September 18, 10:00 AM @ Intersection of Barber Street and Kinsman Road, Wilsonville
The Barber Street bridge and road extension is scheduled to open ahead of schedule on Friday, September 18, after a 10 am public dedication event to take place at or near the intersection of Barber Street and Kinsman Road. Event parking is available at the SMART Transit Center located at 9699 SW Barber Street in Wilsonville.
Please be advised that a NEIGHBORHOOD SPEED WATCH PROGRAM is being considered for Villebois. This could mean that some of your fellow Villebois residents would be volunteering to use a Radar Gun to monitor your vehicle speeds and recording vehicle license numbers of those who are driving in excess of the 25MPH posted speed limit. Those license numbers will then be given to the WILSONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT for their appropriate action.
As most of you may be aware, if you are not then you need to be, there is a problem with speeding vehicles here in Villebois. Primarily it is on the most major streets, Barber, Costa Circle, Surrey, Grenoble, which are the streets with access into and out of our community. This problem has been fought since 2006, and now we want to attempt a new approach.
In the attached document the implementation of a Neighborhood Speed Watch Program “has been found to be the most effective means to control speeding and to modify driver behavior“.
The purpose of this message is to request your assistance in forming this NSWP. The City of Wilsonville has indicated that they will support this effort. So, if you are interested in being a part of this group please send a message to . In that message you should indicate how many hours per month you would be interested in contributing to this effort. Obviously the more people that respond the less time each one will have to contribute.
As the developers continue to build out Villebois, residents can expect more and more cars will be navigating our roadways and roundabouts.
To make sure we continue to drive safely in a more congested neighborhood, here’s a reminder from the ODOT Website of the accepted procedures for entering and exiting a roundabout or traffic circle. By following these traffic circle rules — and driving at or below the speed limit on our streets — we’ll all be able to avoid collisions and keep our neighborhood safe.
How to Navigate Roundabouts or Traffic Circles
Roundabouts are designed to make intersections safer and more efficient for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.There are a few key things to remember about driving roundabouts:
Yield to drivers in the roundabout
Stay in your lane; do not change lanes
Do not stop in the roundabout
Avoid driving next to oversize vehicles
Driving single-lane roundabouts
As you approach a roundabout, you will see a yellow “roundabout ahead” sign with an advisory speed limit for the roundabout.
Slow down as you approach the roundabout, and watch for pedestrians in the crosswalk.
Continue toward the roundabout and look to your left as you near the yield sign and dashed yield line at the entrance to the roundabout. Yield to traffic already in the roundabout.
Once you see a gap in traffic, enter the circle and proceed to your exit. If there is no traffic in the roundabout, you may enter without yielding.
Look for pedestrians and use your turn signal before you exit, and make sure to stay in your lane as you navigate the roundabout.
To read more information and for step-by-step instruction from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) go to the link below: