ODOT to repave portions of Highway 99W, improve Canyon Road
The repaving of Highway 99W between Interstate 5 and McDonald Street in Tigard as well as major safety improvements made to seven intersections along Canyon Road are among a list of major projects planned for completion by the Oregon Department of Transportation in 2021.
The $12.3 million repaving project along Highway 99W, also known as Pacific Highway, is currently in a design phase until the end of the year. In addition to resurfacing the roadway, the project will include new sidewalks and upgraded Americans with Disabilities Act ramps, according to ODOT officials. It also includes elevating some driveways along the route and adding drainage upgrades as well as a traffic signal upgrade slated for the intersection of Highway 99W and Johnson/Main streets.
At the same time, ODOT also is set to pitch in $50,000 for a planning and research program to look at the needs and interests of Highway 99W and those driving along the major roadway.
The cities of Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood have been pushing for more attention to be paid to the regional highway, which carries more than 40,000 vehicles a day through Washington County.
Meanwhile, plans are underway to improve safety -- and reduce the number of crashes -- at seven intersections along Canyon Road, also known as Oregon 8. Those $2.14 million in improvements will include upgrades to traffic signals as well as new reflective plates behind the signal lights.
Intersections slated for improvement include Canyon Road at: Southwest 110th Avenue, Highway 217 on-ramps, Southwest 115th Avenue, Southwest 117th Avenue at Broadway Street, Southwest Lombard Avenue, Southwest Hall Boulevard and Southwest Watson Avenue.
Design of the project continues through 2020 with construction planned for 2021.
Simultaneously, ODOT is partnering with the City of Beaverton to make streetscape improvements to Canyon Road from Southwest Short Street to Southwest Hocken Avenue next year. That includes implementation of the Beaverton Community Vision plan, which was adopted in 2010, calling for a revitalized, walkable and safer downtown.
The streetscape plan calls for widening sidewalks (up to 9 feet where possible) in some locations, adding a flashing pedestrian beacon on Canyon Road at Rose Biggi Avenue, constructing a dedicated left-turn lane from Canyon Road eastbound to Cedar Hills Boulevard, upgrading traffic signals at Canyon Road at Cedar Hills Boulevard/Hocken Avenue and more.
Other planned local ODOT projects include:
• A repaving project along Highway 99W from McDonald Street to Fischer Road. Construction: 2021/2022; Cost: $8.1 million.
• Improvements to the northbound Tualatin River Bridge on Highway 99W where it crosses the Tualatin River in Tigard. Those improvements include deck improvements and joint replacement. Construction: Summer and fall 2020; Cost: $1.39 million for design only.
• Safety improvements along Tualatin Valley Highway from 165th Avenue to 192nd Avenue. Reconstruction of driveways and sidewalks are planned between Southwest 178th Avenue and the western entrance of Aloha Villa Shopping Center along with a rapid flash pedestrian signal to be installed at Southwest 192nd Avenue. Construction: 2021; Cost $1.22 million.
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