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BOONES FERRY ROAD PROJECT: Community members are invited to gather tonight from 7-9 p.m. for an update on the Boones Ferry Road Project. The meeting, which will be held at the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church (4040 Sunset Drive), will also be an opportunity for the community to meet with city staff, the project’s advisory committee and its design team. Design work is currently underway for the first phase of Boones Ferry Road improvements from Madrona Street to the Oakridge Road/Reese Road intersection. This includes a pedestrian crossing at Lanewood Street near Lake Grove Elementary School. For more information, visit www.boonesferryproject.org.

SEE 3D PRINTER IN ACTION: The Lake Oswego Public Library invites the public to see its FlashForge Creator 3D printer in action Friday at 3 p.m. — and to learn how to have the library print 3D items by request. Attendees can enjoy cookies and lemonade and enter a drawing to win a 3D object. No sign-up required. For more information, call 503-636-7628.

WOODMONT PARK WORK PARTY: “Weed warriors” are wanted for ivy pulling and invasive plant removal in Woodmont Park this Sunday, from 1-2:30 p.m. Participants should wear boots or shoes that are good for uneven ground, and bring gloves and water to drink. Park off Atwater or Knaus roads. For more information, call 503-754-6640.

PLANNING COMMISSION: The Lake Oswego Planning Commission will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall (380 A Ave.). Commissioners will continue a public hearing on the Natural Resource Program/Sensitive Lands Program overhaul. For more information, call 503-697-6591.

FOSBERG ROAD TO BE RENAMED: The span of Fosberg Road between Melrose Street and Jefferson Parkway will become Westlake Drive for clarity’s sake, the city manager and city engineer have decided. There are currently two “Fosberg” roadways, which has caused some confusion. For more information about the decision, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/fosberg-road-be-renamed-westlake-drive.

FLASHING YELLOW ARROWS: The city announced last week it would be adding more flashing yellow arrows to better control traffic flow — at Overlook Drive near the Stafford Retirement Community, in the McVey-South Shore neighborhood, and at Boones Ferry Road and Monroe Parkway — in the coming weeks.

LAUREL STREET PATHWAY: The tree and ivy removal phase of the Laurel/Hallinan Pathway project is finished and construction has begun on the Laurel Street Pathway that will run from Hallinan Street to Cornell Street. For more information, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/laurel-street-pathway-hallinan-cornell.

PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION: Crews for the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership are now working just off Foothills Road, behind Blue Star Lounge and the Banfield Pet Hospital. From there, pipe will be installed through the Oswego Village shopping center; that part of the construction is expected to be complete by the end of October. Work will occur primarily at night, from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday through Friday. Foothills Road will be open to traffic, with intermittent lane closures and delays; access to businesses in the shopping center will be maintained and sidewalks will remain open, but parking will be limited in some areas. In the fall and winter, crews will progress through the Old Town neighborhood, along McVey Avenue and into George Rogers Park. For more information, go to www.lotigardwater.org.