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Public Works Update

Updated: 12/19/19
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: 12/19/19

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 city is currently working with consultants to determine the structural integrity of the roadway, and the extent of subterranean damage.

  • GT Excavating was hired to complete some additional asphalt removal and to place rock backfill near the waterline break. The area the contractor worked at had several areas where the asphalt was undermined and there was concern that the asphalt could cave in and cause further damage to the waterlines. GT Excavating completed this work at the beginning of December.
  • GRI, a geotechnical firm, was on-site utilizing ground penetrating radar (GPR) to determine the extent of the voids below the road surface. GRI is currently analyzing the GPR results and will have a summary completed soon. This will help to determine the extent of the repairs needed.
  • City water crews are transferring over water service from the failed 8” waterline to a newer 16” waterline. This will enable crews to be able to abandon the 8” waterline at the failure area. City crews expect this work to be completed next week.
  • A fully signed detour route, and additional signag is now in place.

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)

 

Snowman Scavenger HuntScavenger Hunt
Snow much fun! Join us for the 2nd Annual Snowman Scavenger Hunt at Summerlake Park (11450 SW Winterlake Drive). This is your chance to win prizes! Visit www.tigard-or.gov/recreation for clues and more information.

Tell Us: What interesting places are near or along the Fanno Creek Trail?
While the Fanno Creek Trail is being developed in segments, a cohesive look and feel for the trail in Tigard is desired. We want to know: What are the cool things to see near the trail?

  • Does your family like to enjoy the nature play area at Dirksen Nature Park?
  • Is there a great burger in Downtown Tigard to fuel your ride to Beaverton?
  • Do you take the trail to the library?

Enter potential destinations on the map:  https://www.engage.tigard-or.gov/fct/maps/cooldestinations

Tigard to Winter Weather: We’re Ready!
Public Works staff participated in the annual winter weather rodeo this month to prepare for the weather ahead. Stations included the sandbag station, deicer, plow/sander, chainsaw use, tire chains and more.

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

See more: www.tigard-or.gov/water

City Council Votes to Fund Needed Stormwater Improvements
As of July 1, 2020, the City of Tigard’s Stormwater Surface Water Management Fee will increase by $3.50 per month. Tigard City Council reviewed the needs of the Stormwater system on December 10, 2019, and unanimously voted to increase the fee.

City Council adopted a Stormwater Master Plan last year to protect the community from the negative effects of urban stormwater runoff, including erosion, water quality and flooding. This was the first update in 30 years, and as such, there are back-logged needs.

Revenue from the increase will implement important projects like Kruger Creek bank stabilization where, through an effect of erosion called incision, some streams have developed vertical streambanks up to 35 feet deep. Incised streams can undermine adjacent structures, as is the case at SW Gallin Court, where the city purchased a private property that was nearly undermined by Kruger Creek. Sewer lines are also at risk in the canyons and valleys of Bull Mountain streams, and in other streams throughout the city. For more information: www.tigard-or.gov/stormwater

Plan to Play: Parks & Recreation Survey

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 230 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

Parks-Master-Plan

 

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.

¡Alerta! Calle Cerrada
Intersección de SW Greenfield y SW Gaarde
Actualizado: 12/2/19

La calle SW Greenfield está cerrada entre SW Maplecrest y SW Gaarde. También se encuentra cerrada la avenida 132 entre Rockingham y SW Greenfield. Se estima que 152 metros de la carretera sostuvo daño cuando de rompió la tubería. El agua desgasto material bajo la carretera causando que el pavimento sea inestable.

Ruta alternativa: Hay letreros indicando la ruta por Gaarde a la avenida 129 a Morningstar a Greenfield.

La ciudad está trabajando con contratistas para examinar más acerca el alcance del daño y la estructura de la calle. Ya que tengamos mejor entendimiento del daño, pondremos en acción un plan para reabrir la vía. La reparación podría tomar seis meses o más.

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