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Drivers be aware, road construction extended in Tigard

Photo Credit: DOUG VORWALLER -  Crews install a large culvert under Southwest Walnut Street as part of a restoration of Derry Dell Creek. The project is expected to last through this week, with several other construction projects happening across the cityDrivers across Tigard, start mapping alternative routes around town.

Last week, The Times published a story about roads to avoid this month due to heavy construction.

Well, it’s time to make some additions.

Construction on Southwest Walnut Street was expected to wrap up last week, but the city now says crews will continue working through the end of the month.

The work is part of a large-scale restoration of Derry Dell Creek that has all but shut down traffic between Southwest Pathfinder Court and 106th Drive in the past few weeks.

Traffic in the area is reduced to a single lane during the day while crews relocate sewer lines, replace two large culverts under the road and switch out an old waterline on Southwest Johnson Street.

According to the city, workers discovered communication cables in the construction zone while trying to replace the culvert. The buried cables interfered with installation.

“Working around the cables slowed the work and meant the contractor could not complete the road construction within the original timeframe,” the city posted on its website.

The city has set up an email notification system to give residents frequent updates about the project.

Barrows Road

(Image is Clickable Link) A section of Barrows Road near Scholls Ferry will be closed for a month, beginning in mid-September.Residents near Barrows Road should also start looking for a new route home.

Construction along Southwest Scholls Ferry Road near Barrows has lasted for months, but the city announced this week that a portion of Barrows will be closed for a month while crews install a new sewer pipe and water lines.

The new lines will be installed east of the round-about near the end of Barrows Road at Scholls Ferry Road.

Westbound traffic toward Scholls will use a detour route along Southwest Horizon Boulevard.

Eastbound traffic will remain open, with flaggers directing traffic.

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