Client: City of Wilsonville
Location: Wilsonville, OR
- Civil Engineering
- Land Surveying
- Landscape Architecture
- Construction Management & Inspection
Boones Ferry Road is the only route for traffic to access the Old Town downtown business core in Wilsonville. MacKay Sposito assisted the City with improvements to Boones Ferry Road from Wilsonville Road to Bailey Street.
The project involved the reconstruction of the East half of Boones Ferry Road including the installation of an 18” ductile iron water main, relocation of a 30” sanitary sewer, installation of the onsite and offsite storm sewer, a new traffic signal, a mid-block lighted pedestrian crossing, upgrades to the existing traffic signal, street lighting, rain gardens for stormwater, landscaping and irrigation, curb and gutter, sidewalk, conversion of existing overhead franchise utilities to underground, and surface AC improvements.
The Master Plan for the Old Town area emphasized sustainable design practices, including Green Streets concepts to soften the design and enhance the streetscape for pedestrian usage. To achieve this, portions of the surface runoff were directed to storm water planters that not only treat the storm water, but provide soft plantings to break up the surrounding hardscaping. Additionally, the parallel parking spaces were constructed using pervious concrete pavers to treat, detain, and infiltrate stormwater. The street has an urban, walkable feel with landscaping, varying colored paved surfaces, and pedestrian furniture.