Got a traffic safety project costing under $100,000? Tualatin is all ears
Have an idea for a street you would like see improved or a traffic safety issue you'd like addressed?
The City of Tualatin is looking for your suggestions as part of its citywide Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program.
The program is all part of Tualatin Moving Forward, the city's ambitious traffic and safety program designed to address traffic safety and roadway concerns. Funding the projects is the result of approval by voters of a May 2018 bond measure.
"This is the first formal call for projects that we've conducted since the bond passed last year," Tanya Williams, deputy city manager, explained in an email. "Of course, the whole program was built around projects that we heard from the community were important."
Types of projects the city is looking for are typically those that include speed feedback signs, protected midblock crosswalks, curb extensions and buffered bikes lanes.
Williams said while there are already other projects in the que, the city wanted to look at a "more robust list."
Noting that the cost cap for each project is around $100,000, Williams said the city has set aside a little more than $2 million for the projects. She estimates that as many as 20 projects could be completed based on the cap and the budget.
"We're looking for small projects that can make a big impact," she said. "These projects will be completed as we're working on completing the larger traffic congestion projects."
Once the city has a full list of projects to review, it will evaluate them based on three main criteria: geographic diversity, solution oriented and budget approved, said Williams.
As of June 11, the following proposed projects had been submitted:
• Improving crosswalks on Southwest Boones Ferry Rd between Martinazzi Avenue and Tualatin Road
• Crosswalk with flashing beacon on Southwest 90th Avenue
• Improving the crossing at Siletz and Winema drives
• Driver speed feedback sign at Jurgens Avenue and Wasco Way/ Kiowa Street
• Midblock crosswalk on Nasoma Lane at Marquis Tualatin Assisted Living
• Speed reduction on Marilyn Street and 112th Avenue
• Speed reduction on 90th Avenue near Tualatin-Sherwood Road
• Speed reduction and pedestrian improvements at Helenius Street and Grahams Ferry Road
• Midblock Crossing on Borland Road near Bridgeport Elementary School.
• Williams said an engineering team will review the list and return to the council in the fall for approval.
The deadline for approval is June 30.
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