All Work Underway
|Work underway||Road closure||Partial closure||Night Work|
Most pipeline for the project is installed in the public right of way. There is an exception, where the pipeline tunnels under the Willamette River. Read the What to Expect During Construction handout (781 kb, May 2014) for more detailed maps and information about the construction process.
Night construction – intersection of Bonita Road and Milton Court
Next week, crews will begin night work at the intersection of Bonita Road and Milton Court to install pipelines near the new Bonita Pump Station from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Monday to Friday. During this time, expect temporary delays as there will be a single lane closure to accommodate equipment and materials. During work hours, the traffic signal at 74th Avenue will be turned off and flaggers will guide vehicles through the construction area. Neighbors can expect to see and hear excavators, dump trucks and lighting. After work is completed each night, the area will be backfilled and temporary paving will be placed.
This update includes construction work in the following areas. Click below for specific information on each location:
- River Intake Pump Station (RIPS) - fish screens installed and testing begins!
- Meldrum Bar Park pipeline work - night work complete, day work continuing
- Microtunnel at Jensen Road pathway - excavation of the work pit begins next week
Highway 43 pipeline construction
Pipeline construction on Highway 43 in West Linn is progressing north at about 50-100 feet per night. Crews are currently installing pipe between Cedar Oak Drive and Walling Circle in West Linn (pictured above). Nighttime work hours are Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. During construction, in most areas, one lane will be open at a time, with flaggers guiding traffic in each direction.
A second crew continues to install pipe on Highway 43 in Lake Oswego at night, near Holy Names Drive. This crew is working south, and will soon be laying pipe within the West Linn city limits, near Arbor Drive.
Please drive with caution while traveling through these construction zones and be sure to follow the directions given by flaggers. Steel plates and temporary pavement patches are frequently present, which can leave the road rough and uneven—driving at slower speeds is recommended. These delays are temporary and we appreciate your patience during this time.
Open for Business!
The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership is committed to supporting local businesses during night construction on Highway 43. While construction is under way, businesses remain open to serve the community and visitors. Through discount coupons, an online business directory, signage, videos, special ads and promotional items in the West Linn Tidings, the Partnership is striving to increase business exposure, attract customers and encourage neighbors to buy local. The Partnership has also produced special “Shop Local” shopping bags (pictured right) available for free at the West Linn Library as well as several business along Highway 43 in West Linn.
Check out these new business videos and learn more about your local businesses!
For more information, drop-in to a bi-monthly construction meeting at Burgerville (next meeting is Feb. 3 at 7:30 a.m.), follow @LOTWater on Twitter, sign up to our “water pipelines in West Linn” email list or call 503-697-6502.