ODOT began design in 2012 on a project to improve safety on OR 99W 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 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
The project design will continue until spring 2014. Construction is slated to begin in summer 2014. During construction, road users will experience intermittent nighttime lane closures and daytime work outside morning and afternoon commute times.
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Lili Boicourt, ODOT Community Affairs