Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Extra patrol for DUII coming to holiday roads

This year  throughout the entire Thanksgiving holiday period beginning on November 21 and continuing until December 1, Tigard Police plan to continue high visibility enforcement (HVE) as part of a nationwide effort to reduce impaired drivers. Here in Tigard, grant funded overtime for officers will allow extra patrol to locate and focus efforts on drivers who are operating a vehicle under the influence. The program is in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and locally, Oregon Impact. This partnership is an important component in efforts to make our roadways safer.

Remember: drive sober or get pulled over. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

72nd Ave. Road Closure Extended to 10/17/14

Kerr Contractors will need to continue the closure of 72nd through Friday October 17.  The road closure should end at 9 p.m. on Friday, October 17.  There are several reasons for making this decision.

·        This allows one of the utilities to complete the removal of their overhead lines and poles that currently interfere with the new pavement section.

·        Asphalt pavement was scheduled today 10/15 on the west side of 72nd to facilitate the closure of the NE corner of the intersection for the next stage of construction, however rain looks likely to delay paving.

·        Due to a previous overlay that was not addressed in the design of this plan set, some milling of the existing pavement needs to take place to accommodate revised grades.  A more accurate survey is being performed with the intent to mill all areas requiring grade adjustment prior to any paving.  The idea is to complete the milling and pave the base lifts and top lift the same day.

The survey for pavement elevations was completed yesterday.  The mill is expected to be available Thursday and paving is currently scheduled for Friday.  Looking at the current weather window, this all looks possible.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Tigard City Council Candidate Forum 10-15-14

The Tigard Chamber and its Government Affairs and Public Policy committee will be hosting a moderated forum for Tigard City Council candidates, focused on Tigard area business, economic growth and transportation challenges and opportunities on Wednesday, October 15th from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Broadway Rose Theatre, doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  Please join us and make an informed vote.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Give your feedback on designing & planning for the future of the Tigard Triangle

The City of Tigard is holding a virtual community forum of sorts on the future of the Tigard Triangle.

Instead of holding a physical meeting at City Hall, Tigard is giving people the convenient option to visit a website to give opinions and learn more about the vision for the Tigard Triangle, which borders Highway 217, Interstate 5 and 99W.

Tigard's leadership sees a lot of potential in the area and would like the community's thoughts.  To weigh in, visit the Tigard Triangle website by clicking here.

Sign up Today! Nationally Renowned Active Living Speaker Comes to Tigard

Plan to attend this public forum with Dr. James Sallis, a national expert on active living.

Tuesday, October 7 | 2 p.m. | Tigard City Hall

Dr. Sallis will lead an interactive discussion on specific steps that cities can take to improve conditions for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other "active travelers."

Dr. Sallis' work in making active travel safer and more convenient have been used in health care settings, schools, universities and private companies.

You can register for the event at the following link: The walking portion of the event is limited to the first 20 who register.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

72nd Avenue from Dartmouth to Elmhurst Set for 21-Day Closure Starting 9/25

City of Tigard Project Manager Steve Schalk
503-718-2470 or steves@tigard-or-gov
72nd Avenue will be closed from Dartmouth Street south to just past Elmhurst Street starting Thursday, Sept. 25.  The city expects the closure to last 21 days to complete intersection upgrades that will improve travel times for motorists.  Infrastructure improvements include replacing a four-way stop with signals and the addition of sidewalks, bike lanes, street trees and a sanitary sewer main. The road is scheduled to re-open October 17, with all construction on 72nd Avenue completed in late November 2014.

·       Vehicle and pedestrian access will be maintained for all businesses and homes.
·       72nd Ave. southbound and northbound traffic will be detoured onto 68th Ave., 69th Ave., Baylor St.
      and Beveland St.
·       Residents on Elmhurst St. will have access from 69th Avenue.
·       Dartmouth St. will remain open to east and westbound traffic.

Reminder: 72nd Ave Closure