County will pay for two road improvements in Tigard
The Washington Count Board of Commissioners has approved funding for $160 worth of road improvements across the county, including two projects in Tigard.
The county will pay for the entire cost of construction for road improvements to Southwest Walnut Street from 116th Avenue to Tiedeman Avenue.
That construction, set to begin sometime next year, will build a two-lane road, with sidewalks, bike lanes, planter strips and storm drainage in front of Fowler Middle School.
The county will also pay for part of the expected construction on Pacific Highway at Southwest Gaarde Street and Southwest McDonald Street.
That intersection has the highest accident rate in Tigard, the city said in a statement.
Improvements to the intersection will include adding new through-lanes and turn lanes.
"This funding will address two of Tigard's most pressing congestion problems, said Tigard Mayor Craig Dirksen, and allow the city to make significant progress towards meeting our transportation plan goals.