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Old 10-04-2012, 08:45 AM
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Default Hall Blvd hazards

I've been trying to get ODOT to clean up the Hall Blvd bike lane south of hwy 99W, to no avail.

They say they've sent someone out to sweep twice in the last two weeks; I'm not sure where they were sweeping, because the bike lanes south of about Commercial St are choked.

Mostly heading Northbound, you've got glass in the crosswalk with Durham; large ceramic pieces (broken coffee cup) and a large stretch of large glass shards after Ashford; more glass and gravel after Sattler and before Bonita; large stretch of more glass shards between Bonita and McDonald; more glass after McDonald; car collision debris around the intersection before the library; more glass in the bus stop at the library; glass and gravel between the bus stop and Burnham St.

Heading Southbound, lots of gravel and small glass chunks through the entire section. Watch out for dead cat and squirrel action between the FCT and about McDonald.

The old pavement markings that are chipping away and ending up in drifts I can understand. We'll have that problem until they scrape off the old markings completely and replace them.

Just wanted to let y'all know that ODOT is aware of the problems with the Southern edge of Hall, and I'm trying to get it fixed.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:59 AM
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Just curious, but why would ODOT have anything to do with Hall Blvd south or 99W?

Isn't that that Tigard's responsibility since that lenght of road is in the city limits and it is not a state highway?
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:08 PM
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Amazing what you find on the internets, Hall Blvd is also known as the Beaverton Tualatin Highway, No 141 a state rd. All these years and never saw a state route marker.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:30 PM
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Lightbulb I Forwarded your message to ODOT

I emailed your post to ODOT's Ask ODOT email address and to Basil Christopher, the Bike/Ped Coordinator.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:39 AM
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I have been working with Basil, Cory Hamilton, Michael Strauch and Richard Garrison.

Cory called me yesterday around 11am after he went out and walked the stretch of Hall Blvd from the Library to Durham Rd. He said he didn't see anything, I thanked him for his call and for going out to look and that I'd double-check the troublesome areas on my way home.

So on my way home last night, I did just that. The Northbound lanes (on the Eastside of the road, heading away from Durham Rd) between Ashford and Murdock are literally choked with glass and ceramic shards. I took a lot of pictures, which are in my Flikr photostream but here's a small selection (hopefully they attach ok).

My co-worker who lives off Sattler told me that there was a street sweeper running Northbound on Hall around this area, hopefully it will all be picked up by the evening commute.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:40 AM
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Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention:

Hall Blvd and Upper Boones Ferry are both state roads and as such the cities of Tigard, Tualatin and Durham will not go out and sweep up any debris in the roadway.
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