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Public Works Update

Updated: 11/21/19
Here is a summary of the work happening in Public Works. Please feel free to contact Marissa Grass, community engagement coordinator, with any questions.

Road Closure Notice
SW Greenfield Drive Closed at SW Gaarde Street
Updated: 12/2/19

Main Break on GreenfieldSW Greenfield Drive is closed from SW Maplecrest Court to SW Gaarde Street, and 132nd Avenue from Rockingham Drive to SW Greenfield Drive. It is estimated that roughly 500’ of roadway sustained significant damage during a recent water main break. The erosive forces of water from the water main break caused erosion of a substantial amount of gravel and soil from underneath the pavement, leaving large voids and the potential for sink holes.

Detour Route: The signed detour route for this road closure will be Gaarde Street, to 129th Avenue, to Moningstar Drive, to Greenfield Drive. 

The city is currently working with consultants to determine the structural integrity of the roadway, and the extent of subterranean damage. Once the damage is understood, the city will put together a plan to reopen the road. However, needed repairs could take six months or more.

View:  
Press Release | Detour Map
Bus Route Impacts (Mary Woodward, Fowler and Tigard High)


Fanno Creek Trail Open House
On Wednesday, November 22, Public Works sponsored a Fanno Creek Trail open house at the Tigard Public Library. The city is dedicated to completing the trail in Tigard, and there are several current projects to make it a reality. Folks had an opportunity to discuss projects with consultant teams and city project managers. There was a lot of interest in the Fanno Creek Trail Connections Project, which will construct four sections starting in 2021. Kids had an opportunity to build with Legos their version of the trail.

Water Update  
Water staff recently completed a directional drilling project. Kevin Nyland operated the drill. This was his first time and his coworkers report that he did a great job. It took only an hour to drill 60 feet and pull back the pipe. This saved us from tearing up the road from the water main to the location of the meter box. This method saves on both labor and materials.  

It’s Time! Winter Weather Preparation Tips
Public Works is gearing up for winter weather, join us! Learn more about what you can do to winterize your home, deal with frozen pipes and turn your water off at the meter. Some of the things you can do include:

  • Insulating hot and cold pipes
  • Opening cupboard doors in the kitchen and bathrooms
  • Disconnect hoses from outside faucets
  • Turn off drain automatic sprinkler systems and backflow devices
  • Cover foundation vents

Plan to Play: Parks & Recreation Survey
Last Thursday Public Works released a new survey as part of the Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update project. Every ten years the city creates a vision for the future of parks and recreation in Tigard and recommends investments the city can make to achieve the community’s vision. Important priorities set in the last 10-year plan are nearing completion. Our question now is… What’s next?

So far about 150 respondents have shown a strong preference for trails and access to nature. When asked what is most important when you recreate, respondents overwhelmingly chose:

  • Being surrounded by trees, plants water and wildlife, and
  • Walking, running or biking on trails.

To take the survey visit www.tigard-or.gov/parks

 

Contact
Tigard Public Works
8777 SW Burnham St.
Tigard, OR 97223
503-718-2591

Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

After-Hours Emergency
To report water, stormwater, sewer, street or park emergencies outside regular business hours, contact the after-hours answering service at 503-639-1554.
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