Open house set for Tualatin-Sherwood/Roy Rogers roads projects
An open house for three phases of improvements planned for Tualatin-Sherwood/Roy Rogers roads projects is set from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Sherwood Police Department Community Room, 20495 Borchers Road.
The project manager and design consultants for the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation will be available to answer questions although no formal presentation is planned.
The project calls for Roy Rogers/Tualatin-Sherwood Road improvements, including road widening between Chicken Creek and Teton Avenue. The three phases and their timelines include:
Phase 1: The Tualatin-Sherwood Road and the Highway 99W crossing between Borchers Drive and Langer Farms Parkway where two westbound through lanes between Langer Farms Parkway and Borchers Drive will be added. This $12 million project, scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020, also includes plans to add a second eastbound through-lane to carry motorists through the Langer Farms Parkway/Tualatin-Sherwood Road intersection.
Phase 2: Improvements along Roy Rogers Road between Borchers Drive and Chicken Creek. (Chicken Creek is roughly 300 feet north of Cedarview Way.) The $20 million project will add five travel lanes including two in each direction as well as a center turn lane. Bicycle and pedestrian facilities and street lighting will be added to both sides of the street as well.
Phase 3: Tualatin-Sherwood Road, between Langer Farms Parkway and Teton Avenue. Plans call for widening the roadway to five travel lanes that include two travel lanes in each direction with a center turn lane.
While appreciative of the county road improvements, Sherwood City Manager Joe Gall said he's not enthusiastic about the traffic headaches that are expected during construction.
"As I tell folks, it will get worse before it gets better," he said.
The roadwork projects are being coordinated in conjunction with the Willamette Water Supply Program, which is installing a 30-mile-long pipeline under local roadways that will draw water from an intake facility on the Willamette River in Wilsonville and pipe it to Hillsboro.
Work on all three phases of roadwork construction is expected to continue through December 2024 and is funded through the county's Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program.
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