Monday - February 29, 2016

Water Pipeline Work to Affect Traffic on Bonita Road near Fanno Creek

Starting next week, crews will be working on a water pipeline located on Bonita Road, near Fanno Creek, next to the Bonita Villa Apartments.

An excavated work area near Fanno Creek will be present 24 hours a day, seven days a week for about two weeks. The work area will be securely fenced and traffic control devices will be placed to safely guide traffic around the area. Active work hours are 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. Work is expected to take about two weeks to complete.

During this time, both eastbound and westbound travel on Bonita Road will be maintained, however, the eastbound lane will shift to the center turn lane near Fanno Creek, to redirect traffic around the work area.

This work involves reconfiguring a portion of existing pipelines, to enable Tigard’s new Bonita Pump Station to be brought completely online.

During construction, commuters and neighbors can expect to see and hear excavators, pipe, gravel and dump trucks. Equipment will be stored in the work area and along the shoulders of Bonita Road. To maintain safety, the sidewalk and bike lane located between SW 76th Avenue and Milton Court will be temporarily closed. Final paving will occur once the work is complete, however this is weather dependent.

For motorists traveling on Bonita Road near Fanno Creek, please drive slowly, stay alert and use caution for your safety and the safety of the crews.

Thank you for your patience during this work.

ABOUT THE LAKE OSWEGO TIGARD WATER PARTERSHIP

The cities of Tigard and Lake Oswego joined together in 2008 to share the costs of upgrading Lake Oswego’s water infrastructure and share high-quality drinking water year round. Construction of the new water system is almost complete and by mid-2016 all major facilities will be operational. Facilities include a river intake pump station on the Clackamas River in Gladstone, a water treatment plant in West Linn, a 3.5 million-gallon water storage reservoir in Lake Oswego, the Bonita pump station in Tigard, and more than ten miles of large diameter steel pipe.