The Tualatin City Council is referring a $20 million General Obligation bond measure for voters to consider on the May 2018 ballot. If approved, Measure 34-282 would fund projects to provide traffic congestion relief, neighborhood traffic safety improvements and safe access to schools throughout the community.

If the measure passes, bond funds would provide the following traffic congestion and safety projects citywide.

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Congestion Relief

New signals and added travel lanes and turning lanes on Tualatin-Sherwood Road and other streets

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Neighborhood Safety

New pedestrian crossings with signals and driver feedback signs that display speed

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Safe Access to Schools

New crosswalks, speed controls and sidewalks to and from schools

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  • 1 Traffic congestion and neighborhood traffic safety repeatedly score as the #1 concern among Tualatin residents on community surveys.
  • 2 To address traffic congestion and safety problems, the Tualatin City Council has referred a $20 million General Obligation bond measure to the May 2018 ballot.
  • 3 If the measure passes, traffic flow improvements would add new signals and travel lanes on Tualatin-Sherwood Road, Sagert, Martinazzi, Tualatin Road, Myslony and other streets.
  • 4 Safety improvements would include new pedestrian crossings with signals, crosswalks, sidewalks, and driver feedback signs that display speed, in areas identified by residents as priorities including downtown, Boones Ferry, the Garden Corner Curves at 105 th /Blake, Sagert, Highway 99W and Grahams Ferry.
  • 5 If the measure passes, these projects could begin in 2018 and all would be completed in 3 to 5 years.
  • 6 If the bond measure passes the property tax rate is estimated to increase by $.50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, or $150 per year for a Tualatin home assessed at $300,000.

The Regional Context:

What Tualatin Residents May Notice About Traffic Congestion


Most Congested Metro Area

Portland is the nation’s 40th largest – but #12 most congested metro area (of 297 metro cities)

Most Congested in North America

#13 in North America (319 cities) – more congested than any city in Mexico and every Canadian city except Montreal.

Most Congested in the World

#40 most congested in world (1,360 cities)


Portland area congestion is worst at peak commute hours, but now present at all times of day/week

Most Congested U.S. Cities**

  • 1 Honolulu
  • 2 Jacksonville
  • 3 San Diego
  • 4 Los Angeles
  • 5 Portland

* Source: INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, February 2018
** Source: WAZE Driver Satisfaction Index, December 2017

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018