Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Street Fair August 16th, 2014

Construction along 72nd Ave continues...

Construction along 72nd Avenue and at the intersection of 72nd Avenue & Dartmouth Street is underway and will continue through November 2014. Those traveling through the area should expect some delays with night-time work and standard roadway construction activity and noise. 

When construction is completed, we'll have a better functioning intersection at 72nd Avenue and Dartmouth Street with improved travel times. Signals will replace the four-way stop.

In late September, 72nd Avenue will be closed from Dartmouth south to Elmhurst Street. A section of 72nd Ave. will be widened to five lanes with sidewalks, bike lanes, and street trees. A sanitary sewer upgrade along 72nd Avenue will be timed to coincide with the road work.  The city expects the closure to last about 3 weeks; the road will re-open in mid-October.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ODOT will announce RealTime technologies

New systems to help motorists navigate through busy traffic will begin Thursday

ODOT on Thursday will announce the first of three new technological innovations that will help travelers navigate through highway congestion.

The ODOT RealTime systems will be unveiled during a news briefing at 10 a.m. Thursday July 10 in the Emergency Operations Center at ODOT’s Region 1 offices, 123 N.W. Flanders St., Portland.

The news briefing will include a presentation on the technologies involved and a video describing the systems. Speakers will include Jason Tell, ODOT’s Region 1 manager, and representatives of Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

The systems will employ sensors in the roads that convey travel times to motorists and establish advisory speed limits telling motorists to slow down for a crash, stall or other delay in the road ahead.

The three systems are
Portland area travel time signs, launched Thursday. The signs will automatically display real time travel times, in minutes, to major interchanges based on road sensors, throughout the Portland area.

OR 217 traveler information signs, launched Summer 2014. New signs will offer travel times, advisory speeds and traveler information on new full-color, 30-foot wide, LED signs.
I-5/405 traveler information signs, launched Summer 2014. The signs on southbound I-5 and I-405 around the Marquam Bridge, will show advisory speeds warning of slowdowns ahead.
Once deployed, the systems are expected to help decrease the number of crashes on Portland roadways, resulting in fewer injuries and fewer costly car repairs.

Public Roadway Improvement Schedule

Public Roadway Improvements Weekly Report #49 – Week of July 7, 2014

Following is the weekly Public Roadway Improvements Schedule for the public improvements related to the construction of the Tigard Walmart store.

Lane expansion paving on Oregon Highway 99W (Pacific Highway)
  • Concrete island enhancements at 74th Ave and Oregon Highway 99W (Pacific Highway)
  • Shoulder related signage work on Oregon Highway 99W approaching and at the OR217 Northbound On Ramp. 
  • Milling and paving activities at 72nd Ave and Hunziker Rd
  • Final striping and signage on 72nd Ave between 217 Southbound off ramp and Beveland Street
  • Final striping on Beveland between 72nd Ave and 68th Ave
  • Final striping and signage on Dartmouth Street between OR-99W and 68th Ave
  • Signalization and crosswalk improvement work on Dartmouth Street at the future Walmart main entrance

Traffic Flow Patterns

1.       Oregon Highway 99W (Pacific Highway):
Alternating overnight lane closures and restrictions in east and west bound lanes on Pacific Highway for approximately 1.5 miles from OR-217 to 72thAve for construction activities starting at approximately 9 p.m.., Monday through Friday evenings.  All lanes will re-open by 5:30 a.m.

2.       72nd Ave between OR-217 NB Ramp and Beveland
Night time northbound and southbound lane restrictions on 72ndAve between OR-217NB ramps and Beveland for final striping starting at approximately 9 p.m.  Lane restrictions will re-open by 6 a.m.

3.       Dartmouth St between OR-99W and 68th Ave
Daytime lane restriction on Dartmouth between OR-99W and 68thAve for signalization construction activities starting at approximately 9 a.m.  Lane restrictions will re-open by 3:30 p.m.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Free Prescription Discount Card

The National League of Cities (NLC) offers a free prescription discount card to help residents save money on the high cost of prescription medications. Use the  card anytime your prescriptions are not covered by insurance.

There is no cost for the NLC member cities like Tigard. NLC offers the program in conjunction with CVS Caremark Corp. and the card is accepted at most major retail pharmacies– Fred Meyer, BiMart, Costco, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and Rite-Aid.

Residents may use the discount card anytime their prescription is not covered by insurance. The discount is not valid on over-the-counter and non-prescription medications with the exception of some diabetic supplies.

Visit  http://www2.caremark.com/nlc/ to sign up for a card or learn more about the program.

Cards are available in the Tigard City Hall lobby, Permit Center and Tigard library. If you go online (to the address above) you can print out a card and begin using it right away.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thank you for your patience~

Tigard engineers are working furiously with ODOT on signal timing issues related to the  traffic signal removal at the intersection of 72nd Avenue with Hampton Street. This happened last night (April 30) and the contractor has since restriped 72nd Avenue where it crosses over Hwy 217.
Left turns are no longer allowed at the 72nd/Hampton intersection and traffic will be directed to use Beveland Street instead.  The contractors sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this will cause for some people in the immediate area, traffic analysis showed that this signal removal is necessary to preserve the function of 72nd Avenue in this northern part of the Hwy 217 interchange area.
Thank you so much for your patience during this disruption. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tigard High School Tigerettes Win National Championship!

The Tigard Times newspaper recently reported on this amazing feat - here's an excerpt from Geoff Pursinger's story:

More than 40 girls from Tigard’s Tigerette dance team competing in the United Spirit Association Dance Nationals in Anaheim, Calif., last week, where she and the rest of the team brought home a national championship.
The Tigerettes are the first dance team in Oregon to win a national championship, according to the school’s head coach Linda Sheron. who has coached the Tigerettes dance team for 35 years.
The school took home first place in the “large dance/pom” category, where dancers use pom-poms as part of their routine. The school also brought home two second-place awards in the Open Large Lyrical and Open Large Dance categories.