Living Beaverton - Your guide to everything Beaverton

head_left_image

Oregon Department of Transportation (O.D.O.T) What are you thinking?

Now, I love the Beaverton / Tigard area of Oregon as I graduated from Tigard High School and have lived her my entire life, but I have to say the newest idea of the Oregon Department of Transportation is just absolutely stupid! (And stupid may not be a strong enough word!)

You see, we have a highway here that connects Highway 26 with Interstate 5 that cuts right through the cities of Tigard and Beaverton, called Highway 217. It is really only about 10 miles long, but it is very much needed because without it, the drive from highway 26 to interstate 5 via surface streets would take well over 45 minutes. But, over the years as Tigard and Beaverton have grown, the traffic on 217 gets very heavy during rush hour, but it is still faster than the surface streets. The surface streets at rush hour would take well ove ran hour and half.

So what is the solution of the Oregon Department of Transportation to relieve the congestion? It is to close exits and on ramps during rush hour times so less people use the highway. WHAT? Are you joking? This will not only increase the traffic at the other on ramps, it will increase the traffic in the neighborhoods near the freeway because people will drive them to get to the on ramp that is open.

I have a family. I don't want more cars driving through my neighborhood, just because you couldn't come up with a better plan than closing on ramps and exit ramps to lesson the amount of traffic. Many people jump on the freeway, just to go to the next exit because it is faster and they don't want to drive through the neighborhoods. I think you idea is foolish and short sighted and maybe you need to think of actual development.

How many employees do you have in the highway development division? Now answer me this... How many new highways have actually been developed in the last 15 years? Either figure it out or retire, because I don't want to pay you if you aren't actually developing anything!

Respect Realty LLC (Expect More)

 

At Respect Realty, LLC our agents believe in 100% dedication to client satisfaction.  We specialize in property and land acquisition around the Portland Metro and Vancouver, WA area. We delight in working with first time home buyers and sellers to guide them from start to finish. Our doors are always open and we are always happy to assist you with your real estate questions.

 

Reach out today, we look forward to talking with you!

 

Todd Clark and Seraina Aguayo (Owners of Respect Realty)

Respect Realty LLC (Expect More)

(503)564-3130

info@RespectRealtyNW.com

www.RespectRealtyNW.com

 

Thinking of buying? Start your home search by clicking here
Thinking of selling? Find how much your home is worth by clicking here

 

Don't forget to follow us on Social Media to keep up with the latest real estate information

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Pinterest

 

Comment balloon 10 commentsRespect Realty LLC • November 08 2009 10:12AM
Oregon Department of Transportation (O. D. O. T) What are you thinking?
share
Now, I love the Beaverton / Tigard area of Oregon as I graduated from Tigard High School and have lived her my entire life but I have to say the newest idea of the Oregon Department of Transportation is just absolutely stupid! (And stupid may not… more
Beaverton Oregon home sales (Sorrento Ridge Neighborhood) (11/06/2009)
share
Beaverton Oregon real estate home sales are up on average, only by a little, butneighborhoods like Sorrento Ridge are the reason for the rise in sales. The Sorrento Ridge neighborhood of Beaverton, Oregon goes east from Murray to Hall Blvd and then… more
Beaverton, Oregon homes sales (Sexton Mountain Neighborhood) (11/06…
share
The real estate home salesof the Sexton Mountain neighborhood of Beaverton, Oregon were the highest of all neighborhoods in Beaverton with 5 sales this week. The Sexton Mountain neighborhood of Beaverton, Oregon goes East, starting at 175th to Murray… more
Beaverton Oregon homes sales (Murrayhill Neighborhood) (11/06/2009)
share
The Beaverton Oregon real estate home sales seem slow this week, but we do have more pending in almost every neighborhood and that includes the Murryhill neighborhood. The Murrayhill neighborhood of Beaverton, Oregon goes East, starting at 175th to… more
Beaverton Oregon home sales (Lexington Neighborhood) (11/06/2009)
share
Beaverton Oregon real estate home sales for the Lexington neighborhood were slow this last week, but we do have some pending that will hopefully close soon. The Lexington neighborhood of Beaverton, Oregon goes East, starting at Brookwood Ave to… more
Beaverton Oregon home sales (Highland Hills Neighborhood) (11/06/2009)
share
Beaverton Oregon real estate home sales are steady steady, but prices are continuing to drop. The Highland Hills neighborhood of Beaverton, Oregon goes east from Murray to Hall Blvd and then South from Allen Blvd to Hart Road. The Highland Hills… more
Beaverton Oregon home sales (Hart Neighborhood) (11/06/2009)
share
Are you wondering how the Beaverton Oregon Real Estate Home sales are going in neighorhoods like the Hart Neighborhood? The Hart neighborhood of Beaverton, Oregon goes east 170th to Murray Blvd, the South from Farmington to Hart Road. The Hart… more
Beaverton Oregon home sales (Greenway Neighborhood) (11/06/2009)
share
Beaverton Oregon Real Estate Home Sales by neighborhood are important as each neighborhoods sales are different. The Greenway neighborhood of Beaverton, Oregon goes East, starting at Murray Blvd, to Hall Blvd, andsouth, from Brockman/Greenway to… more
Beaverton Oregon home sales (Cooper Mountain Neighborhood) (11/06…
share
Beaverton Oregon real estate homes sales are always moving, but it still has to be broken down by neighborhood. The Cooper Mountain neighborhood of Beaverton, Oregon goes east from Grabhorn Rd to 175th Ave, then north from Kemmer Rd to Farmington… more
Beaverton Oregon homes sales (Aloha Neighborhood) (11/06/2009)
share
Before you buy or sell it is important to know what the price of other homes in the Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate market are priced at and are selling for. The Aloha neighborhood of Beaverton, Oregon goes east from 209th to 170th and then South… more