduce rear-end crashes at the intersection.
** Adding new sidewalk on OR 99W northbound from Fischer Road to the shopping center.
** Improving signal technology at the intersections of OR 99W at Fischer and Durham Roads
** Extending the left turn lane on OR 99W northbound for Fischer Road
Construction is scheduled for 2014.
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For more information, contact:
Lili Boicourt, ODOT Community Affairs