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Gales Creek and Thatcher Road Intersection

The Gales Creek Road and Thatcher Road intersection will be improved with an interim safety project.

The Thatcher Road intersection with Gales Creek Road (OR-8) will be realigned for improved sight distance and prepare the intersection for a future traffic signal (not part of this project.)

We will also install: 

  • A crosswalk across Gales Creek Road with a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB)
  • A sidewalk on the north side of Thatcher Road between pathway at Snapdragon Lane and Gales Creek Road 
  • A sidewalk on the south side of Gales Creek Road between Talisman Lane and the crosswalk
  • A paved pad for GroveLink bus stop

Construction start: October 2023
Construction finish (expected): March 2024

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2/7/2024: Thatcher Road has reopened.

Expect intermittent lane closures, weekdays.


Cost: $1.1 million (2021 estimate)

Funding sources: 

  • County Trust and Agency Funds
  • City of Forest Grove

Prior events and comment opportunities

Online open house: July 1-18, 2021


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