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About the Store

In 2012, Walmart announced plans to build a new Tigard store on SW Dartmouth Street in the Tigard Triangle. The new Walmart will bring 300 new jobs to the Tigard community as well as fresh grocery and merchandise at everyday low prices.

Project Updates

Week of April 14, 2014
Oregon Highway 99W (Pacific Highway):
Alternating overnight lane closures in east and west bound lanes on Pacific Highway for approximately 1.5 mile from OR-217 to 72th Ave for construction activities starting at approximately 9 p.m., Monday through Friday evenings.  All lanes will re-open by 5:30 a.m.

68th Ave / Dartmouth & I-5 Interchange
Daytime lane restrictions at the intersection of the southbound I-5 on/off ramp at 68th Ave for underground signalization work starting at approximately 9 a.m.  Lane restrictions will re-open by3:30 p.m.

Dartmouth St between Costco and 68th Ave
Daytime westbound lane restriction on Dartmouth between Costco and 68th Ave for boring activities starting at approximately 9 a.m. Lane restrictions will re-open by 3:30 p.m. Overnight lane restrictions in east and west bound lanes on Dartmouth for approximately 1 mile from OR-99W to 72th Ave for construction activities starting at approximately 9 p.m., Monday through Friday evenings.  All lanes will re-open by 5:30 a.m.

72nd Ave between Hampton and Beveland
Overnight lane restrictions in north and south bound lanes on 72nd for approximately 1/2 mile from Hampton to Beveland for construction activities starting at approximately 6 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday evenings.  All lanes will re-open by 5:30 a.m; however, lane shifts may occur.
Click here for a list of bike detours within Tigard related to this and other local projects.

For information on current roadwork in the area unrelated to the Tigard Walmart conducted by the City of Tigard, click here.

For information on current roadwork in the area unrelated to the Tigard Walmart conducted by ODOT, click here.

Several public road improvement projects will accompany the construction of the store and are slated to begin in early summer 2013. Important elements of these improvements include:

  • Widening of OR 99W along the north and south sides to add a third westbound thru-lane and raised landscape median between OR 217 and SW 72nd Avenue. New sidewalk will be installed along the widened roadway frontage.
  • Widening of the OR 217 Northbound off-ramp at SW 72nd Avenue to provide additional storage length for turn movements.
  • Widening of SW Dartmouth Street between the Costco Signal and Winco entrance to allow a second WB thru-lane.
  • Widening of SW 72nd Avenue between SW Hampton Street and SW Beveland Street to add a northbound thru-lane.
  • Widening of SW Beveland Street to add a left turn lane at the SW 72nd Avenue and SW Beveland Street intersection.
  • Improve the 90-degree corner on SW Hermoso Way for emergency vehicle passage
  • Traffic signal installation and modifications.
  • Stormwater treatment improvements.
  • Utility improvements.

Specifically, the onsite wetlands habitat will be protected and conserved in its entirety. Walmart will ultimately provide enhanced 50’ buffer areas adjacent to the wetlands. The buffer areas will be planted with approximately 1,000 new trees and include a porous pavement pedestrian pathway and other pedestrian amenities such as benches, lighting, and educational signage describing the wetlands and natural areas.

If you have questions about these public road improvements, please call the Walmart Oregon Public Affairs line at (800) 840-7858 or email walmartoregon@gmail.com.

Walmart in Your Community

Walmart is proud to support the local charitable causes that are important to our customers and associates in their own neighborhoods. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have contributed more than $5.3 million in Oregon in the past year to support several local charitable and civic organizations, including the Oregon Food Bank, Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and the preservation of the Tualatin River wetlands. In 2012, Walmart donated more than 2.2 million pounds of food to relieve hunger across the state.

Walmart’s investment in Oregon’s economy includes more than 29,000 supplier jobs. Walmart offers competitive benefits including health care coverage, 401(k) plans, career training programs and opportunities for advancement. Many Walmart associates have long careers with the company, and nearly 75 per cent of Walmart’s store management team began their careers as hourly associates.

Careers at Walmart

Available positions include store management, pharmacy, human resources, and a mix of full- and part- time hourly positions including customer service, cashiers and sales associates. Applicants can visit www.walmartstores.com/careers for additional information.

Show Your Support

Sign the local statement of support for Tigard’s Walmart by emailing your statement to walmartoregon@gmail.com or calling (800) 840-7858.

Send a letter to the editor of The Times:
Letters to the Editor
6605 S.E. Lake Road
Portland, OR 97222
clent@commnewspapers.com