In May 2018, Tualatin voters approved a $20 million G.O. bond measure to support high priority transportation projects, distributed citywide. The bond measure enables the City to move quickly to finance and build the priority projects within just a few years.

Project priorities are guided by community input demonstrating broad support for Tualatin’s three most pressing transportation issues:

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

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

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Safe Access to
Schools and Parks

New crosswalks, speed controls and sidewalks to and from schools

Garden Corner Curves

November 20, 2021 celebration after two years of construction.

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Tualatin Moving Forward

Six Things You Should Know

  • 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, Tualatin voters approved a $20 million General Obligation bond measure on the May 2018 ballot.
  • 3 Congestion relief projects will add new signals and/ or travel lanes on Tualatin-Sherwood Road, Sagert St at Martinazzi Ave, Tualatin Road, and Myslony St.
  • 4 Neighborhood traffic safety improvements include crosswalks with pedestrian-activated signals, sidewalks, bikeways, and driver feedback signs that display speed, in areas identified by residents as priorities.
  • 5 These traffic congestion and safety improvement projects are already underway and will be completed within five years of bond approval – by 2023.
  • 6 The bond measure approved by voters is estimated to increase the property tax by 49 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, or $146 per year for a typical Tualatin home assessed at $300,000. Tualatin has one of the lowest tax rates among Washington County cities, and a low level of debt. The City’s excellent Aa1 bond rating reduces interest paid on City-issued bonds.

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