Tualatin Sherwood Road Project

Tualatin Sherwood Road Project FAQs

What is the overall project schedule?

What are the project area boundaries?

What is the need for the project?

What improvements are anticipated?

Who is leading the project?

What is the estimated cost?

How is the project funded?

 

 

What is the overall project schedule?
Design for this project is almost complete; however, the project is currently on hold due to a Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) appeal. Final design and construction will commence upon resolution of the appeal.

What are the project area boundaries?
The project area includes Tualatin Sherwood Road between Borchers Drive and Adams Avenue/Langer Farms Parkway.

What is the need for the project?

Tualatin Sherwood Road between Borchers Drive and Adams Avenue/Langer Farms Parkway currently experiences heavy traffic congestion, primarily during peak travel hours, which impacts area residents, businesses, and the general traveling public.  This section of roadway also intersects with heavily-traveled Highway 99W.

In addition to planning for existing travel conditions, future travel conditions up to the year 2035 are being studied as part of this project to identify and evaluate transportation alternatives that meet future demand as well.

What improvements are anticipated?

The project proposes to make needed enhancements to improve traffic circulation in the area, address transportation safety for vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians, and accommodate existing and future travel needs through the year 2035.

Proposed improvements being considered include:

  • Widening Tualatin Sherwood Road to five lanes between Borchers Drive and Adams Avenue/Langer Farms Parkway with the addition of two westbound through lanes.
  • Widening Tualatin Sherwood Road east of Adams Avenue/Langer Farms Parkway to carry a second eastbound through lane beyond the Adams intersection.
  • Improve the intersection at Highway 99W to help the signal function efficiently.
  • Traffic signal modifications
  • Add bike facilities on both sides of Tualatin Sherwood Road within the project limits.

The County also plans to work with the staff from City of Sherwood, along with adjacent commercial property owners and business owners to identify needed traffic signal modifications within the project limits.

Who is leading the project?

Washington County Capital Project Management staff will lead the project in close coordination with City of Sherwood staff.  The roadway is under the jurisdiction of the county but is located within the city limits.  A consultant team led by Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc. is leading the design.  Final design, funding and contractor selection is subject to approval by the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

What is the estimated cost?

The total project cost, including design, right-of-way, and construction, is estimated to be $12 million.  This estimate is subject to change.

How is the project funded?

The project is funded through phases 3c and 3d of Washington County’s Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP).  More information about MSTIP can be found at http://mstip.org.