Open House for Boones Ferry Road Project

For Immediate Release Friday, September 16, 2011

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation , Division

Washington County's Department of Land Use and Transportation invites the public to attend an Open House on September 29 for the Boones Ferry Road improvement project. The event will be held at Tualatin Elementary School, 20405 SW 95th Ave, Tualatin. The public is invited to drop in any time between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to learn more about the proposed improvements. No formal presentation is planned; however, project staff from Washington County and design consultant MacKay and Sposito will be available to answer questions and solicit feedback.

The project will widen Boones Ferry Road between Norwood and Day roads to two travel lanes with an intermittent center turn lane, bike lanes on both sides of the road and a sidewalk on the west side of the road. Existing curves will also be flattened to enhance safety. The project is funded through the county Major Streets and Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP) and the Oregon Transportation Investment Act (OTIA). Construction is scheduled to begin October 2012.

For more information, visit the project website or contact Abe Turki, Project Manager, at (503) 846-7800 or abraham_turki@co.washington.or.us.

For current roadwork information, visit the Washington County Roads website at www.wc-roads.com.

Washington County is committed to building and maintaining the best transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the county roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Additional information:
The Boones Ferry Road improvement project is located within the ‘Basalt Creek Planning Area,’ approximately 595 acres of unincorporated land between the Cities of Tualatin and Wilsonville. The Cities are jointly concept planning this area in coordination with Washington County’s Department of Land Use and Transportation. The objective of this collaborative concept planning effort is to create a unified vision for future urban development in the Basalt Creek Planning Area. For more information about the Basalt Creek planning efforts and how you can get involved, please visit the Cities’ project website: basaltcreek.com.

Contact:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator
(503) 846-4963
stephen_roberts@co.washington.or.us