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OR 99W at Fischer Road to Durham Road Safety Project

 

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Construction began in June 2014 and was substantially complete November 2014.  There are a couple of small remaining items to complete in January 2015.

Lef turns will not be are no longer permitted into or out of Royal Villa Drive.  This is a permanent change.  Road users who previously used the center median break at Royal Villa Drive to make left turns or U-turns, will need to use one of the following alternatives:
 
** All vehicles coming out of Royal Villa Drive onto OR 99W are required to turn right.  For those needing to go south, U-turns can be made at Durham Road
 
** All vehicles heading south on OR 99W that used to turn left into Royal Villa Drive (or make a U-turn) can use the new U-turn signal at Fischer Road
 
Statistics show a high crash rate on OR 99W at Royal Villa Drive. The center median closure is required to eliminate T-bone crashes and other related crashes in the area. 
 
Read a fact sheet describing the change, along with a map.
 

Read the weekly construction news for traffic impacts, updated every Friday.

Project Details
 

Construction began in June 2014 and was substantially complete in November 2014 on a project to improve safety on OR 99W from Fischer Road to Durham Road in King City and Tigard. Traffic in the area should see a reduction in crashes and all road users will have a safer environment.

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 following items were constructed:

** 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
 
Traffic Impacts
Read the weekly construction news, with updated traffic impacts listed every Friday.
 
** Road users should expect intermittent daytime and nighttime lane closures on OR 99W through January 2015
 
** Road users should expect increased congestion and delays in the project area
 
Nighttime Noise
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.


Click here for a PDF version of the map shown above.

Contact Information 

For more information or to be added to the email distribution list, contact:

Lili Boicourt, ODOT Community Affairs

503-731-8247
Lili.D.Boicourt@odot.state.or.us