The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a new transportation funding program for high-growth residential areas in June 2015. The city and the county subsequently entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement in January 2016 that describes how improvements to Roy Rogers Road within the City of Tigard will be funded by this new program. It specifically stipulates that the county is responsible for making the improvements and both parties are responsible for sharing in the cost of these improvements.

Pursuant to this agreement, the county will fund 66.7% of project costs, and the city will fund 33.3% of project costs. The county will create bonded indebtedness repaid by growth in the Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP) to cover project costs. The city will use Transportation Development Tax (TDT) and Transportation System Development Charge (TSDC) revenue primarily generated by development in River Terrace to repay the county for its share of project costs. The city’s share of project costs is consistent with the funding assumptions in the adopted River Terrace Funding Strategy.

Improvements to Roy Rogers Road will meet countywide and regional travel demand in addition to serving adjacent development in River Terrace. Improvements will include four vehicle travel lanes, turn lanes as appropriate, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and intersection improvements at four locations between Scholls Ferry Rd and a point south of Bull Mountain Rd to be determined during the project’s design phase, which is just starting. Survey crews will be out in the field gathering information over the next several months, so don’t be surprised if you see stakes and flags along Roy Rogers Rd in the near future.