Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works. Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass, community engagement coordinator, with any questions.
Let’s Talk Transportation
Project managers from Community Development and Public Works joined representatives from the Oregon Department of Transportation and TriMet on Wednesday night for an open house at the Tigard Public Library. Let’s Talk Transportation is a biannual opportunity to learn about the city’s efforts to improve travel for cars, bikes and pedestrians. Projects represented at the event included:
- 121st Avenue Sidewalks – This project will fill a well-used sidewalk gap along 121st Avenue
- Fanno Creek Trail and Red Rock Creek Trail – We need help designing our regional and local trails.
- Safe Routes to Schools - Get involved in this effort for parents to join with teachers, school administrators and city officials to encourage active transportation to and from school.
- 72nd Avenue Transportation Study - We need help to make sure that no matter where you are going along 72nd Avenue, you have reliable options for getting there.
- Photo Red Light Enforcement - Tigard Police will soon begin using photo enforcement to make intersections along Pacific Highway (99W) safer for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
SW Benchview Terrace & SW Mistletoe Drive Pavement Repair
On Monday, September 23 the city’s contractor (Blackline) is scheduled to add another layer of Slurry Seal to the intersection of SW Benchview Terrace and SW Mistletoe Drive. This work is weather dependent.
Slurry seal takes several hours to dry. During that time, motorists, pedestrians and pets must stay out of the slurry seal so as not to ruin the application and to avoid getting slurry seal on vehicles, shoes and paws. This work will correct tire treads left during the initial application.
For more information about the Pavement Management Program visit https://www.tigard-or.gov/paving_faqs/