Tualatin voters give green light to traffic relief bond
A $20 million general obligation bond to provide relief for congested streets and provide neighborhood safety improvements won in Tuesday night's election. Initial results show 56.93 percent of voters approving the measure with 43.07 percent saying no.
Noting it was still early with election numbers rolling in, City Manager Sherilyn Lombos said she was happy but not surprised by the results, noting that the city had put out extensive information about the issue that seemed to appeal to voters.
She said the city will likely sell bonds in July and discuss with council which projects to prioritize at that time.
Among some of the highlights of the bond are adding new signals and travel lanes with hopes of improving traffic flow on Tualatin-Sherwood Road, Sagert Street, Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin Road and Myslony Street and other streets.
In addition, a variety of safety projects are expected including pedestrian crossings with signals, crosswalks, sidewalks, driver feedback signs that display speed and other improvements are expected to be added to such streets as Boones Ferry Road, the Garden Corner Curves at 105th Avenue and Blake Street, Sagert Street, Martinazzi Avenue, Highway 99W, Grahams Ferry Road and other roadways.
Approval of the bond means an annual property tax increase of 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation or an estimated $150 per year on an average Tualatin home.