Bull Mountain/Roshak Intersection
Current Activity - completed
This project is complete.
April 2013 Project Update:
Due to weather conditions last November, the contractor had to install interim erosion control materials and landscaping.
With the spring weather finally stabilized, we are in the process of hiring a landscaper to replace the interim straw material, prepare the ground and place bark dust and/or grass seeding on disturbed surfaces in the right-of-way or acquired permanent or temporary easements.
Expect minimal traffic impacts while the landscaper wraps up work in the area.
July 2012 Meet The Contractor Open House:
Project staff held a "Meet The Contractor" open house on July 25, 2012 at Christ the King Church. Over 30 members from the public attended to learn more about the pending construction project, the contractor's proposed schedule, ask questions of staff and the construction contractor and offer feedback.
June 2012 Update #3/Open House:
The County invites you to attend a “Meet the Contractor” open house for the Bull Mountain/Roshak intersection project. The open house will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church (11305 SW Bull Mountain Rd, Tigard - near Highway 99W). The open house will provide an opportunity for the public to meet the county’s hired contractor, C&M Excavation & Utilities, and to learn more about the construction schedule. The project management team will be available to discuss the project details and answer questions. No formal presentation is planned. The public is welcome to stop by any time during the open house hours.
Ongoing vegetation removal is related to utility relocation work and will continue through July.
Road construction is anticipated to start as early as July 30th. Initial activities will include mobilization of equipment and construction supplies. Initial contractor work will include vegetation removal within the public right-of-way or acquired easements to prepare for road construction.
When the road widening construction begins, structures within the existing right-of-way will be impacted. A notice letter has been mailed to affected property owners so they will have an opportunity to remove any private materials (i.e. fences, lawn ornaments, etc) within the public right-of-way before the contractor begins work. Mailboxes will be relocated by the hired contractor to the new edge of the roadway as appropriate. Fences within the right-of-way will be removed.
A note about traffic during the road construction: There are no plans to close the roadway. During construction, there will be contracted flaggers present, as needed, to slow down and periodically stop traffic to facilitate needed construction work. Delays could be as long as 20 minutes, but the intent is to minimize traveler delay time when possible. Road users may wish to utilize alternate routes where feasible.
May 2012 Update #2:
After a delay in the project bid/construction schedule due to minor design changes, the project rebid date has been determined. Advertising for construction contractor bids will begin June 4, 2012. Anticipated start of construction work is mid-August 2012 with completion by the end of October 2012.
Early vegetation removal work in the public Right-of-Way is currently being performed by utility companies in preparation for the pending road project work.
After the County has executed a construction contract with a road contractor in early August, we will set a date, time and location for a “Meet The Contractor” Open House. This will be an opportunity to see the final project map/drawing and meet the hired contractor along with the County project inspector.
A notice card update will be mailed out with the confirmed open house information. This same information will also be posted to this website.
Below is an updated project drawing. This drawing represents the accumulation of minor project updates since the September 2011 Open House. Several of the updates reflect changes to address citizen comments provided to County staff. Most of which were previously provided in text format below. You will find that the road configuration and paving limits are identical to what was displayed during the September open house.
Updated preliminary project map with aerial
May 2012 Update #1:
Washington County originally scheduled construction to start mid-June 2012. Due to late design changes, the project bid opening has been delayed. See May 2012 Update #2 above.
Completion of construction will be in the fall 2012 time frame.
After we have a contractor under contract and prior to construction, there will be a Meet-The-Contractor Open House for property owners and residents interested in the project. Date, time, and location are still to be determined.
Project design will include a sanitary sewer extension on Bull Mountain Rd between 155th Terrace and 153rd Avenue.
January 2012 Update:
Latest design refinements include completing the sidewalk gap adjacent to 15400 and 15380 SW Bull Mountain Rd, shown on the open house display map.
Public input received during and after the open house expressed concern about existing traffic speeds on westbound Bull Mountain Road and Roshak Road. The project design engineer is considering installation of foundations and posts for a speed reader board. The detachable solar powered speed reader board would be installed and rotated between two locations in the project area to warn westbound drivers of reduced speed zones ahead. Possible placement locations would be 15395 SW Bull Mountain Road and Roshak Road between 185th Terrace and 157th Place (exact Roshak Road location yet to be determined).
Staking was done along the project site to facilitate needed property appraisals. Our Capital Project Management Right-of-Way Agent, Daryl Olson, is now contacting property owners regarding the additional road right-of-way or easements needed to build the project.
Over the next several months, the County will have hired a vegetation removal contractor that will be making periodic site visits to monitor migratory birds in trees to prevent early nesting. This preventative work will allow timely removal of needed trees and shrubs in the May/June time frame prior to the start of road construction. This contractor will work within the existing public road right-of-way along Bull Mountain Road and Roshak Road. The contractor will not need to enter private property to do this work.
When the actual road widening construction begins, structures within the existing right-of-way will be impacted. Prior to the start of the road construction work, a notice letter will be mailed to affected property owners so they will have an opportunity to remove any private materials (ie. fences, lawn ornaments, etc) within the public right-of-way before the contractor begins work. Mailboxes will be relocated to the new edge of the roadway as appropriate. Fences within the right-of-way will be removed.
A note about traffic during the road construction: The main project work is scheduled after the end of the school year in June. There are no plans to close the roadway. During construction, there will be contracted flaggers present as needed to slow down and periodically stop traffic to facilitate needed construction work.
Often the owners, residents and others ask questions about why projects are designed like they are. The following document is a summary of reasoning behind the project improvements. It should provide answers to frequently asked questions.
Reasoning Behind Project Improvements
September 2011 Update/Open House:
Project staff held an open house on September 28, 2011 at Alberta Rider Elementary School. Over 40 members from the public attended to learn more about the proposed design, ask questions and offer feedback.
Select the "Events" link on the right to view the Open House summary and displays.