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 update includes construction work in the following areas.
- Final paving begins
- Iron Mountain Blvd. progress
- B Ave. storm drain construction starts next week!
- Laurel St pipeline construction starts next week!
- Highway 43 pipeline construction (night work) – expected to start in mid-September
Over the last week, auger cast piles were drilled for the finished water pump station and concrete was poured for the chemical and electrical building slabs. Water testing of the solids storage tank also continued. Once the water test is complete and the coatings applied, the area around the solids storage tank will be backfilled.
Late next week, installation of the secondary power feed for the plant is expected to begin between the Kenthorpe Way plant entrance and the center of the site. This includes excavating, setting new vaults and an electrical meter slab. Neighbors close to the site on Kenthorpe Way may experience an increase in noise or potential vibration during the excavation.
This week, crews continued installing the temporary irrigation in the vegetated corridor around the protected wetland. The irrigation will remain for a couple of years to allow the native vegetation to establish. Excavation and shoring of the pump enclosures was also completed, as well as dewatering, which will continue over the next couple of weeks in both the pump area and the meter vault area.
Over the next few weeks, the vegetated corridor will be seeded and temporary work slabs will be poured. Rebar will be delivered next week, along with six metal pump enclosures. The enclosures will be set in place and concrete poured around them. On site pipeline excavation and installation will begin in about two weeks. Neighbors can expect to see concrete trucks and typical site activity with excavators and dump trucks. Watch for flaggers as equipment and trucks enter and exit the site. The dewatering pumps will run 24 hours per day for a couple of weeks until the concrete is poured for the meter vault and pump enclosures, but do not generate much noise.
Thank you neighbors for your patience as construction progresses.