In the News Archive: 2018

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TheTimes | November 27, 2018

Council approve contract to improve Garden Corner Curves

The Tualatin City Council has given the nod to hire an engineering firm for the project.

The Tualatin City Council is moving forward with plans to improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities and safety as part of the Garden Corner Curves Project.

On Monday, the council approved a $611,000 resolution to award an engineering contract to Wallis Engineering to provide design, engineering, permitting and other services to connect the Ibach and Midwest neighborhoods.

Garden Corner Curves – generally considered to include 105th Avenue, Blake Street and 108th Avenue – is a narrow portion of roadway that has sight-distance safety issues and limited room for...

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TheTimes | September 20, 2018

Tualatin: Slow traffic = Fast track

Five projects, most containing pedestrian-activated signals, crosswalks and curbs, kick into high gear.

The city of Tualatin is moving ahead with several so-called "fast track" transportation projects, the result of a $20 million traffic improvement bond approved by voters last May.

While the total timeline of the bond project is three to five years, the fast track program doesn't involve major road projects. Rather, the focus is on addressing neighborhood safety, safe access to schools and congestion relief with projects that can be more quickly completed.

The first of what is known as the Tualatin Moving Forward program recently was completed and includes...

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Tualatin Life | September, 2018

Tualatin Transportation Fixes Get a Green Light

In May 2018, Tualatin voters approved a $20 million General Obligation bond measure to provide transportation improvements citywide. Thank you Tualatin voters for giving us this chance to take on our community's top issue - and make lasting improvements.

Tualatin Moving Forward will fund and construct more than 30 projects over the next 3 to 5 years, to relieve congestion and improve neighborhood traffic safety.

Five Fast-Track project are already...

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TheTimes | August 21, 2018

Bond sale means fast-track for some Tualatin road projects

Last spring, Tualatin voters approved the sale of $20 million in bonds to fund transportation improvements.

After Tualatin voters approved the sale of $20 million in general obligation bonds to fund transportation improvements citywide to relieve traffic congestion and improve neighborhood traffic safety and access to schools in May, those bonds have sold.

"Now, we can get started building these projects approved by voters," said Tualatin Public Works Director Jeff Fuchs. The first of those projects is expected to be completed before the end of 2019.

This year's fast-track project locations and...

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