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.
This week, crews poured concrete for the meter vault walls and began excavating for the pump can (enclosure for the pump). Soil was also removed out of the vegetated corridor to prepare for plantings in the next few months. The site for the generator pad was also graded, to prepare for a concrete pour.
The pipe casing installation is now complete! Crews installed 60-inch diameter steel casing to about 160 feet. Thank you to neighbors for your patience during this noisy activity.
Drilling of the first pilot hole under the river began last week. The hole is being drilled through rock and is currently installed to about 1,000 feet. To learn more, read Water Savvy #9, Horizontal Directional Drilling (pdf 823 kb).
This week has been a quiet one at the site, as drilling has been on hold. Crews are waiting for a different steering tool (gyroscope) to arrive in the next week. Once the gyroscope is installed, drilling will resume at the site.
During drilling, neighbors may hear noise from the drill rig and an increase in truck traffic. Work hours are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This update includes construction work in the following areas. Scroll down for specific information on each location:
- Final paving is coming!
- Douglas Way/Lake Grove Elementary School
- Boones Ferry Road crossing – night work
- Iron Mountain Blvd. progress
- B Ave. storm drain line and water pipeline
- Laurel/Erickson/Hwy 43 between Laurel and south city limits